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Hello all, so I am trying to decide on a hoist for my 2019 JL 2dr hardtop and the more I try and separate the truth from the uninformed, the more befuddled I am...So let the arm wrestle begin, what's my best 2 or 3 choices for a hoist please....It needs to hold/store the top, not just remove to a stand...Thanks Lyle
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Hello all, so I am trying to decide on a hoist for my 2019 JL 2dr hardtop and the more I try and separate the truth from the uninformed, the more befuddled I am...So let the arm wrestle begin, what's my best 2 or 3 choices for a hoist please....It needs to hold/store the top, not just remove to a stand...Thanks Lyle
I personally use Freedom Jack
https://www.freedom-jack.com/

You have to buy the engine hoist separately, but they are cheap at Harbor Freight. I think I paid ~$150 for mine..
 

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Hello all, so I am trying to decide on a hoist for my 2019 JL 2dr hardtop and the more I try and separate the truth from the uninformed, the more befuddled I am...So let the arm wrestle begin, what's my best 2 or 3 choices for a hoist please....It needs to hold/store the top, not just remove to a stand...Thanks Lyle

Do you have a tall garage/carport/shop ceiling? I've settled on an electric hoist and some straps. Haven't gotten the Jeep to try it out yet, but I'm convinced it's gonna be cake; throw straps on top, hook up hoist, push button. All in ~$150

https://harborfreight.com/880-lb-electric-hoist-with-remote-control-62854.html

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Yes I do have a tall ceiling, but the jack will work in any regular garage..
It sounds like you have a plan that should work just fine.. the top is pretty light its just awkward.
 

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Yes I do have a tall ceiling, but the jack will work in any regular garage..
It sounds like you have a plan that should work just fine.. the top is pretty light its just awkward.
I was replying to OP, I'll edit my post to quote his and reflect that a bit better.

It sounds like you've got things under control already; I wasn't suggesting you change anything on your setup. Sorry for any confusion.
 

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I was replying to OP, I'll edit my post to quote his and reflect that a bit better.

It sounds like you've got things under control already; I wasn't suggesting you change anything on your setup. Sorry for any confusion.
Ooopss.... LMAO!! my bad...
 
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9' ceiling, so need to be height conscience, that might work, was hoping for more the open box, install situation.
I think I’ve seen some guys build a “rack” that works to keep everything as low profile as possible. Instead of dangling on straps, it sucks the top up to the ceiling. I think you could pull in under it. There may be better options though, see what others have to offer.

There’s always 4 eye bolts in the ceiling with 4 ratchet straps. Simple, cheap, and easy
 

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I 've had a jeep now for 25 years and tried all the fancy hoists. 4 eye bolts and straps still lets me take my top off by myself and costs $25. My opinion, don't spend money where you don't need to, there is always something else on a Jeep you will need!
 
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I 've had a jeep now for 25 years and tried all the fancy hoists. 4 eye bolts and straps still lets me take my top off by myself and costs $25. My opinion, don't spend money where you don't need to, there is always something else on a Jeep you will need!
Lol, practical and price effective may win, thanks
 
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