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5% window tint ???

Should I go with 5% all around or stick with 15 or 10%? How dark is it at night inside the cab? I am not going to tint the windshield but there is a tint strip on it now and that will stay on there after i redo my tint.

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Will be hard to tow with unless your trailer has super bright led's or something...lol

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i have 20 on there now i believe but i just want it darker and want it to match better with the black paint

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I have limo tint on the rears. Its great during the day. Sucks at night.

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my truck is wrapped in 5% tints nice during the day but as soon as the sun starts going down i cant see a god dang thing out of my windows have to roll them down to even look in my mirrors 5%s are pointless at night might as well spray the windows black

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Like I said its a PITA to tow with anything darker than 20% on the side windows. Just MO though cause I like to be able to see everything when I turn and back up.

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I left the back windows alone and did a match on the front windows so they all looked the same.

As mentioned, going that dark is worthless at night.

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Ive limo tinted several of my cars and its a little difficult to see at night out the sides, and it can give you tunnel vision at night too. I love it in the day though. Kinda vehicle specific depending on the interior color and cab size and if you want to deal with it. I did 15% all around my current truck(zero tint from factory) and wifes escalade (15 front and 35 rear over factory tint.) Her last vehicle, a Trailblazer SS, had limo all around includeing over rear factory tint and had a black interior....it was real dark. Her escalade is a parchment interior and reflects a lot of inside light, so it feels lighter than my ford with a dark grey interior and the same tint.

All that being said, I strongly recommend 15% all around on the CC SD's. And its the tint I will likely keep doing on all my vehicles. Almost dark enough you cannot see in from most angles, and is easy to see other cars at night.

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As mentioned, going that dark is worthless at night.
I wouldnt say that much. The ONLY problem I have with my window tint is when I am backing up at night.

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Goose, heh, I'd probably back into a pole with my luck.

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