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post #1 of 7 Old 05-19-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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New to Forum : Sunroof Questions

Hello all,

Im new to this Forum. I currently have a forest Green 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport and I LOVE it. Ive been thinking of how cool it would be to get a sunroof installed in my Jeep. Some questions about that :
Do they even install sunroofs onto cars that did not originally have them?
Price?
Manual or electric?
Please let me know if you have had a sunroof installed on your Jeep and how much it was.... Thank you!

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-19-2012, 07:47 PM
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yes it is possible to install one. manual or electric either one can be installed.

price will vary largely on the sunroof you have installed and i am sure shop rates will vary largely as well. with some confidence, they are not rocket science to install yourself.

i had an electric sunroof in my 97 XJ, but it was in it when i bought it.

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Thank you. Is yours electric or manual?
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-21-2012, 03:20 PM
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it was electric with a pretty nice small upper console that housed the control switch. it looked factory in it.

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Fat Amy-1989 K5 blazer. Linked, lifted, 38.5's on won tons. Big Girls can play in the woods too.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 08:21 PM
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Take it from someone who works on sunroofs every day: Never, NEVER have a sunroof installed in a non-sunroof car.

Every single sunroof installation in the history of the car has been a butcher job. They all suck, and none of them are even close to being as good as a factory sunroof.

First, the factory roof itself is stronger if it's meant to have a sunroof.

Second, the headliner is made with the hole in it. For an add-on, they have to cut a hole and try and roll the liner around the new hole. They never last. Plus, the headliner is weaker and sags because it's also not meant to have a sunroof.

Third, they always do crap jobs of installing the drain tubes, whereas the factory installs the tubes when there's no interior or dash in the car and it's easy to do it right.

Finally, aftermarket sunroof are simply just not as good. Work on enough and you'll know this, but if you want the advice of someone who has to work on them (I do water leaks and wind noises for about 17 dealerships in this area, and most are from sunroofs so I've seen them all), stay away from add-on sunroofs.

They look okay for awhile, then the work starts to deteriorate.

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I installed an Elixer sunroof on a 1986 Honda Civic Hatchback (sorry.....). Didn't leak a drop, headliner held up well. Best thing I ever did to that car.
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So many mixed reviews but I think I'll not install it
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