: Window tinting percent



dugansz
01-12-04, 06:26 AM
What percent window tinting to you guys have and what do you think would look the best on a red 96 sts? Thanks

BeelzeBob
01-12-04, 07:03 AM
I've got 20 percent on my car.. You can still see through during the day, but at night it's pretty difficult.. Any lighter than this, Ithink it's kind of a waste. I never get pulled over for it. It's not very dark...

hcvone
01-12-04, 08:00 AM
I have 30% on my Escalade, it's slightly lighter than the rear factory windows, but any darker was just too dark for me.

Caddy Man
01-28-04, 11:55 PM
20% on my silver DTS. like the guy before me said...u can just kinda see through it a little bit in the day, but at night its dark. ive never gotten pulled over for it.

ProfX
01-29-04, 12:28 AM
I agree. I have 20% (3M carbon black), on my Fleetwood and on a dark night it's a little too dark. During the day though I really like it. Made the car look killer too! Black, black, black. D.

AirJigga25
01-29-04, 12:55 PM
I agree. I have 20% (3M carbon black), on my Fleetwood and on a dark night it's a little too dark. During the day though I really like it. Made the car look killer too! Black, black, black. D.
is there a link where we can find the laws of specific states on window tint and what your're allowed to have?

I want to get mirror tint because my new car is silver.

AirJigga25
01-29-04, 12:55 PM
http://www.doityourselftint.com/tintlaws.html

nevermind.

STS_spinnin
01-29-04, 06:19 PM
I got 5% front and back, i like the dark look but it is a bitch when you are reversing or turning in dark areas at night. i got a red 86 caprice that im thinking about getting red tint all the way around but not sure cuz i might be doing too much

dugansz
01-30-04, 06:19 AM
Hi everyone, got my car back about a week ago. Went with 35% Llumar window film. (charcoal grey, 3 year warranty) The lady who runs the tinting shop had the exact same year and color seville as me and steered me away from the 20%. When it is parked in the garage or it is getting dark out, the windows look pretty dark. When it is outside during the day it is perfect. Here in wi, it is ok to have 35% on the back window, back sides but the fronts should be no more than 50%, so I am only too dark on the front sides. Hopefully I will have no problems from this. It is very clear from the inside looking out. I will try to get some pictures up soon, really adds a lot to the look of this car I think. Next up, 18" chrome wheels, any suggestions? Jim

TimsToy
01-31-04, 07:42 AM
Hey Jim,

Where in WI. are you? I'm in Mineral Point which is S.W.

ShadowLvr400
01-31-04, 09:07 AM
I'm either 15, or 10 all around. It's not exactly legal. Admittedly tough to see out the sides at night, but that's fine. During day or noight, it's tough to see in. Which is how I like it.

banstyle
02-01-04, 06:28 PM
I've got 27 all around on mine. It's a little too light for my taste, but it's probably the bare minumum for good visibility all around. I got metallic tint, as well, so it's impossible to see in during the day (a little bit of reflection), and at night it's real hard.

At some point I'd like to get 15-20.

os101king
02-02-04, 11:46 AM
http://www.doityourselftint.com/tintlaws.html

nevermind.
please double check anything you see on here. it is NOT ACCURATE!!!!!!!!!!!! THE NEW JERSEY STATS DO NOT REFLECT MV CODE FROM TITLE 39, which is the body of governing laws relating to motor vehicles. it is partly correct, but not entirely, which gives me pause to trust it on ANY of the other states.

new jersey windshield tinting law states that 20% of the FRONT WINDSHIELD MAY BE TINTED. mirror tint is SPECIFICALLY forbidden in new jersey as well. in this case the "year" column on this page must be when the laws were referenced.

rockin 10% limo front to back. I LOVE IT. if you're that afraid to drive with a little reduced visibility, then why do you even take your cars out at night?

to be fair, i live in the suburbs, and my business does business with most of the local town's law enforcement and public works departments, so they know my car. limo's not a good idea if you travel or live near urban areas. besides not being able to see out, NOBODY's seein in. and it could get ya shot!

156MPH
02-09-04, 03:15 PM
I Like Mine.....

airbalancer
02-09-04, 03:24 PM
I Like Mine.....
But I do not see any glasses on your wife? :lildevil:

dugansz
02-09-04, 04:57 PM
Hey Jim,

Where in WI. are you? I'm in Mineral Point which is S.W. I live in Sun Prairie, near Madison. How about all this snow for a change?//!!

Night Wolf
02-09-04, 09:44 PM
ok, with that link to that website, exactly how dark is "dark" and "medium" according to them?

I live in NY, and for the back window, and back sides (Coupe) I choose "dark" and for the front sides I choose "medium" I am not geting it now, but in the Spring I will be....

...... my father has a '99 GTP, and he has like the lightest tint on it, and when i said I want to tint the windows ont he DeVille, he is like, oh nonononono you have to get the lightest or you'll be pulled over all the time blah blah, I am like, it's an old school Caddy, and mediumish will not be bad, he is like don't say i didn't warn ya...... I want like 30-35% but what is the medium and dark on that site?

Also for NY is says the limit is 70% for front sides, and any for back..... isn't 70% alot lighter then 35 (let's 70% of light thru) so I don't understand that...

banstyle
02-11-04, 06:30 PM
Also for NY is says the limit is 70% for front sides, and any for back..... isn't 70% alot lighter then 35 (let's 70% of light thru) so I don't understand that...

Yes. It's a measure of how much light goes through. 10% means 10% of the original light makes it. 70% means that much light. Thus, lower = darker.

75pimpdeville
02-16-04, 05:05 PM
Ive got 15-20 percent on my Deville, and never had any trouble with it. It keeps the car cool in the summer and looks dark from the outside, but is fine when driving at night.

One note of caution: I got pulled over once and the cop mentioned it was slightly illegal in NY but didnt bust me for it

Adam

Gomeo001
02-25-04, 07:02 PM
I got 12, 13 or 15% on mine all the way around and been told several times by state troopers, HPD and UHD cops to get it redone. THey all can KISS MY PUERTORICAN ASS. They check it with this machine that slides down on the window and tells the percentage. I've gotten three tickets at $75-80 each. I am not proud of this by any means but im getting at the fact you have to watch yourselves. They cant stand to see a 22 year old with a nice car. Well i actually bought it in OCT. of 2002, so i was about 20. Its got vouges and a classic grille on the front but no rims and the system can really only be heard in the inside. I live in the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS. In Houston to be exact and the cops down here are a BITCH!!!! So watch out if you ever come my way.

AirJigga25
02-26-04, 09:12 AM
I got 12, 13 or 15% on mine all the way around and been told several times by state troopers, HPD and UHD cops to get it redone. THey all can KISS MY PUERTORICAN ASS. They check it with this machine that slides down on the window and tells the percentage. I've gotten three tickets at $75-80 each. I am not proud of this by any means but im getting at the fact you have to watch yourselves. They cant stand to see a 22 year old with a nice car. Well i actually bought it in OCT. of 2002, so i was about 20. Its got vouges and a classic grille on the front but no rims and the system can really only be heard in the inside. I live in the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS. In Houston to be exact and the cops down here are a BITCH!!!! So watch out if you ever come my way.
ha ha ^^^^ This Rican is bad ass...