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How tinted is your car? And have you gotten pulled over? Share your stories.

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How tinted is your car? And have you gotten pulled over? Share your stories.

Hi Fam,


I'm thinking of getting my 2-door coupe tinted, have looked at various boards to see what a good % is to get tinted.


I live in Ontario and obviously there are no restrictions to the rear window being tinted (although I may opt to get the same % all around), what do you guys have on your side windows?


I have read 35% on the sides is the norm and then about 23% on the back. Can you guys let me know what your experiences are? I don't want to go too dark that I get pulled over (considering my car is an Acura as well)

Thanks in advance fellas!
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I have 2 that are 35% all the way around, 2 that are 20%, and 2 that are 28%. Never pulled over in Ontario for tint. BC cops are nazis when it comes to tint, got pulled over 3 times in 13 months. Pulled over twice in Alberta over 15 months.

Ontario cops don't really care from my experience.
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30% all around and never been pulled over. I also know people that have 15% all around and have never been pulled over either.
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have had 30% all around for almost 2 months and no issues
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There's a nekky trend amounst the truck demographic to tint the upper and lower portion of the windshield and just leave a 8 inch untinted portion that runs the width of the windshield to see through....

REASON: 16:3 ratio.

I don't get..
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Two vehicles at 20% and one at 35% (all around). Once pulled over (@20% vehicle) but no tickets for the tinted windows. The trick with the darker windows is I leave the moonroof interior panel open to allow additional light inside the cabin.
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20% front and 5% rear on my SUV. IMO, def way too dark in the front but I've been lazy and haven't gone to change the fronts to 35%.

35% all the way around for my other car.

Never been pulled over for tints. I think being pulled over also depends on the body color of your car. Having 20% on a dark colored car is a lot less noticeable than having it on a white car.
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Yea had 35% on my old car. Found it too light so now have 20% on my new car.... Love it. As long as you don't draw attention to yourself the cops don't interfere..
oh and I second the leave the sunroof open. My car has the panoramic roof so lots of light coming in.
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Ferocious12 wrote: Hi Fam,


I'm thinking of getting my 2-door coupe tinted, have looked at various boards to see what a good % is to get tinted.


I live in Ontario and obviously there are no restrictions to the rear window being tinted (although I may opt to get the same % all around), what do you guys have on your side windows?


I have read 35% on the sides is the norm and then about 23% on the back. Can you guys let me know what your experiences are? I don't want to go too dark that I get pulled over (considering my car is an Acura as well)

Thanks in advance fellas!
I have either 15 or 20% (can't remember) all around on my cherokee, never been hassled. During the day you can barely see in it and at night you can't see the inside from the outside at all
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35% on the fronts for my car, and never been pulled over int he 3 years I've had it
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Stupid question but you can't tint your windshield right?


Just the side windows and rear?
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Ferocious12 wrote: Stupid question but you can't tint your windshield right?


Just the side windows and rear?
I have a 80% tint and no problem. If you're scared you can get away with a bar at the top though
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Apr 8, 2009
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30% all around on a white coupe. Never been hassled for tint; not even when I got pulled over for speeding.
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Thanks for all the replies in this thread.

I'm thinking of going Around 28-30% all around and not sure what to do with the windshield.

35% seems pretty light but 28-30% seems like I would have no problem and the car would still be tinted.
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15% all around for current and past 2 cars. No issues at all.

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