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Has 5% on the back window and back doors and 35% on the front doors? I wonder if that will look horrible or go well together. State law says I can have whatever tint on the back and front needs to be 35% so I want to go as dark as I can..:D
 

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limo tint the back. do it!
 

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I have 5% out back but 20% up front. Will post a pic.

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I had 5% (limo) in the rear and 35% in the front before I had it redone to 20% all around during my repaint a few months ago. I did get a fix it ticket a week or so ago, so I bought an extra set of windows without tint. :) Look through old pics of my car and you'll see the tint. I've got a never ending headache right now and a Psych paper to write so I don't have time to find them for you.
 

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Just for refrence, this is 5% rears and 15% fronts
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Thats not bad but its not 35% I am trying to find carreragts pictures to see
 

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Just thought I would give you an idea. Mine is definitely illegal but I love the way it looks
 

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Hope this helps. I think technically my tint on the front was reall like 40 percent, but with the stock tinting it made it close to 35% light transmitted through it. For example, even though I have 20% tint all around the cops tint meter reported that my window only allowed 15% light through.
 

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Thats awesome. Doesnt look bad at all. So I think I am going limo tint in the back and then legal on the front. Should keep me happy. btw your car is gorgeous
 

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Not currently, lol. She is sitting banged up in an auto body shop's parking lot wanting some love.
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Hopefully she will get some :D and more
 

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So it wont look too horrible with limo tint in the back and 35% on the front?
it WILL loook horrible. And you will not be able to see out the back. It'll look like crap. GO with 15% in the rear if available.
 

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Hope this helps. I think technically my tint on the front was reall like 40 percent, but with the stock tinting it made it close to 35% light transmitted through it. For example, even though I have 20% tint all around the cops tint meter reported that my window only allowed 15% light through.
So do the tail lamps off of an 08+ S40 fit right onto 05-07?
 

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So do the tail lamps off of an 08+ S40 fit right onto 05-07?
no, you'll have about a 1 inch gap along the bottom

@Deviation01, I would go legal on the four doors and 5% on the back window. Blacking out the angled window will help make the interior darker overall (also, closing the Sunroof shade helps to make things darker, but why close that if you have a sunroof to look out of? :p)

GA requires at least 32%. My tint shop did 35% with a six inch visor. I prefer the look of symmetry from front to back. It's not AS dark as I'd like, but it's legal.



Maybe consider getting an OEM sun curtain for the back windows? That will really darken things up with the legal tint
 

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I had 20 rears, 35 fronts and it was perfect imo. I only removed the fronts because a. it's illegal in our state, and b. the tint job was not perfect and it bugged me to see the imperfections. I'm still in search of the master tinter...hard to come by in VT.
 

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Hmmm I will see what the tint shop has to say. They did my gf car a while ago and they are very good. I might do 5 rear and 35 the rest. Or 5 rear 20 back side and 35 fronts.
 

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Got my apt for next wend to do 5 20 35
 

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A bit too dark for my liking, but it came with the car. Not exactly sure what % they are, but I would go with less for sure...
 

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Looks like 35 all around at the second pic but the first looks like 20 lol
 
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