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Window Tint Advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by silvertaco408, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Jun 3, 2008 at 9:59 PM
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    silvertaco408

    silvertaco408 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I am going to get my windows tinted tomorrow afternoon and I need some imput. Im trying to decide to get just the front windows tinted with 20% to match the back or to get 20% put on all around (darker in the back than front). What do you think I should do?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:03 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I did the 20% front. All the windows are the same. :)
     
  3. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:16 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    depending on the brand... I would go 20% This will look the same from the outside due to the light that is coming through the windshield.
    Inside the cab you will notice your fronts are darker, but again from teh outside they will look the same at 95% of the angles you look at your truck. if you do something less than 20% - say 35% the front will look substaintially lighter..

    I hope this helps? It all depends on the look you are going for...
     
  4. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    Marioso

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    i would love to do dark tint all around but i go to mexico and theyre cracking down on window tinting
     
  5. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:46 PM
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    silvertaco408

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    ya that helps. I never thought about the back being lighter from the inside...I think that might look a little funny. Im still not sure on which way looks better.

    I did come up with this theory tho about being pulled over. Might be true or could just be completely off. I was thinking that if I tinted everyting then the backs would still be darker than the front...from a cops perspective this would look more like stock windows compared to having the front and the back the same. you hardly ever see stock windows that come factory with the same tint all around, so it might posibly decrease my chances of getting pulled over. Does that make any sense? lol
     
  6. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:49 PM
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    silvertaco408

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    Ya. Did you read that article in the newspaper about how they used a razor blade to remove the tint right there while being pulled over? That wouldnt be very much fun. haha
     
  7. Jun 4, 2008 at 7:18 AM
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    Johnson8537

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    Depending on your installer and company just take it back in and have it redone for free!!

    (No Vehicles come STOCK with front tinted windows... so i don't think that would work.)
     
  8. Jun 4, 2008 at 8:09 AM
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    luk8272

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    Here in Louisiana I got a paper from the State police that makes it legal for me to have my 5% tint. Find their web site where you live and check it out. Down here if you have a skin allergy or some sort of ailment related to the sun you can go to a doctor and get them to sign the form you print off of the net and mail it to whomever they tell you and get a free pass to have the tint. My daughter has fifths disease which is nothing but a slight rash that comes up when she gets overheated.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2008 at 8:10 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    I have an access cab and i have the front window in 20% and the rear windows in 5%. It took some getting used to when i first started backing up and its kinda hard at night but i really like how dark it is.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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    I think the max tint it 20% on the front windows in Cali.........When I moved back from Florida my slut ex got a fix-it ticket and had to have it re-done!
     
  11. Jun 4, 2008 at 9:39 AM
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    mjp2

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  12. Jun 4, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    id be pretty pissed off if they took it off infront of me but i doubt itll happen alot because tourism would die out because no tourist will take off their tint before goign to mexico

    but u never knowww
     
  13. Jun 4, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    The back windows on my last truck were a bitch to see out of at night.On this one i left them alone and went 20% front.They look even all around.It also keeps me legal.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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  15. Jun 4, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    Tourists are getting robbed/raped/beaten all over Baja! I'm skipping mexico this summer.... maybe next year if crime against touristas stops.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2008 at 8:41 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Mexico has really been shitty to Americans. My wife and I have been going to the Bahamas. They are VERY friendly, good food, and BEUTIFULL beaches! Just no 4x4'ing. :(
     
  17. Jun 4, 2008 at 9:32 PM
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    Wolfpack

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    I just tinted my new '08 last Monday. The factory tint in the back 3 windows from Toyota is light...at least compared to Ford. I had them retint the back 3 and then tint the driver and passenger to match.
     
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