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HammerHead 10-10-2011 12:04 PM

Adding a sunroof? Worth it?
 
One thing I wish I had in my Taco was a sunroof. Well, besides Angelina Jolie. But I've heard that adding a sunroof will always lead to leaks and not worth it. My guess is you get what you pay for in this area. Has anyone added a sunroof to their Taco, and if so, was it worth it? Has it held up? Expensive?

Brunes 10-10-2011 12:58 PM

I tihnk it was talked about a while back. Cost was about 1500 and I haven't heard of anyone bitching about leaks or anything.
If you just sawzall a hole in the roof and glad in some glass you are asking for issues. I have my doubts that a reputable installer with a good product will have issues like old sun roofs used to have.

Worth it is on you tho. If I had an extra 1500...I might...but I have a house note and a few other things to get past before I have an "extra" 1500...

whippersnapper02 10-10-2011 01:00 PM

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...t-sunroof.html

If you want one get it just make sure it is done my a professional shop.

HammerHead 10-10-2011 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 (Post 3846651)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...t-sunroof.html

If you want one get it just make sure it is done my a professional shop.

Thanks for the link Whip!

KPT 10-10-2011 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brunes (Post 3846648)
If you just sawzall a hole in the roof and glad in some glass you are asking for issues.

:laugh: at the thought of anything attempting this....

babyboi2284 10-10-2011 03:07 PM

If your willing to do the upkeep on it then yes it's worth it. Find a reputable shop for the install and go for it. Even vehicles that come stock with sunroofs eventually leak especially if not taken care of. I don't know how often but the drain tubes need to be cleaned (and unclogged if necessary) to prevent water backing up into your vehicle and I think there is some kind of lube maintenance on the rubber seals around the sunroof which may be once or twice a year depending on the climate where you live. I've seen some xrunners with aftermarket sunroofs and it look f'n awesome and haven't heard any complaints of leaks.

Boerseun 10-10-2011 03:23 PM

I would not do it. Just my opinion.
My wife's minivan came with one and we never use it. I don't see any reason or need for it. Also the idea of cutting a hole in your roof sounds way too scary to me. I had to drill small holes in my roof to install my roof rack, and that was scary enough.
Again, that is just my opinion.

808TRDTaco10 10-11-2011 01:32 AM

I wouldn't. Considering the cost and what could go wrong, it's not worth it in my honest opinion. Makes me cringe thinking about someone cutting away at my roof :eek:

Capita 10-11-2011 02:01 AM

not worth it to me

ajohnson 10-11-2011 02:32 AM

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../DSC005813.JPG

Hell yea it is worth it. I paid $1100 for my Inalfa 925 built-in with free yearly track cleaning.

HammerHead 10-11-2011 11:01 AM

Argh! Still concerned. I think I was half hoping everyone would say "Do it! Its great!" There are definitely some sweet looking aftermarket sunroofs out there, but it does scare me to have someone cut the roof. But I do miss being able to open the sunroof.

pudge151 10-11-2011 11:08 AM

not worth it

whippersnapper02 10-11-2011 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by HammerHead (Post 3852202)
Argh! Still concerned. I think I was half hoping everyone would say "Do it! Its great!" There are definitely some sweet looking aftermarket sunroofs out there, but it does scare me to have someone cut the roof. But I do miss being able to open the sunroof.

Just get it done because it sound like you really want it.

ajohnson 10-11-2011 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 (Post 3852284)
Just get it done because it sound like you really want it.

x2. I was really nervous when I left my truck to have a hole cut in it, even after going over everything with the awesome salesman. But I have no regrets and I use mine all the time.

chris4x4 10-11-2011 02:09 PM

I have a sun roof (moon roof) on my car, and love it! I often think about having one put in my Tacoma. Last car I had with one, at 110k miles, still had no leaks, and worked flawlessly. Hell.....My '86 Mazda 626 had one and never leaked.......

ATRT 1193 10-27-2011 11:18 PM

:D i say go for it, I AGREE, i used to have one in my 90 camry, 170K+MILES, worked great, NEVER LEAKED and i miss it!! i drive with the windows down alot and a sunroof/moonroof made things so much better. i plan on one for my truck eventually, also my son loved it too!

ikillterrorists 11-20-2011 06:38 PM

If I had the money I would DEFINITELY do it. The air going through my side and back windows is not enough

oneBIGroom 11-20-2011 06:43 PM

Not worth it. Cutting a hole in a roof is never a good idea.
Edit: I might trust one if it was factory. But not an aftermarket.

goufcustom 11-20-2011 06:48 PM

Not worth it, my wife has a factory one in here car, and whenever I drive her car I close the sunroof and close the blind on it.

I am also a naturally warm person, it is November in MD and I still wear shorts a lot, so the extra wind through a sun roof sounds great, but the sun glare sucks.

My neighbor has one on his car and his leaks, he wanted to park his car in my garage during Irene, but my wifes car was in there, so his got soaked inside.

Hambone155 11-20-2011 06:53 PM

my 95.5 has one. 202k and it only leaks when i go through a lazy car wash or use our spray gun at work. but i really have to hit it and its only a few drops.


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