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Stopped by a dealer over the weekend and drove a loaded limited crewmax.....great ride but a little too pricey for my taste.
They had a few others avail but I would like to have the sun roof, and the dealer said they could put one in any crewmax...... just don't feel
good about not getting the sun roof as a factory installed option.:cool:
Any thoughts on this......

thanks
 

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Stopped by a dealer over the weekend and drove a loaded limited crewmax.....great ride but a little too pricey for my taste.
They had a few others avail but I would like to have the sun roof, and the dealer said they could put one in any crewmax...... just don't feel
good about not getting the sun roof as a factory installed option.:cool:
Any thoughts on this......

thanks
Three words for you. DONT DO IT!
Non fatory sunroofs leak, atleast mine did in my Nissan. Just isnt worth it unless it is factory. Just my .02 worth.
 

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Take a look at the Tundra iGuide at the moonroof section and see how complicated it is. Then ask yourself whether you believe that your dealer can just cut a hole in the roof of your truck and the ceiling of your interior and install one that works like the factory moonroof.
 

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Stopped by a dealer over the weekend and drove a loaded limited crewmax.....great ride but a little too pricey for my taste.
They had a few others avail but I would like to have the sun roof, and the dealer said they could put one in any crewmax...... just don't feel
good about not getting the sun roof as a factory installed option.:cool:
Any thoughts on this......

thanks
I would rather have a severe case of stomach cramps than a dealer-installed sunroof. The cramps will eventually pass, but that sunroof will rattle, whistle and leak the rest of your truck's days. Don't do it.
 

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Here's my "two cents" worth. IF you choose a good quality aftermarket
sunroof manufacturer AND a quality installer, you should not have any
problems. I have had an ASC installled in my Tundra (as have many other
members on the forum) since 2001 without nary a problem at all and you
cannot tell from appearances or functions that it didn't come as OEM.

Finally, if you truly want an OEM sunroof installed in your Crewmax, then you should find a dealer that can find that truck for you. The moonroof is
available as a factory option on the Crewmax and if that's what you want,
then have the dealer find one for you with that particular option on it.

Many of us that have aftermarket sunroofs have the Access Cab and
a sunroof option was not available from the factory (only the 1st Gen
Double Cabs had that option).
 

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Here's my "two cents" worth. IF you choose a good quality aftermarket
sunroof manufacturer AND a quality installer, you should not have any
problems. I have had an ASC installled in my Tundra (as have many other
members on the forum) since 2001 without nary a problem at all and you
cannot tell from appearances or functions that it didn't come as OEM.

Finally, if you truly want an OEM sunroof installed in your Crewmax, then you should find a dealer that can find that truck for you. The moonroof is
available as a factory option on the Crewmax and if that's what you want,
then have the dealer find one for you with that particular option on it.

Many of us that have aftermarket sunroofs have the Access Cab and
a sunroof option was not available from the factory (only the 1st Gen
Double Cabs had that option).
Understood, but my experience has been that you cannot always "choose" the outcome. By that I mean you can practice due diligence and sound judgement all day and STILL come out on the short end of the stick.
Maybe I'm just unlucky but whenever I take my vehicle to anyone to do anything (whether it's service, repair or enhancement) I often end up with either new, unrelated problems or problems related to the service, repair or enhancement. Paint scratches, interior damage or stains, problems with components that have to be disconnected in order to do another component repair are just a few I can mention. Having OEM options doesn't guarantee anything, but odds are you'll be happier with it and have fewer issues with it.

Congrats on your trouble-free experience. I wish they were all like that.
 

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Here's my "two cents" worth. IF you choose a good quality aftermarket
sunroof manufacturer AND a quality installer, you should not have any
problems. I have had an ASC installled in my Tundra (as have many other
members on the forum) since 2001 without nary a problem at all and you
cannot tell from appearances or functions that it didn't come as OEM.

Finally, if you truly want an OEM sunroof installed in your Crewmax, then you should find a dealer that can find that truck for you. The moonroof is
available as a factory option on the Crewmax and if that's what you want,
then have the dealer find one for you with that particular option on it.

Many of us that have aftermarket sunroofs have the Access Cab and
a sunroof option was not available from the factory (only the 1st Gen
Double Cabs had that option).
I agree as well, but I searched long and hard and talked to others and my roof leaked. I guess If I had to do it all over I wouldnt have done it. I would just order form factory if I could.
 

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You can get a sunroof option in the Crew Max factory installed. This is the only size that offers a sunroof.

My opinion, order it and wait a little while. It can save a lot of problems later.
 

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Regardless of who (factory or aftermarket) installed it, there is no guarantee that it will not leak, squeek, break, or whatever. My advice is if you have the dealer install, make sure they have the experience or that there roof shop ( whom ever they may be) has many years of experience and a good reputation. I have a 06 with an aftermarket sunroof installed(Webasto/Inalfa) that was installed by an experienced sunroof/moonroof installer and I am very pleased with the work. Whether or not you get the sunroof there is always something else that was factory installed that could leak, squeek, or break. It's up to you.:)
 

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I was not comfortable with the dealer installed sunroof but was looking for some conformation....thanks for the input.
I will keep on shopping and I am sure I will find one that has a factory installed sunroof.
 
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