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Looking for advice on options that other owners have used to store their doors and tops. I have been looking at various carts and hangers for the doors and both the pulley systems and just the cart options for the top. Just want to hear other's experience with these items.
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I'd say it's a bit informed by your garage/parking space. I installed an electric winch in the garage, it works great, I can do it alone, keeps the top up and out of the way - we had plenty of ceiling space, but not much floor space, the rear of the garage is the entrance to the house, has a freezer, toolbox, so that space wasn't really usable (for like a cart type storage).

I've only used it a few times, the top has been off like 95% of the time we've owned it (got ours in April) :D

It was just a winch, plus some straps, plus a few brackets, not a "kit" so to speak, but I did get some of the part ideas from a guy on YT.

If/when we do our doors, we'll most likely just hang those on the wall.
 

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Our garage roof is vaulted so a ceiling hoist wasn't going to work . I have a Top Lift Pro. Easily takes the top off and it's designed to take up very little floor space as you can park your Jeep under the raise top. With the top up, the hood of the Jeep (or in my case a 70 Duster 340) fits underneath the raised hardtop. They also have door storage.

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Yeah, those are super cool, I looked into them first, but the rear of the garage is raised / plus all the s*** in that area. Our ceilings aren't even that high, so funny enough, we sort of wind up parking the Jeep the same with our hoist (front first, kind of tucked under the roof).

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Our garage roof is vaulted so a ceiling hoist wasn't going to work . I have a Top Lift Pro. Easily takes the top off and it's designed to take up very little floor space as you can park your Jeep under the raise top. With the top up, the hood of the Jeep (or in my case a 70 Duster 340) fits underneath the raised hardtop. They also have door storage.

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Do you store the hard top on the TopLift Pro? Can you cover it? I am also thinking about the Lange Hoist-A-Cart that has been OOS for like a year, though it looks like it is finally back in stock direct from Lange, though it is $100 more +$75 shipping as opposed to Quadratec which has it at $100 less and free shipping, though it is still listed as OOS there.
 

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Do you store the hard top on the TopLift Pro? Can you cover it? I am also thinking about the Lange Hoist-A-Cart that has been OOS for like a year, though it looks like it is finally back in stock direct from Lange, though it is $100 more +$75 shipping as opposed to Quadratec which has it at $100 less and free shipping, though it is still listed as OOS there.
Yes, it stays on the lift. I'll take a picture if I remember to. I thought about the Lange as well but I didn't quite have the room to keep it out of the way to park both cars. It would likely have blocked my side access door. My garage is two cars in line, not beside each other. Was surprised I could get the Wrangler in behind the Duster with no door clearance issues.
 

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Do you store the hard top on the TopLift Pro? Can you cover it? I am also thinking about the Lange Hoist-A-Cart that has been OOS for like a year, though it looks like it is finally back in stock direct from Lange, though it is $100 more +$75 shipping as opposed to Quadratec which has it at $100 less and free shipping, though it is still listed as OOS there.
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@DustDevl340 - Thanks for the info on this lift- Looks to be a solid option.... A little pricey, but I think I'll go with it. Looks to me that assembly is required, about how long did that take??
Took me the better part of an afternoon. Pretty straightforward for the most part. They have 3 videos you can watch to help with it.
 

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I've got the Lange Power Hoist, I had a handyman install it for me as I wasn't confident doing it myself. If I were to do it over again, I would probably do the Toplift Pro as the overall cost for me would have been about the same. The hoist isn't as convenient as I had hoped and for my case, would have been better to have the option to be able to move my top around without taking it off the hoist.
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I've got the Lange Power Hoist, I had a handyman install it for me as I wasn't confident doing it myself. If I were to do it over again, I would probably do the Toplift Pro as the overall cost for me would have been about the same. The hoist isn't as convenient as I had hoped and for my case, would have been better to have the option to be able to move my top around without taking it off the hoist.
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That's a nice clean garage. I keep wanting to do some work on ours but never seem to find the time or inclination.
 

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Yes, it stays on the lift. I'll take a picture if I remember to. I thought about the Lange as well but I didn't quite have the room to keep it out of the way to park both cars. It would likely have blocked my side access door. My garage is two cars in line, not beside each other. Was surprised I could get the Wrangler in behind the Duster with no door clearance issues.
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Here is a look at what the top looks like on it.
 

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Here’s my opinion, worth what you paid for it.

Toplift pro is wild overkill for taking your top on/off 1-2-3x a year, which if you have hard and soft tops, is what you’d be doing. Spend the same $1k +/- on a soft top if you don’t have one. Way more versatile and super simple to go topless versus the HT.

Now, because you have don’t have to go hardtop on/off constantly, you don’t need a fancy solution do to it every 6 months. If you have a high clearance garage and space to do some sort of winch/cable/chain thing, or just ratchet strap it up there, do that, it’s the easiest way. If you’re like me, and your garage roof is too low, build yourself a wooden hardtop cart out of scrap wood and cheap carpet. By far the most expensive part of mine was the casters which were $10-12ea. All in you’re looking at $100 or so, depending on how much scrap wood and screws you have laying around already. And then, once that’s done, any reasonably able-bodied adult-sized person (friend, neighbor, spouse, BF/GF, teen kid, whatever) can help you pick up the top, walk back 10 ft, rotate it 90 upwards, and place it on your cart you can now easily push around your garage.

Again, just my opinion.

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