I checked out a local place where I live that is a detail place. They did my tint job on the front side windows. They also do Webasto sunroofs. They said they couldn't do the E because of the ridges in the roof. I know others have had it done, and I still think it can be done. Haven't checked in Indianapolis. I'm willing to give up alot of that storage space, which I don't even use anyway for a sunroof. What do you all think????
I am in Raleigh, NC and I went to a shop that specializes in sunroofs, upholsters and stuff and the guy looked up a 2009 Honda Element and said they couldn't do it. He said that there are other pickup Trucks that have the same problem w/ the way the roof is made.
I honestly don't care too much about the safety aspect of it...I just want one.:x
The sunroof installers that will not hack up your roof are doing you a favor by not wanting an unhappy customer down the road. The flat flange of the sunroof will not seal up properly on the ridges of the E. It may hold for a year or to, but finally the seal will let go when the sealer starts to shrink from heat and the body flexing. I do know of two people that put a roof in a pickup with the ridged roof. They had a bodyshop take the headliner out and reworked the metal to form a flat area for the flange of the sunroof to seal to. The paint and metal work cost about $500.00 extra. The guy really wanted a roof. I just hope you don't put something on your E that will give you a water leak in the future.
Thanks for your reply Picturetaker. I don't want problems down the road with it. I realize after-market ones aren't the same. That's the one thing I miss the most, since my other cars always had one, and I always used it :-(
Oh well......guess I can put that $$ towards something else for the E :grin: