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Sun roof install?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Truck Chick, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Jul 7, 2020 at 10:05 PM
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    Truck Chick

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    Hey all!

    I'm curious if anyone has installed a aftermarket sunroof? Pros/cons? Do they hold up pretty well? That is the ONE thing my '13 is missing that I absolutely would LOVE in my truck. I'm not all that excited to drop 40k for a new model just to get it. Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 7, 2020 at 10:10 PM
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    JaCado

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  3. Jul 7, 2020 at 10:31 PM
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    If you are looking for opinions, I would say don't do it. I have seen way too many that leak.

    If you do decide to do it then make sure and do the homework to get a Very Good installer that is willing to give you a written warranty against leaks. After the hole is cut it gets very expensive to go back.
     
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  4. Jul 7, 2020 at 10:49 PM
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  5. Jul 7, 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    That is exactly what I am worried about :/ leaks. I don't live where it rains a ton, but I would like to not worry about it down the road either
     
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    I bet you could find some tweaker to do the install for you.

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  7. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:26 PM
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    Looks like after ejection seat testing
     
  8. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:33 PM
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    That is going to be quite expensive............................ :eek:
     
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    If this "I would like to not worry about it down the road either" is the goal, then the only way to not worry is don't get one.
    It isn't a matter of IF it will leak, it's more like WHEN will it leak.
     
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  10. Jul 8, 2020 at 12:37 AM
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    Couldn’t agree more.
    Just thinking about an aftermarket install makes me nervous.
     
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  11. Jul 8, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    Same crap everyone else got
    My dad bought his 06 new and had the sunroof installed as an option. I believe the dealership would send them to a company for the install. He's still has his 06 now and I believe only had a leak after the initial install which was addressed shortly after and has been good to go ever since....so about 14 years later.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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    Haven't seen anybody install a sunroof since the 70's
    Aftermarket sunroofs totally kill any value in your truck.
     
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  13. Jul 8, 2020 at 2:43 PM
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    I agree with many others here- you're asking for problems when installing an aftermarket sunroof. If it were my own vehicle I'd just leave it as is.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    I got one put in a few years back. I think almost 6 now. I havent had any issues with leaking, I just make sure to keep the rubber seal around the sunroof clean. I love it having all the windows open going down the road with the roof open. I ended up going with this company to get mine, and found an installer in my area that had been doing it for 20 years.

    https://www.webasto-comfort.com/en-us/sunroof-solutions/aftermarketsunroofs/
     

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