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I was driving earlier today with the windows down and started to miss my sunroof from my other car.. I never like to use the AC in my truck.. or car, or cars. i just dont like to use AC at all.. but the truck only draws so much air into it.. has anyone ever put a sunroof in their Ranger?? I've got an Ext. Cab so I'm thinking of putting one in.. anyone got any input?? any attempts to do so yet?
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I don't know of anyone who has put on in after the fact, but I know swoop1156 (Adam) bought his truck with one in it. And I was very jealous. Been contemplating eventually doing it to mine because I liked it so much.

I personally say go for it. But, you may want to have it profesionally done.

And I remember a discussion about it somewhere a while ago about possible structural support problems in the event of a rollover. Don't remember any of the details though.
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Yeah I just really like having the roof opened and miss it alot.. If i were to go ahead and do it, i'd definately get it done professionally at some shop. there's no way i'd ever trust myself to cut a large rectangle out of my roof.. the structual support problem has also come across my mind, but i guess a shop would be the people to tell me if it were doable or not, i got no idea on that one. i'm gonna ask a couple shops what they think about it this weekend sometime.
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Shannon's sun roof was sweet. 8)
Swoop was asked and never reported any problems from flex or weaking of the cab structure.
It came wih the truck from the dealer, but it was an aftermarket (not Ford OEM) item. It did look like original equipment none the less. :D
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Yeah, his was aftermarket. If I remember correctly, it was a Webasto, but I'm not positive. Looks really really good.
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I miss my sunroof from my old car so much. This and power windows are future mods I hope to get. Keep us updated on the info you find.
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I wouldn't mind having one!! after seeing swoop's truck with one!! The problem is who will do it properly without any structure problems to that issue!! I also wonder what's the cost of hims sunroof ?? Thanks in advance..
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Along with the sunroof install, which I really wanna do next, I was also thinking of getting one of the overhead consoles from a newer explorer (with the temp and direction displays), and use the sunroof control unit from that.. that would be a perfect stock looking mod i'd like to have
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If any of you ever put in an OHC or ever took your headliner out, there are strong suportive steal beams in place. If the truck has a sunroof installed those beams are cut and not much support is left, so this was a main concern.
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I have a sunroof. One of the best mods to the truck yet. I've put them in myself, but beings how I only had the truck for a couple of months I let the dealer put them in. As to the safety concern. Yes the support beams are cut but there is an innner & outer trim ring that you bolt together which ties everything back in. Is it safe. I don't know. I'm not really worried about it. 8)

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If any of you ever put in an OHC or ever took your headliner out, there are strong suportive steal beams in place. If the truck has a sunroof installed those beams are cut and not much support is left, so this was a main concern.
Saftey schmaftey, just don't roll the truck over and you'll be fine.
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New Sticker to go on...

well im not sure if any of you remember but there was a picture of a guy that had a sunroof in his ranger and hit another car or something with it and the roof folded in... ANYONE REMEMBER THAT?
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Yeah I remember that pic. It was wicked bad looking. It looked as bad if not worse than Edgeracer's truck from G-E when he rolled his.
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well im not sure if any of you remember but there was a picture of a guy that had a sunroof in his ranger and hit another car or something with it and the roof folded in... ANYONE REMEMBER THAT?
Yup, windshield shattered and all. I would never put a sunroof in my truck after seeing that.
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Im getting one this wednesday, Ill post pics when I get it in..
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hey RangerKev, how much was your's?? are you having someone else put it in? if so, how much was the total???
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havent had it put in yet, gonna get it put in this coming Wednesday, Im going w/ the spoiler type which is $795 installed and the internal sliding is $995 installed, but Im getting it on Wednesday and cant wait..
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thats cool then.. i've called a couple places around here lookin for estimates.. the one place told me to call back cuase someone i'd need to talk to wasn't in or something like that, and the other place i called had 3 different models they could put on my truck.. one for 750, one for 850, and one for 950.. so prices are about the same i guess.. except i was told none of them were internal.. what brand are you getting, do you know???
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no, but the place Im going is very reputable and the only place I would take it for that around my town, so Ill know whenver I get it, well, wait, Ill go call them right now and c what its called..
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Here it is, its called an Inalfa, not much info on it, but heres a link...

http://www.inalfa-roofsystems.com/

click the link, goto products, then Spolier type..
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holy crappers kevin! those are so nice!

i was thinking about a webasto. In Los Angeles, it's 1500 for install but in Santa Barbara (where i go to school) it's 700 for install.. so yea.. but dang!! those are nice!
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ya, I cant wait to get it installed, Wednesday seems soooooooo far away, I will get plenty of pics for everyone..
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they are nice looking.. i too was lookin at webasto, but only because i haven't heard about too many other sunroofs... my next step is to keep calling around i guess and getting different estimates.. its taking me forever becuase i work mainly the same hours that the shops around here work till..
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I have the same problem, I work same as they are open, I am haveing to take mine before they open and drop it off..
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wow thats gonna look awesome...
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