Window Tint Question

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.hi guys im planning on getting my car windows tinted next week and was wondering if anybody had pics of any cars with 35% tint all over? 35% tint is the legal limit here in chicago and im still debating whether it will be dark enough or not. my car is silver with a black leather interior. also if anybody in the chicago area knows of a good shop that does tints please let me know
 
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I got 20% and I live in the DMV, the legal limit her is also 35% but its just to light...20% is just right, not to dark and not to light, and at night they look like 5%
 
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i have huper optik 50 and its an amazing tint product. it looks like 50% tint so i don't get hassled by cops but still manages to block out 99% of UV and 50-60% of heat.

cost $400 for a 3-series coupe, not including windshield. i live in los angeles.

edit: huper optik is ceramic tint so it will never fade and is extremely thin, putting less stress on your window regulator as you open and close em.
 
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Originally Posted by recycledpaper

i have huper optik 50 and its an amazing tint product. it looks like 50% tint so i don't get hassled by cops but still manages to block out 99% of UV and 50-60% of heat.

cost $400 for a 3-series coupe, not including windshield. i live in los angeles.

edit: huper optik is ceramic tint so it will never fade and is extremely thin, putting less stress on your window regulator as you open and close em.
Whoa, I was able to get 5 windows tinted on my Maxima for $130 in Brooklyn, NY 20% tint BTW
 
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My 1st truck... 5% on both sides and 10% on the front...

My truck I have now... 20% all around...

At night, it looks much darker, esp since my interior is black... so I switch the sunroof cover off and keep the center console monitor lit to add some light during those dark hours or when i ride pass police...
 
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NO I use to tint on the side for extra money. 20 percent is darkest you can go without being pulled you can pull it off trust me. Just dont put a tint strip in the front and you will be ok.

You will be disapointed if you get 35%
 
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i got 5 % on my navigator all the way around, and a strip up front.. never get hassled.. only time i did is when i had my winshield limo too.. i live in tampa btw
 
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Originally Posted by bwood056

i got 5 % on my navigator all the way around, and a strip up front.. never get hassled.. only time i did is when i had my winshield limo too.. i live in tampa btw
dont listen to this man, he doesnt even own a car
 
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Originally Posted by kidposite

Originally Posted by DieselG5

Go with 20%. Everyone I know that got 35 complains that it's too light.
yup, i should have gotten 20 instead of 35
yeah. Sometimes it looks good, but mostly that 35 just isn't dark enough
  
 
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Originally Posted by BallinB

Originally Posted by bwood056

i got 5 % on my navigator all the way around, and a strip up front.. never get hassled.. only time i did is when i had my winshield limo too.. i live in tampa btw
dont listen to this man, he doesnt even own a car

  
 
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I had the same dilema 2 years ago. I went in to the shop thinking I was going to get 35%, but I saw it on a car out there, and it was just way to light. Had to go with 20% all around. During the day, you can kind of see in. At night, it is pitch black though.
 
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Like everyone else is saying 35% is really light. I went with 15% all around and it looks great imo. I kind of wish it was darker still, just a little though, not much.
Any lower than 15-20% and you'll have trouble with night-time driving though.

Shop around and find out who does it with pre-cut films. I wouldn't trust anybody with a knife inside my car. You shouldn't pay more than $150 unless you step up to ceramic tint, which isn't worth the price unless you plan on keeping the car forever imo.
 
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Originally Posted by diceloveme

Originally Posted by recycledpaper

i have huper optik 50 and its an amazing tint product. it looks like 50% tint so i don't get hassled by cops but still manages to block out 99% of UV and 50-60% of heat.

cost $400 for a 3-series coupe, not including windshield. i live in los angeles.

edit: huper optik is ceramic tint so it will never fade and is extremely thin, putting less stress on your window regulator as you open and close em.
Whoa, I was able to get 5 windows tinted on my Maxima for $130 in Brooklyn, NY 20% tint BTW
Sounds like a ripoff, I live in L.A. too and got 35% on the front windows and 15% on the back windows for $180. When it's bright and hot as hell outside, I can roll up the windows and it gets cooler in my car instantly.
 
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What's legal % in NJ?

I've been thinking of getting tints, but I already have bad luck with cops as is.
 
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I used to have 5% on sides and hatch of my trans am.It was nice on hot sunny days but at night or cloudy days i hated it.I would literally come within inches of hitting curbs at night when I was turning because I couldnt see out the side window,the rear view mirror and side mirrors were hard to see at night too.I never got pulled over for the 5% though. Id get 20%.
 
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if u gonna get any tint you minus well get 5% cause you know them popo gonna on you regardless
 
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Originally Posted by gboy1230

if u gonna get any tint you minus well get 5% cause you know them popo gonna on you regardless
might as well*

but yes 5% especially here in cali...five-oh are haters

  
 
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