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J-BARR: Bring your own winch kit option (This option includes everything but the manual winch)

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  • $ 375
  • Regular price $ 499.95


The J-BARR is a Jeep Wrangler hardtop removal hoist system. Rugged, lightweight, and simple to use. The J-BARR is the all in one solution to easily remove and store your Jeep Wrangler hardtop.

Click the box below where it says select model and select the appropriate kit for your Jeep. 


*Please Read*

We have had a lot of responses from customers stating that they already own an electric/manual winch but they still like our product. To meet this demand we started selling just the J-BARR and straps as a separate option from our kitted versions. This has been popular in our store so we have decided to expand on this and give you another option when purchasing a J-BARR. 

This kit includes all the components, pulleys, and mounting hardware as our original kit except the winch and cable. This option is perfect for those who already own a manual or electric winch. Or would prefer to purchase their own outside of our store. See below for what is included. 


What do I get?

  • J-BARR
  • Straps that attach to hardtop (Set of 2)
  • Safety Pins that attach  straps to J-BARR (4)
  • Extra 3/4 nut for battery drill operation
  • Ceiling Mount Rail System ( Pilot Holes Drilled at 16 inches and 24 inches). The rail system has same black powder coat as J-BARR.
  • 2 (3/4) Ceiling Mount Lag Bolts
  • Ceiling Mount Pulley 
  • Corner Mount Pulley
  • Washers


  • Overall Length - 69 inches
  • Height at Center - 5.5 inches
  • Weight Capacity - 250 lbs
  • Shipping Size and weight: 79x7x7 and weight approximately 26 lbs


  • Jeep Wrangler Hardtop Removal and Storage System
  • Fits 2007 - Current
  • Added Handles for ease of use. 
  • Lightweight all-aluminum construction. Black powdered coated finish.



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  • I have a 2018 JL Wrangler 4 door Rubicon ..with this kit works

    Yes this will work for any Jeep Wrangler 2007 to current. 

    Thanks Marc

  • I have a winch that is mounted in the ceiling already. What do I need to purchase

    Hi Bruce,

    You just need to buy the J-BARR and straps. This  is our non-kit option. Please call if you have questions. 309-838-6249. 

  • My garage ceiling is 16’ _ will the hoist reach

    Hey there, 

    Yes it will.  The 25 ft cable might be cutting it close. You may need to go with the 50 ft version.  You can call us with any questions. 


  • Can I purchase the bar by itself?

    Hi there, 

    Yes. You sure can. Just select which option you need in drop-down menu. Give us a call if you have any questions. 309-838-6249. Thanks!

  • Do you have one of these lifts for a Jeep CJ-7?

    Morning Joe, 

    We sure do. We have to custom make the straps. We dont charge anything extra for this service. If you place an order in the comments sections just be sure to mention what model Jeep you have and will send out the right straps. Please call us if you any questions on this. 

    Best Regards, 


  • Are there any experienced installers near The Villages FL.?

    We are located in East Central Il. so I cant help you out. I would just check around for any general contractor with some simple tools can install our system. 
    Thanks Marc

  • I see that you recommend a 20 inch clearance from the hard top to the ceiling for install but I'm thinking that is when installing your wench/hoist system. I already have an electric wench installed for hardtop removal but I think your product would make it much easier to remove. What is the minimum clearance/distance required to safely remove the hardtop with the J-BARR bar & straps? Thanks in advance.

    Bryan, thanks for the question. Please go to our web site www.j-barr.com and go to the bottom of the home page and click on the blog link. There you can scroll down to a pic of ceiling height to top off hardtop pic. This will give you a good idea of what you have to work with.

    Thanks Marc

  • Do you sell replacement safety pins?

    Yes we can or you can go to your nearest farm store and buy them there if you are in need of them asap.

    Thanks Marc

  • Do you have anything that will work with a 1971 Ford Bronco?

    Yes we can make any length of strap. All i need is a measurement around the top plus a couple inchs and this usually works. We have sold a kit and special straps for an International Scout which is a very heavy top and worked well.

    Thanks Marc J-BARR Team

  • Do y’all sell any kits that fit a 1998 TJ? Everything I see says 2007-current.

    Hi there, 

    We sure do. Give us a call or send us an email and we can get you set up. The price is the same. The straps are just going to be longer so we have custom make them. Just takes a few extra days when you place an order. If you place an order just be sure to comment in the notes section on checkout what year and model you have and we will be sure to send the appropriate straps. 


  • Any professional installers in NY?

    The J-barr kit is very easy to install with a few simple tools. A local contractor can install it. Please watch our install video on our website 
    www.j-barr.com and let us know if we can help.

    Thanks Marc

  • Do you sell just the bar and straps? Winch already available when not hanging deer. I don’t see reason I couldn’t send it up 20’

    Hi there,  Yes we sell just the J-BARR and straps. It is called our "non kit" option. There shouldnt be any issues running it up a 20' ceiling. Give us a call if you any other questions. 309-838-6249   Thanks!

  • I just need to purchase the J-barr. I do not need anything else. How can I purchase it by itself?

    Tony, yes we sell just the j-BARr seperate. Please go to our website and click on shop and it will walk you through. You will want to order a non kitted version and remember to specify 2 or 4 door. If you have any questions please feel free to call us.   Thanks!

  • would this beable to the hard top of a 2011 black jeep wangler sharia editon

    James, yes this is available for all 2 and 4 door Jeeps from 2007 to current. Please call us with any other questions. 309-838-6249. Thanks!

  • What is the minimum height requirement to make this work efficiently

    Hi there, 

    You need 28 inches of clearance when you have your Jeep in your garage from the top of Jeep to ceiling. This will give you enough clearance to remove and store the hardtop. This will give you about 4-6 inches of space once your top is hanging. Hope this helps!

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