i had 15% on my mustang and it was black also. i never got bothered by cops. but i decided to go legal this time. i went in thinking 35 was legal on the front windows, but they told me he was recently changed to 27. and i got 18 every where else. its dark enough for me, and i don't have to every worry about getting hassled by cops. the tint looks darker in person than it turned out in those pics.