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Old 04-15-2012, 10:43 PM   #15
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I know a couple of local people who are pretty good with Resin Roof conversions ( like what you see on the Prius V ) Resin is 50% lighter than glass and insulates better.

Would it dramatically affect the cars structural integrity ? only someone who's done it could tell us
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:55 PM   #16
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The few times I have used the Sunroof on my Avalon, it was so people could jump through it after my friend accidentally broke off my passenger door handle.
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The few times I have used the Sunroof on my Avalon, it was so people could jump through it after my friend accidentally broke off my passenger door handle.
Okay, see now thats a saftey feature
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:08 PM   #18
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Sunroofs invite death from above.. aka spiders.
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If you are buying the brz/frs, you wouldn't get it with a sunroof. For a car that touts its super low CoG, adding weight to the top of the car would be an abomination. If you really want one, could always just get the roofless one that is coming out at some point....
There are no plans for a convertable and probably never will be. there will also be no sunroof.
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I also had one in my 2000 Si, but i never used it I even had hornets build a nest in the cracks and I was scare to open it
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Every car I've ever had with a sunroof, I wish didn't have a sunroof. Had 4 cars with leaky t-tops and numerous sunroof cars. All the Dude ever wanted was a hardtop! Thankfully after some searching I was able to track down a rare hardtop MR2, and a Datsun Z without a crappy aftermarket sunroof installed. I can appreciate a 2-seat roadster, but no sunroofs or targa roofs ever again, please!

Side note: *NEVER EVER* put an aftermarket sunroof in a car! *EVER!* Unless you want to ruin the structural integrity and make your roof leak on purpose.
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show me a Ferrari with a sunroof.

enough said.
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Apparently they made 44 360 Modenas with sunroofs.
Other Ferraris (400?) have had sunroofs over the years.

But of course that don't make it right!

Thumbs down to sunroofs.
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Man you guys are harsh.

While I personally don't use sunroofs, I certainly can see the market for them, and some people really do enjoy them and enjoy using them even on a sports car. In all honesty it really doesn't affect handling that much especially if you are just using this car as a daily driver and not in auto cross competitions where every tenth matters. It can really make the car that much more enjoyable for some people.

If adding a sunroof to this car is relatively straightforward and would open up the car to more potential buyers I don't see the problem.
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... If adding a sunroof to this car is relatively straightforward and would open up the car to more potential buyers I don't see the problem.
I don't think it would be straightforward though. The roof has a significant shape to it in all planes. In addition, I would think it would need structural support to retain its rigidity. Just guessing on my part though.
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The roof isn't aluminum is it?
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The roof isn't aluminum is it?
No, I don't think it is, and thought I had deleted that out after I typed it. I've edited now. Still, not sure it would support it without additional weight.
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