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Old Yesterday, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I did a simple pop-up quite a while back (like '96) and there were no issues or leaks with that one for the life of the car.

Honestly though, sunroofs/moonroofs are not as practical as I'd like them to be, but that's another matter. As a matter of fact, my current vehicle has a large stock moonroof (vents up or slides all the way back) and naturally, even when closed, rain water gets into the track where it's supposed to drain back to the outside. I had a clogged drain plug going to the rear outlet (years of sediment) and water ended up in the headliner and back in the electronics where it fried some control module. In short, it's sometimes more trouble than it's worth, and make sure drainage is properly handled if you're going to do it.

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Old Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Status: "Beto/Harris or Harris/Beto 2020!!" (set 24 days ago)
 
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I seriously doubt I am going to have a hole cut into my truck’s roof.

It’s basic risk vs reward.

I would absolutely love a perfectly functioning sunroof in my truck; however, if it’s ill-fitting, crooked, leaky, or cheap-looking, I wouldn’t be able to deal with it.

I don’t think I can do it, guys.
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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I seriously doubt I am going to have a hole cut into my truckís roof.

Itís basic risk vs reward.

I would absolutely love a perfectly functioning sunroof in my truck; however, if itís ill-fitting, crooked, leaky, or cheap-looking, I wouldnít be able to deal with it.

I donít think I can do it, guys.
I worked in a wrecking yard for a short time, around the time of sunroof fan-mania, and "top clips" - the roof down to the base of all pillars - was a popular item for people that wanted to fix screwed-up installations.

(Just welding a panel back in place was almost impossible to make seamless on something as smooth and arched as a roof, although there was the ever-popular alternative of a vinyl roof to cover that...)

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Old Yesterday, 06:19 PM
 
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Aftermarket sunroofs leak alot and void warranty on your car and can lower resale value and headroom
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
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Aftermarket sunroofs leak alot and void warranty on your car and can lower resale value and headroom
It wouldn’t void my warranty, as I asked. The other stuff very well may be true.
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Old Today, 02:33 AM
 
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They have to make a hole in the roof and may cause rust issues. For me, I would go for Webasto, it is the best. If installed properly, it's going to be just like factory.
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