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This is a discussion on tinting within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; im looking to tint my windows but i cant really find any pictures to look at to see if i ...

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    im looking to tint my windows but i cant really find any pictures to look at to see if i really want it. if anyone could post some pictures of a black 4th gen id appreciate it a lot

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    it looks great, but be prepared to get fix it tickets...ask me how i know. its legal to have the back window tinted as dark as you want, but any tinting on the front windows is "illegal".
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    That differs state to state. Some states allow 35% on the front windows. To avoid tickets, talk to an optometrist. I got a medical excuse for my tint and I have no eye "problems". Mine is 5% all around and 50% on the windshield. Would post pictures but my car is pewter

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekbuckner1 View Post
    That differs state to state. Some states allow 35% on the front windows. To avoid tickets, talk to an optometrist. I got a medical excuse for my tint and I have no eye "problems". Mine is 5% all around and 50% on the windshield. Would post pictures but my car is pewter
    thats a clever idea ill look into it. also would it be possible to look at those pictures just to get an idea?
    oh really phoenix i had no idea, whatever man if it looks good its worth it haha. anyways when i usually drive it my windows are down too

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    There's a few that show the tint well. Obviously tops were out in one, so it would look darker. I'm sure I have more pictures if needed


    And the day I got the car. Just for a "before" picture
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    Its not black, but its close to a dark color. This is Texas state legall 25% all around.

    I like it, better than non tinted.
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    lol, yeah if you see the cops, just roll the windows down i just got tired of getting the fix it tickets for that, but my front windows were freegin limousine dark, haha...i think 5% might be ok though. you could always ask the the company tinting your windows. i was told by the company that did mine, it was too dark, and i told them to do it anyways...i agree that i like tinted better then not, especially on our black trans ams

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    I have very light tinting.




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    Quote Originally Posted by godless-phoenix View Post
    think 5% might be ok though.
    5% is as dark as it gets without doing multiple layers. I had 5 over 20 on a previous car which read like 3.5 on a light gun. Many people go with 20% which is below the legal limit in most states, looks good, but still can see into the car

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    This is literally the only picture I have with the windows up.



    Here's a shot of the black glass with the windows down.


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    these cars definitely look way better with a tint! looks like ill be getting mine hopefully
    are there any problems associated with tinting these cars or pretty smooth sailing?

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    Are you wanting to do it yourself or have it done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soadkrazy21 View Post
    these cars definitely look way better with a tint! looks like ill be getting mine hopefully
    are there any problems associated with tinting these cars or pretty smooth sailing?
    I would suggest having someone else do it, especially the back hatch. Mine was tinted for no more than $150-$200. Well worth it in my opinion.

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    I agree. The back hatch has to be heated to lay right and I'd you don't know what you're doing, the doors will peel the first time you try to close them. Easily worth the money spent to have a pro do it

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    oh really ok i guess ill find a shop around me

    thanks for all the input and help guys it helped and saved me from messing up doing it myself haha

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    Just be careful with how dark you go. Most shops won't allow you to have something installed below the legal limit but if they do, you don't want to go too dark. On my CTS-V, I have 20% on the driver, passenger, and rear windows along 5% on the rear door windows. At night, it is hard to see out of the car at times. I have 35% (Indiana legal limit) on my SS and its just right in my opinion. At the same time my windows are almost always down.
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    I'll agree with that. My windows have to go down if I want to back up at night. I love the look of it on bright sunny days, so I don't mind it. But that all depends on the driver.

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    oh i never took that into account seeing through it at night...

    i guess i gotta preview the different ones to see which one i like the most

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    I did 15% and love it

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