Sunroof and painted bumper.

sillawydna

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Hey everyone,

Looking to buy a Tremor in the next 6 months and have learned a lot lurking here, thanks! The goal is for this truck to be with me for 25 years. Bought my current truck (Toyota T-100) new in 1997. I keep things for a long time.

With this in mind, I have two questions:
1. Bumpers: I like the look of the painted bumpers. but think the chrome may look better after 15-20 years of use. Are you getting chips or scrapes on your painted bumpers? How does the chrome stand up?
2. Sunroof problems. I don’t want to hear about past cars or “could happen”. Asking if anyone has had a problem with the sunroof in their Tremor or same generation Super Duty.

Thanks, this forum is great!
Andy
 
I love the glass roof. Don’t open the sunroof much but the glass top is cool. No issues since March. Painted bumpers tend to rust over time do to chips and bug guts. Not a fan personally
 
Hey everyone,

Looking to buy a Tremor in the next 6 months and have learned a lot lurking here, thanks! The goal is for this truck to be with me for 25 years. Bought my current truck (Toyota T-100) new in 1997. I keep things for a long time.

With this in mind, I have two questions:
1. Bumpers: I like the look of the painted bumpers. but think the chrome may look better after 15-20 years of use. Are you getting chips or scrapes on your painted bumpers? How does the chrome stand up?
2. Sunroof problems. I don’t want to hear about past cars or “could happen”. Asking if anyone has had a problem with the sunroof in their Tremor or same generation Super Duty.

Thanks, this forum is great!
Andy
The moonroof in my 18 Super Duty is a cool feature. I tend to keep the blind closed as it gets pretty hot in the truck with it open. I recently went to open it and the roof moved just a hair and I heard a pop noise. I tried venting it and opening it but it wouldn't budge. I could hear the mechanism try to start moving the roof but no dice. I took it in to the dealer and they said either the rails were broken or some clips (I think that's what they called it) were broken. It ended up being the clips (which they said was usually better than it being the rails); however, they couldn't move the roof at all so they had to disassemble the thing and remove my front seat(s) to get it out. It ended up having 8 or so hours in labor alone. If it had not been under warranty (and I was within 500 miles of being out), it would have cost upwards of $2,000 to repair.

I have been waffleing on whether to get a moon roof in my new one or not. While I like it some of the time, I am not sure its worth the cost and possible issues in the future. It also decreases payload a bit. My service advisor who I always work with said he has one in his wife's Ford SUV and she loves it. He said he would likely not order one if he had the choice. A buddy who sells Ford indicated the same thing. He said only to order it on my next truck if I used it all the time and loved it.
 
Hey everyone,

Looking to buy a Tremor in the next 6 months and have learned a lot lurking here, thanks! The goal is for this truck to be with me for 25 years. Bought my current truck (Toyota T-100) new in 1997. I keep things for a long time.

With this in mind, I have two questions:
1. Bumpers: I like the look of the painted bumpers. but think the chrome may look better after 15-20 years of use. Are you getting chips or scrapes on your painted bumpers? How does the chrome stand up?
2. Sunroof problems. I don’t want to hear about past cars or “could happen”. Asking if anyone has had a problem with the sunroof in their Tremor or same generation Super Duty.

Thanks, this forum is great!
Andy
Everyone I know that has the twin panel sunroof on their 150/250 doesn’t have a single issue. I do know it increases resale value by a lot too.

I think the painted bumpers is a huge yes. As a Toyota guy, where they chrome everything, I’ve spent so much money getting rid of chrome. Just do it straight from the factory.
 
100% on the sun roof - never had an issue and don't personally know of anyone that has an issue (a few friends of mine have SD's with the sunroof). Only issues I've ever heard of were from a couple people on this forum. I was always for chrome bumpers until my eyes landed on a fully blacked out Tremor... changed my mind real quick. The reason I wanted chrome originally was for the protection against rock chips and so on but I just got my painted bumpers (and whole front end) PPF'ed and that should help ease my worry. End of they day whatever you get you won't be disappointed - these are great trucks. Good luck.
 
Chrome is not what it used to be. It's not like the type of Chrome Harley Davidson uses it's done cheap, just like the paint. Either one will wear and show age. I would give a very slight advantage to the chrome but I love the painted look. Mine was Ceramic coated from day one. If you are really concerned get the clear self healing wrap on the front of the truck.

I always get the sunroofs, never any issues, trucks are kept in the garage.
 
Hey Andy,
It really boils down to your personal choice, after all your the one paying for it. If you plan on keeping a truck that long personally I would forgo the the sun/moonroof. I think they look great, I had one on my last truck and I don’t miss not having it on my Tremor.
As for the painted bumpers, well yes they do chip like any paint, paint is thin thanks to the EPA, so paint protection maybe the way to go. Chrome can and will eventually rust if you live in the rust belt. So will the frame and suspension components. The chrome bumpers on these SD’s are really thin IMO and a stone can easily leave a pock mark. I am sure Ford is squeezing everything they can to drop vehicle weight over the entire truck.
Not to say one is more preferable over the other. Maybe order according to your needs. Have fun!

I do salute your goal of keeping a truck for 25 yrs. ????
 
I don't like the sunroof personally and is over priced option in my opinion at $1,800.00. My wife had one on her '15 Explorer and only had a couple rattle/squeak issues in the 6 years we owned it. Her new SUV also has it and we have had no problems with it in the first year.

I agree with PapaRaptor in reference to chrome. It actually nicks like paint and you can't touch it up. Also, these nicks will rust if you do not constantly keep it clean. The chrome front bumper of my work truck has several of them in 30,000 miles and looks sand blasted up close, still shines, but you can see all the highway rash. I also do not like all the chrome on the front, to much for me, but to each there own.

Personally I would order what I want and deal with any potential issues if they happened.
 
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