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finally got my windows tinted!

I know this thread is worthless w/out pics, but I will get them up tomorrow. I am very pleased with how they came out. I got 15% added to the stock 15% in the back to make 5% and you cannot see anything behind the seats. This is especially good considering how much money I am going to put into my system. In the front I went with 35% and IMO is a perfect balance with the rear windows. It is a lot darker than I expected and I hope I don't get pulled over by the fuzz. I love this mod to the truck and would definitely recommend getting it done to anyone who has doubts about it. Anyways, I just thought I would share with you guys and I will get pictures up tomorrow.
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now that by far is the best mod any one can get
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Thanks. The best part is that I didn't have to pay for it (not that I wouldn't), but it was a Christmas present from my parents. I love it and am amazed at how good it looks.
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if a professional tinting shop put the tint on, you'll be ok. because it's illegal for a tint shop to install illegal tint. (they can get fined)
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if a professional tinting shop put the tint on, you'll be ok. because it's illegal for a tint shop to install illegal tint. (they can get fined)

unless you pay cash, then they are more then willing to do it for you
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i was gonna do this tomorrow... but got talked out of it. Oh well (i had my tinted before, but the police got me, so i had to remove it)
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nice!
when i first got my tinting done, i had the same as you.. 35% in the front and ~4% in the back...

now i have 5% all the way around lol
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what kind of tint did they use? im tryin to find a shop around here that uses quality tint, not the stuff that turns purple in 2-3 years
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It was a professional and certified tint shop that did mine. They used LLumar tint which is supposably very good and will last a lifetime. It came with the lifetime warranty, so I am set for that. The salesman pretty much recommended to get the 35% on the fronts and just made sure that I knew he told me about the nonillegal unshaded stuff for the front that nobody there ever gets put on.
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I'm going to go outside right now and see how well I can see out the back. Not that I care too much, but I'm interested to find out.
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I can see perfectly out the back so thats good. I guess it was 2.5 % that you can't see at all at night.
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I can see perfectly out the back so thats good. I guess it was 2.5 % that you can't see at all at night.
i think stock tint is about 20% and if you lay 15% on it, it comes to be about 3-4%

i can see fine out of mine too.. but it takes a while to get use to it
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i think stock tint is about 20% and if you lay 15% on it, it comes to be about 3-4%

i can see fine out of mine too.. but it takes a while to get use to it
stock tint is NOT 20%. I use to have 35% on the front (thinking they'll match) and they were WAAY off. I think stock is 45 or 50
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stock tint is NOT 20%. I use to have 35% on the front (thinking they'll match) and they were WAAY off. I think stock is 45 or 50
idk man.. my friend got tint to match the rear and when he got pulled over it read 17%
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from the back. sorry these are not the most artistic or even good pictures.
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Of course it looks better in person, but there you go.
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ooo its a twin truck! I got the same tint too man
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now get an alarm with the glass break sensor cuz if someone shatters your window that tint will muffle the sound ALOT and hold the glass in place when it shatters...
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ooo its a twin truck! I got the same tint too man
Sweet, i love this color. It was either this or the light silver on the lot. I think I like the white the best though.
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now get an alarm with the glass break sensor cuz if someone shatters your window that tint will muffle the sound ALOT and hold the glass in place when it shatters...
Seriously? I hate the factory alarm and would consider doing this.
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yea whenever someone with tint gets there car broken into to the tint holds all the glass together so basically someone shatters your window, the window shatters but stays together in one big piece and no one really hears it, you just basically tap the window and it will fall in one big shattered piece because the tint is holding it together. The glass break sensor from DEI measures the air pressure in the car and when that glass breaks and air is let in it will set the sensor off
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good to know, thanks.
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It came with the lifetime warranty, so I am set for that. The salesman pretty much recommended to get the 35% on the fronts and just made sure that I knew he told me about the nonillegal unshaded stuff for the front that nobody there ever gets put on.
What is this you speak of? So there's an illegal tint versus a legal tint?

Also, you got a lifetime warranty on illegal tint (the sides)?
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What is this you speak of? So there's an illegal tint versus a legal tint?
every state is different... but like va, you cant have anything darker than 50% in the front and 35% in the rear...
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