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Old 07-18-2011, 10:04 AM
dangerranger2004 dangerranger2004 is offline
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i want to put a sunroof into my 2004 ford ranger XL. it is a standard cab... any ideas where i could find one that will fit right?
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:09 AM
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You can get one that pops out... Just be willing to do some hackin
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:12 AM
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the ones im seeing online are a little bit big, 15x30 inch is almost the whole roof haha. any ideas? also what kind of hacking would i have to do?
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:27 AM
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Get a rag top sunroof!
They are about $500 installed
But you know, your roof will be weakened because of any sunroof installed.
Hope you don't plan on doing alot of serious rock crawling.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:30 AM
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Hope you don't plan on doing alot of serious rock crawling.
If he was doing serious rock crawling he would probably build a roll cage
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:36 PM
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its 1 wheel drive with a 4 banger, i can hardly climb the driveway
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:40 PM
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Get a rag top sunroof!
They are about $500 installed
But you know, your roof will be weakened because of any sunroof installed.
Hope you don't plan on doing alot of serious rock crawling.
Thats not the case at all. The strength of the roof comes from the pillars and doors, not the single layer of sheet metal that covers the roof. There are no braces or structure pieces that run where a sunroof would go.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:46 PM
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so what sunroof will fit the curve of a 2004 ford ranger standard cab?
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:09 PM
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Thats not the case at all. The strength of the roof comes from the pillars and doors, not the single layer of sheet metal that covers the roof. There are no braces or structure pieces that run where a sunroof would go.
my 95 had a brace that ran front to back. had to cut it out for the sunroof. don't feel i lost any strength though.


here is mine. i installed it myself. it's a donmar skyroof lss. it's a 17x31 (outside frame i'm pretty sure). I absolutely love it! wish it was a little bigger though. i open it every time i'm in the truck. it cost me around $350 just for the unit.







here is the bad news about this one for you. you cannot buy one and install it. it's a dealer install only thing. the shop i work for just happens to be a dealer. there is another recent thread either on here, rps or rf where a guy bought a manual pop up one from jc whitney or somewhere. he put it in himself. looks pretty good, just no bells or whistles. I'll see if i can find the thread.



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Old 07-18-2011, 02:11 PM
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^^^ I stand corrected, I dont recall seeing that brace before.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:13 PM
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You should get T-Tops lol than youd be rollin in style.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:20 PM
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^^^ I stand corrected, I dont recall seeing that brace before.
I don't think it does very much. probably more so to keep the roof from flexing down at high way speeds. the way my sunroof installs, the main frame drops in from the top, then there is a ring on the inside. sandwiches the roof skin between two halves of the frame. think that adds any strength that was lost by removing the brace back in.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:42 PM
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You should get T-Tops lol than youd be rollin in style.
ha t-tops and a gold bird on the hood, "ban-one" licence plate
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: sun roof

how bout one from an exploder...?
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:51 PM
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i want a pop out one, no electric or anything like that. great idea though!
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