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      01-03-2008, 10:34 PM   #23
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drive to SF and get it done at Mach III. It's the only place for e9X's at a decent price. A number of forum members have gone to them for tint, clearbra and suspension installs. They're really your best bet. I only trust my car with them. Contact Ray and tell him Alex sent you.

They took care of my dot matrix perfectly and stand behind their initial install with touchups and sometimes even redos if something goes wrong down the road.
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if you don't want your windows super dark, 30-35% all around (minus front windshield) is pretty reasonable if you're going for a uniform look. some people do 35% on all the side windows and 30% on the rear.

if you're really worried about being pulled over for the front sides, you can go with a lighter shade on those...somewhere around 45-50% (or none at all if you don't mind a larger contrast).

personally, i went with 35% all around on mine (minus front windshield).
So here is the question... for those of you that tint 35%, how many of you have gotten tickets and did you tint the front? I appreciate all of the advice.

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California Window Tint Law


Windshield
Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield

Front Side Windows
Must allow more than 70% of light in

Back Side Windows
Any darkness can be used

Rear Window
Any darkness can be used


Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In California, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.
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So here is the question... for those of you that tint 35%, how many of you have gotten tickets and did you tint the front? I appreciate all of the advice.

DA
From the outside of a vehicle, a tinted window will appear darker in vehicles with dark colored interiors, and the opposite in those with lighter colored interiors.
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California Window Tint Law



Windshield
Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield

Front Side Windows
Must allow more than 70% of light in

Back Side Windows
Any darkness can be used

Rear Window
Any darkness can be used


Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In California, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.
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So here is the question... for those of you that tint 35%, how many of you have gotten tickets and did you tint the front? I appreciate all of the advice.

DA
see what ray posted for the technicalities. i have not personally received any tickets for tint...but then again, it hasn't exactly been on the car very long. when driving, i make it a point to keep the sunshade open...call it a weak attempt at letting more light in the car in hopes of not getting pulled over

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From the outside of a vehicle, a tinted window will appear darker in vehicles with dark colored interiors, and the opposite in those with lighter colored interiors.
Helpful Ray.. looks like you and I will be doing some talking in the near future. I have beige interior on the vert
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WoW... so you can't tint any of the windshield or the front windows???? What percentage do you have? I don't want mine dark.. just a little something -- I'm just not sure what that something is...

would appreciate more info on you tint % & what a light but noticeable % would be.. 20%?

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I have 35% on everything but the windshield, including sunroof. I'm personally not worried about fix-it tickets as there are means to get them signed off but if you want to be on the safe side, stick to 50%, or just none at all.
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So here is the question... for those of you that tint 35%, how many of you have gotten tickets and did you tint the front? I appreciate all of the advice.

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I have 20% in front and I dont get hassle too much. Most cops dont just pull you over for that. There are usually other factors that make them pull you over
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So here is the question... for those of you that tint 35%, how many of you have gotten tickets and did you tint the front? I appreciate all of the advice.

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I don't get tickets
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I don't get tickets
i don't get it
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pay attention to that shinny gold thing
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pay attention to that shinny gold thing
you serious? cause i still don't get it
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pay attention to that shinny gold thing

Let me put it this way, that "shiny gold thing" in the upper right corner of the pic has allowed me to go "ticket-free" for the last 15 years
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you serious? cause i still don't get it

what don't you get badge= no ticket
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what don't you get badge= no ticket
lol, thanks for the clarification. maybe i just suck at pictionary
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Cop = no ticket. Oops, did I say that out loud?
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Cop = no ticket. Oops, did I say that out loud?
Don't worry, no one heard that
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Let me put it this way, that "shiny gold thing" in the upper right corner of the pic has allowed me to go "ticket-free" for the last 15 years
15 years in the force?
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i had my e34 done at rocky mountain in livermore. i agree, they did a good job! however mine was done with 3m tint. this was years back.
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