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Old 11-01-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Window Tint Opinion??

Should i get 5% limo tint on my 07 access cab or just match the front two with rear??
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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I like seeing through my windows so I just matched. Really it is up to you and if you feel like dealing with the law if they don't approve of limo tint.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:29 PM   #3
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I matched them. Looks great, not insanely dark and cost $60 for llumar with a lifetime warranty. No brainer.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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I had 35% on one vehicle's front windows. I was always worried I wouldn't see someone walking into a crosswalk in front of me or something like that. It was hard to see out at night. I had limo tint on the rear window also and it was impossible to see out at night. I will never have it on side windows.
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Since you are from NC it is illegal to have anything less than 35% on the front side windows on a truck. I have 20% but I know someone that does my inspection for me.
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i have a guy who does my inspection also.. i had limo on my old nissan frontier.. so idk what i want to do..
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Here is what 20% tinit looks like with factory tint on the black glass.

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I had 35% on one vehicle's front windows. I was always worried I wouldn't see someone walking into a crosswalk in front of me or something like that. It was hard to see out at night. I had limo tint on the rear window also and it was impossible to see out at night. I will never have it on side windows.
We also got 35%, the state maximum for fronts here. We test drove a limo'ed one and HOLY crap, that sucker is just too dark. We drove on a cloudy day and it looked like late dusk.


35% matches the factory well enough. Color is slightly different, as after-market was more grey than the slightly "warmer" tint color of factory.


Looking at the windows from the inside
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We also got 35%, the state maximum here. We test drove a limo'ed one and HOLY crap, that sucker is just too dark. We drove on a cloudy day and it looked like late dusk.
I use to have a civic years ago that had 5% all the way around and 20% on the windshield. After about 7 pm in the summer and 4 pm in the winter it could not be driven.
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It's illegal to have anything less than 35% tint? Isn't that backwards?

number wise it is correct, but light percentage it is wrong
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Well if you get pulled over by a county mounty, they aren't going to care who did your state inspection, you'll still get a ticket.
In forsyth county the only leo's you have to worry about are the city of winston police...sheriff's wont pull you over for tint and troppers are to busy to deal with it...but get pulled by a city cop and your definitely gettting a ticket
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i might do 20 all over
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So you're saying that in North Carolina, if you have 5%, 10%, all the way up to 34% window tint, you'll get a ticket, but if you have 35% or more window tint, you wont get a ticket and you'll be okay?

Why would the state of North Carolina demand everyone have 35% or greater window tint?
Skin cancer, it's a real threat, y'know.

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i never got pulled over when i had my 5% on my old truck.. really they dont pay much attention..
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So you're saying that in North Carolina, if you have 5%, 10%, all the way up to 34% window tint, you'll get a ticket, but if you have 35% or more window tint, you wont get a ticket and you'll be okay?

Why would the state of North Carolina demand everyone have 35% or greater window tint?
LEO safety...you can still see through 35% in the dark for the most part, but anything darker can not really be seen through at night. Trucks can have anything on the back window, 20% on the back side windows and 35% on the front windows, same for vans and SUV's. Cars can only have 35% all the way around. For the most part they wont bother you with it unless you have 5% all the way around.
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once again i never got bothered and had 5% ALL THE WAY AROUND..
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i might do 20 all over
If you add 20 to the back windows you are going to end up with a 10-12% tint on them and then still be at 20 % on the front. It would be a noticeable difference with that. I would leave the backs alone, just my .02
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once again i never got bothered and had 5% ALL THE WAY AROUND..
It just depends on what part your from. I can ony speak for forsyth county...
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