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is the sun roof worth the trouble?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by RavenTai, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. RavenTai

    RavenTai

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    Hello all,

    I have been lurking here for a little wile and have a question


    I am looking for to a LC, probably a 96/97, Is the sunroof worth the trouble? It seams a nice thing to have at first but seeing all the leaks and troubles it seams I may be better off without one I plan to keep this one a wile, first as a commuter (mall cruiser) later when it is aging it may see some trail use, specially worried about rust, seams one without a sunroof and all that water in the pillars would last lot longer?


    Is the sunroof worth it?

    Any estimate on what % have that option?
     
  2. Koffer

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    Something like 99% of the US market got it unless ordered without :-\
     
  3. Cruiserdrew

    Cruiserdrew SILVER Star

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    I've never seen one without the sunroof, but in my opinion it is not a desirable feature. If mine had no sunroof, it would be just fine since I never open it anyway. It's just a hole in your roof which will leak in time. When mine leaks, I'll get some sheet metal welded over the hole and painted to match the Cruiser.
     
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    IO don't know but I have recently begun to have problems with my sun roof ratteling and it is driving me crazy. I have to run with it open in order to keep it from making noise. I don't know what has loosened or if it is the rubber weather stripping that has hardened or exactly what the cause might be. Has anyone experienced this problem? My cruiser is a 97 with 115K.

    Mark
     
  5. RavenTai

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    [quote author=Koffer link=board=2;threadid=9296;start=msg81003#msg81003 date=1072585791]
    Something like 99% of the US market got it unless ordered without :-\
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    oh :( then I guess it does not matter i am stuck with it
     
  6. RavenTai

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    is there a list somewhere of what was standard and optional for each year? even better what most of them came with, from waht I can see most were "fully loaded" except for lockers
     
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    [quote author=raventai link=board=2;threadid=9296;start=msg81058#msg81058 date=1072598000]
    is there a list somewhere of what was standard and optional for each year? even better what most of them came with, from waht I can see most were "fully loaded" except for lockers
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    Ha, you are only fully loaded when you have a compass/altimeter, a center console coolbox and rear AC !!!
    I am just kidding. Don't listen to me :whoops:

    I personally like my sunroof. I can just slide the blend open and it is nice bright inside the car. Or I open it just a bit and some nice sunshine enters. I think it is perfect for me because I have almost 365 days sunshine. Am I the lucky one ???

    Mike
     
  8. Klunky Chris

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    sunny days and the snow melted a bit.....
    I opened the sunroof and loved it! There are some problems I hear about, but I *think* they can be fixed with a little work.

    I really like my 93 168K sunroof....
     
  9. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    I do not know the exact production figures but non-sunroof vehicles do exist. They are extremely rare. I have seen a couple. I even saw one with difflocks (a special order vehicle near the end of production).

    Finding a non-sunroof vehicle, especialy one with diff locks would be a crap-shoot. If you want to hold out for such a vehicle, I fear you will never own an 80 series.
     
  10. NovaFZJ80

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    hardly ever used the sunroof on my other vehicle.. Don't really plan on using it that much on the LC either.
     
  11. semlin

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    I don't know, in spite of the incessant leaking I kind of like it. It is a useful diversion for the kids to stick their heads through when you are stuck in a ferry line up. It is a good way to exit the truck if you are stuck above the door sills. It is also a great spot from which to check the tie downs on the roof rack.
     
  12. DanKunz

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    Real question is....is it worth the trouble to be rid of the sunroof by filling in or finding a truck without?

    :cheers:
     
  13. FJ809496TLC

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    No trouble for me at all. Just use it once in a while and treat the seal so it will last. I agree with semlin and Junk on the other stuff. :)
     
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    Man, a sunroof is great in the mountains! Sometimes it's the only way you can see a house on the side of the road ::) and a lot of the great mountain scenery can only be viewed through that window.

    LT
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  15. Chris C Atlanta

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    Hi Rav:

    Not sure you're getting a "representative" view here...this board may be more focused on performance than comfort/luxury.

    I love the large sunroof, even if it does rattle a bit.

    One reason to want one (meaning not cover it with sheet metal) is resale value and options.