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Unread 07-10-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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I have a new to me 06wk. I want to tint the windows to help with the San Antonio heat. I haven't gotten my windows tinted in a vehicle in 25+ years. There are lots of options now besides %. What have you guys used that works well or hasn't?

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Unread 07-11-2014, 10:34 AM   #2
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Hard top or soft? Hard top should be no different then any other car window tinting. Soft tops are a bit problematic. Most folks who want that just purchase the version with tinted windows included. DIY options never quite look right with soft tops....
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Unread 07-11-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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It's a grand Cherokee. So hard top.
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I have a new to me 06wk. I want to tint the windows to help with the San Antonio heat. I haven't gotten my windows tinted in a vehicle in 25+ years. There are lots of options now besides %. What have you guys used that works well or hasn't?
I had LLumar put on my daily. There are a lot of options and it's hard to know what is best. I did some research and didn't find anything bad about LLumar and as long as you go to a shop that has a good reputation you should be fine. They'll have a lifetime warranty which made me feel better about choosing a place. Let me know if you have other questions!

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Unread 07-14-2014, 12:52 PM   #5
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What % did you go with? 1st I was considering the darkest that is legal here in Texas. I've been reading that the % doesn't have an effect on cooling the vehicle.
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What % did you go with? 1st I was considering the darkest that is legal here in Texas. I've been reading that the % doesn't have an effect on cooling the vehicle.
I went 35%. The difference in the inside temperature of the car on a sunny day is night and day. I wanted to go darker for privacy but didn't because I wanted to be able to see out of the mirrors at night without rolling the windows down. Let me know if you have other questions!

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Last question. I was quoted $480 for doing the whole vehicle. Is that the norm. now.
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that is high as giraffe booty
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I would guess here I would pay around 150
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Last question. I was quoted $480 for doing the whole vehicle. Is that the norm. now.
That seems like a lot. In our area (SE PA) I paid $180 and that was for 9 windows: 4 door car, back window and 4 quarter windows. I think I was charged $60 for the 2 front windows of my TJ when I had it done years ago. I'd shop around a bit.

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Unread 07-15-2014, 12:38 PM   #11
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It for an 06 jgc wk. So its 7 windows total.
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