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Old 08-28-2004, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What percent should I get my windows tinted? I want them to be dark, but not too dark to where I can't see out of them.
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Old 08-29-2004, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well.. i have 20% all around, its dark, but i think its a little too dark at night... but thats my opinion.... B)
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35% looks really good

on my old car i put 35 on the back windows, and it looked dark from outside but i could still see just fine

and on my bmw i have 20% in the back and it looks really nice, but is pretty tough to see out of
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i'm gunna get limo all around except front side which can only be 20% in CA. seeing out of limo at night isn't bad, all u gotta see is the bright headlights behind you. and i use my side mirrors/blindspot mirrors more than anything
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i have limo on my back 3 and 15% on my front sides...from the outside the 15 looks almost as dark as the 5 but from the inside during the day its not dark at all and is easy to see out of...at night it isnt as bad as u would think it would be...i like it alot becuz the inside of my car is dark and the orange glow from the dash and everything else illuminate the inside nicely. its really all up to u tho
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get 20%, trust me. anything else won't even seem like tint.

i have 20 and i have absolutely no problem seeing at night. if you're going to invest in tint, its the way to go. then again, i like my car to be dark on the inside during the day, and don't really want people looking in my car while im driving.
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btw, how much did u guys pay for limo in the back and tint on the sides?
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Seems the majority is saying 20%, and guess what ... I AGREE.
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I'd vote for 35% unless your car is black...
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twenty looks nice, dark but man does it look nice!

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You might also want to check your State laws to see what is legal and go from there.
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20%, 35%???? Is the percentage how dark it is (100%=completely black), or how much it isnt tinted (100%=no tint)?
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20%, 35%???? Is the percentage how dark it is (100%=completely black), or how much it isnt tinted (100%=no tint)?
0% is solid black. 5% is limo tint.

I got 20 on mine, and it looks PERFECT.
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The way we rate tint around here (Ohio) is 5% being almost clear and 100% being black. That is how all of the shops do it and when the cops pull you over 50% is the darkest we can have (which is really light and not worth having). We are allowed having the back windows as dark as we want though. Everyone I know typically runs 65% on the fron two or four (excluding windsheild) and 85% on the rear (or rear three)... That way the cops are less likely to bust you. I did get busted with limo tint all around my truck and they made me rip it off the passenger and driver windows. They even went as far as measuring the strip on my winshield which was only allowed being 5" tall. So check your laws and if you do not have a tint law i recommend 85% ( I guess 15% if you look at it the other way) all around (excluding windsheild). That would look the best but you might have to hang your head out to back up at night lol..... good luck
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Old 08-29-2004, 10:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Im lucky since I live in Georgia cause they threw out the laws having to do with window tint. I'm probably going to go with 20% cause I know someone with 5% and you cant see out at night at all.
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