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Old 07-06-2003, 09:04 PM
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Read all the threads, but how badly does it degrade your night vison? (I know you look out the windscreen!) And the tint aids in reducing headlight glare, but I am concerned I will miss something while motoring at night.

Antsmini said that 50% does not look like a tint (I agree), so I guess it is 35%. (20 is real cool...but don't want to be hasseled)

And the 35% rear windows, 50% fronts (NYS it's all illegal!) does not appeal to me, unless someone has done it and it looks cool.

Appreciate any insight and experience out there. Thank you! :smile:

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:13 PM
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35% on side two windows and 25% on rear three windows. No vision problems while motoring. In a parking lot, the view is slightly diminished at nighttime, but while out motoring at night, there's really not that much difference. There's nothing to worry about mate, unless you already have poor night vision.
 
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Old 07-06-2003, 09:23 PM
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Thanks Dominic, still have my night vision, and appreciate your insight...but it's not dangerous in dark parking lots?

And how does the 25/35 mix look? Is it noticeable, or a good blend?

Thanks.

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:42 PM
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No more dangerous than a panel van or a jacked up truck/suv in a parkinglot at night.

Seriously, you just have to let your eyes adjust to the light level then procede. I used to deliver pizzas (mostly at night) with tinted windows. Really didn't slow me down too much.
 
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Old 07-06-2003, 09:49 PM
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Hey! If you could find the houses while delivering pizza, you happily answered my questions.

Thanks again!

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:50 PM
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I just tinted Roxy's at 35% all the way around and can say that there isn't any problems with night vision. In fact it actually helps cut down on the SUV-with-brights-on glare
 
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Old 07-07-2003, 11:51 AM
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If you really want to answer your question, go by a tint shop and beg off a scrap piece of 35% tint. Just tape it to the inside of your side window so you can look through it cruising around. You'll be able to get a pretty fair idea how much your vision is impaired by it.

I've got the back three done to 35% and at night you can't see crap out of the windows unless there's some bright lights outside. You may see on coming headlights but on a darker street you'll never see the kid on the bicycle with no lights until you go "bump"!
 
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Old 07-07-2003, 11:56 AM
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I have the %35 tints and I think they are a good balance. Dark but not limo dark from the inside so you can still see out. The cops will bust you for any tint in NY, but during the day I think youll be okay with the police.
 
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Old 07-07-2003, 12:07 PM
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Anything darker than 35% and you'll have trouble at night, at least when you want to go in reverse. Mine are 35% all around (not the windshield of course). I have not noticed much difference in night visibility and I have to parallel park every night. The tints make a huge difference in side sunglare and keep the car much cooler in these summer temps. They look fantastic as well.
 
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Old 07-07-2003, 12:08 PM
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35 is fine. At night, the only thing I really notice is that in the rear view, it looks like its on the dim setting, which isn't a bad thing.
 
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Old 07-07-2003, 01:28 PM
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I have 15% all around and I have no probelms with the night vision. I can see out just fine and I like the privacy. If you are going with 35% you should not have any trouble.

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Old 07-07-2003, 01:37 PM
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I put Limo all the way around.
I really don't notice a problem.
But I am used to it. I like it dark.
I'm ready to tint my windshield.
If your worried about it, go light.
But I would suggest going darker if your tinting it.
It looks better.
 
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Old 07-07-2003, 07:24 PM
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I've got the 5% REAR 3 AND 25% Fronts.... It's DARK but NICE

If I park in the sun... the temp inside is at least HALF of what it would be without tint.
Add the reflective windshield sunguard and it's totally enterable, and the whalen **** is NOT hot!
The tint should also protect against UV's.

As far as Night Driving... It's easier on the eyes...and no one can see you.


 
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:24 PM
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That Louie ain't no Saint!!!! The tints make Louie look sooooo BAD
 
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:44 PM
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I also think the same tint all around looks better but that's just my own opinion :
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glad someone said that, its been my opinion all along, that same tint looks WAAAY better

my lexus has 35% all around, great day/night vision
my mini has 20% all around, great night vision, no problems at night, then again maybe i am used to it, and have overall good vision :smile:

i also think with white roof 35% is fine, with black roof 35% looks great, but 20% looks better. all this is just MY opinion






 
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:38 AM
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I have 35% tint all around (legal limit in my state) no problems day or night at all.
In person it looks a bit lighter than the picture of LouiefromStLou.
Anybody with dark tints can rolldown their windows if police are nearby.
 
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:07 AM
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35% on 5 windows (state legal limit) and no problem with night vision

 
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:57 AM
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I have 20% on mine and I can see fine. I thank God everyday for it living in South Florida you need two things.

1) A/C
2) Tinted Windows


 
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:02 AM
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35% on front & 15% on back....
no issues....


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Old 07-10-2003, 07:40 AM
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>>I have 20% on mine and I can see fine. I thank God everyday for it living in South Florida you need two things.
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>>1) A/C
>>2) Tinted Windows
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very well said

waht wheels are u runing?
 
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:56 AM
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I must be the only one here with two 50% front windows and 35% three rear windows. I think it looks cool. I will try to take some pics to post, but it will probably be over the weekend. I can see fine at night. the 35% works ok in terms of vision: it both reduces headlight glare (not much of an issue for me since I have the auto dim mirror) and reduces visibility of headlights way far away behind you, but that's not much of an issue. I just never liked really dark tints on the front windows for some reason. I like it bright up front. On my old Suby Outback I had 35% rear and no tint up front. I was halway considering that for the MINI, and would prolly have been happy with that too. 50% is max up front for me.


 
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Old 07-10-2003, 08:00 AM
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i dont like dark tints either, but i like uniform tints
like if u have 50%..i like 50% all around :smile:
 
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:06 PM
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One of the best things I've noticed about mine is that from outside, there seems to be nearly no differance from 5% rears to 25% Fronts. I would have done 5% all the way around if I was feeling a bit more daring.
 
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Old 07-11-2003, 11:01 AM
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>>One of the best things I've noticed about mine is that from outside, there seems to be nearly no differance from 5% rears to 25% Fronts. I would have done 5% all the way around if I was feeling a bit more daring.



haha doug..u dont need to give the cops more reason to harass u
 

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