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5 percent too much!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MLemis, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    MLemis

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    I just got my windows tinted and had them put 5 percent cus I love dark windows and I had it before on my last car (an expedition) and it didn't seem so bad. But now I basically can't see jack shit at night! As will Ferrell so eloquently put it "I immediately regret that decision!"

    So just a warning to those who are considering going super dark on the tint: moderation is key!
     
  2. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    I agree I wanted 5 on the front windows as well and the guy at the tint shop talked me out of it, and I'm glad he did. I have 5 on the back and ac doors and can't see jack shiz out of them at night
     
  3. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    MontanaTaco

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    Had 5 on my last car and it sucked so much to off road or drive at night. Had to roll down the windows to see.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    SmEYELey

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    ye i got 5% all around looks clean and as far as parking at night just got to look for big objects and open your eyes real wide soo your eyes take in as much light as possible :eek: thats what i do
     
  5. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    so what would be a good percentage? im lookin to get my windows done and dont know how the mesurments work.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    SmallTacoBigDream

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    my frriend has 2.5 everywhere even on his windsheild! yu cant drive at night
     
  7. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    builthatch

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    i have 50% on my fronts. i'm not trying to hide from anyone. i'm trying to keep the cab cool and protect my white ass/plastics from UV.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    David, I too was somewhat clueless as to how the rating scale worked but the installer I went to had different shade pieces up on a window in his shop so I could see the difference as he explained what everything was. Keeping the long arm of the law in mind I did look up what the state declared as the end of the line so to speak and the installer was right on top of that and provided me with the same information. Hopefully your local installers will offer the same visual display to help you choose.

    As for the measurements I'm certain that there are those here that are better versed than myself but I understand the percentages to indicate how much light is allowed through the film, ie: lower number = darker film. Anyone who sees an error there feel free to correct me as I'm not too knowledgeable about tint.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    thanks for the info! my rear and extra-cab windows are already slightly tinted, but i would like them a little darker.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    yamaha73

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    As for the measurements I'm certain that there are those here that are better versed than myself but I understand the percentages to indicate how much light is allowed through the film, ie: lower number = darker film. Anyone who sees an error there feel free to correct me as I'm not too knowledgeable about tint.[/quote]

    you are correct, for example 5 percent is darker tint than 20 percent, i have 20 on my front two windows and im going to put 5 percent on my back windows soon
     
  11. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    jtav2002

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    I have 15% on my fronts. Kind of hard to see out at night in dark areas so I couldn't imagine having 5%. I'm overall happy with the 15% though I had 35% on my last vehicle and it was never dark enough for my liking. I eventually want to get the back and AC door windows a little darker.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    15% on the front windows is perfect
     
  13. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    I got 20 on the fronts and the back (regular cab) and I would say 15 or 20 would be the best. So far I like the 20 on the sides but I would probably go a little darker on the back
     
  14. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    5 percent is ghetto
     
  15. Jan 5, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Ya dave, 15 to 20 is real nice, a few of my friends have that. But like always i just had to do it big...
     
  16. Jan 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    And conekiller I believe you meant to say 5 percent IS ghetto... ;)
     
  17. Jan 5, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    This is what I'm planning on doing next week. Do you have photos of how that turned out? Did you do the windshield, too?
     
  18. Jan 5, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    correct
     
  20. Jan 5, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    ive got the same setup so i figured id share mine

    ive got 20 percent in the front and stock in the back, matches pretty close. this is the best picture i have where u can tell it matches the rear

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