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POLL: why would you not get an aftermarket sunroof?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BenWA, Apr 30, 2012.

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Why not?

Poll closed Jan 25, 2015.
  1. They are too expensive

    123 vote(s)
    19.7%
  2. They leak (or have other problems)

    131 vote(s)
    21.0%
  3. I don't want to sacrifice my sunglasses holder

    14 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Two or more of the above reasons

    145 vote(s)
    23.2%
  5. Other reason (please specify in a post)

    23 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. I don't like / want / need a sunroof

    174 vote(s)
    27.8%
  7. I have a sunroof in my Taco

    15 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM
    #1
    BenWA

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    I see very few 2nd gen Tacomas with sunroofs and wonder why they aren't more popular. Out of curiosity, what would prevent you from getting an aftermarket sunroof? Please answer the poll.

    EDIT: I forgot to add a choice "No reason not to -- I plan on getting a sunroof installed"
     
  2. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Grundletaint

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    I don't see a poll but the only thing preventing me is finances and inability to prioritize my mod desires.....including the sliding window!
     
  3. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    MarAgt

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    One would be losing the speakers in the ceiling.

    But would live to what it looks like when it's done. Anyone have pics?
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Only reason I wouldn't/haven't is because someone drilling a hole in my roof makes me nervous lol. I do miss a sunroof at times since all my previous vehicles have had them.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

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  6. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    mcdowell

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  7. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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  8. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    ajohnson

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  9. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    Sandman614

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    How's it seal after a trip offroading, with all the flexing and twisting the cab can go through.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    saundern

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    they engineer those sunroofs to be there, going and cutting a giant hole in your roof....my bueno (my .02)
     
  11. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    drubacca117

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    Because it is hot as hell where I live... haha!

    Actually it is more to do with finances, and not seeing a need for it all... I drive around with all four windows down and the sliding glass open all the time. Adding a sunroof to that seems pointless.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I had a sunroof on the Lexus IS300 I had. I don't think I ever really used it.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    I am guessing that on second gens with the corrougated roof, this could be problematic for a rubber seal. 1st gens had the smooth roof, so, if the install was done correctly, there should be no problems, if I remember correctly, Toyota even offered it as an option on the 1st gen.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    correct they did offer it, there is someone on here that did their own sunroof install but i cant remember who it is
     
  15. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Got one in the civic, and I use it every day if it was more affordable I would get one installed in the taco
     
  16. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    2 reasons....

    They generally leak.

    They generally look horrible.

    Note "generally".

    I've seen some absolutely beautiful roofs that look like they were done at the factory and don't leak. That is by far the exception.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I live in AZ! The sun is our enemy during the summer and it's hard on components! One more thing to malfunction plus it's pricey :eek:
     
  18. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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  19. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    MakoTacoma

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    What he said. I'll prolly be getting one, but I'll be present the entire time making sure it's put in EXACTLY where I want it. I've seen some on 2nd gen's on here where the sunroof is basically BEHIND the driver's head - defeats the purpose IMO. :cool:
     
  20. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    I would only get one if it was factory installed, it seems like aftermarket sunroofs always leak and whistle like crazy. My dad has one on his Accord, but they come standard out of the factory, it does not whistle or leak at all.
     
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