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soccerstargt17
02-24-2009, 10:25 PM
Hey
i'm gettin my windows tinted first thing in the morning. I will be getting the front ones tinted as well (i know its illegal). What would be a good percentage for the windows on a silver car? I might go with a lighter one in the front than the back.

Let me hear your opinions.

NorCal1.8T
02-24-2009, 10:31 PM
5% in back, 35-50% in front, lean towards the 50 tho.

Seerlah
02-24-2009, 10:31 PM
I have 35% all around on a brilliant black.

Rondonia
02-24-2009, 10:35 PM
5% back, 20% sides, 50% front on B6 Silver.

Drew-B6
02-24-2009, 10:49 PM
5% on back and sides and 35% on front sides too with a 5% Sun visor on front window! A++

biketsai
02-24-2009, 10:58 PM
Honestly, I would go as dark as you can legally, and like 15% in the rear. Its not fun dealing with tint tickets and having to worry about cops

A4A4A4
02-24-2009, 11:03 PM
Go with one shade all around IMO, to me it looks a little funny when there are two (or more) different percentages of tints on a car. I'd either go with 20% or 35% all the way around, anything lower and it starts to look a little ghetto and you start to lose visibility at night, and anything higher and you can't really tell the difference from stock.

llau515
02-24-2009, 11:16 PM
I agree with A4A4A4, I think 35% all around is a perfect percentage, especially if you have black interior. IMO, it's a lot more classy when it's even all around. But cops have been real assholes lately, two of my friends got pulled for tint in the past month, and they were both in San Francisco, one was 20% on a rainy night, and the other was 35% with TAN interior on a sunny day, so it didn't even look that dark.

JaVa
02-25-2009, 06:12 AM
i have 18% its perfect.
one thing to remember there is a slight ammount of tint in the tock glass its 95%, so if your trying to be legal get 5% less that what leagl is because i tested it will read lower.

my 18% reads at 13.2

B5A4Kevin
02-25-2009, 06:15 AM
i had my car professionally tinted 15% all around. 20 is legal but its not a great visible difference. definetely helps out with florida heat especially with a brilliant black/black car. visibility from the inside is not hindered drastically.

a4mafia
02-27-2009, 11:03 AM
Honestly, I would go as dark as you can legally, and like 15% in the rear. Its not fun dealing with tint tickets and having to worry about cops
I can vouch for that.

mwebb
02-27-2009, 11:24 AM
well here in PA its illegal to tint windows on a car the only way you shld have tinted windows if its factory but the popo dosnt care cause they know the law is bs

kampfer
02-27-2009, 11:45 AM
I'd say 35% all around also, that's what I got and have no problems with cops or visibility at night plus it looks really clean.

willowtreexx
02-27-2009, 12:01 PM
I'd say 35% all around also, that's what I got and have no problems with cops or visibility at night plus it looks really clean.

x2

im also going with 35% all around this summer. i have silver with black interior and there is no way im going with different % tint on different windows. looks funny. stay with the same % all around! [up]

beast06
02-27-2009, 12:02 PM
5% tint so they can't see up in my windows

turboquattro
02-27-2009, 12:12 PM
I have 5% tint all around and 35% tint on my windshield! Its dark as hell and no one can see in. I have yet to get pulled over for it and its been 2 years.... (knocks on wood)

soccerstargt17
02-27-2009, 12:14 PM
so i got my windows tinted 20% all around and i am very satisfied. I was wondering if its possible to turn the auto dimming mirrors at night cause they are dark as hell now with the tint on the windows and the auto dim.

Kronic Budz
02-27-2009, 12:23 PM
I like my 35% all around. If i were to do it again i would leave the percentage the way it is on the side windows. And then start fading it to a darker tint around 20% on the rear window. Its just a little to light from the back, you can see right through it on a sunny day.

btw black interior on black, with 70% tinted windshield.

andyrew
02-27-2009, 02:23 PM
Hey
i'm gettin my windows tinted first thing in the morning. I will be getting the front ones tinted as well (i know its illegal). What would be a good percentage for the windows on a silver car? I might go with a lighter one in the front than the back.

Let me hear your opinions.

What color is your interior?

If its dark, i'd say 50% front, 35% back, 15% rear

if light color then 35% front, 15% back, 5% rear.

elwigglero
02-27-2009, 02:27 PM
so i got my windows tinted 20% all around and i am very satisfied. I was wondering if its possible to turn the auto dimming mirrors at night cause they are dark as hell now with the tint on the windows and the auto dim.

cover the sensor on the mirror. Tiny piece of tape should do the trick

Yevmeister
02-27-2009, 02:36 PM
5% back
15% around

Kronic Budz
02-27-2009, 02:43 PM
5% back
15% around

wayyy to dark IMO. cant see shit if your trying to park.

Naudi_Mat
02-27-2009, 03:28 PM
I have 20% all the way around on my sedan. Except the front.

And on my Avant, I have 30% and they both look great. The 30% looks really nice with the darker interior that my avant has. I chose to go darker with my sedan cause I have the tan interior.

And I haven't been bothered by any cops with either car.

the_pirate
02-27-2009, 04:37 PM
Tint is whack yo! [:D]

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Picture006-3.jpg

kampfer
02-27-2009, 04:40 PM
Volcano Black?^^^

the_pirate
02-27-2009, 04:58 PM
Volcano Black?^^^

Brilliant Black FOOL! [:p]

kampfer
02-27-2009, 05:04 PM
Hey, it was just a question. I have Volcano Black but I don't see any of those around here...must not be a popular color.

domperrion
02-27-2009, 09:28 PM
I am very happy with my 20% all the way around and you wont have any trouble parking but if your worried about them po po`s go with 35%
PS A visor looks very good i get more complements on that than just the tint. If you have some big ones go 5% all the way around its SICK, big props.

PacCoast
04-22-2009, 06:18 PM
Anyone know of a good place to get my tint done around the Seattle area? 2005 S4 Brilliant Black. Thanks!

eurobreed124
04-22-2009, 07:34 PM
i have 5 percent all around and my front window is 35 percent and it looks good you can see clearly out the front at night, my car is black soo it looks fine plus if you try to get it on in the car they cant see you lol in the middle of the day, but i live in vegas where its ok to have it that dark because of the heat soo yeah

dingguhlbary
04-22-2009, 08:44 PM
can other people post up pics too? i want to get tints soon and would like to see what's up

SeekB00st
04-22-2009, 08:58 PM
I got 20% all around, with a 5% on the windshield banner.
Wouldn't change a thing.

jayraudi9
04-22-2009, 09:23 PM
i say 35% all around. I have 35% in the back and 50% in the front and some days it looks really awkward to me

Siena
04-22-2009, 09:51 PM
My interior's black, so I went with:

5% rear screen, 15% rear sides.
I had my front sides at 15% too, till Babylon boys issued me with a ticket.

I've now got my front sides stock, but with black interior, fronts don't look much different from rear sides.

JPJ2007
04-22-2009, 09:55 PM
You know, Everyone posts but has no pics.

I went 18% all the way around. It's not so dark that cops care, but not so light
that people can see in. And IMO is pretty dark,

Make sure you know whats legal and not in your own state, Here in TN its 35%.
So my 18 is real illegal.

Got this done less than a week ago, New Suntek Carbon film.

REMEMBER: My front window is not done. Only the sides and rear.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3584/3447438207_efa2e3b0db_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/3447434403_65fecd370e_b.jpg

Militant-Grunt
04-22-2009, 09:55 PM
I have 35% all around on a brilliant black.

Pics or ban. That's the percentage Im thinking of going with, BB here too [:D]

Siena
04-22-2009, 10:03 PM
Mine with 5% rear screen, 15% sides including fronts...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/08022008305.jpg

As above, but with stock fronts...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/30032009070.jpg

b.massad
04-23-2009, 09:57 PM
10% all around with a double 5% (two layers) strip on the windshield. Silver with gray leatherette interior. Will post pics as soon as pollen calms down...

Castro27
04-24-2009, 02:30 AM
5% tint so they can't see up in my windows

hahaha okay slim thug


anyway, first of all... u gotta go the same all around. It looks so much better than if the backs are different than the front. Mine are 35% and I think they look great. Dark but still a classy look.

I know you said your getting the fronts done as well but just to emphasize the point:

Before front tints (whack)
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/DiabloSv77/B5%20and%20B7%20Photoshoot/B5-B77.jpg

After fronts tinted (sick)
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c165/DiabloSv77/audi/Photo0053.jpg