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Hey gang, I'm finally getting the windows tinted tomorrow (Friday) and wanted some advice and pictures, I have a Black Sapphire on gobi R and was wondering what every ones thoughts were on tint percentages? Since the interior is so light I was thinking I might have to go a little darker than most. <p>Appreciate the input <p>Cheers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tint advice (SwiftR)

70% in PA (which is nothing)
 

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Re: Tint advice (SwiftR)

Im in the same boat..I have been contemplating on getting my windows tinted I have the same set up Black on Tan. I have been in limbo between 15% & 35%. <p>The 15% looks real good with the black car but then at night you may have to worry about the random pull over b/c the windows are too dark. <p>I spoke with a tint place they recommend 35% in PA because it looks legal but at the same time doesn't look that dark up against the black car...let me know what u pick I am interested in what it looks like good luck<p>-Garey<br>
 

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35 front , 15 rear<p><IMG SRC="http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/516/041109143300.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/6569/041209160200y.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I am rockin 22% on my Black/Gobi R as evidenced here:<p><IMG SRC="http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/42/l_186edf0355721acbc794084c9c311fc1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Even though i dont have an R nor Tints, i can say that 20% on a light interior car looks just about right for me. You can still see the inside but it gives enough privacy that you have to focus in a little to make out everything perfect. My friend has a Blue 328i with biege interior and he got 20% all around, and it looks good. I dunno if you want to be dark dark where people cant see you from the outside at all. Then you better go like 15 or lower.<p>IMO thats a little overboard but some people like their tints like that.
 

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Re: Tint advice (SwiftR)

Here is an example of my car for you. I have the gobi interior as well. And i think that 35% looks pretty good, but sometimes i wish it was a little darker.<p> <IMG SRC="http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp1/cusebball22/S60R/DSC01091.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tint advice (cuseR)

You can usually get away with 35% here, definitely 50%.<br>Depends on where you live (and drive).
 

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Re: Tint advice (JRL)

This thread prompted me to check WA tint laws. 35% bummer.<br>My blue V50 looks great with 15% and the disco looks to be the same.<br>I dont know if 35% is gonna cut it on my R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tint advice (SwiftR)

Here's mine, 35% front 15% rear. Rear is what they were calling Limo tint. TX state inspection only checks the drivers windows.<br>In the Sun<br><IMG SRC="http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm132/bobbrown13/IMG_0524.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Overcast<br><IMG SRC="http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm132/bobbrown13/R4.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by bobbrown13 at 7:00 PM 4-23-2009</i>
 

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Re: Tint advice (SwiftR)

Thanks for the input guys from the pics and the advice I think I'm going with 20% possibly 35%, my friend has 15% on his car and never gets pulled over so I think I'm in the clear. As always I appreciate the input.<p>-Pat
 

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stay at 35% and up <p>you go any lower you will get a ticket
 

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i never understood different levels of tint on different windows...to me its kinda stupid, but to each his own.i have 35 all around with 50 on the whole windshield. i think its awesome. in the light it looks like your car is in the shadows, and when its dark out you cant see inside.
 

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agreed 1 % on a car the whole way around .. <p>All my cars are at 35% the whole way around
 

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Good buddy is a PA state trooper. He suggested 45% for me, said that it is very unlikely that an officer would have an issue with that.... it has passed PA inspection with this tint for the last 4 years.<p>It's pretty light, but it looks great (and a little darker) in person. This pic is sunroof open as well.<p>(pic is like 3 years old)<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.djrezin.com/images/725-2.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tint advice (cuseR)

I've got 35% on mine, but I agree with cuseR.. low to mid 20s would be optimal, unless of course you're in PA <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tint advice (scootss60)

Va is 50% up front and 35% in the back.I would do 20 in the rear and 50 up front if I were you since it will have a better contrast that the same all the way around.I did 20% on everything but the windshield on my R and the pickup had it on the 850 but got popped at 4am and nnow have 35 up front.<br><IMG SRC="http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn56/freightshaker120/100_1390.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn56/freightshaker120/100_1398.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tint advice (volvosince16)

On my lightning I have 5% back and sides, and 35% on the whole windsheild. Its a little crazy at night, but I like it dark<p> <IMG SRC="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1153/528950715_3bfeb987df.jpg?v=0" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1009/528950549_1295853a8f.jpg?v=0" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tint advice (AaronP)

20% all around<br> <IMG SRC="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f76/xman03/1-3.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tint advice (bobbrown13)

Hey BobBrown this is limo tint<br><A HREF="http://s663.photobucket.com/albums/uu354/crimnlmnded/?action=view&current=Mar16_005.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu354/crimnlmnded/Mar16_005.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://s663.photobucket.com/albums/uu354/crimnlmnded/?action=view&current=2.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu354/crimnlmnded/2.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>5% tint, who cares about legallity it looks hot. plus on the black sapphire it just looks great.<br><A HREF="http://s663.photobucket.com/albums/uu354/crimnlmnded/?action=view&current=DSC00811.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu354/crimnlmnded/DSC00811.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 
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