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post #1 of 27 Old 12-01-2008, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Front window tint - which % and finish?

Which tint is a near perfect match to the rear factory windows on a 2007 Limited?

I'm going to be doing a few mods this week and I want to get the windows done also.

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post #2 of 27 Old 12-01-2008, 06:16 PM
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Mine has 35%

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Factory is about 18% if checked with a light meter. Most films, 3M or LLumar, are 15 or 20. I got the 15, they called it the dark match, at a place called tintcrafters. They use LLumar film.

I think it matches perfect:


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Good info thanks. The shop has Llumar film.
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Ive had the LLumar for over a year without issue.

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1) How much would it cost just to tint the front two windows. (I know its gonna be different at different places but aprox?)

2) Is it legal to tint the front windows in NY?

3) What does the % mean? Is higher the number darker it is, or the opposite.

I believe the legal limit in ny is 35% but I dont know if 35% is dark or not. I have gotten tint down all around on my sedan, but always wondered why trucks are tinted on the back but never on the side front windews out of factory.
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Factory is about 18% if checked with a light meter. Most films, 3M or LLumar, are 15 or 20. I got the 15, they called it the dark match, at a place called tintcrafters. They use LLumar film.

I think it matches perfect:

Robpp, nice ride

I noticed you don't have roof mount thingy, you took them off or was the roof mount thingy an option that you simpy didn't choose.

You already know just got a jeep last week, so yeah i will be posting lots of question on this forum.
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Robpp, nice ride

I noticed you don't have roof mount thingy, you took them off or was the roof mount thingy an option that you simpy didn't choose.

You already know just got a jeep last week, so yeah i will be posting lots of question on this forum.
Thats a photoshop. But you could get the SRT8 rails in place of the WK ones. they are just plastic strips that cover the holes.check wkjeeps for the kit. search srt8 roof rails or roof rack.

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1) How much would it cost just to tint the front two windows. (I know its gonna be different at different places but aprox?)

2) Is it legal to tint the front windows in NY?
3) What does the % mean? Is higher the number darker it is, or the opposite.
I believe the legal limit in ny is 35% but I dont know if 35% is dark or not. I have gotten tint down all around on my sedan, but always wondered why trucks are tinted on the back but never on the side front windews out of factory.
1. in colorado it cost me 75 for the front 2 with lumar. cheaper tint, cheaper prices.

2. Probably only to 35%. Most states its none at all o nthe front windows.

3. its the amount of light let thru. so 15% is darker than 20% which is darker than 35%.

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i have them on mine.. but i want to get rid of them for the rack ones.... if you take yours off let me know : ). Also i have Llumar film tint on my 98 XJ stock is 15% it matches exactly and will be doing this to my WK

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1) How much would it cost just to tint the front two windows. (I know its gonna be different at different places but aprox?)

2) Is it legal to tint the front windows in NY?

3) What does the % mean? Is higher the number darker it is, or the opposite.

I believe the legal limit in ny is 35% but I dont know if 35% is dark or not. I have gotten tint down all around on my sedan, but always wondered why trucks are tinted on the back but never on the side front windews out of factory.
$125.00 for the 2 front

Not "legal" at all I believe any longer. You can google it to verify, but it used to be 80% visible light had to pass through the front windows.
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post #12 of 27 Old 12-02-2008, 07:53 AM
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125 for front 2? No way I had mine done at Speed World in Queens for 75 bucks. Legal limit on tint in NY is 70% VLT.

20% Tint:


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$125.00 for the 2 front



You got RAPED!!!! I paid 60bucks!
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Sorry don't wanna get the thread off track but Crookster, what a great looking ride. Just awesome. Clay bar?
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Clay bar?
Nope..........Clay BARSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


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