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Heat rejection of Pano Sunroof

Does anyone else with the Pano sunroof find the heat rejection of the factory tint lacking?

I have had a few cars with the pano roof option, and while I understand you will get heat transmission since its glass, I just find that my 15 overland gets significantly hotter than most. Even with the sunshade closed I can feel the heat radiating down while I drive. Even my wife noticed it in the form of asking me if I noticed that even with the AC on high the car is just hot

I plan to do a test with my infrared surface thermometer compared to another pano roof car to see the temp variation of the interior surface, but wanted to see if I was alone in this.

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Re: Heat rejection of Pano Sunroof

I notice that the sunshade on my '15 Summit is a lot more flimsy than what I had on my '12 Limited, so maybe you're correct.
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Re: Heat rejection of Pano Sunroof

If you find that it is letting in some heat, I had mine tinted using the 3M Crystaline 90 Tint. It keeps it pretty cool and definitely can't feel any heat with the screen closed.
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Re: Heat rejection of Pano Sunroof

No.

I don't find the pano roof on my 2015 any hotter then similar vehicles.

I had a regular sunroof on my 2012 Overland along with a 2005 Toyota 4Runner. The 4Runner and 2012 WK2 had light colored interiors while my 2015 has black. The roof area appears to be noticeably cooler in my 2015 so far. I'll have a better idea once summer hits.
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Re: Heat rejection of Pano Sunroof

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No.

I don't find the pano roof on my 2015 any hotter then similar vehicles.

I had a regular sunroof on my 2012 Overland along with a 2005 Toyota 4Runner. The 4Runner and 2012 WK2 had light colored interiors while my 2015 has black. The roof area appears to be noticeably cooler in my 2015 so far. I'll have a better idea once summer hits.
Where are you that summer hasnt hit yet? Its 100 degrees here in TX
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Where are you that summer hasnt hit yet? Its 100 degrees here in TX

51 here in southern Wisconsin last night....


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Where are you that summer hasnt hit yet? Its 100 degrees here in TX
Colorado?!
We had one 90ish day, but that's about it.
Snow on Memorial Day out on the plains, snow in the mountains right now, one ski resort still open weekends, park roads not expected to be open till July... etc. etc.

Folks are cruising around looking in back yards for guys building really really big boats...
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Re: Heat rejection of Pano Sunroof

I did mine with 3M Crystalline 40 (the darkest), then I can actually drive around with the shade cover open in CA sun, no heat, much less glare. Actually makes the roof option enjoyable to have and use.
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I did mine with 3M Crystalline 40 (the darkest), then I can actually drive around with the shade cover open in CA sun, no heat, much less glare. Actually makes the roof option enjoyable to have and use.
What about at night? I imagine with that dark of tint you wont be able to see anything out of the sunroof when the sun goes down.

Wouldn't a clear tint that blocks the UV rays or a lighter tint be a better option?
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Re: Heat rejection of Pano Sunroof

I guess I never really feel like I need to "see out of" the sunroof...especially at night. I can always open the sliding glass.
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Re: Heat rejection of Pano Sunroof

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What about at night? I imagine with that dark of tint you wont be able to see anything out of the sunroof when the sun goes down.

Wouldn't a clear tint that blocks the UV rays or a lighter tint be a better option?
Kinda why i went crystalline 90... Bareley any darker but blocks most UV and heat/
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Kinda why i went crystalline 90... Bareley any darker but blocks most UV and heat/
I measured the UV on my sunroof and stock glass blocks most of the UV (I forget the numbers). I was curious how much I should keep sunshade closed even if I feel comfortable under it.

I don't think UV contributes that much to heated surface radiating heat. I believe it is the IR range that produces most energy that gets absorbed into things that radiate as heat (also IR).

I don't notice an issue with sunroof with black interior. But I live in New England and it has not really been that hot yet.
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