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No more fish bowl! (tinted windows)

So I finally decieded to do something about the fishbowl effect of my truck and got some 20% tint for the truck. Love how it turned out. Not too bad for a hour worth of work in my garage.

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After. Trucks a lil dirty from work.



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Looks good. It's illegal to do that in jersey.
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Well the door windows are technically illegal here too but I should be alright.
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It's illegal almost everywhere, but who cares? Dodge the pigs and you'll be fine.
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It's illegal almost everywhere, but who cares? Dodge the pigs and you'll be fine.
Exactly my thoughts.
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are you sure that 20%
this is the 20% i had
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this is the 5% i have now up front. then 5% over the factory tinted rear windows and 35% on the windshield
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I'm legally allowed to have 5%. My eyes are photosensitive and I'm registered with the DMV so no cop worries
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much better!
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Dave I cant see your pictures with me being at work but its advertised at 20%. Dont know if it really is or not.

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much better!
Thanks Scott!
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Dave I cant see your pictures with me being at work but its advertised at 20%. Dont know if it really is or not.



Thanks Scott!
every comany is diffrent still looks sick tho. tint is a wonderful thing. i hate driving at night 5% all around sucksssssssss
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Ya I didnt want to go to dark for that reason. I had 5% on my last truck and couldnt see **** at night.
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I've had double limo tint all the way around, including half of my front windshield for almost 5 years, don't be ignorant and you won't get a ticket.
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I've had double limo tint all the way around, including half of my front windshield for almost 5 years, don't be ignorant and you won't get a ticket.
how in the hell do you see outta that? I agree though if your not doing anything stupid the cops around here are usually pretty good.
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how in the hell do you see outta that? I agree though if your not doing anything stupid the cops around here are usually pretty good.
It's hard but you get used to it. Drive straight and your usually fine. When I'm parking or something like that I roll them down to see.
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It's hard but you get used to it. Drive straight and your usually fine. When I'm parking or something like that I roll them down to see.
taking turns suck. and backing up is easy with the slider
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im having my truck tinted on Friday.

typically on all my cars i do 50% all around so its even. Ive also found i am not hassled with 50% by cops at all.

what do you guys think looks best, doing something thats light all around 50% (giving an even look) or going 50% or lighter on front windows and doing very dark rears and back window?
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im having my truck tinted on Friday.

typically on all my cars i do 50% all around so its even. Ive also found i am not hassled with 50% by cops at all.

what do you guys think looks best, doing something thats light all around 50% (giving an even look) or going 50% or lighter on front windows and doing very dark rears and back window?
50 is legit clear. stock clear glass is 70%. i would either go 35% all around to keep it legal.

35 up front and 20 or 5 out back.
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taking turns suck. and backing up is easy with the slider
Ya true, but having a slider = more break ins.
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I'm really considering getting 50% on the windshield, I think it would be dark enough to help but light enough not to be hassled by cops

or should I just get 35%, 50% may not be much different at all
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Looks great Chris! I just got my front windows tinted 20% a couple weeks ago. Don't know why it took me so long to do it but its def. a must do mod IMO.
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looks good man! I have 35 on mine, not the greatest but its better than it was.
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Looks good. It's illegal to do that in jersey.
only if you get caught I plan on doing my ranger next, just got to get it on the road again.
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Looks good chris! MUCH better!
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Looks great Chris! I just got my front windows tinted 20% a couple weeks ago. Don't know why it took me so long to do it but its def. a must do mod IMO.
I have no clue why it took me so long either. Ive had this truck for 4 years next month. My last truck I think I tinted it within the first 2 weeks of owning it lol.

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looks good man! I have 35 on mine, not the greatest but its better than it was.
I think anything is better than nothing now. Still dont know I managed to go so long without the tint.

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Looks good chris! MUCH better!
Thanks man! when you getting another ride?
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I'm really considering getting 50% on the windshield, I think it would be dark enough to help but light enough not to be hassled by cops

or should I just get 35%, 50% may not be much different at all
the tinter showed me 50 on a piece of glass it looked dirty like crap was on it. 35% look great thats what i have the only time it sucks is when its raining at night. other than that with 5% all around the windshield appear PITCH black and you cant see anything past the dash
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Ya true, but having a slider = more break ins.
how. i can break into my slider i have tried. lemme know cuz i lock my keys in my truck lol
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