I went 35% up front and left the factory on the rear, and I'm happy with it. I didn't want to go too dark, especially for night driving. I believe factory is 20%. If you put another 20% on top of that, you are going to be blacked out back there. I would go 35% and maybe 50% on the rear if you don't want it too dark.
Here's what the 35 up front and factory rear looks like on mine.
The Following User Says Thank You to jaxadam For This Useful Post:
2010 CM, 4x4, 5.7, SR5, TRD S/C, lots of dip, 3/1 level, tint, debadged, Proflo muffler, TRD rear sway bar, plainansimple halos hi lo and fog, stubby antenna, 1.5 inch wheeladaptor spacers, 35 inch Cooper AT3 on Rock Warrior wheels, BHLM, tinted tails, Nfab nerf bars, bushwackers, customcargrill, Bully Dog tuner, 30 inch Riged E series light bar
I always do 20 on the fronts and never touch the windshield. I have done 35% before. I was not happy with the amount of light it let in and I did not like the look of it from the outside. I ripped it off and replaced it with 20. I believe the factory stuff on the rears is some weird percentage, I have been told it's actually 17. I have 20 on the fronts and it is an almost perfect match but just a tiny bit lighter if you look hard enough.
I will never go darker than 20. I have driven some vehicles with super-dark tint. Others like it but I always felt uneasy about maneuvering at night on unlit streets where there are pedestrians.
__________________ "Dude asked me why I bought a Toyota and not a Dodge. I said I used to drive a Dodge, until someone did me a favor and explained to me that the whole front suspension isn't normally supposed to be an annual maintenance item."
thanks all, I would really like to go 20% on the fronts, but I know for sure that will be bad as far as cops go, I can go as dark as I want to in the rear, so I'm pretty sure it's going to be 20% on top of the factory - the pictures really help.
^^^ Agree with OP...I would stick with 50% in a state where front side tints are illegal. Anything more and you're pushing the limits of officer patience & understanding. On the back sides & rear I'd do 20% on top of the factory tint.
2012 Ford F350 SRW CCLB Lariat Ultimate FX4 6.7L PSD 3.55 ELSD
2007 Range Rover Supercharged
1970 Ford Torino Cobra 429
SOLD: 2007 CrewMax Limited 5.7L 2WD
The Following User Says Thank You to fosterelli For This Useful Post:
Here all tint is illegal. I went 35% on my front sides. I wish it was a bit darker, but it works. Always went 15% with my past trucks. It got kinda old not seeing well at night in certain driving conditions. End up always rolling down the window so I didn't run somebody or something over turning onto another street.
My car has 35% on fronts, 15% on backs, and 15% on top of 35% on the rear. It flows very nice and looks bad ass, but you most definitely can not see shit in reverse at night. I'm greatful for the large backup cam on the dash.
Been pulled over like 6-7 times between them all in WV, PA, and NJ. No cops ever mentioned the tint. Then again my nephew and a few other friends got nailed hard for tint by local cops with woodies for punks in sports cars. I think when you have a normal looking vehicle and your fronts are a bit lighter, you're probably not attracting much attention. TBH even if I got a ticket every 6 months I'd still keep it. Makes a huge difference.
2012 TOYOTA TUNDRA SR5 TRD DC W/5.7
DE-BADGED | BHLM | B3BLM | SPYDER TAILS
COLOR KEYED HANDLES/GRILL | BAMUFFLER
ICI MAGNUM wRT-SERIES LIGHT BAR BUMPER
SMITTYBILT X2O-10 COMP-SERIES WINCH
PIAA DRIVING/FOGS | TRD COLD AIR INTAKE
20" BALLISTIC JESTERS | 325/60 DURATRACS
ZONE 5" | COACHBUILDER SHIMS/SHACKLES
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.