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Old 08-19-2013, 10:41 PM
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I just got an 07 Ram 1500 quad cab, and it needs tint BAD. The front 2 windows and back glass are completely clear and I hate it. I'm wanting to do 5% all around, but the back 2 windows have the factory tint.

Would putting 20% over the factory tint bring it down to about 5%? Or should I just do 5% over it? I put 5% over factory on my old Ram and it was almost completely opaque.

Also, I do know about all the state laws pertaining to tint.

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Depends on how dark you want it. I love my dark tint. 20 on the front two is nice for me. Back windows are too dark to see into and almost out of :P
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Last year I received an $85. ticket for my windows being 'too tinted.' The cops are equipped in their fuzzmobiles with an optical device (window tint meter) that measures transmitted light through the window. Be aware if tinting your glass.


Tinted vehicle windows: the law

This website has window tint regulations for all 50 states (57 states if your name is obamma). Very good info:

http://www.tri-statewindowtint.com/u...tint-laws.html


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Last year I received an $85. ticket for my windows being 'too tinted.' The cops are equipped in their fuzzmobiles with an optical device that measures transmitted light through the window. Be aware if tinting your glass.
ya and that device is a P.O.S. the cop slid it over my window and it read 6%. what a dumbass. AND it was a faded part of the tint.

Ive have 3 tickets since i started driving for tint. probably 5 or 6 total for my family. We still tint every single vehicle. To us it worth $60-70 ticket once a year
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i would check with the tint dealer and see what they say.
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Check with your tint guy - IF he's any count he will know what mixture is needed to match. I think mine is 35% over the factory tint and 18% for the front sides, and 5% for the Front Strip or Brow.

Most people think you only have a choice of 5, 20, and 35% but that is not the case, those are just standards and the most stocked.
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When I got mine done I had the guy pull out samples of different tint %'s and put them up against my window so I could see what it would look like. Once you have a visual the choice is easier to make.
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Last year I received an $85. ticket for my windows being 'too tinted.' The cops are equipped in their fuzzmobiles with an optical device (window tint meter) that measures transmitted light through the window. Be aware if tinting your glass.


Tinted vehicle windows: the law

This website has window tint regulations for all 50 states (57 states if your name is obamma). Very good info:

http://www.tri-statewindowtint.com/u...tint-laws.html


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