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Jun 21, 7:58am - #203475 
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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Jun 21, 8:01am - #203476 
30 - 20% tint should be good enough


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Jun 21, 8:01am - #203477 
15%

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Jun 21, 8:08am - #203478 
Originally Posted by khmer215
30 - 20% tint should be good enough

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Jun 21, 9:46am - #203479 
35%

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Jun 21, 9:59am - #203480 
30%, its noticablly darker then 35%, but the cops won't bother you with it. Cops... thumbsdown

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Jun 21, 10:46am - #203481 
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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Jun 21, 11:31am - #203482 
i have 20% havnt had any cop trouble but i do think 20% is illegal

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Jun 21, 11:33am - #203483 
for Gachinto: Tint is stick on bro

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Jun 21, 12:31pm - #203484 
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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Jun 21, 12:32pm - #203485 
35%...i loved it on mine thumbsup

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Jun 21, 12:43pm - #203486 
20% or 15%

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Jun 21, 12:46pm - #203487 
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Jun 21, 12:49pm - #203488 
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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Jun 21, 12:50pm - #203489 
mine is 20 in front and like 15 in back

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Jun 21, 1:00pm - #203490 
20% or 15% you can tell its dark but you probably wont get pulled over from it

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Jun 21, 1:02pm - #203491 
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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Jun 21, 2:12pm - #203492 
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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Jun 21, 2:32pm - #203493 
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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Jun 21, 3:28pm - #203494 
25% to 30% should be fine thumbsup

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Jun 21, 11:44pm - #203495 
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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Jun 21, 11:58pm - #203496 
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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Jun 22, 12:18am - #203497 
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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Jun 22, 6:20pm - #203498 
ahh ... how to check wat % is legal ? im in canada ... bc ... confused

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Jun 22, 9:50pm - #203499 
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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Jun 22, 10:07pm - #203500 
15% or 20%

nothing lower please~


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Oct 8, 3:36pm - #203501 
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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Oct 8, 3:42pm - #203502 
wow back from the dead rolleyes

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Oct 8, 4:02pm - #203503 
35 F, 15-20 R


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Nov 7, 7:52am - #203504 
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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Nov 7, 9:38pm - #203505 
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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Nov 7, 11:12pm - #203506 
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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Nov 7, 11:20pm - #203507 
15%, thats what i have! thumbsup


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Nov 8, 12:20am - #203508 
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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Nov 8, 12:24am - #203509 
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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