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Window Tint Opinion??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eddyb22, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    eddyb22

    eddyb22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Should i get 5% limo tint on my 07 access cab or just match the front two with rear??
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I like seeing through my windows so I just matched. Really it is up to you and if you feel like dealing with the law if they don't approve of limo tint.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    I matched them. Looks great, not insanely dark and cost $60 for llumar with a lifetime warranty. No brainer.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I had 35% on one vehicle's front windows. I was always worried I wouldn't see someone walking into a crosswalk in front of me or something like that. It was hard to see out at night. I had limo tint on the rear window also and it was impossible to see out at night. I will never have it on side windows.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

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    I would go limo.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Since you are from NC it is illegal to have anything less than 35% on the front side windows on a truck. I have 20% but I know someone that does my inspection for me.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    jpmorrisvb

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    I put 35% on front ... matches pretty well.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    i have a guy who does my inspection also.. i had limo on my old nissan frontier.. so idk what i want to do..
     
  9. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Here is what 20% tinit looks like with factory tint on the black glass.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    We also got 35%, the state maximum for fronts here. We test drove a limo'ed one and HOLY crap, that sucker is just too dark. We drove on a cloudy day and it looked like late dusk.


    35% matches the factory well enough. Color is slightly different, as after-market was more grey than the slightly "warmer" tint color of factory.
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    Looking at the windows from the inside
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  11. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    I use to have a civic years ago that had 5% all the way around and 20% on the windshield. After about 7 pm in the summer and 4 pm in the winter it could not be driven.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    number wise it is correct, but light percentage it is wrong
     
  13. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    In forsyth county the only leo's you have to worry about are the city of winston police...sheriff's wont pull you over for tint and troppers are to busy to deal with it...but get pulled by a city cop and your definitely gettting a ticket
     
  14. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    i might do 20 all over
     
  15. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    Skin cancer, it's a real threat, y'know.

    :cool:
     
  16. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    i never got pulled over when i had my 5% on my old truck.. really they dont pay much attention..
     
  17. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    LEO safety...you can still see through 35% in the dark for the most part, but anything darker can not really be seen through at night. Trucks can have anything on the back window, 20% on the back side windows and 35% on the front windows, same for vans and SUV's. Cars can only have 35% all the way around. For the most part they wont bother you with it unless you have 5% all the way around.
     
  18. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    once again i never got bothered and had 5% ALL THE WAY AROUND..
     
  19. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    If you add 20 to the back windows you are going to end up with a 10-12% tint on them and then still be at 20 % on the front. It would be a noticeable difference with that. I would leave the backs alone, just my .02
     
  20. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    It just depends on what part your from. I can ony speak for forsyth county...
     
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