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50% 5 13.16%
35% 20 52.63%
50%+35% 2 5.26%
Others 11 28.95%
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      09-18-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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Talking What tint option will u go with?

1. All tinted 50%
2. All tinted 35%
3. 50% front cabin 35% rear cabin
4. Others

And reasons please
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      09-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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maximum legal in my state, the local smokies are particular about tint.
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      09-18-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Comically bad picture, but 35% ceramic all around.

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      09-18-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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I actually prefer no tint.
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      09-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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I actually prefer no tint.
I prefer no tint too, but I live in a place that seems to want to imitate the surface of the sun for part of the year.
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      09-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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Will go 23% all around, prefer the darker shade cuz of privacy and appearance
I think it looks better tinted, personal preference
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      09-20-2012, 11:07 PM   #7
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I went for 25back and 35 front.
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      09-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #8
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35% front - legal limit
20% back - for privacy (most SUV/SAV comes in that shade from factory).
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      10-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #9
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I've had plenty of 35% and 30% cars in the past, but I want a light tint this time around mostly for UV/heat reduction so it will be 50% for me.
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      10-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #10
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Someone please educate me on the tint numbers. Thanks
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      10-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #11
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Someone please educate me on the tint numbers. Thanks
The lower the tint percentage, the darker the tint (hence it will look darker).
For example, a 20% tint means that 20% of all light that hits the window, only 20% will go through the tint/window.

So that's why limos usually have 5% tint, only 5 % of the light passes through, for privacy and appearance reasons.

The legal limit (although not set in writing) in North America (may vary from state to state) is 35% for the front windows. This applies to Canada as well.
The back has no legal limit so you can do 35% front and 5% rears if you like.
Usually though, people try to keep it consistent. Comes down personal preference.
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      10-16-2012, 02:57 AM   #12
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tint

Thank you so much for the info. I am new at this. Buying my first car and all.
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      10-20-2012, 12:43 AM   #13
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Ill be going with 18%
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      10-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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I went for 25back and 35 front.
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      10-28-2012, 06:04 AM   #15
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just had mine done about 25% thru

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      12-12-2012, 08:02 PM   #16
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I had mine done at 20% all around
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      12-28-2012, 03:56 AM   #17
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BC in Canada actually not allow tinting for both front side windows. So no cool looks up here.
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      12-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #18
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      02-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #19
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I presume the tint is aftermarket and not a factory option correct?
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      02-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #20
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Probably 35%, ceramic, all around. Not a fan of the blackout look, and I don't live in a very sunny/not area.
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      04-26-2013, 10:19 PM   #21
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20% front

5% rear
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      04-27-2013, 04:48 AM   #22
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Picked up my 2014 a few days ago, Mineral white with Terra interior. Maybe it is because of the Terra interior (dark) but it looks like my windows are tinted. You need to put your face right up to the side window glass tosee the interior. From the pictures I have seen in the forums I would say that it looks like it has 65% tint. Could the 2014's have tint or do you think it appears like this because of the darker interior?
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