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Old 02-20-2006, 05:06 PM   #11
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Being that you are not Bashing Cops... Lets look at it this way... That same Sheriff that pulled you over and gave you a Ticket for your Tint, May be the same Sheriff that one day saves your life

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On the subject of tint, I got 20% all around here in Florida. It looks great and helps a LOT on sunny days. My daughter calls it "The Bat Cave" 'cause it is pretty dark at night. I wouldn't go any lower than that, personally.

And remember this, the legal limit is usually based on total tint (factory + aftermarket), so keep that in mind too.
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On the subject of tint, I got 20% all around here in Florida. It looks great and helps a LOT on sunny days. My daughter calls it "The Bat Cave" 'cause it is pretty dark at night. I wouldn't go any lower than that, personally.

And remember this, the legal limit is usually based on total tint (factory + aftermarket), so keep that in mind too.

its weird cause your 20 is way darker than my 20
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On the subject of tint, I got 20% all around here in Florida. It looks great and helps a LOT on sunny days. My daughter calls it "The Bat Cave" 'cause it is pretty dark at night. I wouldn't go any lower than that, personally.

And remember this, the legal limit is usually based on total tint (factory + aftermarket), so keep that in mind too.

its weird cause your 20 is way darker than my 20
It might be because I did add the 20 to my existing tint. Yours may have been a 20% total?? I'm def illegal in the front, but it was a calculated risk, based on my perception of lax enforcement here in Florida.
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On the subject of tint, I got 20% all around here in Florida. It looks great and helps a LOT on sunny days. My daughter calls it "The Bat Cave" 'cause it is pretty dark at night. I wouldn't go any lower than that, personally.

And remember this, the legal limit is usually based on total tint (factory + aftermarket), so keep that in mind too.

its weird cause your 20 is way darker than my 20
It might be because I did add the 20 to my existing tint. Yours may have been a 20% total?? I'm def illegal in the front, but it was a calculated risk, based on my perception of lax enforcement here in Florida.
the tint that i applied to the car was 20%, and then you have to add it to the stock %
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On the subject of tint, I got 20% all around here in Florida. It looks great and helps a LOT on sunny days. My daughter calls it "The Bat Cave" 'cause it is pretty dark at night. I wouldn't go any lower than that, personally.

And remember this, the legal limit is usually based on total tint (factory + aftermarket), so keep that in mind too.

its weird cause your 20 is way darker than my 20
It might be because I did add the 20 to my existing tint. Yours may have been a 20% total?? I'm def illegal in the front, but it was a calculated risk, based on my perception of lax enforcement here in Florida.
the tint that i applied to the car was 20%, and then you have to add it to the stock %
What'* stock %?
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My sig pic shows 20% front and rear. Daytime driving is fine, but at night I have to open my door and look behind me to back up, it'* a small price to pay for what it does for appearance.

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Yes, the tint does look good, very good indeed, the darker the better even. But if law enforcement is all about trying to ruin your life in your area, I wouldn't do it. If you have a hard time seeing, day or night, I definitely wouldn't go 5%, it'* so dark. Some white/blue reverse light bulbs look oh so pretty in the Bonneville so it wouldn't hurt to throw them in, they help visibility and make sure others are aware you're backing up if you can't see out of your windows well. My other Bonneville had 35% visibility I believe and it was pretty tight, could have even been a bit darker and still would have been fine.
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I have 36% on my front sides of my Jeep, and the factory tint is around 20something% on the rear windows. I decided for 21% on the windshield. I have no issues seeing out any of the windows, except if the rear window is dirty, and I'm backing up into a floodlight or something, at night. The 50W halogen reverse lights helped in that situation, though.

Legal in NY state is 70% VLT on the windshield, and front side windows of a Truck, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle. Rear side and rear are no limit, as long as there are two side mirrors that are adjusted to provide a full view behind the vehicle. On a sedan, coupe, or station wagon, ALL the side windows must be 70% VLT, rear window no limit. On all vehicles, you can have 6" down on the windshield as dark as you want it, and the ENTIRE windshield CAN be tinted as dark as 70% VLT. Cool eh? I read that in the laws, and said... "Hm... mebbe I'll do my windshield..." Maybe later.
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I've been in many cars that have tint and I think the best combo is do the same percentage tint on the front and back, then put like 35% on the back windshield. You wont tell that the back windshield is different from the rest because the side windows will cancel out most of the light already. With 5% on the front and back and the back windshield 35% you can see pretty well. I have also seen 5% all the way around including front windshield and back, and this was the worst setup cuz you had to sit about 6 inches away from any window to see out of that thing at night. Also a lot of times the police to test tint will ask you to put your license against the window to see if they can read it. My friends and I have had the most trouble, because we live in a city where there are too many cops with nothing to do. Some suggestions if you want to do the front windshield, do no less than 35% and my friend even had to take that off because any tint on the front windshield is illegal. Lighter tint on the back windshield can make a huge difference without compromising looks because the windows are not next to each other like the door windows, and be careful if you get 5% because they will give you a ticket and make you remove it, more times than if you get 15 or 20%
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