PatricioEV
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Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 5:13 pm

I finally found a company to put in a sunroof!

Webasto 930 Dual Panel in-built. Auto single vent, double vent, open close, memory position. Sunroof closes automatically when you turn the car off. They moved the dome light back and did a great job on installation! $1299+tax. I can't for the life of me figure out how to load pics or video to this site (even though I have literally hundreds on other forums.) Anyway, here are the links:

Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hrg78732/sets/72157629672060424/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD2bp2tY3mU&list=UUtjXBTXRSklSJzJaQReALnw&index=1&feature=plcp

company info:

Brian Hill
Dealer Source, LTD
11006 Metric Blvd.
Austin, TX 78758
512.873.9919
2012 SL - Cayenne Red
17" Juke Wheels, 2 tone leather, door molding, tint, sunroof
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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 5:28 pm

Very coool.


A bit pricey for me, but it looks like a great install!
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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 5:30 pm

Droooool! that looks great, I want one.
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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 6:43 pm

Looks awesome! I really miss my Integra moonroof...

Any comments on the net weight gain? How about wind/road noise?

What about loss of headroom? Did they need to replace and/or lower the entire headliner?

Did they mention any tricky parts to the install? Did you figure out why it wasn't recommended for an SL?

Any noticeable impact on your watts/mile or driving range?

Now if you could just add a fan for the vent position (powered by the solar panel even)...

Thanks for blazing this trail!
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PatricioEV
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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 7:23 pm

lemketron wrote:Looks awesome! I really miss my Integra moonroof...

Any comments on the net weight gain? How about wind/road noise?

What about loss of headroom? Did they need to replace and/or lower the entire headliner?

Did they mention any tricky parts to the install? Did you figure out why it wasn't recommended for an SL?

Any noticeable impact on your watts/mile or driving range?

Now if you could just add a fan for the vent position (powered by the solar panel even)...

Thanks for blazing this trail!


Weight - no idea -30 lbs?
Wind noise is very low, much better than other ones I've had.
Said there was nothing at all difficult about it. No idea why they wouldn't do it w/ SL. Nothing in the way.
Probably an inch to two lost in headroom, but I'm only 5'8". They recovered the headliner with same color fabric. Looks factory.
Can't imagine I'll notice any difference in range, etc.
2012 SL - Cayenne Red
17" Juke Wheels, 2 tone leather, door molding, tint, sunroof
Schneider EVLink EVSE
7.65kwh Solar Installation

February '17 - 64 mos; 76,000 miles; 12 bars
Battery replaced 5.18.15

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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 7:47 pm

Too good. Congratulations.
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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 9:53 pm

Nice work. Very tempting to try to replicate...
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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 10:12 pm

looks very nice. Great way to cool down the car
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 10:29 pm

That is an impressive job.

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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Thu May 10, 2012 11:52 pm

Very very nice!

It's too bad Nissan hasn't put this in a standard on the high end model, or even an option. With the solar panel on the rear end, you likely could generate enough power to keep that puppy cracked and run a fan to circulate air and keep the cabin temp, while parked, down somewhat in the summer.

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