Removing Hard Top with Lange Power Hoist

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I dont know. I’m assuming not. I am going to call them at some point to find out. I like it better than a hoist system as there are no cables to squish the rubber weather stripping and leaving a top dangling from a hoist always concerns me. The top is raised up with this as well, but it appears to be more stable.
 

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I have the same hoist. I suspect that the spoiler at the back of the hardtop is going to cause a problem. I'm pretty confident I will be able to figure something out.
Do you guys have any new information on this? I have placed my order for JLUR with dual top. Now I am organizing my garage to receive this fun car. I am considering installing a hoist to remove the hardtop as soon as possible. What are your thoughts? Is there anything available in the market right now
 

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I made my own copy of the Lange hoist using a friends for a template. It cost me a total of about $75 including the winch. I use a strab with a hook on the end for the rear of the top. Mine should work with the JL no problem.
 

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I made my own copy of the Lange hoist using a friends for a template. It cost me a total of about $75 including the winch. I use a strab with a hook on the end for the rear of the top. Mine should work with the JL no problem.
Your idea is probably better but since I don’t have my Jeep yet, it is hard to take measurements. I was hoping that by paying a few hundred dollars markup, I will save time and I will be ready in advance. And once I receive my Jeep, I can take the top off and take it for a beach ride.

I might just go ahead and build one. There are many videos on YouTube
 
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