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Old 12-20-2004, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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No sunroof, but want one possible to get one??? doesnt have to be elctric im not that lazy
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes you can get one, the problem is that ive yet to see a company that makes one/installs one that doesnt leak after a short period of time.
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ill just have to be a lucky one that doesnt get the leak, except my car has only seem to give me hell since i got it
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Old 12-20-2004, 08:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I wouldn't do it, when you cut metal like that there's bound to be jagged edges. After they cut it, If they don't fold the metal in properly, you could have some serious problems. #1 rust, #2 is what Furious already mentioned, it will leak. #3, cutting a big hole on the top of your roof seriously affects structural integrity. I'm happy I don't have a factory sun roof for the 3rd reason. At any rate, don't say we didn't warn you.

The shop that I have money invested into has worked on BMW's and Porsches for 26 years. They have yet to install any aftermarket or OEM sunroofs in any BMW. They strongly recommend against it and would never make such a modification on any BMW. Their resonsing is exactly as Furious stated, it will leak after a period of time, and because of leaks, it will also rust.

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For what it is worth...I had an aftermarket sunroof put in my 1979 Datsun 210 in 1986 (it was my first car....cost me $400 ) and that roof never leaked. I sure as hell dont remember what brand it was, but it wasnt anything fancy. Of course, I have no idea what was going on with the sheet metal under all the framing, and I am sure it was jagged metal as pointed out, but for the 5 years I had her, she never spilled one single drop of rain.
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i know the suby dealership around here will put a sunroof in any car... dont know of i would want them doing it to my bmw, but my point is, you can find a place in your town that will put on in, if youw ant it, most places offer a warranty for leaks etc. i love my sunroof

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Metal sunroofs OEM are badass. When you can get one with warranty just do it!

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I wouldn't do it.
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