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Just got my 2015 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock and man do I love it! I have removed the front of the top, but am waiting to take the back off till I get a hoist. Any suggestions out there on brand or type?


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Re: Hoist

Lange power hoist.

Makes for an easy, one person job.
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Bookmarked. I'd love to see what others do with their hard tops when not in use.
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Re: Hoist

I picked up the Harken Hoist:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12020_1000_07.htm

It's manual, but simple for one person use. Also a pretty inexpensive option.

Also..First post..woohoo!

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Ice thanks for posting this! I'm going go this route, the cost is perfect. Nothing wrong with a little Manuel labor!


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Ice thanks for posting this! I'm going go this route, the cost is perfect. Nothing wrong with a little Manuel labor!


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Aside from the install (which was relatively easy...I did it solo) there really isn't even much manual to it. I can raise the top with literally one hand. So easy....best jeep accessory I've purchased.
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The Harken is really reasonable and looks easy to use. Can I ask where the rear strap fits around? Does it put weight on the rear glass or rear glass brackets? Looks like it.
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Can I ask where the rear strap fits around? Does it put weight on the rear glass or rear glass brackets? Looks like it.
No, the hard top is held up by the two straps running from front to back, not side to side. Then the ends of the straps connect to the 4 cords.
I made my own hoist just using 4 eye bolts and two ratchet straps, and while dirt cheap, wasn't nearly as easy to use as this one!
Mine held up the top in the same way as the Harken with the two straps, here's a pic so you can get a visual as to how the straps run.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/...psxjfhdyxm.jpg
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I picked up the Harken Hoist:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12020_1000_07.htm

It's manual, but simple for one person use. Also a pretty inexpensive option.

Also..First post..woohoo!

This is essentially the same thing I'll be doing but paying about $100 less for the parts I'll need... but I'm very DIY and a mechanical engineer by trade. Simple project for me, plus I have a lot of the pieces already on hand.
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Re: Hoist

Another vote for the Harken. Love mine.
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Re: Hoist

I have the Harken also and my setup looks identical to IceJesters. Definitely recommend the Harken.

One thing I would do is get some of those foam pool noodles or pipe insulation and put a few pieces where the strap touches the top in each of the 4 corners just for added protection. I used 1 8' piece of rubber foam pipe insulation and cut 4 pieces about 6" long each.

The Harken hoists the left with EASE.

Here's a pic of mine.

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