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I am thinking of tinting my windshield and my side windows in the front on my new Terrain. I would like to match the tint with what I have on my back window. Has anyone matched up the tint on the back for the front windows and were you pleased with the results? I live in TN and the state law says 35% but would like 27%.
 

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18%. Just came back from tinting my nox. You can tint your windows as dark as u like witj the acceptionof front driver/passenger. Some states like nj and pa dont allow fronts to be tinted at all. However smoked fronts are allowed since the only way you can get those is mostly factory
 

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Haole Da Kine said:
Just got mine done, 20% although Mi. law says you can only tint the top 4" of the front door windows :eek:hno:
The top 4" of the front door windows? Thats odd, usually its around 4" for the windshield and a % for the front of no tint on the front door windows at all.
 

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arholmes said:
I am thinking of tinting my windshield and my side windows in the front on my new Terrain. I would like to match the tint with what I have on my back window. Has anyone matched up the tint on the back for the front windows and were you pleased with the results? I live in TN and the state law says 35% but would like 27%.
Just so you are aware. It's illegal in every state to tint the windshield. No reputable shop would do it for the liability issues involved.
 

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I just tinted my windshield with a 3M Crystaline 70 and on the two front windows with a 3M Crystaline 40. The Crystaline 40 on the side windows would probably not be dark enough for you but you should check into the 3M Crystaline tint for your windshield. It's excellent at blocking heat and UV rays. You can get the Crystaline tint in an almost clear shade, a 90, or you can go as dark as a 40. As far as safety is concerned, adding tint to the windshield actually makes your vehicle safer. (assuming your not going too dark as it is illegal) If anything hits your windshield the tint adds an extra safety layer and the glass shards would also be contained and not come at your face.

Check out the 3M link... http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Window_Film/Solutions/Markets-Products/Automotive/Crystalline_Automotive_Films/
 

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Black Granite LTZ said:
Just so you are aware. It's illegal in every state to tint the windshield. No reputable shop would do it for the liability issues involved.
Even though I wouldn't do it, there are a few shops here in jersey that will tint the whole windshield. My boss got his car and his daughters cars windshields done and I cannot wait till they get nailed. His daughter is a crappy enough driver as it is by driving thru the garage door cause she was in the wrong gear now this will make it even worse.
 

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A windshield is made in layers with film in middle for "safety reasons so there no need to tint windshield for safety reason. If someone hits me and has their windshield tinted i sure as hell gonna sue the pants off them cause by tinting their windshield they compromised my "safety"!!!
 

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You must be talking about north jersey. I.e. jersey city or newark. Lol. I lived in edison nj now in pittsburgh. In nj you can always find a shop that will do anytjing for extra buck. Like pass inspections.lmao
 

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The tint/film on my windshield (3M Crystaline) is virtually clear. I have it for the heat and UV reducing properties. With summer temps here in AZ pushing 115 I need all the help I can get.

And I wouldn't add tint/film just for the safety benefit alone but it does add an inner layer of protection. There is plastic in-between the layers of glass on a windshield but the tint/film adds a layer of protection on the inside. I work in a collision shop and I've seen many impacts to windshields and even things kicked up on the road going through windshields. If something hits your windshield with enough force, you will get glass coming at your face. Go visit the 3M web site and you can see the safety properties of installing tint/film on all windows.

With all that being said, I agree that adding darkness to the windshield is a bad idea, that's why I chose a virtually clear film.

It's also a little annoying that our windshields don't have the upper portion shaded.
 

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Im from Jersey, I had mine tinted with 20% on the front windows, if the sun was shining directly on the side of the car the fronts looked a little darker...other than that there was no difference....im now running 20% on all the rear windows and 5% on the front windows (rears have the stock tint + 20% film)
 

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Just got back from the tint shop and had my front side windows tinted and they look fantastic!! I went with 18% to match the back windows and it makes the Terrain look so much better.
 

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Just got back from the tint shop and had my front side windows tinted and they look fantastic!! I went with 18% to match the back windows and it makes the Terrain look so much better.
Yes it does ! When I look at one without tinted fronts now it just doesn't look "finished" to me now.
 

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"The § 375 (12-a)(b)(2) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law requires that side windows, both front and back, cannot be covered by a window tint film that allows "light transmittance" of less than 70 percent. This means that some degree of aftermarket window tinting is permitted. As long as the window tint film allows 70 percent of visible light to pass through the film and the window glass, your windows do not violate the law."- per NY

Does this mean I can tint them 30%? Sorry, if the question sounds dumb. I have never tinted my windows before, always thought of it just haven't.
 

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My buddy owns a tint shop in Austin. He tinted my fronts 35 to match the back that my dealership had done before I bought my ride. He said it won't be a problem. Truthfully, it's not that dark, but it's fine for me.

Windshield tinting is legal here. My buddy was telling me about it and said that he's so busy doing cars at $200 a pop. He said he has done several State Troopers' personal vehicles. I had never heard of this before and literally a couple miles from his shop one of the biggest car audio/tint shops had it displayed on their marquee. Windshield Tint, $200, come in for details. I'm sure it's legal for now until some nanny-state politician calls for legislation. My buddy says it's almost clear, but it blocks the heat from entering the vehicle. Pretty cool tech
 

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I had my front/side windows tinted and it makes a huge difference. It doesn't take as much a/c to cool it down. Unfortunately, the front windshield still gets hot and allows heat in, I wish they would have put something on that windshield. I went with the best tint that they offered!!! Not sure what it's called but it has a lifetime warranty.
 

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Valsequinox said:
I had my front/side windows tinted and it makes a huge difference. It doesn't take as much a/c to cool it down. Unfortunately, the front windshield still gets hot and allows heat in, I wish they would have put something on that windshield. I went with the best tint that they offered!!! Not sure what it's called but it has a lifetime warranty.
3M does make a UV shield for the front window that is almost clear, but I think it's pretty expensive...
 
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