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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old July 20th, 2011, 10:44   #1
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Kind of an opinion question.... 35% front windows 15% back/rear or 15% all the way around?

Car is Dark Grey.

(Yes, I realize Ohio law says 50% front windows)
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Old July 20th, 2011, 10:52   #2
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If you can find a shop who will do 18% I find that to be perfect. The 15% is nice, but you better like really dark. Go 20% if you like a little more privacy and cant do 18. My .02
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Old July 20th, 2011, 11:07   #3
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Go for it. The dark tint with the dark grey car will look great. I have 5% on the fronts, and 3% everywhere else. Looks nice with the canyon red.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 11:36   #4
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5% may be a little dark for me.

The shop I'm going to can do 50, 35, or 15. I'm leaning towards 15 all the way around to give it a uniform look.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 11:39   #5
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Go for it. 15% will still look good
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Old July 20th, 2011, 11:41   #6
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yeah i'd go with a 15%-20% all around for a dark gray TDI. 35% is kind of light. 50% is nothing.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 01:16   #7
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Well even though I'm a newbie on here, the first thing I did with my Golf was tint it. Now since I've only had the car a week, I tinted on Monday morning. After a few days of research both online and visiting three different shops, I decided to go with the ridiculously expensive option. I looked at the $150 tint jobs on offer all over town (Los Angeles) but couldn't stop thinking about Huber Optik. It was the best money I have spent on a car in awhile.

It's been pretty hot this week, and my car sits in my driveway baking in the sun. I get in, and I swear it's cooler in there than in my house. I've never had the A/C above 1. The interior won't fade, crack or ever get hot - and yes, it's Titan Black. Perhaps the best thing (and this depends on the law where you live) it's light enough that the cops won't pull me over, yet I get 50 times the benefit of a cheap 15% tint job.

Of course if you're leasing your car or not planning on keeping it a long time, then perhaps it's not worth the investment, but just the energy savings alone are going to more than pay for this over time.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 08:24   #9
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I own the car, and plan to keep it for long time.
All the tinting places around here are about $175 for a Jetta. And all the shades of film are charcoal. No Titan Black.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 08:34   #10
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its a manufacture of tint, google
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Old July 21st, 2011, 08:35   #11
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And all the shades of film are charcoal. No Titan Black.
Titan black is the interior color.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 12:55   #12
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Our tint laws here in Louisiana prevent anything dark enough for my tastes. Our legal limit is 40% front windows, 25% rear windows (unless it's a station wagon), and 12% back window. No window can have a luminous reflectance greater than 20%.

I just had mine tinted, max legal, with Solar Gard Quantum...very satisfied with with it. Lifetime warranty, car is much cooler now.

When I was a teenager and didn't care as much about a tint ticket, I used to run 35% front/rear, 20% all back windows and quarter glass, 50% down the front window with a 20% strip across the top.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 22:14   #13
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Our law states 50% front side windows, none on windshield, and no limit on the back. But they aren't very strict about it. My Ranger has had 35% on the front windows since '04, never had anyone say anything.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:17   #14
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http://www.tintcenter.com/laws/
3% rears and sun roof
50% fronts
3% windshield top
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:25   #15
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I have 2 layers of 5% on the back windows and either 15% or 20% front. Can't see through the back windows from outside.
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