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Old 01-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Tinting question

I'm thinking about tinting my 2012 Mustang but wanted to get everyone's feed back on what a good percentage would be. Don't want it too dark but would 35% look decent on a race red color?
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35% is where the tint starts to get dark. 35% is still good enough to look blackish and let you see outside at night backing up.

My Malibu had 15% on it, and it was a pain to see out of, I had to roll the windows down sometimes. Both my Grand Prix and Mustang are 35% and I'm pretty happy with it.

35% on a bright day...

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Would look good... What is the lowest legal percentage in your state?
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I have 15% on race red. I personally like it keeps the car cooler in the summertime. And frankly, I don't like people being nosey. Backing up at night does not require me to roll the windows down, but I do it to be safe.
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Yeah getting 35 on mine in two weeks. Max legal here in Mass.
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Go darker than 35 trust me
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I got 35% and sure wish I would of went darker.
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Check your local laws. Not worth the hassle of tickets to me for darker windows
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If cops were strict around here there's no way I would have done 5% .. I love it and I have no complainants So if 35% is the legal limit and cops are strict in your area then go for it!
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I got 35% and sure wish I would of went darker.
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If cops were strict around here there's no way I would have done 5% .. I love it and I have no complainants So if 35% is the legal limit and cops are strict in your area then go for it!
Unless the cops in your area are 100% duchebags go for 20%. That's what I have and its a great medium. If I was to do it over I would go 5% bc I have sensitive eyes.
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I'm thinking about tinting my 2012 Mustang but wanted to get everyone's feed back on what a good percentage would be. Don't want it too dark but would 35% look decent on a race red color?
20% sir I have no issues backing up looking out my windows
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Sounds like I might go darker than 35%, maybe 20%, for looks and also to keep it somewhat cooler in the summertime. In response to Hmiller, I'm getting it done in TN where the max legal is 5%. However the thing about Ft. Campbell is we sit in both KY and TN. I don't know what the max legal in KY is so I don't wanna get screwed with by cops when I go over.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Sounds like I might go darker than 35%, maybe 20%, for looks and also to keep it somewhat cooler in the summertime. In response to Hmiller, I'm getting it done in TN where the max legal is 5%. However the thing about Ft. Campbell is we sit in both KY and TN. I don't know what the max legal in KY is so I don't wanna get screwed with by cops when I go over.
Are u 100% sure on that 5% law? I am almost certain that the law is 32% in most states.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Sounds like I might go darker than 35%, maybe 20%, for looks and also to keep it somewhat cooler in the summertime. In response to Hmiller, I'm getting it done in TN where the max legal is 5%. However the thing about Ft. Campbell is we sit in both KY and TN. I don't know what the max legal in KY is so I don't wanna get screwed with by cops when I go over.
Tn is 35%. My work truck is registered in tn
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Are u 100% sure on that 5% law? I am almost certain that the law is 32% in most states.
In sc it's 27% on the sides and 20% on the back ... It varies from state to state ..

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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Sounds like I might go darker than 35%, maybe 20%, for looks and also to keep it somewhat cooler in the summertime. In response to Hmiller, I'm getting it done in TN where the max legal is 5%. However the thing about Ft. Campbell is we sit in both KY and TN. I don't know what the max legal in KY is so I don't wanna get screwed with by cops when I go over.
If you wanna be a rebel it's the chance you have to take lol... I am thankful cops don't really care around here
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Technically you can go as dark as you want on the back sides and rear. The front is what they care about. It's more for officer safety than yours.
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It's 35% legal here in Louisiana and the cops here are pretty bad. But I've had no tickets with 20% tint.
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Technically you can go as dark as you want on the back sides and rear. The front is what they care about. It's more for officer safety than yours.
Only in certain areas. Several states specify all windows.
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Ky 20 is legal on back but not sides I think. 20 is what I got on my car and been pulled over a few times and no issues on that
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Thanks for sharing this!

Opps I was wrong according to this ours is 27% .. Tint guy must have been confused to
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I have 17% on my 2012. I like it allot but I do roll my windows down when crossing multiple lanes of traffic. It's not so much a need as it is me not wanting to get hit in my new car. I have been pulled over before and the officer didn't say anything about it or my exhaust, just didn't agree with my speed lol... 47 in a 35
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I have 17% on my 2012. I like it allot but I do roll my windows down when crossing multiple lanes of traffic. It's not so much a need as it is me not wanting to get hit in my new car. I have been pulled over before and the officer didn't say anything about it or my exhaust, just didn't agree with my speed lol... 47 in a 35
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your lucky they didn't take your car. 20mph over the posted speed is reckless driving, thats grounds for jail time, impounding you car, and maybe even a suspended license.
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I've been 110mph in a 45, but that's a story for another time.
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I've been 110mph in a 45, but that's a story for another time.
+1.... Never said I got caught

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Or the 135+ in a 45 backroad "track"
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ouch! It depends, but I've heard of people getting pulled here for 10 mph over. Luckily, radar detectors are legal in the 2 states so next investment right there
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I don't use a detector, I use my eyes. I don't speed more than 5-8mph over except on rare occasions. I've never had a ticket, only gotten pulled over once and told "go home" for laying rubber all through first gear on main street with my Grand Prix. lol
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I don't use a detector, I use my eyes. I don't speed more than 5-8mph over except on rare occasions. I've never had a ticket, only gotten pulled over once and told "go home" for laying rubber all through first gear on main street with my Grand Prix. lol
Haha better than being escorted home and then your dad being drunk wanting to know Wtf a cop is doing on his property. FML
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I had a tough decision when I tinted mine. I wanted to go 20% all the way around, but being from Chicago 35% is the legal limit and they're pretty strict on it. After a good month of going back and forth I compromised and went 35% on the front and 20% on the back. IMO it looks great and I'm very happy with my choice.
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I'm thinking about tinting my 2012 Mustang but wanted to get everyone's feed back on what a good percentage would be. Don't want it too dark but would 35% look decent on a race red color?
Make sure you check your state and local laws on tint... I live in upstate NY and my area allows 20% on driver and passenger side the rear window can be limo.

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Make sure you check your state and local laws on tint... I live in upstate NY and my area allows 20% on driver and passenger side and the installer must insert the state sticker showing the tint is legal... the rear window can be limo.
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Check out this site for legal shades allowed for your state:

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The "visor" column referes to how far down the tint cam be on your windshield; there are tiny letters on the left/right of the windshield.

That is, if it's important to you to be legit.....
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35% is where the tint starts to get dark. 35% is still good enough to look blackish and let you see outside at night backing up.

My Malibu had 15% on it, and it was a pain to see out of, I had to roll the windows down sometimes. Both my Grand Prix and Mustang are 35% and I'm pretty happy with it.

35% on a bright day...
I would go 20% on the sides and rear but that's just me. Here in Maryland the legal tint is 35% for the front side windows. 35% is just not dark enough.
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all states are differant when it comes to % of tint,here in missouri it is 20% and no tint on front windshield. when I bought my car the back window was so dark I couldn't see out of it in bright sun. took it off right away. Go as dark as you want within legal limits but be safe, got to see all those other idiot drivers out there.
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For those out there who darken their tinting more than the state allows, you cause an accident and an officer gets a tint meter out, you will be Scr*wed.

In Kentucky, windshield tint is only allowed above the AS-1 line. Front Side Windows is 35%. Back Side and Rear Window is 18% .

Since your in the Army, the base can choose to enforce it more or less. In most cases, local or state traffic laws are usually enforced.
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