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Silver98A4
04-05-2007, 07:09 AM
So at 6pm tonight my audi is gonna get tinted up. i've wanted to do this forever and now i finally am. i really wish i could do all the windows...but i live in a small town where cops are pains in the ass (where arent they, right?)...and i guarentee i'd get pulled over every time i touch a highway with all around tint. For now im just getting the back 5 done....im still real excited though.

i have a silver car, and im up in the air as to what percentage to go. in my heart i wanna go 5% limo and just be done with it...but some people tell me a silver car looks better with a percentage that is a little lighter...possibly 20%. i'm completely undecided right now and i guess i'll talk to the guy tonight and see what he thinks.


what do you guys think? since its only the back doors/rear windshield...do you think i should just 5% it or go with something a little lighter?

seank
04-05-2007, 07:59 AM
i think you shouldn't do it at all b/c it looks half assed when you dont do all the windows

loustylez
04-05-2007, 08:05 AM
i think you shouldn't do it at all b/c it looks half assed when you dont do all the windows


but if you're going to do it, 5% is going to make it hard to see at night. i had 5% on the rear window in another car and it's pretty hard to see, 15% on the rest of the sides. when i got this car, i just did 15% all around w/ a 5% brow on the front window.

like he said, i think tinting only the back seat windows looks like complete shit. i would tint nothing at all if i was worried about it... or MAYBE just the back window.

here's what i have now, 15%. maybe this gives you an idea

you can kinda see the brow in some of these

http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a402.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a407.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a408.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a410.jpg

Bic-Ball
04-05-2007, 09:58 AM
in new york the windows have to be 70% transparent. booo

allshowA4
04-05-2007, 10:19 AM
dont do it if your just gonna do the rear windows. unless all the windows are done uniformly it wont look right. 10%-15% is as dark as u should go. i have 10% all the way around and it is hard to see out my rear window at night. but i wouldnt have it any other way

EuroA4
04-05-2007, 10:28 AM
I had 5% tint on my '87 Golf...and it was ridiculously dark, and hard to see out of. I got pulled over like every week! I was also 17 years old...so I guess tastes change.

I want to get tint again, but I'm planning on some nice Huber tint at 35%.

SeanF
04-05-2007, 10:43 AM
yea, if i were to do mine, itd be 35 or so...

Silver98A4
04-05-2007, 11:28 AM
the place just called me and has to reschedule for sometime next week anyway....so sadly im not gonna get it done tonight.


i really did think about this with doing it uniformly or just the backs and believe me...i want to do all of them. the problem is the cops though - as everyone knows. i have a few friends who have just the backs done and i personally dont think it looks like complete shit....most SUVs come factory with the backs tinted and the fronts not and that looks ok.

all i know for now is i gotta reschedule for some time next week...and worst case scenario is i get the backs done....i hate the way it looks, and i go back to get the 2 front windows done.

JaVa
04-05-2007, 12:05 PM
but if you're going to do it, 5% is going to make it hard to see at night. i had 5% on the rear window in another car and it's pretty hard to see, 15% on the rest of the sides. when i got this car, i just did 15% all around w/ a 5% brow on the front window.

like he said, i think tinting only the back seat windows looks like complete shit. i would tint nothing at all if i was worried about it... or MAYBE just the back window.

here's what i have now, 15%. maybe this gives you an idea

you can kinda see the brow in some of these

http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a402.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a407.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a408.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a410.jpg

how is the night vision w/ 15%?

Das General
04-05-2007, 12:18 PM
Go 20% all around you wont be disappointed, I got 15% which was as close as I could get to 20

here is my tint
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w5/brusind/Tint.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w5/brusind/FrontRight2new.jpg

SnowBum124
04-05-2007, 12:25 PM
I HAVE 20% ALL THE WAY AROUND AND I LOVE I WOULD NOT GO DARKER. EVEN WITH 20% IT CAN BE HARD TO SEE AT NIGHT
http://a765.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/27/l_1a9d1902da424c011f76ace0e9336b5c.jpg

http://a832.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_ec815aa17fda976a7035e27f773d7f6f.jpg

Das General
04-05-2007, 12:28 PM
snow bum, what kind of fogs do you have?

RippleChip
04-05-2007, 12:34 PM
I did 35%, wouldnt' go darker. Just doesn't look right when its too dark. Given you aren't tinting the front windows, if you do 5% or 20% its going to look very strange.

Euro-Tuner
04-05-2007, 01:18 PM
this was my old 2.8...27% rear only

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i199/euro-tuner/DSC00380.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i199/euro-tuner/DSC00054.jpg

Starting
04-05-2007, 01:26 PM
Don't just get the back done your gonna hate it. I did 35% front and %20 rear for awhile to try keep the cops happy. Didn't have any problems so I went to %20 all around because I hated how they were different.

loustylez
04-05-2007, 02:50 PM
yah, a friend of mine has a santorin A4 with 35 front, 15 back seat, 5 rear window. it still looks tinted all the way around but you can still tell, which i dont' like.

i got tint for 2 reasons, and one is associated with the other:

1. i don't like people seeing in my car and it's noticably darker during the day time which i like.

2. i chief constantly in my car.

you can get away with 5% on the rear window, but i wouldn't go darker than 15% on the sides. i can still see out just fine with 15%.

15% is still not THAT dark people. even at night, if you are at the right angle, you can see in enough to make out a person, and see movement and stuff.

keep in mind it's ALWAYS easier to see from the inside out than the inside in.

in all of the pictures you see tint, keep in mind the angle and the sky. overcast sky reflected in a tinted window might as well be 5% or 35%. it ALL depends on where the light is on the other side of the window.

if you're next to someone at a stop light, it's fun to watch people trying to look at your car, then they look through the tint for a few seconds and they realize there's a face looking back at them and they look away, hah.

15-20% for people who want as dark as possible and still want to see

35% for people who want the look but are happy with still being able to see through, even at night.


in all of the pictures you see tint, keep in mind the angle and the sky. overcast sky reflected in a tinted window might as well be 5% or 35%. it ALL depends on where the light is on the other side of the window.

and here's the proof. same car, same day, just diff angles. tint works best at angles, and worst when looked straight through with light directly on the other side (looking through the driver side window into the front windshield would give you an idea of the MOST people would be able to see in)

might as well be 5%
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a401.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a402.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a404.jpg

and now you can actually see how dark it is
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/lowered02.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a407.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a408.jpg

but just a LITTLE different angle, and nobody can see shit. all because there's dark on the other side of the windows
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/lowered03.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/a409.jpg
http://www.diandata.com/temp/a4/lowered04.jpg

AUD-A4
04-05-2007, 03:01 PM
i did 5% rear half and i think it looks perfect. my car is also silver,and a couple of blocks away some girl w/ a silvr 1.8t has 5%all around. i dont think it looks better. i wouldnt be worried about 5% rear half,it still looks very very classy

turboA4
04-06-2007, 12:42 AM
heres a couple crappy pics of mine.....20% metallic all around....LOVE IT!

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/mdfizer21/car022.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/mdfizer21/car023.jpg

europshhrc279
04-06-2007, 06:19 AM
not feeling the metallic look

goody6691
04-06-2007, 07:19 AM
i have 38% quantum all the way around. totaly legal in MD. easy to see at night, and knocks down alot of the heat in the summer. i have 20% metalic on the hardtop and doors of my jeep and i cant see shit at night.

SurferForever
04-06-2007, 07:51 AM
not feeling the metallic look

Ditto on that one. Tint should only be black . . . unless you drive a civic and its faded to purple LoL

ChescoS6
04-06-2007, 08:23 AM
I have 35% except for the driver front window. I have the onyx interior and you can't even tell that window has no tint. That's the window police are most concerned about because that's the one they would want to clearly see through.

AHB900
04-06-2007, 12:20 PM
go with something a little bit higher i have mine like that and umm its a bit lighter and i still think itlooks like ass im doin my best to get my fronts tinted too heres some pics to give you and idea... im not positive what my windows are i think their like 35ish maybe. http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/99649964books_002.jpg

Calabria
04-06-2007, 12:25 PM
15% all around is what i did-look in my gallery images

AudiSport12
04-06-2007, 01:20 PM
im not feelin that metallic at all either. yuck.

id say go with 20% all the way around or nothing at all.

maxspeed
04-06-2007, 01:24 PM
i had 35% front 20% rear as well, last tuesday i got a ticket for my tints, appearently its illegal to have anything less than 70% in the front (big thanks to homeland security for that one!)

so now i get to pay 60 bucks. (im ntot takin them off)

DRA4
04-06-2007, 11:05 PM
I have 15% on mine. Last week i got pulled over and the NYC pos cops gave me 4 tickets. Always happends at the end of the month when they want to meet their ticket quote.

Silver98A4
04-07-2007, 08:17 AM
see all you guys are getting these tickets and that is half my point...its not even the money of the tickets they give you...its the hassle of getting pulled over. i dont live in a high crime area, cops have VERY little to do.....they sit on the highways and pull people over for stupid shit very often....missing 1 license plate bulb? heyyy lets pull you over and treat you like a criminal.

cops in general seem like they are always prying...always trying to get you to incriminate yourself...manipulating your situation even if you are completely innocent.

now forget the money for the tint tickets, but think about when you pass a cop with all your windows blacked out - you stand out, they pull you over and hassle the hell out of you...sometimes they stop at just tint, but often they fuck you over for other things.

if i lived in a state that didnt care about front tint %...believe me, i would be the first one to get it all around. maybe if i was a little older i'd get it all around...but right now im an 18 yr old guy trying to stay as far away from the cops as possible...i dont want to deal with their stupid ass questions, wanting to search my car, looking at me like im a murderer if i'm out driving late.

personally, i dont think tinting just the back will look AS horrible as you guys make it out to be....but hey, maybe i'm wrong. if i get it and hate it - then i'll be forced to go all around and deal with the cops....but im hoping it wont come to that.

seank
04-07-2007, 08:19 AM
i had 35% front 20% rear as well, last tuesday i got a ticket for my tints, appearently its illegal to have anything less than 70% in the front (big thanks to homeland security for that one!)

so now i get to pay 60 bucks. (im ntot takin them off)

first off its tint not plural, second it has nothing to do with homeland security there have been tint laws for a long time time. also you are usually required to go show that you had the tint removed.

xAUDIx
04-07-2007, 11:12 AM
heres a couple crappy pics of mine.....20% metallic all around....LOVE IT!

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/mdfizer21/car022.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/mdfizer21/car023.jpg

I actually like the metallic look with that color car

Also where di u get your grill?

AudiSport12
04-07-2007, 03:35 PM
no offense to anyone, but metallic looks "mexi"

blackaudia4tk
04-07-2007, 03:50 PM
i had all my windows tinted at 20%
http://a693.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/50/l_cc53702ded0479cba37ecaa7e8105b5c.jpg
then i got a 106.50 ticket and a bunch of harassment danm wyotech hating cops
so bc its newer than a 1998 i had to peal all 4 windows but i left the back small windows and the rear glass tinted
http://a115.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/8/l_e1cca670dc7134c8d590e2e951884e22.jpg
im gettin the tint put back on haha they dont really harass me in my town and if i do get pulled over i roll all my windows down in respect

dj spiel
04-08-2007, 04:22 PM
15% all around


http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g49/DjSpiel/995.jpg