is the sun roof worth the trouble?

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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?
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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....
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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:
 
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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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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.
 

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