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99 XLT, are the windows factory tinted?

So when I got my Ranger, it has been tinted, almost blacked out dark.

1) I'm sure that's illegal in my state (I believe 25% is the max; and I never remember is that blocking 25% or allowing 25% ie how dark is that?)

2) It's hard to see out of the truck, even in daylight hours. Drive into the sun, and it turns them into a mirror, I can't see behind me at all. And since the main purpose of this truck is to teach a teen driver, I think it's too dark.

So google was no help, some windows look factory tinted in the back, some are not.

So what are the chances a 99 XLT supercab stepside has the rears tinted?


I found tips on removing the film (steam it off) and the fronts I can see thru some pin holes they are clear.
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it could have factory tint in the rear but by the looks of the picture, someone tinted over the factory tinted glass or has really dark tint on a non tinted window.

I tinted over my rears and it looks pretty close to that.
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My 08 wasn't tinted aside from the rear and its not that dark.

It looks like an aftermarket job. See about removal or start a "wanted to trade" thread
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Guess what I'm asking is, what is the likely hood that under this dark tint is a factory tint? Ie are all xlts tinted like in other lines like the f150. Or does xlt just mean power options.
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It's not trim specific. why not just pull the tint and find out? You've already said its too dark so just pull it off and if its not tinted, put a lighter tint on to replace what you pulled.
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That's my plan eventually; but I want to be tinted all around, just don't have $150 to replace it at this time. Teen driver doesn't have a permit yet so don't need it today.

But I did scrape off a corner, and it is factory tinted! Yay. Now to steam off the old stuff, only need less than $50 for the fronts.
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