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Front windshield tint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Brrap634, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    Brrap634

    Brrap634 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Any one have a "Visor Strip tint" on thier 2nd gen front window? If you do can you post a pic. Im trying to decide if I want to do it or not.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I have it and love it. No pics though. I did 5% on it.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    My truck had one on it when I bought it, I had the dealer remove it before taking delivery. All it seemed to do was block half the windsheild.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    Did you have the factory tint on the top of the windshield already?
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    There will be a little line, maybe 1/4" wide on the side of the windshield and that is as low as you are legaly allowed to go with an eyebrow.

    Mine comes a few inches below it, just enough to make it actualy usefull, and I have not had any vision problems or problems with the law.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    See that doesnt look bad, but mine has like 2 1/2" of tint on the top of the windsow already so im afraid it will look retarted adding a thicker strip so the top 2/3rds will look way darker than the bottom 1/3...
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    had them remove it...... tint looks way better without the strip on the front
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    are you talking about that factory shit that is at the top of the windshield? you cant take that off, its IN the glass. once you add an eyebrow you wont even be able to see that stuff anymore. thats why you get the 5% and it pretty much covers it up
     
  9. Jun 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    I have that strip on my 2nd gen. Do you want a pic from the outside or inside the truck?
     
  10. Jun 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    I have a 5% tint strip on the top of the windshield that is 12" wide. It is way too far but I like it, there is noway for you to see who is driving. Not even in the sun.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    I will take a pic of it tomorrow if I can.
     
  12. Jun 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    I believe I have 70% tint on my whole windshield. Its more to block out the heat and UV rays. you can definitely feel the difference. Luckily hawaii just recently started allowing up to 70% tint on windshields.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    lol what state are you in?
     
  14. Jun 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    I don't have the strip...I hadn't on my old old Camry and couldn't stand it. It keeps sun out of your eyes, but if you're tall, it cuts right into your field of view. Left the windshield on my last Camry plain and it was hott as hell. With the taco...I got the whole damn thing tinted.

    Went with 65% on the whole thing. It is technically not allowed, but I did get a doctor to "officially recommend" it to me...for my "sensitive eyes".

    It cuts down on heat like crazy (necessary in sunny south Florida) and looks great. Can't even tell its there at night.

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  15. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    I'm in Colorado and I know I can NOT take it off but if you can't see it with the 5% then that might be the way I go. And I dont want to tint the whole thing. Just a strip so it's a little darker when lookin in the window from the out side.
     
  16. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Yep, I have it done.

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  17. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    another FL guy here. I too have my whole windshield tinted, mine is 5% along with the other windows. Have had this combo done to all my vehicles I've ever owned and only got one ticket.
     
  18. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    You put 5% tint on your entire windshield? And you drive it?? Ever think about being a rebel in a way that doesnt compromise the safe operation of your vehicle? It's a damn miracle you havent killed anyone yet.
     
  19. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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  20. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Oh yeah, it complies with the Federal Standard (FMVSS-205) that governs the front windshield.
     

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