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SwiftCelGTS Aug 30, 7:12am - #262688 

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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?
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SwiftCelGTS Aug 30, 7:14am - #262689 

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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.
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RookieGTS Aug 30, 7:20am - #262690 

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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
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spaztikid Aug 30, 7:20am - #262691 
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just get 35...
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RookieGTS Aug 30, 7:21am - #262692 

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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!
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Elec-FuYu Aug 30, 7:30am - #262693 
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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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SwiftCelGTS Aug 30, 7:38am - #262694 

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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.
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Zero Aug 30, 8:42am - #262695 

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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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xxmonkeyboixx Aug 30, 9:43am - #262696 

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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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xxmonkeyboixx Aug 30, 9:43am - #262697 

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and another...
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xxmonkeyboixx Aug 30, 9:45am - #262698 

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these are dark..
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SwiftCelGTS Aug 30, 3:53pm - #262699 

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ct Aug 30, 3:58pm - #262700 

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i posted a thread back on what % of tints are allowable per state. it was on the general discussion forum.

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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SwiftCelGTS Aug 30, 4:28pm - #262701 

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yeah i know its 35% here
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Zero Aug 30, 5:17pm - #262702 

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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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SwiftCelGTS Aug 31, 9:39am - #262703 

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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.
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gtscelica05 Aug 31, 9:49am - #262704 
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35% in front. 20 in rear windows thumbsup

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Simple Aug 31, 3:54pm - #262705 

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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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SwiftCelGTS Sep 1, 9:26pm - #262706 

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DJ_Curtiz Sep 1, 9:41pm - #262707 
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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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SkyhighRedline Sep 1, 10:30pm - #262708 
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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
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hector Sep 1, 10:47pm - #262709 

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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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mister_tin Sep 1, 11:03pm - #262710 
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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.

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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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robare99 Sep 2, 12:16am - #262712 

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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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QuickChick03gt Sep 2, 12:32am - #262713 
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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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TRDCelicaGTS6 Sep 2, 1:09am - #262714 
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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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Zero Sep 2, 1:17am - #262715 

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^^^you called their bluff

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GTQuentin Sep 2, 1:22am - #262716 

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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.
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silver Sep 2, 4:02am - #262717 
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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.
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IronmanGTS2000 Sep 2, 4:45am - #262718 
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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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