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Niki 12-03-2009 03:18 PM

Tinted windows Photos
Hi Subaru owners -
I'm new to this site, got my 02 wrx a month ago and LOVE it!!! Always wanted tinted windows, so its gettin done on this now. I'm in SE PA, about 30 mi west of Philly. Ive researched the tinting laws (meaning NO TINTING is allowed pretty much, lol) Whatever. Anways, I'm stuck between getting either 20, or 30 % tint. The car is that deep midnight blue (nearly black) paint. Obviously, the less I get pulled over for stupid stuff like tint, the better (since I'll be getting pulled over more for other infractions ;) Id like to keep the car looking more sophisticated, and less like I'm still in Highschool, lol (no offense. But i'm 25 and that woulndn't be cool, lol)
Id like to ask the Subaru community here on WRXtuners, that if you have tint on your wrx, could you upload a photo of it into this thread, inlcuding in your post, what % the windows are? Id be a great way to expose the different levels of tint on the different models, paint colors, etc. Thank you everyone!!


nagyhead 12-04-2009 06:22 AM

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i have 20% on mine.

newtothegame 12-04-2009 08:11 AM

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I have executive tint on mine (the 07/first pic). Was just trying to keep with a them of the car being close to the same color(s). The second pic is my 05 with I believe 20% on it, not exactly sure as it was already on the car when I purchased it.

Niki 12-04-2009 09:59 AM

Wow. The 20 looks good. It really pops out on the white exterior. Makes it look like 10%, lol. Looks sick on the silver one too.

man show 12-04-2009 11:41 AM

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Here's what 35% on all windows looks like.

On a sunny day, you can see right through it. On a cloudy day, it looks a little darker, but you can still see right through it. It matches the lighter colored tail light tint film pretty well and visibility at night isn't a problem.

Vew 12-05-2009 11:44 AM

Welcome to the site.

Back when I had 15% all the way around. Also had a 10% metallic reflectiveness.



Currently with 35% all the way around.


turmic 12-07-2009 08:41 PM

35% is more subtle if your going to have cop harrassment in your area. In my area.....they harrass and most of the local squads have a light gun they hold up to the glass that measures how much light passes threw it. If you're below their setting you fail. If your windows are dipped, you're SOL. If your tinted, they'll make you take the tint off, and have it re-inspected at the local officer station that issued you the warning. Failure to comply in a 15 days (i think), results in a ticket in the mail.

08_WRX 12-08-2009 12:56 AM

Yep had that happen to me with my mustang it was total BS for sure...still gonna get my WRX tinted though haha

Niki 12-08-2009 09:47 AM

Wow! All the tint jobs look sick! I'm likin the 35% too! Thank you so much everyone for sharing your expriences and photos! Unfortunately i got my first ticket, haha. It was a matter of time. At least I made it a month. Chester COunty cops are rough. So, I think I'll be more modest to avoid more ammo they could use against me, and opt for the 30-35% range. It gives it a nice smoked look, but still provides some privacy.
Thanks again !!! :))

turmic 12-08-2009 11:56 AM

LOL, it doesn't surprise me Niki. Good luck on the new tint.

blk05WRX 12-08-2009 12:02 PM

35% on the sides. 20% on the back window only.




adizzle02 12-08-2009 02:09 PM

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here are a few of mine with 20% all the way around...sorry i have no photoshop skills to resize the pics


RcrsWetDream 12-08-2009 11:50 PM

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I'm thinking about doing mine in the next week or two... Probably the min in front then fade darker to the rear... Probably end up at 43-35-25. Hopefully it won't have that clear to black look that some guys have between the front and rear windows. Probably go to either Hi-Fi shop or Auto Trim Design here in Ogden, UT. The first shop quoted me at 170 for all five windows any tint. Still have to get a hold of the ATD guys as they were closed when I went by, and I hear they do a better job.

Niki 12-10-2009 09:10 PM

Thanks again everyone! This was an awesome thread turnout with the help of everyone who uploaded your photos! I go in to ASAP in Conshy (Conshahocken) on Tuesday to have the tint done. I'll post pics when I get him back :)

newtothegame 12-10-2009 09:15 PM

Sounds awesome. Hope it turns out to your liking.

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