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RevMonster Jun 21, 2:58pm - #203475 

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Tint suggestions

Okay, I've been thinking about this...

I'm about to have what will be nearly 2k of stereo in my car... and I have no anti-theft measures at all. The first thing I'm thinking is getting my windows tinted (also, I hate how hot my car gets). I've never looked into it before though, so what is a good tint %? I just want a normal black tint... nothing crazy. What should each window be to look good, be effective, and NOT draw major police attention?

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khmer215 Jun 21, 3:01pm - #203476 

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30 - 20% tint should be good enough

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PnOyGtS Jun 21, 3:01pm - #203477 

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Justice Jun 21, 3:08pm - #203478 

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Originally Posted by khmer215
30 - 20% tint should be good enough
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Sultan Jun 21, 4:46pm - #203479 

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GraSSRooTs Jun 21, 4:59pm - #203480 

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30%, its noticablly darker then 35%, but the cops won't bother you with it. Cops... thumbsdown
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Gachinto Jun 21, 5:46pm - #203481 

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so 30% is darker than 35% ?
is tint like paint on or stick on ? and where to get them done NICELY ... i see all these problems and BUBBLES on many confused
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TRD_TEMPEST_GT Jun 21, 6:31pm - #203482 

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i have 20% havnt had any cop trouble but i do think 20% is illegal
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TRD_TEMPEST_GT Jun 21, 6:33pm - #203483 

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for Gachinto: Tint is stick on bro
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ghostingcelica Jun 21, 7:31pm - #203484 
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i have 20% all around. and either the cops are too lazy to pull me over, blind as fuck, or they just dont give a fuck
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trog2233 Jun 21, 7:32pm - #203485 

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35%...i loved it on mine thumbsup
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Celica2k Jun 21, 7:43pm - #203486 

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20% or 15%
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vietnamese2004 Jun 21, 7:46pm - #203487 

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RevMonster Jun 21, 7:49pm - #203488 

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Legal in CA is 70% front and whatever you want behind the front windows... but isn't 70% like clear? rofl

Also, what does everyone think about slightly darker rear than front windows? Say, 40% up front and 25-30% on the rear sides and back window?

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TRD_TEMPEST_GT Jun 21, 7:50pm - #203489 

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mine is 20 in front and like 15 in back
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cycocelica Jun 21, 8:00pm - #203490 

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20% or 15% you can tell its dark but you probably wont get pulled over from it
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celicafourotwo Jun 21, 8:02pm - #203491 

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if you wat darker in back and light in front..go with 35% in front and 25 or 20 in back..personally, i had 20% on my last car and i like it..20% all around..

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Gen7fan Jun 21, 9:12pm - #203492 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Legal in CA is 70% front and whatever you want behind the front windows... but isn't 70% like clear? rofl

Also, what does everyone think about slightly darker rear than front windows? Say, 40% up front and 25-30% on the rear sides and back window?


Almost, stock is around 90-80%. I think a split looks fine, most people I know get legal on the sides and rear then put real dark in the corners to block more light.
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ravertony Jun 21, 9:32pm - #203493 
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i have 50% and 5% and its comfortable not to dark or to light plus cops will never bother thumbsup thumbsup
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SiLvErGt2001 Jun 21, 10:28pm - #203494 

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25% to 30% should be fine thumbsup
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panzerr Jun 22, 6:44am - #203495 

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the higher the percentage, the darker the tint

i've got 35% on all side windows which is lighter than the 50% tint on my sunroof

35% is just about right. translucent enough for people to kind of see in, but dark enough to make your windows look black in bright light
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ravertony Jun 22, 6:58am - #203496 
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Originally Posted by panzerr
the higher the percentage, the darker the tint


got it all wrong noob... the smaller the percentage the darker rolleyes rolleyes

the percentage represents how much light is visible (something around those lines) grin thumbsup thumbsup
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flowin_celica Jun 22, 7:18am - #203497 
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I had 5% all around which is wayyyy to dark at night then I put 15% on and I didn't like it at night either...I'm on 50% right now and I love it! and I don't have to roll down my window everytime a see a cop wink

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Gachinto Jun 23, 1:20am - #203498 

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ahh ... how to check wat % is legal ? im in canada ... bc ... confused
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Chiller Jun 23, 4:50am - #203499 
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15%. I would have gone darker if I could...no trouble with cops so far, can see out easily, and just doesn't look as dark as you think it would at some angles!

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Elec-FuYu Jun 23, 5:07am - #203500 
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15% or 20%

nothing lower please~

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panzerr Oct 8, 10:36pm - #203501 

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Originally Posted by ravertony


got it all wrong noob... the smaller the percentage the darker rolleyes rolleyes



that wasn't intended to make me feel good

the guy that did my tinting called my sunroof 50%. My side and rear windows are 35%, and they are lighter, so i assumed (at least by their standards) that they were talking about the amount of light blocked...either that or they're bass ackwards.
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wow back from the dead rolleyes
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JBing Oct 8, 11:02pm - #203503 

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anthony350 Nov 7, 2:52pm - #203504 

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in MD 35% is legal limit so i just got 35 all the way around and its a huge improvement! looks good...i def. recommend it
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robare99 Nov 8, 4:38am - #203505 

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I got 35% on my side windows and the wedge ones. Not really crazy about really dark on the wedges & lighter on the sides. Looks undone to me. I got 20% on the rear window.
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asnRider Nov 8, 6:12am - #203506 
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tint will only get you so far of an anti theft technique, but an alarm system will do better... whether or not you get 15% or 50%, you still can see the deck or the rear (if the back cover is not put up.) i have 15% in the back, and you still can see everything from the trunk to my face in some light angels...

if you want to use tint as an anti theft way, id say go for limo tint...all around... (but i wouldnt if i were you grin)
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bmw52786 Nov 8, 6:20am - #203507 

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15%, thats what i have! thumbsup

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Sancho Nov 8, 7:20am - #203508 

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Limo the back window. 5%. The sides I would do around 30%, maybe less.

I finally got rolled for my tint. Fucking CSUSM campus police for tint and no front lisence plate. Talk about fags! They must have been bored, theres nothing to get ppl for at my school. Even city police left me alone for 3 months. Now I have to fix it, but you better believe its going back on! thumbsup

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RevMonster Nov 8, 7:24am - #203509 

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Holy old thread, Batman! eek

This is the oldest post of mine that has EVER been brought back to life. I've had my windows tinted since July now. rofl

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