View Full Version : how much should i tint my windows?

10-06-2002, 02:20 PM
i was wondering how dark i should tint my windows...

10-06-2002, 04:38 PM
so was i, i got a 4 door e30, i think im tintin the rear windows 100%, the back window 100%, and the front passenger and drivers side a lighter tint...

10-09-2002, 03:46 PM
i don't understand that tint %'s thing.....i'm guessing 100% is totally black?

10-09-2002, 09:30 PM
100% would mean you are not tinting them......the lower the percentage the darker it is. It has something to do with the amount of light that can penetrate the tint. Like 30 % tint would mean 30 % of light passes through. I think around 30 looks pretty good

10-09-2002, 10:06 PM
oops, my mistake

10-10-2002, 06:27 PM
thanks...my bro says that i don't need to tint the windows cause it won't look that good...i'm guessing that he thinks it's older car and doesn't need it or something else, but i dunno....personally i want to but i ain't to sure...what percentage would look good on a silver e30???

10-10-2002, 11:54 PM
Remember 35% if the legal limit for front sides. You can go as dark as you want on rear passenger sides and Rear. No tint on windshield.

Mine is 20% all around.

10-11-2002, 02:56 AM
thats where you live, for bc canada its illegal to ahve any tint on the front passenger and driverside windows, but u can just roll down window if pulled over...

10-11-2002, 02:23 PM
20% all around is very common
i wouldn't even risk going any darker on the side windows, otherwise you'll just end up making a mistake changing lanes and ending up side swiping somebody you couldn't see through the tint at night.
Sometimes a light blue tint on silver cars looks very sharp as well.
it might be something you would want to look at, but if you're looking for privacy, mirror tint may not be so bad either

10-11-2002, 02:45 PM
the blue thing is actually a good idea, because the my fog, head and regular lights are all blue and the side mirrors have a little blue in them, and i really don't know unless my dad did it when i never had the car as much.....i'll look into the blue thing cause it sounds good...

10-12-2002, 04:51 PM
I say go with the transparent blue. I have it on my car, and it looks good. At night you can't even tell it's tinted, and in the day time, it's transparent enough so that you won't get "harassed" by the police.

10-14-2002, 01:04 AM
I think 35% on the front windows and 20% in the rear looks sharp.*th-up*

10-14-2002, 01:40 PM
First of all 20 % on front door windows are illegal if I were you I would tint them all one like 35% all the way around so the car looks complete not dark in the back and lighter in the front that s just my opinion make the car look all one.

10-15-2002, 07:57 PM
i really don't know guys cause a lot of people are telling me not to do it cause the car is silver and it won't look good....almost everyone says no and i can't decide...^@$%^@%

10-15-2002, 09:10 PM
Just look at a few cars on this site. Some guys have tinted windows some don't. If you like it it ask how dark their windows are. Your car Your choice....:cool: