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glass tinting??

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by fishcommander, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Mar 12, 2017 at 4:56 PM
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    fishcommander

    fishcommander [OP] fishcommander

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    any advice on tinting factory windows? i'm on the fence as to pull the trigger & get them darkened. have it tenitively sch. for next week to get em done. then I look at the truck & say, nah, its fine the way it is, even tho I think the darker is better. I know this sounds trivial. any suggestions? I am getting a good price for the two rear sides & back for $150 from a rep. installer
     
  2. Mar 12, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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    LeftCoastNerd

    LeftCoastNerd Old 'nuff to know betta

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    i had dark tinted windows on a station wagon a coulpe years ago, HATED driving at night, was very hard to judge distances of cars in the 'blind zones' on either side. the rear window and access doors of my gen2 are tinted already from the factory, thats not so bad, as they aren't super-dark.
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    LS14ME2

    LS14ME2 Kind of a big deal

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    Did you not start this same thread 4 hours ago?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2017 at 5:29 PM
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    you are very perceptive! this has been a test
     
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    Cdharris89

    Cdharris89 Slave for the Money

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    just tinting the rear and back windows? i tinted my drivers and passengers and put a 6" strip 5% on the front and when I went to the ozarks i could hardly see the scenery out of the front, driver, nd passengers window. i could roll my windows down drivers and passengers and see everything but i dont know. just a thought..
     
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    As leftcoast said night driving is harder but you adjust/get used to it.

    I had my shop do lighter in the back over the privacy glass and darker on the front. They matched it pretty well.

    IMG_4918.jpg
     
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    I tinted my front windows to 20% to match the back. I'm glad i have a back up camra or I would have to put the windows down to back up at night.
     
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    Kilokato

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    I've had mine tinted in the past...Finally decided it wasn't worth it to try and look cool when I couldn't see out at night...especially in the rain....took it off.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    Truck looks better, keeps valueables safer, keeps interior cooler, gets rid of the "fish bowl" effect.
    I've tinted everything I've ever driven. It's a little harder to see at night but you adapt. In my book the pros outweigh the cons.
    Just get them tinted pretty dark, give it a few months you can always remove it later
     
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    verynearlypure

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    Have you ever done ceramic or crystalline? ^^^

    Nice lookin 4Runner
     
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    I believe it's ceramic but I'm not sure to be honest. I work at a dealer and we have a company that tints cars for us. We get personal cars tinted at cost. I just tell him how dark I want it and they take it and drop it back off by the end of the day with a lifetime warranty.
    Eclipse window tinting
     
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    Thanks I'll check them out!
     
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    LeftCoastNerd

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    oh, do check your state laws too... for example, in California, tinting the front door windows and windshield is illegal, and the CHP *will* stop cars with dark tinted front windows.

    another thing, that wagon which I dark tinted the rear windows, my kids hated the cave effect it put the back seats in.
     
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    This.

    The vehicles pictured in this thread would be pulled over within 10 minutes in my area.
     
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    Rob Daman

    Rob Daman The Taco Formerly Known as Hard Shell Taco

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    You can tint but only as low as 70%in CA.

    Ive had 40% tint all around and in one car 50% and even a cop who pulled me over for something else didn't even say a word and he was a jerk.

    They like to stop people to "fish" for other things they can bust you.

     

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