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    Tint Alternative?

    How much will tinting your windows help with the glare of the LCD?
    Any certain darkness?


    also, how much is it in general would it cost,
    to tint 5 windows on my Subaru Impreza?
    mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
    Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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    Last time I had windows tinted on a sedan it was $165. It cost me $50 to have the two front windows tinted to match the dark factory tinting of my truck. It will help. I have 20% all around in my truck (see sig) and had 35% on the last 2-3 hatchback and sedans I have had. 20% is not legal. Depends on your state. VA is 50% from driver forward. I had 50% on those front windows, my old roomie had 20% all around and got pulled over 3 times in 2 years for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget
    Last time I had windows tinted on a sedan it was $165. It cost me $50 to have the two front windows tinted to match the dark factory tinting of my truck. It will help. I have 20% all around in my truck (see sig) and had 35% on the last 2-3 hatchback and sedans I have had. 20% is not legal. Depends on your state. VA is 50% from driver forward. I had 50% on those front windows, my old roomie had 20% all around and got pulled over 3 times in 2 years for it.
    How good a job do shops usually do at that? I've seen some aftermarket tint installs that looked horrible, lots of air bubbles and such.

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    me too 35% on all the windows except the front..
    thats legal in holland..
    Did it myself, it costed me 100 euro, but was a hell of a job.
    trust me it's worth paying!!!
    unfortunatly the glare is still there on bright days. a friend of my, whois car is also on my site (golf 4) doesn't have glare with 50% tinted. so there's hope :P

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    I've tinted 4 of my windows with film. Looks very nice. Back then I didn't have a screen, but I can surely tell, if I did it would've reduced the glare. I've since removed the front ones, becouse during the night time I coudn't see a thing in my side mirrors, so you should consider this too...

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    Try not to get the silver to black tints (like I did) cause it will be VERY difficult to see anything on the side mirrors. If you do, get like a 20% on the silver part. It looks REAL good tho.

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    I have 5% on rear window, and 20% on all 4 sides of my 2001 BMS 325i. The tint helped a ton.

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    PAY a pro - and make sure you check out their work and ask about warranty before you do it. I have tinted all windows in my house (easy - they are flat) but curves are NOT easy.
    I am a newbie trying to outfit a couple cars with new custom consoles and mini ITX. Click here for my 2003 Chevy Avalanche project.

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    I have tinted windows with film which cost me 20 bucks for all windows in my car except the front one. Its a Toyota Corolla 2004 and the darkness might be equal or a bit less than bush's cadillac.

    It all depends where you live, the laws that allows you to have a certain darkness. Down here in Ecuador (South America) you need to get a permit to tint your windows, I don't have a permit but I tell cops I have $2.00 and that he could take it or take his time to take my film out.

    It does help a lot if you tint your windows. Before I tinted my windows, I had problems looking at my screen. The only problem would be looking at your mirrors. I have to pull them down if I start wreckless driving.
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    Got my WRX's windows tinted for $120. I got 20% all around (5% on sunroof). It was a really great buy, looks fantastic.

    20% is incredibly illegal where I live (NY is 70% on rear side and nothing on the front), but everyone has tints so there really aren't any problems with having them. It could be different where you are.

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