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opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( #262688 Aug 30, 12:12am Aug 30, 12:12am
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opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :(
this situation i'm in is ridiculous and even embarassing, btu here goes...

i'm almost 22, but in order to keep the rate more affordable, i'm still on my parents insurance plan. on my last car, a 2000 mustang, i had 15% tint and it looked awesome. i should add that it too was black. now my dad is saying that i can't tint my car darker than 35% because it is illegal. his reasonsin is that if i have a wreck and hurt someone, they will take me to court and blame my dark tint and try to take millions from me in damages. and since i don't have much, bein only 21 and a college student, he says they will take his home, car, etc... everything he has. its a joke, especially considering he found the guy to tint my stang through another guy he works with for me. and he drives a 98 camry with illegal tint, but it was that way when he bought it.

to me, it would be so sexy to have dark tint on my black celica, and i don't know if i'd even be satisfied with 35%. i've been waitin it out hoping he'll budge but i've been waiting for months with no luck. should i just go ahead and get legal tint? i mean its better than nothing. and i won't have to worry about ever being hassled by cops. they're not strict on that around here at all though anyway.

does anyone have pics of 35% tint on their car?

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262689 Aug 30, 12:14am Aug 30, 12:14am
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i should say the reason i don't just do it anyway is because he says he will cancel me off of his insurance if i get illegal tint. i've checked rates to have it on my own name and its so much higher, even though my driving record is pretty good.

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262690 Aug 30, 12:20am Aug 30, 12:20am
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hey bro! i got illegal tints on my celica! 5% 3 back windows and 20% the 2 front side windows! And bro why you even going w/ what your dads says anyways?? I mean come on, Millions your dad says, Please no offense but that is just over-kill talk coming from your dad. I mean if you pay for your car and its YOUR car! I say go with the darkest tint in the back and 20 or 15% in the front! Im tellin ya man, black on black is so damn SEXY! Cause it looks sexy on my ride! thumbsup

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262691 Aug 30, 12:20am Aug 30, 12:20am
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just get 35...

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: spaztikid] #262692 Aug 30, 12:21am Aug 30, 12:21am
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35% thumbsdown if your gonna tint your celica! might as well do it right! and besides bro your freakin 21!!! Just go with it! And if your paying for it?? Fuck it, its your money!

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: RookieGTS] #262693 Aug 30, 12:30am Aug 30, 12:30am
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...the answer is obvious isnt it?!
ive seen many questions on internet with the original post people already have the answer in their mind.

get the 35% or wait till ur insurence is low enough that you willing to pay ur own insurence then tint the window.


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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: Elec-FuYu] #262694 Aug 30, 12:38am Aug 30, 12:38am
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he just likes to control me. and yes its my car, i pay for it 100%. the payments, insurance, gas, mods, etc. it all comes from me. he doesn't support me with anything except he occasionally pays my tutition. its ridiculous.

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262695 Aug 30, 1:42am Aug 30, 1:42am
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rookie...me you and spaztikid live in Cali, though you brave it with the illegal tint...its hardcore with pigs.

i say, 20-25% get it from a shop that specializes in tinting.


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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: Zero] #262696 Aug 30, 2:43am Aug 30, 2:43am
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dont know what percentage my tints are...all i know is the rears are limo and fronts are dark. here's a pic

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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #262697 Aug 30, 2:43am Aug 30, 2:43am
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and another...

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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #262698 Aug 30, 2:45am Aug 30, 2:45am
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these are dark..

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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #262699 Aug 30, 8:53am Aug 30, 8:53am
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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262700 Aug 30, 8:58am Aug 30, 8:58am
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i posted a thread back on what % of tints are allowable per state. it was on the general discussion forum.


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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: ct] #262701 Aug 30, 9:28am Aug 30, 9:28am
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yeah i know its 35% here

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262702 Aug 30, 10:17am Aug 30, 10:17am
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hey Swift, your car is already black, perhaps the 35% well give the impression over being a darker tint thn it really is.


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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: Zero] #262703 Aug 31, 2:39am Aug 31, 2:39am
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Originally Posted by Zero
hey Swift, your car is already black, perhaps the 35% well give the impression over being a darker tint thn it really is.
i guess it would. i just hate having to even have to deal with this.

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262704 Aug 31, 2:49am Aug 31, 2:49am
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35% in front. 20 in rear windows thumbsup


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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: gtscelica05] #262705 Aug 31, 8:54am Aug 31, 8:54am
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just get the %35
it will still look better than stock, and it's a whole lot better than getting kicked out onto your own insurance.

that pretty much turns a $120 tint job into a $1000+ tint job.


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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: Simple] #262706 Sep 1, 2:26pm Sep 1, 2:26pm
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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262707 Sep 1, 2:41pm Sep 1, 2:41pm
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funny you mention this, I was just at a tint shop an hour ago and I saw examples of various tints...

sheet %20 was still kinda light... but thats what imma go for... and limmo in the back windows.. thumbsup


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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262708 Sep 1, 3:30pm Sep 1, 3:30pm
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you already got a black car man, it wont look that bad...like some1 said before, will make it look darker than it really is. it did on my whip atleast, 35 looks pretty good on a black car man...dunno, wouldnt stress over it 35 percent is def thumbsup

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SkyhighRedline] #262709 Sep 1, 3:47pm Sep 1, 3:47pm
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tint is not worth getting kicked off the insurance for... you pay your own bills..ok cool..but pay to be on your own insurance when you dont have to would be dumb..especially @ 21...if its the only thing your dad is trying to throw on you..then do it..25% is better than nothing thumbsup

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I recommend limo tint for the rear 3 windows and 35% tint for the front. And when your insurance lowers darken it.

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: mister_tin] #262711 Sep 1, 4:57pm Sep 1, 4:57pm

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there is such thing as darker 35% tint. I got 35% 3m tint and it is noticably darker then other brands of tint. i dunno how its possible. ask around at tint shops about it

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Here's 35% tint on my sides & wedges. It's pretty dark. You can still see out too.

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I say just go with what your dads says. Then once you can afford it by yourself get them darker.

Even though im not sure how many people have actually been sued due to the fact that there windows were to dark. I wouldnt even think someone would notice that if they were in a accident with someone else... but i guess you never know. Good luck with your decision.


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i just got my car tinted yesterday and my parents said the same thing if i go below 35 they were going to kick me off the insurance well i got 20% and i'm happy with it looks so sexy on the blue and really cant see through and i'm still on the insurance


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Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: Zero] #262716 Sep 1, 6:22pm Sep 1, 6:22pm
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Be glad you can leggaly get 35. In VA i can only get 50 frown. I want tint so bad but i refuse to pay $200 and then have to have it taken off.

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #262717 Sep 1, 9:02pm Sep 1, 9:02pm
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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
this situation i'm in is ridiculous and even embarassing, btu here goes...

i'm almost 22, but in order to keep the rate more affordable, i'm still on my parents insurance plan. on my last car, a 2000 mustang, i had 15% tint and it looked awesome. i should add that it too was black. now my dad is saying that i can't tint my car darker than 35% because it is illegal. his reasonsin is that if i have a wreck and hurt someone, they will take me to court and blame my dark tint and try to take millions from me in damages. and since i don't have much, bein only 21 and a college student, he says they will take his home, car, etc... everything he has. its a joke, especially considering he found the guy to tint my stang through another guy he works with for me. and he drives a 98 camry with illegal tint, but it was that way when he bought it.

to me, it would be so sexy to have dark tint on my black celica, and i don't know if i'd even be satisfied with 35%. i've been waitin it out hoping he'll budge but i've been waiting for months with no luck. should i just go ahead and get legal tint? i mean its better than nothing. and i won't have to worry about ever being hassled by cops. they're not strict on that around here at all though anyway.

does anyone have pics of 35% tint on their car?


If you insurance is worth half a damn, it will cover accident charges and lawsuits. Saying that an accident was caused because your tint is too dark is a long shot. If it's too dark for you to see out of, then it's too dark to be on the car. Unless all of your windows were totally opaque or so dark that it obviously was imparing your ability to see the road, I don't think that "his tint is too dark, that's why he crashed" fling would stand up in court.

Re: opinions/suggestions on tint? in a bad situation here... :( [Re: silver] #262718 Sep 1, 9:45pm Sep 1, 9:45pm
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just get the 35%, when you graduate and can afford your own insurance and support yourself, do things your way, till then...take advantage of any benefits you can take.

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