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Tint Tuesday, Need Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lizard1080, Jan 3, 2010.

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What % tint?

Poll closed Jan 6, 2010.
  1. 20% front and back

    39 vote(s)
    46.4%
  2. 20% front, 5% back

    22 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. 35% front, 20% back

    18 vote(s)
    21.4%
  4. 35% front, 5% back

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
  1. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM
    #1
    Lizard1080

    Lizard1080 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a BSP access cab and can't decide. I want dark but also don't want the attention of the police. And is 5% on top of factory back too dark? Any pics would be awesome.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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  3. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    essentially...5% by itself will be WAY too dark...on top of the factory tinted glass...its going to be beyond way too dark
     
  4. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    Lizard1080

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    I know that 32% is the legal limit but have heard that the cops usually don't mess with you that much unless it's really dark in the front. But then again I don't want to be their exception. My uncle had 5% on the back of his f150 and said he could see out of it. Unfortunately he got a busted window before I could see it.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    be careful i just got nailed for my tint that my parents put on for my birthday :(
    i have heard from friends parents that are cops that you arent allowed to have any of the front windows tinted at all unless its factory that means *( front driver and passenger side and front)
     
  6. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    he lives in GA...youre in Cali...2 totally different set of laws
     
  7. Jan 3, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    i said 20% front and 5% back ... i have 5% all around and couldnt be happier :)
    driving at night can be tricky.. but its just so comfortable and looks so sick :D
     
  8. Jan 3, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    yeah thats what ive been leanin to mostly. I like the dark look. what kind of things make it tricky at night? just curious.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    its tricky at night because the amount of visible light is decreased and your vision is alreaded diminished from there not being sunlight...take how dark it is at night and then only use 5% of that light

    thats REALLY dark
     
  10. Jan 4, 2010 at 3:48 AM
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    20 all around, it matches well and you still get a real good look and the as you said the cops are much less likely to mess with you. It can give the police another reason to pull you over. When you start mixing different percent of tints on the same vehicle it looks stupid imo. PD3 looks great and it flows like it should
     
  11. Jan 4, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    i have a bsp tacoma. I have 20% tint and it looks awesome. ive never had any issues with police.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2010 at 5:25 AM
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    if your back is tinted from the factory you dont need to put tint over that. Just get the 20% in the front and it will match the back just fine.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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    bottom line is the tint place will know the legal limit.
    If you decide to go darker then that then it is game on with the police.
    Do you need a stop when they decide to check it for you?

    If the darker tint is worth it then go for it. For me not so much.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Forgot to mention that here in GA tint can be as dark as you want in the back only on trucks.

    I'm wanting the back darker than factory so that it's harder to see in. The guys who say 20% around--do yall mean factory in back or 20% over factory?

    Thanks.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    20% on the fronts, factory on the rears.
     
  16. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    Does anyone know what % the factory rear tint is on a double cab? I am interested on just tinting my front windows and having them a similar %.
     
  17. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    The factory tint is 20%. I used 35% on the fronts but I don't like how it doesn't match.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    I have 5 on the Rear window, and had the place match the front two with the rear.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    I'm getting my fronts done tomorrow as well. I'm going with 20% myself assuming that it will match the rears on the AC. My last car I had 20% on my rear window and 35% on all the sides and always wish I had gone darker on the sides. I'd personally never go with anything darker than 20% now since 35% is already illegal here and I don't want to push it too much. They leave you alone with 35% I hope I'm not pushing my luck with 20%
     
  20. Jan 4, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    backing up is a pain, i usually roll down the window though.
    driving down country roads or dimly lit residential roads and making turns can be nerve racking. you just have to learn to look farther ahead into your turn to make sure there is nobody crossing the street, rolling up to a stop sign etc.
     

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