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Old 03-13-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Sunroof conversion possible?

I kinda like sunroofs but i know they are a PITA when they start to leak and whatnot.

I was thinking, would it be possible to take the roof assembly off a wrecked wrx with a sunroof and conver it?

I figure it'd be nicer then one of those hack job ones you install that are aftermarket.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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def possible. best way would be to weld in the WRX roof, ie drill out the spot welds for the roof, and re weld in teh wrx roof with the hole and bolt holes/brackets already in it
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:09 PM   #3
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def possible. best way would be to weld in the WRX roof, ie drill out the spot welds for the roof, and re weld in teh wrx roof with the hole and bolt holes/brackets already in it
idono anything about body work, so you're saying that every roof on these cars is welded on?? do the sunroof equipped wrx's have a differnt harness to accomodate it?

how much weight would be addded?

i know its probably not cost effective but i suppose if i were to come across one for cheap id jump on it
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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I have found a couple threads on the subject and those who have completed it seemed to regret it, some loved it. Some didn't like the body roll due to the loss of the support beams in the roof. Other's because of the wieght some just had problems with leaking, wistling, and poor fitment it is a pretty complicated little deal not just cutting a hole in the roof like my dumb a$$ thought. I personaly think it would be cool to have even though most people rarley use the damn things. And because i already know somebody is going to say buy a limited but they obviously didn't make a bug eye limited.. Some people say it is a safety hazzard. Just have to read for yourself and sorte the haters out.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:27 PM   #5
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for alot less, why dont you put the jdm spec c roof vent on your 02 wrx? i did that to mine and overall its a great addition, plus its stock subaru in japan!

gruppe s = $350
renick motorsports $375

in your color too. takes about 3 1/2 hours to complete!

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Old 03-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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I love having steel over my head. Maybe that comes from rolling a Miata....
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:45 PM   #7
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It might be possible to find an aftermarket sunroof that will work with the Subaru roof without cutting into the roof supports.

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Old 03-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #8
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for alot less, why dont you put the jdm spec c roof vent on your 02 wrx? i did that to mine and overall its a great addition, plus its stock subaru in japan!

gruppe s = $350
renick motorsports $375

in your color too. takes about 3 1/2 hours to complete!

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ehh, id rather have the whole thing, not some corny looking lid so i can be jdm or one of those rally wanna-be's



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It might be possible to find an aftermarket sunroof that will work with the Subaru roof without cutting into the roof supports.

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bah, id rather not go that route

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I have found a couple threads on the subject and those who have completed it seemed to regret it, some loved it. Some didn't like the body roll due to the loss of the support beams in the roof. Other's because of the wieght some just had problems with leaking, wistling, and poor fitment it is a pretty complicated little deal not just cutting a hole in the roof like my dumb a$$ thought. I personaly think it would be cool to have even though most people rarley use the damn things. And because i already know somebody is going to say buy a limited but they obviously didn't make a bug eye limited.. Some people say it is a safety hazzard. Just have to read for yourself and sorte the haters out.
i tried llooking, my searhc skillz suck.

id love to get a sonic yellow wrx with a sunroof
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