That would be a good idea to offer that without a winch.I love bestop products, but I won't be purchasing this--unless they come out with a version that doesn't rely on a winch. Why the extra hassle? a 3:1 hoist like the Harken Hoist will raise a heavier JK roof with just a small amount of downward pressure. If I am giving close to $500 to Bestop its going to be for their awesome Sunrider! That is on my Xmas wishlist!
For those that do buy, enjoy! It does look like an awesome gadget.
EDIT: For Bestop! Sell me the straps and hooks--I just don't want the winch!
I hope to have more photos by mid-January.Do you have any close up photos of the straps attached to the Gladiator hardtop? Can't say the idea of the straps riding against my painted hardtop is ideal, especially given the price. It appears it could be less of an issue for the Gladiator hardtop but it's hard to tell.
I see there's a 10% rebate available for EOY, nice incentive.
Hey @jurfie@Bestop : is there a connector at the hoist and/or at the switch that can be disconnected? I'm thinking I'd like to conceal the wiring between the two in the ceiling and wall. During construction of my new house, I'd install a conduit that the wire can be fed through.
Alternatively, what gauge/type of wire is used in the event I want to just run the wire and splice in when installing? I'm sure that will negate the warranty, but I'm not worried about it if done by my licensed electrician. I'd run one continuous wire from switch to motor.
Sweet! Thanks for the reply, Lee; I’ll be ordering one when I get closer to the electrical rough-in stage.