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After market sunroof

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by Dodgeballz, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Dodgeballz

    Dodgeballz GoldMember

    Jan 31, 2005
    My wife and I just got an 05 Impala LS and she wanted one with a sunroof but we got a good deal on this car without a sunroof.

    There was a guy there talking about after market sunroofs.....anyways,I couldn't see paying 3,000 more for just a sunroof.

    Does anybody have an after market sunroof in their car?
  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I had an after market sunroof in a VW when I was a teenager. It started leaking bad after a year or so. I have seen some work very well, however.

  3. mrb302

    mrb302 Kick'n Brass

    Jul 7, 2005
    Graham, NC
    I have never had one installed in any of my vehicles. I have seen them in several other people's cars.

    One word of advice...

    any time you cut a non-factory sealed hole in the top of your car, also invest in good rain gear. I've never seen one that doesn't develop a leak over time.
  4. autoparts


    Aug 31, 2005
    Factory installed sunroofs usually have a drain hose that runs from the sunroof's gutter down into the A-pillar (along edge of windshield). Factory sunroofs let any water that gets in drain out while aftermarket sunroofs must attempt to keep all the water out all the time.
  5. Dodgeballz

    Dodgeballz GoldMember

    Jan 31, 2005
    Well , we haven't got one yet but, the price range is from $300 for a manual sunroof to $1000 for a moonroof.

    The installers told me that they rarely have any come back for leak problems and they will repair a leak for free.