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heyy all

I finally got my tint permit wich means I can go as dark as I like

on my black diamond fj all the way around

including windshield so I was thinkin

i want it black that no one sees inside even on a sunny day and still be drivable
 

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One of my friends had a 5% tint on his charger and you could not see anything inside. I think anything around the 5-10% range would get you what you are looking for. I don' remember what he had on the windshield though.
 

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Have you ever driven a car with more than 20% at night?
It's impossible, on top of that the visibility in the FJ isn't the best. But it does look AMAZING! So pick your poison.:cheers:
 

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5% was really, really dark but he was able to get around. Granted that was in Durango, CO so there isn't much traffic at night. I don't think I would go lower than 10% but mhslacrosse is right. It does look amazing.
 

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I read somewhere that while tints may be ok in certain states, you need a *permit* (read: doctor's note) if you wanted a really low % tint without getting hassled by the cops. I think CA is around 35% tint, and with the convenience package, you get an OEM tint around that range. Good luck with a limo tint all the way around, just please not on the front windshield! (I dont think you can legally tint the front, but definitely not sure by any means).
 

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If you need a Maybe you shouldn't be behind the wheel. Maybe instead of getting dark tint just get some Stevie Wonder Glasses!:stickpoke:
:blowingup: the doctor's note is for people with sensitive skin or eyes....nothing really to do with how well you can see...

Here is my old tint setup. 35% on the windshield and 8% all the way around. yes, 8%. I believe it is a 3M tint that sees OUT like 15-20% and sees in ever so slightly more than 5%. Highly recommend. I got hassled A LOT. Go for it if you have a doctors note!

Flaming for the RBP picture isn't allowed. One time favor....





 

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I read somewhere that while tints may be ok in certain states, you need a *permit* (read: doctor's note) if you wanted a really low % tint without getting hassled by the cops. I think CA is around 35% tint, and with the convenience package, you get an OEM tint around that range. Good luck with a limo tint all the way around, just please not on the front windshield! (I dont think you can legally tint the front, but definitely not sure by any means).
I don't know what state the poster is from, but too dark tint may still be a violation in neighboring states.

Basically, in California, windows to the sides of the driver must pass 70% of the light and not alter the color. Since most factory glass is already around 70-75% you can't really legally add any more tint. Sure, you can get away with light tint depending on local law enforcement. And, even if you have a doctor's note for additional tint it must be removable; taken off at night or whenever the person who has the note is not using it.

Besides that, going too dark is not safe. It's really sad (read embarrassing) to hear people involved in accidents who have dark tint say "I didn't see them". :boohoo:
 

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I have 25-30% and its dark. My x-wife is a Doc and she wrote me a prescription for it because I have had skin cancer and both my kids have red hair. Never heard of a permit?? I have gotten a ticket for it even with the note and the judge through it out. I keep the ticket for the next time in my glove box.
 

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I don't know what state the poster is from, but too dark tint may still be a violation in neighboring states.

Basically, in California, windows to the sides of the driver must pass 70% of the light and not alter the color. Since most factory glass is already around 70-75% you can't really legally add any more tint. Sure, you can get away with light tint depending on local law enforcement. And, even if you have a doctor's note for additional tint it must be removable; taken off at night or whenever the person who has the note is not using it.

Besides that, going too dark is not safe. It's really sad (read embarrassing) to hear people involved in accidents who have dark tint say "I didn't see them". :boohoo:
Sorry, but incorrect. In CA you can have absolutely as dark as you like behind the driver. You can even paint your windows solid black if you'd like. Any tint on the driver or passenger windows is illegal unless it's a clear UV protecting film. Backseats and trunk area have no restrictions.

Also, most privacey glass that is roughly medium in shade ~35%.

I do agree with it not being safe. I had to roll windows down at night to turn in intersections...couldn't see the middle divide!
 

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Sorry, but incorrect. In CA you can have absolutely as dark as you like behind the driver. You can even paint your windows solid black if you'd like. Any tint on the driver or passenger windows is illegal unless it's a clear UV protecting film. Backseats and trunk area have no restrictions.QUOTE]

FJJeremy,

I'm absolutely correct. I said windows to the sides of the driver, not "behind the driver" as you mentioned.

Also, tinting the windshield is illegal, and modifying required lighting such as brake lamps, tail lamps, turn signals is illegal. That includes changing the color and putting stuff in front of them such as grill guards. If the CHP in your area hasn't tagged you for some of what I see in the photos they must be pretty lax. Your rig does look good, though. :)
 

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I don't know what state the poster is from, but too dark tint may still be a violation in neighboring states.

Basically, in California, windows to the sides of the driver must pass 70% of the light and not alter the color. Since most factory glass is already around 70-75% you can't really legally add any more tint. Sure, you can get away with light tint depending on local law enforcement. And, even if you have a doctor's note for additional tint it must be removable; taken off at night or whenever the person who has the note is not using it.

Besides that, going too dark is not safe. It's really sad (read embarrassing) to hear people involved in accidents who have dark tint say "I didn't see them". :boohoo:
hey there's land beyond the ocean maybe the poster isn"t in the states
 

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Sorry, but incorrect. In CA you can have absolutely as dark as you like behind the driver. You can even paint your windows solid black if you'd like. Any tint on the driver or passenger windows is illegal unless it's a clear UV protecting film. Backseats and trunk area have no restrictions.QUOTE]

FJJeremy,

I'm absolutely correct. I said windows to the sides of the driver, not "behind the driver" as you mentioned.

Also, tinting the windshield is illegal, and modifying required lighting such as brake lamps, tail lamps, turn signals is illegal. That includes changing the color and putting stuff in front of them such as grill guards. If the CHP in your area hasn't tagged you for some of what I see in the photos they must be pretty lax. Your rig does look good, though. :)

Sorry, I read incorrectly. You are right :)

I do know that my tinted lights are illegal, but I get away with the front ones. The rear tinted lights have since switched out to red LED's. While these are legal in color, I know they are still 100% illegal because they are not OEM. One of my old tickets read "Sale, use, or intention to modify..."...never pointed out they were blacked out. But, I have no issues with them...
Thank you for the compliments, the truck looks quite a bit different now though lol.
 

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Just because you can, does not mean you should. If you do have an accident, the degree of tint could be a mitigating factor in determining fault. Plus, if you drive into a state with tint laws you can expect to get pulled over. When you do get pulled over, expect a different response from LEOs as they can't see into the vehicle. Just saying.
 
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