Does Ford offer a sunroof in the Ranger?

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Beyond the structural weakening
Many test have proven that the addition of a properly installed sunroof will actually add to the structural integrity of most roofs . The inner and outer rings once clamped together actually stop the roof from bending and flexing . If you've ever seen the inside of a roof panel without the headliner you'll notice that the supports that are cut out are very light and are only there to help prevent the roof from bowing inward . Any structural brace that are there in some vehicles would (should) never be removed or cut into . You could not walk on top of a vehicle without a sunroof without damaging the roof but after installing one you could in most cases .

 

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I have now decided to get a 2023 Ranger Tremor, and would like to have a sunroof on it. Looking at Ford's literature,, I have not seen one there---do they make them, and offer them for sale??
On the topic of sunroofs, recently at my Ford dealer's waiting on routine service, I overheard the repair personnel explaining to a (female) customer that her sunroof would not get stuck so often if she would just keep it shut! I was already anti-sunroof after a drenching I took as a kid in my VW Van, and this incident convinced me that this was not just a VW thing...
 

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Many test have proven that the addition of a properly installed sunroof will actually add to the structural integrity of most roofs . The inner and outer rings once clamped together actually stop the roof from bending and flexing . If you've ever seen the inside of a roof panel without the headliner you'll notice that the supports that are cut out are very light and are only there to help prevent the roof from bowing inward . Any structural brace that are there in some vehicles would (should) never be removed or cut into . You could not walk on top of a vehicle without a sunroof without damaging the roof but after installing one you could in most cases .
Yeah but for the ranger the center is where the strength is in a lot of cars yeah you are correct
 
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Yeah but for the ranger the center is where the strength is in a lot of cars yeah you are correct
Maybe Ford will offer one for the new Tremor,,,,,,, with the new design,,,,
 


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Maybe Ford will offer one for the new Tremor,,,,,,, with the new design,,,,
I just want a power slider lol with what the tremor is used for and what I use my truck for I am personally just fine without it in fact I prefer not having it
 

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Why??? It's because I've always liked them, and have had them in all my vehicle. For sure I wanted one in my new Tremor.
im speaking of a "fake sunroof"

Tremor i get that but not the fake sunroof
 

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Never put window film on a sunroof . It will hold the heat in and likely cause the glass to shatter . You may get away with it but we saw an awful lot of glass that shattered after it was tinted . It was something about the glass they use in sunroofs that was designed to reflect most of the infrared light and the window film would hold it in the glass . Things may have changed since I closed shop in 2008 but I haven't heard of anything .
Truly interesting as there have been a law suit or two against the moonroof manufacturers for 'glass shattering'....
 

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Many test have proven that the addition of a properly installed sunroof will actually add to the structural integrity of most roofs . The inner and outer rings once clamped together actually stop the roof from bending and flexing . If you've ever seen the inside of a roof panel without the headliner you'll notice that the supports that are cut out are very light and are only there to help prevent the roof from bowing inward . Any structural brace that are there in some vehicles would (should) never be removed or cut into . You could not walk on top of a vehicle without a sunroof without damaging the roof but after installing one you could in most cases .
Makes some sense....
 

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Had a 79 Mercury Capri with the split tilt-up type sunroof. Have a power sunroof in the 2003 Mountaineer. I rarely used either. Both factory and eventually leaked. Would never have one in a vehicle again.
 

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Yeah but for the ranger the center is where the strength is in a lot of cars yeah you are correct
That's why I said most vehicles . I haven't installed a SR since closing in 2008 but there were only a couple of vehicles that we would not put a roof in . I can't remember the models but the structural brace went front to back down the middle where most all others had it well behind the drivers head from side to side . Most did not have anything except thin pcs of metal glued to the roof panel to hold the headliner in place that offered some anti-flex to the panel as well . Now I'm curious as to if the Ranger has a front to rear brace ....Hmmm
 

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That's why I said most vehicles . I haven't installed a SR since closing in 2008 but there were only a couple of vehicles that we would not put a roof in . I can't remember the models but the structural brace went front to back down the middle where most all others had it well behind the drivers head from side to side . Most did not have anything except thin pcs of metal glued to the roof panel to hold the headliner in place that offered some anti-flex to the panel as well . Now I'm curious as to if the Ranger has a front to rear brace ....Hmmm
I sent an email to Webasto-Hollandia-ASC looking for answers..... Check locally monday......
 

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Had a 79 Mercury Capri with the split tilt-up type sunroof. Have a power sunroof in the 2003 Mountaineer. I rarely used either. Both factory and eventually leaked. Would never have one in a vehicle again.
The '79 Capri/Mustang had a pop up (removable) moonroof. Manufacturers (all types) called for the drain tubes to be cleaned once per year - most people never had them cleaned until the obvious.
 

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I'm not Mr. Lebowski, YOU'RE Mr. Lebowski. I'm The Dude.
I always wanted a sunroof until I had one.
Not worth it.
1. Leak waiting to happen. Ask my mom about her last two Cadillacs.
2. Unless it has a shade it will bake your head in the summer. Back in the 70's (I'm old) we put sunroofs in every freakin' thing and learned you had to put on sunscreen to drive your car.
 

 
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