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Old 08-07-13, 12:08 AM   #16
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No tint is the best way to go lol, clear, see through. So people out there can see who's driving the car, you know what I'm saying?
Well, you could go 80% or 90% and no one would notice. Lol!!

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Does anyone know what the factory tint % is on the 2014 IS250/350 ?
Front: 78%
Sides/Back: 70%
Sunroof: 20%

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I have 35% all around, well mostly.
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Old 08-07-13, 12:13 AM   #17
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How much does tint cost in general through the dealer, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 08-07-13, 11:27 AM   #18
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How much does tint cost in general through the dealer, if you don't mind me asking?
Depends on the dealer. Mine wanted 450 just for the rears. All the dealer is going to do is subcontract it out to a tint guy so you might as well go straight to the tint guy yourself and save money. Besides the dealers will not tint the front windows if it is illegal in your state.
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Well, you could go 80% or 90% and no one would notice. Lol!!



Front: 78%
Sides/Back: 70%
Sunroof: 20%

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I have 35% all around, well mostly.
No wonder why my 35% looks really dark(like 18%). The windows are already at 78/70.
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Old 08-07-13, 11:47 AM   #20
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Front: 78%
Sides/Back: 70%
Sunroof: 20%
Where did you find this info? I probably won't tint if its already that much from factory.
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Old 08-07-13, 12:43 PM   #21
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I went with 25% all around and I love the look. It's nice and dark but doesn't draw too much unwanted attention. The owner of the tint shop I went to tried to steer me away from my original request for 20%, I'm glad I listened as I am very pleased with the result.
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I did 18% carbon tint all around a little more than regular tint but last longer and is three times as thick as regular tint heres a pic its with an iphone 5 camera. BTW at night time and even in day they are dark really dark becuase of the dark red and black interior......
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18% looks like limo tint.
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No wonder why my 35% looks really dark(like 18%). The windows are already at 78/70.
Tints are not additive by multiplicative -- hence if you use a 35% Tint over a 70% tint = .35 X .70 = .25 or 25% equivalent tint overall.

If you wanted a 35% overall you would've have needed to add 50% over the 70% tint.
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Below is the stock glass for the 2nd gen IS250/350. Does anyone have access to the 3rd gen IS250/350 glass specs? I'm assuming it's the same w/ 70% tint --



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i got 15% on the front windows and sunroof and 5% on all the back windows aswell as a 5% strip on the front windshield.

My dealer wanted $400 plus tax but would not go below 35%.

I have a good contact for tint's and got an amazing price for tints plus a clear bra on the front end. Got everything done for $475 cash
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I paid $260 at a private shop for 3M 20% tint on the back and side windows.
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I'm going with 20% on the rear and backs, and 35% on the fronts. I've done this set-up before on two previous cars, and I think it always looks great. I live in Cali, and would be hesitant to go any darker on the front windows. My 3IS is obsidian/rioja red.. I will post pics next week after the tint is installed :-)
That's what I have on mine. The only time I had an issue with the law is when I was at the airport picking someone up. Cop said "do you want to tear the tints off now or should I write you a ticket" I asked for the ticket, but he lightened up and let the matter slide.
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15% all around looks the best on white or black cars.
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My dealer had a special and the tint is going to be no charge (my car is coming in next week). They said they normally do15%. Judging by the pictures above 15% will be pretty dark? Am I wrong? I've never had my windows tinted before and have no experience with this. I want them dark but not so dark they look almost solid black. My car is atomic silver should I not go with maybe 25%? If I understand correctly the larger the number the more light the tint will allow through, correct?
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