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Miss the window tint. How dark should I go?

When I got this truck I was thinking, "it's not a sports car and there are so many other things I want to do to it, so tint doesn't need to be a priority." Well, now I miss it a lot and I'm going to get it done I'm just not sure on how dark I should go and if I want those half windows to match the fronts.
On my 96 Mustang GT I went with 15% all around. When a small Asian girl totaled that, I got a 95 SHO and put 20% all around. Both of those were green cars and I think it looked really sharp.
Now two factors that I'm not sure if I should consider or not is one, the truck is black. Two, do I match those little windows or go darker.

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I would go 15% all the way around. Its hard to tell if the back are at 15% but thats what I would do.
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35% windshield
5% fronts and over factory rear
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15% at least. I've got 15 over stock 35, and I still want to go darker
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15% at least. I've got 15 over stock 35, and I still want to go darker
The rear is 20% stock

but go 5% over stock cant see in no matter what
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What's the legal limit? That's the biggest question I think. Maybe go just a tad darker then that so you don't get tickets.
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I have 35% on my front two windows, factory tint on extended cab glass and back glass. It matches good...and its legal here in NC.
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As long as you don't go over the legal limit, go as dark as you like! I went 35% on the doors and 18% on the other windows as for me since 5% is too dark but that is what works for me.
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5%..... nuff said!
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5%..... nuff said!
haha another tint thread lmao

5%....end of story
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I put 20% over factory in the rears, but I have legal 35% on the side.

Once it's not a DD, I'll go darker again
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0% on front windows and over factory rear and a low sunstrip that's 5% on windshield I can look at the sun without hurting my eyes with my tints
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0% on front windows and over factory rear and a low sunstrip that's 5% on windshield I can look at the sun without hurting my eyes with my tints
5% on the windshield? Are you nuts? How do you see while driving at night?

Edit: nvm i miss read it and thought you had the whole front windshield tinted 5%.
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State PD in MA are stopping vehicles for blk’d out windows. they carry a meter that will measure the percentage.

keep the legal part in mind just in case.
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keep the legal part in mind just in case.
x2...cops here in PA are tint *****
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0% on front windows and over factory rear and a low sunstrip that's 5% on windshield I can look at the sun without hurting my eyes with my tints
No such thing as 0% bud.
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State PD in MA are stopping vehicles for blk’d out windows. they carry a meter that will measure the percentage.

keep the legal part in mind just in case.
And where is this stated or is just word of mouth ?
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Missouri has tint meters now. I got a ticket over the summer
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cops in PA have a tint meter but its kinda primitive lol...its a badge on the back of their ticket book...they hold that at a certain distance in the inside from the window and if they cant see it you get a ticket
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Here ya go.
Window tint allowed , by state.
http://www.tintcenter.com/laws/
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nebraska cops have the little lazer thing that has a sensor that reads how much light passes through the tint to tell.


35% for the front
20% for rear. i believe which is legal in nebraska after checking that site yeah.

i did manage to get away with 12% on my mustang...but after dark. it was way to dark to see.
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I'm legal but that says sedan suv or van. Nothing about pick ups. So I guess there's no law.
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I'm legal but that says sedan suv or van. Nothing about pick ups. So I guess there's no law.
Trucks aren't exempt
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yeah you won't get away with it saying that >.<
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Lol i have a medical exemption so it really doesn't matter. I get pulled over often but they don't do much just check my Medical card and send me on my way. The town i live in currently doesn't bother, they just know the truck
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