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What % tint you got

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by CamaroSsToTundra, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. Sep 10, 2022 at 5:24 PM
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    _steezysr5

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    Mine came with 30% factory-tinted windows. adding a limo film makes it a double limo as I was told. did limo in front as well.

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  2. Sep 12, 2022 at 12:14 PM
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    Finally got up the gumption to put ceramic on the windshield of my 2010 DC. If you’re on the fence, I’ve only got two words for you:



    Extremely happy with how it came out. Llumar 30%. Very dark from the outside, but nowhere near the same when looking out from inside. Like driving in the shade. So pleased that I’m taking my 2001 AC down tomorrow for the same.

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    How is it at night?
     
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  4. Sep 12, 2022 at 12:40 PM
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  5. Sep 13, 2022 at 4:27 AM
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    So, to be fair, it’s dark. It not particularly bothersome to me, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t noticeable.

    In town, where there are street lights, it’s far less of an issue. I can see just as much, and as far, as before, just with slightly subdued colors (similar to wearing sunglasses in the day). Out on more isolated roads, I can tell that I can’t see as far into the distance as I could previously. It’s nothing that makes me feel unsafe, but I can tell I’m wanting to use the hi-beams more often for distance.

    Like everything else, it’s a trade off. I do most of my driving during the day in full sun. The nighttime driving that I do get into is almost 100% in-town, so there’s a lot of upside for me and very little downside. If your life is such that you have a daily commute along rural roads or highways during the dark hours, this is probably not the option for you. (Although if that’s the case, you’re probably not exploring window tint options anyway.)

    TL;DR: I’m happy, but 30% is probably going to be a little too dark for some. If that’s the case, you’re probably better going somewhere between 80-50% for the windshield.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2022 at 5:30 AM
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    Very well put…sometimes I think I should have went a bit darker but then I see a trooper or sheriff and think …nah I’m good :cool:
     
  7. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:53 AM
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    Thank you, I needed to hear the "Night driving" aspect..

    The early mornings are about to start back up and driving through the "Heartland" of southwest Florida with nothing but Moon Light I need full attention to avoid the armadillo's and possum...

    The Tundra is much cooler with the additional tint installed so I'll put $$$ into other "Wants"
     
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    Night driving (and to a lesser extent windshield damage) is the main reason I have never tinted a windshield.

    Did 5% when I was a wee lad, and that made it pretty difficult/ dangerous to back up at night.

    I have since landed on 20% being the darkest I am willing to deal with for nighttime driving.
     
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  9. Sep 13, 2022 at 7:46 AM
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    I have 20% ceramic on all windows and 70% on windshield on my Tundra. My Sequoia has 20% all around and 50% on windshield.
     
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    Wait till you drive at night in the rain. It may not be the same in your case, but I put 35% all around on my CRX. At night in the rain, I could see a little light reflect off the lines but unless light was coming from it, I couldn't hardly see it. Like if someone was running across the road. That being said, I've got light tint on my windshield mainly for heat and UV blocking.
     
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    Already did some nighttime rain driving. No problems. In fact, I’m getting more acclimated to it each time I drive. Im very happy.
     
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  13. Sep 17, 2022 at 10:32 PM
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    First tundra did 35% all around and it was a good balance. Night driving was not impacted while daytime/privacy was decent. Second Tundra did 25% and night was slightly impacted, but daytime/privacy is very good. Did 25% all around on a 4runner and it’s more cave like, likely due to the smaller front window and longer passenger compartment. 25% is legal here but not in neighboring states, seems close enough though to avoid issues there though, except California…
     
  14. Sep 18, 2022 at 7:53 AM
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    Does not sound like you got Ceramic tint. It is much better looking out of it at night and during the day. I find it easy to look through it, making look “at” it when driving.
     
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    If you're referring to the 35% on my CRX, it indeed was not ceramic. I put it on there myself in 2007. It was the "grey" reflective tint from Advance Auto. I think Gila was the brand. During the day, it was not like a mirror but if it was overcast, you could not see in it. While being able to see out just fine.
     
  16. Sep 21, 2022 at 4:19 AM
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    Looks darker than it is on front windows but they are 20% ceramic and rear windows and back glass 5%. Definitely much cooler inside with the tint. Louisiana heat ain’t no joke!!
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  17. Sep 25, 2022 at 1:46 AM
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    Not entirely sure what percentage I have on mine (2nd owner) but it's dark enough for me. Only sides and rear glass tinted, no windshield tint. Whoever tinted my truck did a horrible job trimming the film along the edges of the windows and the back one is a complete nightmare. I'll replace eventually. How do you guys drive at night with your windows blacked out so much? I have a tough enough time with mine, can't imagine any darker. 3M Ceramic is worth the $$$ if you have the option, huge difference during the hot summer months. Also improves views from the inside looking out as the film allows more natural color transmission through it.
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