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Old 27 Mar 2012, 12:19 am
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so my pt has the rear windows tinted from what appears to be the factory. i am not sure of this but i have seen other pts out there with the same look i guess.

so my question is, what is % of the factory tinted back five windows?

i ask because i want to get the front driver and pass window tinted the same percentage so that they all match (and the obvious help keep the car cooler during hot weather)
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 06:13 am
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so my pt has the rear windows tinted from what appears to be the factory. i am not sure of this but i have seen other pts out there with the same look i guess.

so my question is, what is % of the factory tinted back five windows?

i ask because i want to get the front driver and pass window tinted the same percentage so that they all match (and the obvious help keep the car cooler during hot weather)
Is around 20%
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 07:18 am
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Default Re: rear windows tinted from the factory? what %?

Ditto Rocketman - 20% rears. Dodge does 18% to 30% based on the model and year. The Jeep Nitro with the full package is tinted on the rear at 30%, 20% on the sides. Chrysler does all their rears at 20% from what I've been told.
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 10:18 am
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Default Re: rear windows tinted from the factory? what %?

i actually just got them done in 20% but they are way to dark compared to the rear. if you look through both front window you can't really see anything on the other side, while the back you can actually make out what is on the other side. i am literally headed out the door now to have them redone. hopefully the guy who did them will hone up, since i told him i just want them the same tint as the rear.

thanks for the replies thus far.
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 11:05 pm
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Default Re: rear windows tinted from the factory? what %?

well i went over to his shop, he said since its still slightly wet from installation it seems darker. give it three days and if its still darker he will change it out. so, i guess we will see what happens. i am in no rush
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 12:05 am
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Default Re: rear windows tinted from the factory? what %?

Had mine checked by state inspector when I did my front windows and they were 35%.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 12:21 am
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i had a feeling they were 35%. thanks for the heads up. i will wait the three days none the less, just so i wont irritate the installer.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 08:39 am
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The rear is generally darker than the sides isn't it? I know my rear is darker (wait, which one? My own is brilliantly white...snicker....). My sides are at 35% and rear at 20%. Had the shop verify before we did the installation.

Couple of shots of my sides:





Notice on both photos you can see through to the other side. At night you can see inside but not through, but that's okay with me. They are not so dark at night that I have any issues seeing out of it. Add to it, it's commercial tint that's supposed to be more visible from within.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 10:52 am
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Default Re: rear windows tinted from the factory? what %?

thanks for the verification. 35% is usually where i like my tint at. i have had 20% before but did not like it because its difficult to see at night some times. thats why when the guy told me he put 20% on i was like "huhhhhh, 20% really?" heck, just trying to back it into the garage in the dark was a bit of a task with this 20%. on top of that i can not put the windows down since they are still drying, lol. ah well, two more days and i will be taken care of.

your pt is very nice. what size wheels are they? 17"? looks like you lowered it as well, what springs did you go with?

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Old 05 Jun 2012, 09:38 pm
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Hi,

I know this is a few months old but has anyone tinted the front theirselves and if so what tint did you match it with and how did it turn out?


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