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Got Sunroof?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomian devil, Feb 17, 2009.

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Do you have a sunroof in yo Taco?

  1. Yes, power sun/moonroof, love it!

    3.0%
  2. Yes, manual sun/moonroof, love it!

    1.4%
  3. Yes, power sun/moonroof, but it leaks/is broken

    0.1%
  4. Yes, manual sun/moonroof, but it leaks/is broken

    0.2%
  5. No, but would have if it was factory/dealer option

    40.7%
  6. No, but would, if could find reasonably priced Aftermkt

    20.7%
  7. No, scared to cut a hole in the roof!

    13.1%
  8. No, I don't want a sunroof

    20.9%
  1. Feb 17, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    tacomian devil

    tacomian devil [OP] Canadian member

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    I think I must have undiagnosed S.A.D. - Need Mo' light. Toyota Dealer says 'no can do,' others say 'can do anything' - What do you TW experts say? :confused:

    Found an awesome looking product. Webasto Hollandia TVS 900 ST Dual panel sunroof. Guy in nearby city says he can install it in my '09 Taco, no problem, has done it a few times before. Just needs to move the ceiling glasses holder forward a bit, and the interior light back a bit.

    http://www.webastoshowroom.com/900info.html

    Anyone have one? Time for a TacoDevil Poll. Gotta know. I think I will go ahead with it, but TW will tell me for sure (as of now, I'm booked in for mid March install).
     
  2. Feb 18, 2009 at 12:01 AM
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    genxer36

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    Just FYI anyone that would only have it done if it was a dealer option. The dealerships do not install these. They would take it to an aftermarket place & then jack up the cost to you. So don't think it has to be done by a dealer.

    I would love to have one. $$$ is the reason I haven't had it done. Too many other expenses.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2009 at 12:07 AM
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    TicTacOma

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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    I'd want to see a picture portfolio instead of, "Yeah, I done a few of those, No problem". Even ask to get some numbers of past customers.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2009 at 3:59 AM
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    Burns

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    I never was a big fan of sunroofs they usually end up leaking. Besides if I want some airflow while I am driving I open up my rear slider. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:18 AM
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    Delmarva

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    I'd do it if it was a good price and reputable shop
     
  6. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:24 AM
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    RoyB

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  7. Feb 18, 2009 at 5:21 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    Go to an Auto Trim Design shop, Those guys do great work (at mine atleast) and install alot of the sun roofs for the dealers when a customer does want one. Webasto is the brand that they use most. I had one priced to me for $1400 including installation. The model you need is a Hollandia 740 for the DBL Cab or a Hollandia 710 for the Access Cab

    Edit: Find you authorized dealer HERE
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  8. Feb 18, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    z33tec

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    From my experience, aftermarket sunroofs were always complete crap. If it doesn't come installed from the factory, I wouldn't want it.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    gavonder

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    I love mine! It's a Webasto electric, and not crap. Check out my pictures to see it.

    GA
     
  10. Feb 18, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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    Joe B

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    I'm a fan of factory installed sunroofs only.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    agreed, Webasto installed by a professional is not crap. My friends pathfinder had one in it, looked like factory but even better b/c it has the auto close function and rain detection closing function.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    Brunes

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    My wife has tried several time to talk me into getting one of the Webasto Access Cab sunroofs- I just haven't had time to really look at getting it done....but I LOVE having the sunroof in my scion.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    Joe B

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    Webasto sunroofs are probably great.It's the installer I'm worried about.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    true it is nerve racking but check out the link in my other post to "Certified" dealers, all there installers should have been through training classes an such, plus I believe if it is done at a certified installer it is warranted for 3 year/36000 or as long as you own the vehicle, cant remember what the Auto Trim Design guy told me.

    Wish I had the extra money laying around to do it.
     
  15. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    Joe B

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    "Hollandia 700 Series Inbuilt Sunroofs offer a lifetime parts warranty to the original owner."

    That's great on parts.How about labor?

    http://www.webastoshowroom.com/warrantypolicies.html

    If there are problems,it's still a hassle.
    I just emailed a Webastco dealer in my area.I'm curious on the cost.:)
     
  16. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    :tumbleweed:
    curious to what they quote you at, my quote was over a year and a half ago.
     
  17. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    Joe B

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    I just called a different Webastco installer and was told because of the ribbed roof,he wouldn't recommend a Hollandis 740.He doesn't like bending or something with the seal and the roof ribs.
    He recommends a Webastco Solaire model sunroof or an ASC brand sunroof.
    $995 + tax complete with install.
    $100 more for auto close rain sensor.
    3/36 warranty

    Still waiting for the other company Hollandis 740 email quote and see what they say about a 740 model install..


    http://www.americansunroof.com/
     
  18. Feb 18, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    I manage the accessories shop at Rice Toyota in Greensboro, NC. We install Inalfa Sunroofs in Tacomas because they offer a custom trim ring for the ribs. Aftermarket sunroofs are fine. Just make sure your installer has thier ASE/SEMA sunroof certifications. The shop may charge a little more because they have to pay a certified tech more, but at least you know you're getting a quality install.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    thats about the same cost as having it as a factory option. not bad.
     
  20. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    Holy Crap! You can do this to the 2nd Gen Tacomas?!?!?!??! I guess I'll know what to spend my Tax refund on this year.
     
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