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Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:28 pm
by smnewport
Hi Lasareath,

How is your sunroof holding up these days? Any problems especially during the winter with the snow and ice?

I live in Union county. Are you nearby? Would love to check out your roof first before taking the plunge.

thanks.

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:16 pm
by michapok
smnewport wrote:How is your sunroof holding up these days? Any problems especially during the winter with the snow and ice?
I live in Union county. Are you nearby? Would love to check out your roof first before taking the plunge.

I can't speak for Lasareth but I got my sunroof done at the same place per his recommendation and it's held up beautifully through two winters so far. I live up here in Poughkeepsie NY and haven't had any problems with snow or ice or rain, though the LEAF sleeps in the garage so I don't ever get a lot of snow sitting on it for long periods of time. If you're ever in the Dutchess county area I can certainly show you what mine looks like but hopefully Sal will comment.

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:51 pm
by nerys
WOW I love that twin panel roof.

is there a good VERY LARGE (I want large surface area) sunroof that does not reduce headroom?

I am 6'4" with 27" inseam so headroom is critical to me.

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:21 pm
by hill
etracing wrote:Very coool.


A bit pricey for me, but it looks like a great install!
The Camry hybrid option (which - if you're SO wants lighted vanity mirrors, you have to get anyway) sunroof is $1,500 . . . so it's pretty much what you'd pay at the dealer as a stock option. Pricey? not if it's what you want, apparently.

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:14 am
by smnewport
Michapok,

Can you post some pics? Did you get the same model as Lasareath? Where did your drain tubes get placed? I am still on the fence on this. It is also a bit of a hassle having to leave the car overnight, but I understand it is a major mod and would definitely want them to take their time getting things right the first time.

thanks

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:18 am
by smnewport
never mind, I just saw your earlier post with the exterior pic. Looks quite nice.

Have you noticed much difference in your MPGe/consumption when it's closed/open/tilted?

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:16 pm
by michapok
smnewport wrote:Have you noticed much difference in your MPGe/consumption when it's closed/open/tilted?


Not really much of a difference. I haven't done a scientific study though. I was able to travel to Albany (93 miles one way), charge for three hours, then drive the 93 miles back with the sunroof installed so it's definitely not a huge range killer. I believe I had it on tilt some of the way home.

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:28 pm
by michapok
smnewport wrote:Did you get the same model as Lasareath? Where did your drain tubes get placed? I am still on the fence on this. It is also a bit of a hassle having to leave the car overnight, but I understand it is a major mod and would definitely want them to take their time getting things right the first time.


They did a great job on the drain tubes. They go along the top of the door frame inside that plastic that's there. It has a very slight bulge but you'd have to be looking for it to even notice. I believe there are four drain lines in total but I'm not 100% sure about that. Same model as Lasareath, auto-open but not auto-close (have to hold the button for the five seconds, which I don't mind at all).

They definitely need a full day and change with the car so overnight is the only way. I ended up taking mass transit from the shop in Jersey into the city, then hopped a metro north to poughkeepsie. Did the same thing in reverse on the way back. If you have someone who can pick you up/drop you off that's obviously easier.

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:53 am
by smnewport
Thanks. That is very useful to know. Now I just need to see if i can find time to get this done

Re: Sunroof!! Finally!

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:04 pm
by PatricioEV
UPDATE: I've not had a single problem with my sunroof. Still love it!