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How Dark are your windows tinted?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 12th Man, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Feb 5, 2009 at 2:43 AM
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    12th Man

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    I have a metallic grey '09 double cab, and I want to get my windows tinted. I have the factory tint on the back 3 windows, but there is nothing on the front. I had a layer of 5% on my old truck and loved it, but I'm apprehensive to tint the windows on my taco that dark because they are quite a bit smaller than the windows in my old truck (F 150). What do yall suggest? I want to be able to see out, but I also don't want people to see in my front windows too well.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2009 at 4:01 AM
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    grivera

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    Mine are tinted 20%, they match the rears pretty well.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2009 at 4:14 AM
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    09tacoLI

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    I had them tinted to match the back I can see fine
     
  4. Feb 5, 2009 at 4:21 AM
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    nurseboy

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    i got stock tint too, but i want to see what people did with aftermarket tint because i want to change mine up too
     
  5. Feb 5, 2009 at 4:28 AM
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    ComaTosin

    ComaTosin The Not So New guy

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    see my sig
    mine are 15% on all 4 door windows and 5% on the back glass. I tinted on top of the factory tint in the back doors and rear glass.
    It is dark but i like it that way:)

    having it re-tinted today as I had to replace some windows............
     
  6. Feb 5, 2009 at 4:29 AM
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    cheezbean

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    My 07 access cab that I just bought came with 5% on front with a 8 inch strip on the windshield. I got used to it in a couple of days (nights). It looks great, but I need to lighten it this weekend. The cops in this little town look for people to eff with. I'll either go with 20 or 35%.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    Notty

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    5% all the way around with a 6 inch strip/visor across the windshield! Can see just fine, even at night! Took some getting used to, but wouldn't want it any lighter at all!


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  8. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    gonzo6up

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    Here's some pics of an 09 metalic grey.[/ATTACH]






    I tinted mine myself and put 20% all the way around on top of the factory tint. I wanted to go with 5% but like someone else said in this thread the cops in small towns just look for an excuse. I just snapped the brighter picture a minute ago with a camera phone so i aplogize

    Truck.jpg
     
  9. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    luk8272

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    5% for me.
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    If you don't want people to see inside that will be your only option.
    Notty truck looks damn fine.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    JimmyCrackCorn

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    Aero Kit, 3" Lift, 18% All Around Tint, 50% Windshield Tint, MO 957's (Polished), 285/65/18 Terra Grappler's
    18% all the way around the 3-sides, and 50% over the entire windshield.

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  11. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    Notty

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    Exactly!
     
  12. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    Jester243

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    I just had the shop match the front to the rears, so 20-30% I think. It is a perfect match and you cannot see in all that well.

    In cleaner days :p:

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    and from behind to show the match:

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  13. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    grivera

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    Man I love Impulse Red. Reminds me of my Chili-Pepper Red Durango :).
     
  14. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    Salsashark

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    I just had the shop match the back.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    Meeocky

    Meeocky GEAUX TIGERS!

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    How hard is it to see out the windshield at night? I've been wanting to do this to my black 05
     
  16. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    jefferson

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    we got strict laws in California. Mine are darkest legal up front and i dont remember whats in back.. but its perfect for me..

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  17. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    El Duderino 480

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    i have 15% in the driver side window and passenger side window, everything else is 5% and i can see perfectly fine out of the window.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    JimmyCrackCorn

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    Aero Kit, 3" Lift, 18% All Around Tint, 50% Windshield Tint, MO 957's (Polished), 285/65/18 Terra Grappler's
    Not bad at all....really, you get use to it in no time!
     
  19. Feb 5, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    jefferson

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    yeah, i have no issue really. I have to parallel park every night and never had an issue.
     
  20. Feb 5, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    JimmyCrackCorn

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    Aero Kit, 3" Lift, 18% All Around Tint, 50% Windshield Tint, MO 957's (Polished), 285/65/18 Terra Grappler's
    Just about every state has tint laws, but how many really enforce it! All mine are "illegal", but F it, it'll take my chance! :cool:
     
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