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Since they don't make these with the sun roofs, I thought I'd see if anyone had an OPINION on this mod?

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too risky.. will never be like stock and will only be a matter of time before it started leaking
 

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I have one in mine. Looks as OEM as it could possibly be.
 

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[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=68211.msg1180827#msg1180827 date=1170350284]
I have one in mine. Looks as OEM as it could possibly be.
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prices? pictures? who installed? Thanks
 

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Next time I see my car I'll take pics of it. It's garaged for the winter right now.

It doesn't look any different then a sunroof in a normal hatch though, has the same switch panel with the map lights. As far as who installed it, St. Louis Auto Air, I believe. My car was a pre-order for someone else, and he wanted a sunroof in it, so as soon as my dealership got it in, it got a sunroof put in. The guy ended up backing out of the deal though, and got a WRX instead, so I snagged it up on a whim.
 

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I will invest in a water camel backpack. I can put the backpack on the back of the seat and run the tube, just above my head. I will let it drip on my head as I drive. Its a cheaper water leak method than the aftermarket sunroof, and I can remove it when its time to sell!! :loco:
 

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So I suppose its just not worth the risk? I don't see how rigidity is affected as it's not flying through the air like an aircraft and I've only had it up to 105 (just once).
 

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I was talking more in the terms of handling, IE turning... The hatch has such a large roof area its probably not as much of a big deal as it would be in a small coupe
 

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After market sunroofs are just not the same as an OEM sunroof. Lots of leaking problems. Had one put in a Corolla I had, and eventually had leaking problems.....I was not happy.....
So I would really think about doing that one.
 

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Our MS3's are heavy enough as it as ( adding weight up high makes it even worse!)
 

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[quote author=greyzoomer link=topic=68211.msg1183573#msg1183573 date=1170453359]
After market sunroofs are just not the same as an OEM sunroof. [/quote]

I haven't had any luck with OEM either. Had OEMers in a Nissan 200Sx & a Chrysler Sebring, both leaked. The Chrysler was real bad, after I got in it after a rain, about a cup of water fell on you. :shock:
 

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ok gotta admit i don't know the difference between a sun roof and a moon roof but i had mine installed on my '06 and it has had no leaking problems what so ever. I love it it looks great.
 

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I have an OEM sunroof and I can hear water dripping.. but I cannot see it or feel it.. or pinpoint where it's actually coming from.

And I've only heard it after I go through the car wash.

This wouldn't be the sunroof, would it?

This worries me now.. I figured the OEM wouldn't be half bad.




On topic, getting one installed would worry me. I wouldn't cut any prices if you do decide to...
 

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[quote author=Kill Your Idol link=topic=68211.msg1194088#msg1194088 date=1170916131]
I have an OEM sunroof and I can hear water dripping.. but I cannot see it or feel it.. or pinpoint where it's actually coming from.

And I've only heard it after I go through the car wash.

This wouldn't be the sunroof, would it?
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Maybe, maybe not. If it is leaking, it could be dripping down in to your headliner. After a while your headliner will discolor & stain. This is what happened in both my cars. It used to run out on me when I backed my car out of my steep-sloped driveway to the street.

I'd be surprised if you could hear a drip if your sunroof is leaking. Just not enough travel space for the water to make a splash noise. I'd focus on your doors, trunk/hatch, or wiper cowl area. A trick I've used for isolating noises is to listen thru a 1-2 foot section of an old garden hose, kinda a poor mans stethoscope.

Easiest solution is to stop using hi-pres car washes. :) Hi pressure car washes force water into spots that normally isn't forced into. That, and bad for your paint/wax job. But if you don't have a driveway & hose your SOL.
 

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