Window Tinting for the iQ

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    Window Tinting for the iQ

    As everyone knows, the iQ has only a driver and passenger window with the two small port windows in the back.
    I plan on getting my windows tinted this weekend, and I know in California it is illegal to have tinting on the driver and passenger side. But I think it would be really stupid to only get the rear window and the little port windows tinted.

    I plan on getting the bar on the windshield that goes down to the A1 line. I see people all the time where I live in San Diego and I never see cops do anything about it, I mean unless it is like limo tint on the driver and passanger windows.

    What would you recommend. Do you think I could get away with 50% tint on the front windows, or 70% should be ok without causing too much attention?

    I actually am not sure how the tinting percentage works. Is it the lower the percent the darker it is? Or the other way around?
    Last edited by SgtGnome; 08-21-2013 at 04:37 PM.

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    The smaller the % the darker the Tint gets. Can't help you on CA laws ..Florida allows tints..driver & passenger windows I wanna say around 28% all others you I think 15 %...I had a Toyota Camry for many years with limo tint all around never had an issued. You may say I got lucky
    I got dark smoke 30% all around on my iQ.

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    I'm running 5% on the rear side and back window and %20 on the front driver and passenger window. It gives me enough shade but so far has not been dark enough to cause a pull over from the Police.



    I'm a Haole. I live on the Mainland but my heart is in Hawaii.

    Surf City is where I live, you can call me TAZ.

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    Dont know about Cali but In PR cops pull over a lot
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    Tints... I went with 40% windshield, driver passenger then 20% the lil windows and the rear hatch


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    I got 40% on my rear and back rear windows. Looks great!
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    Just got mine done today. How does it look?
    For some reason the pic of the front of the car would not upload. I also got the bar for the front windshield.
    Also the 2 back windows and the rear window are limo tint, and the Driver and Passenger I believe are 50% maybe 40 not to sure. I just told the guy to make it as dark as my step mom and dads cars windows.
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    That turned out really nice. Not too dark but really makes the Hot Lava look better with the black contrast.
    I'm a Haole. I live on the Mainland but my heart is in Hawaii.

    Surf City is where I live, you can call me TAZ.

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    Just got mine don on my iq front windows 35percent. Side port windows and back 25 percent. Charge 130 dollars

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