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Need advice on window tint

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by OffRoad90, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    OffRoad90

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    Im getting my windows tinted for my christmas present. Im thinking about 20% in the front and 5% in the back... any opinions
     
  2. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    meeestirg

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    what state do you live in?
     
  3. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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  4. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    5 all the way around with a deep strip in the frount my favorite
     
  5. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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  6. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    oh okay i dont know the tint laws in your state but if you dont have any laws reguarding tint then go 5% all the way around with the strip 6-8" down from your windshield.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    this is CommieFornia's tint laws that i drew out for anyone else who needs to know.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    35% in frint is legal but that doesnt look good to me
     
  9. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    NC cant be any darker than 35% on the front windshield and driver and passenger according to laws.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    i think im just gonnga go with 20 in front
     
  11. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    here 'n there
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    I've had 20% on my front 2 for about 4.5 years now with no legal issues, even during traffic stops. It's plenty dark too.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    My friend has 5% around with 15% on the windshield on his Tundra.
    1.It looks cool as hell.
    2.It's illegal as hell.
    3.Cant see shit at night.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    aight thats cool thats what im gonna go with.. what about inspection
     
  14. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    I got 5% all around[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. Dec 28, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    Know a guy.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    I went 5% all the way around. Even a small strip in the front. It looks fantastic. Took a while to get used to, but to be completely honest, I have to roll my windows down to back up sometimes. Its a challenge for sure. Will I do it again? Yeah! Probably so!
     
  17. Dec 28, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Were ever you take your truck they will know the tint law. I live in texas and 35% on the front( driver and passenger side window) and we can use limo in the back and side. What ever you choose make sure its the new raident products. I dropped 5 degs inside my dark blue Tacoma.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Do you ever run into any problems with the cops?
     
  19. Dec 28, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    Here is a pic of mine. I have 35% on the front and 5% on the extra cab and back.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Dec 28, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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