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    Default right TINT PERCENTAGE for my windows. PLEASE HELP

    im planing to get my car Tinted on FRONT and DRIVER side windows. (back and passenger side are already tinted)

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    What Percentage should i get on my FRONT and DRIVER side windows? I am concern about getting pulled over by a Police if i got the wrong Tint percentage for my car.

    Thanks guys.

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    Default Re: right TINT PERCENTAGE for my windows. PLEASE HELP

    I believe the legal limit is 35% but I have 12% in my fronts and 5% never had a issue with cops

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    Default Re: right TINT PERCENTAGE for my windows. PLEASE HELP

    20 across the board, never had any issues. Even when stopped by cops for RIDE, or speeding, never been accosted for the tint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuhner View Post
    I believe the legal limit is 35% but I have 12% in my fronts and 5% never had a issue with cops
    No such thing as legal limit. Entirely officers discretion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    No such thing as legal limit. Entirely officers discretion.
    correct: expansion, law in Ontario states that the people inside especially the driver must be visible from the driver or passenger side....So of it's a dark day you may be less likely to get as much tolerance...Officer dependable but there are reasonable limits

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    Default Re: right TINT PERCENTAGE for my windows. PLEASE HELP

    So guys, 20% or 35% ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    No such thing as legal limit. Entirely officers discretion.
    20% or 35%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyB View Post
    20% or 35%?
    35

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    Default Re: right TINT PERCENTAGE for my windows. PLEASE HELP

    Depends where you drive too.
    I have 35% front and 20% back but wish I went darker.
    However, I Was pulled over in QC as they have stricter tint laws there.
    If Ontario only: I'd go 20-23%

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    I went 35% front 23% rears. No regrets.

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    I originally had 40% done the first time and then I went back to redo it and did 30% all around from autolinks. Doesn't affect night driving and still fairly dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiewan View Post
    Depends where you drive too.
    I have 35% front and 20% back but wish I went darker.
    However, I Was pulled over in QC as they have stricter tint laws there.
    If Ontario only: I'd go 20-23%
    Did they ticket you in QC? I know the can be dicks, but they shouldn't be ticketing you for tints with Ontario plates

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwAfrican View Post
    Did they ticket you in QC? I know the can be dicks, but they shouldn't be ticketing you for tints with Ontario plates
    Oh but they will. They sit at the border and target Ontario plates for free money. Quebec is only one step from being run by the mafia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift8 View Post
    Oh but they will. They sit at the border and target Ontario plates for free money. Quebec is only one step from being run by the mafia.

    (Hyperbole may apply to this post.)
    I believe you can fight it, but most people won't take it to court...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky. View Post
    I originally had 40% done the first time and then I went back to redo it and did 30% all around from autolinks. Doesn't affect night driving and still fairly dark.
    did you do your windshield tinted? i went to Autolinks and said its Illegal to get the windshield tinted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift8 View Post
    I went 35% front 23% rears. No regrets.

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    did you tinted your windshield aswell???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyB View Post
    did you tinted your windshield aswell???
    Absolutely not

    Something something obstruction of view or something. You can place a strip along the top (something like 5-6") as a sun shade.

    Cars built after Jan 1, 2017 specifically have the tinting of windshields and front doors tinted more than 30% as illegal.

    Law in effect as of July 1, 2016.

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/w...oice-1.3657694

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    Just chiming in with my .02, I've tinted my cars for almost 30 years and I always go 20% all round in the rear and 35% front side windows, nothing on the windshield. Never had a problem with the cops (I'm in Ontario).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyB View Post
    did you do your windshield tinted? i went to Autolinks and said its Illegal to get the windshield tinted.
    No, you're not allowed to do the front windshield other than the sun strip at the top.

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    I install film for a living

    for most of my dealerships.... I use 20 percent all the way around, however once in a blue moon I will get someone who is worried about getting a ticket... and I will do 35 front 20 rears... any film on the front window is illegal.. its a grey area.

    if YOU get pulled over the best advice is to have your windows ROLLED down before the officer walks up

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    Quote Originally Posted by trance|ghost View Post
    I install film for a living

    for most of my dealerships.... I use 20 percent all the way around, however once in a blue moon I will get someone who is worried about getting a ticket... and I will do 35 front 20 rears... any film on the front window is illegal.. its a grey area.

    if YOU get pulled over the best advice is to have your windows ROLLED down before the officer walks up
    I read about rolling all windows down and turning your interior lights on as a "make the officer feel safer" strategy.

    Approaching an unknown car, middle of the night, unable to see who is in the car until you get close is probably a bit unnerving.

    Nice side effect is hiding window tints

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift8 View Post
    I read about rolling all windows down and turning your interior lights on as a "make the officer feel safer" strategy.

    Approaching an unknown car, middle of the night, unable to see who is in the car until you get close is probably a bit unnerving.

    Nice side effect is hiding window tints
    It's also good practice to do when at a border crossing, I always roll all windows down facing the guard booth down when approaching, I've noted allot less hassle getting through borders both into USA and back to Canada as they can see the back seat more problem. They always used to ask, but now that they don't have to it seems like the presume I have nothing to hide (I don't) as my window is already down​.

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