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    Whats the percent for the factory window tint? And what percent do most people use for the front windows?

    I live in PA and your only allowed 70% on all windows, so I know its gonna be illegal but I know a bunch of people with tinted windows on their trucks and have never gotten pulled over, so I guess they are pretty lenient with trucks.

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    I put 35% on the front windows of my Avalanche and it matches almost perfect...

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    I'd like them to match pretty well, but if anything i'd rather the front be a lil lighter, I really don't want the the front to be darker then the rear.

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    On my Silverado the factory tinted windows are stamped with what percentage they are. Mine from the factory is 16% and I had 18% put on the front doors and 20% over the factory tinted back glass.

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    I know i went with 35% on the front windows on all of my trucks and it matched really nicely with the rear window tint and was a bit lighter.. Here in MN legal is 50% and i never got bothered with on the front windows.. And if it is a factory option on your rear windows then usually the cops dont look at them but they will look at the fronts from my experience.


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    In Arizona you can only have 33% or lighter on the front by law...the rear windows can be as dark as you want. I had limo on all my windows and have been stopped once or twice and given a "fix it ticket".....never changed it however.

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    it depends on the year of your truck, 2007+ the rear windows will match well with 35%. If your truck is 2006 or older, 20% will match up well.
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    I put 20% Black Magic tint on the front of my 02 silverado and it matches up very nicely.

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    20 is about perfect for matching.
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    Thanks for the help. It looks like I'm gonna have to try 20% now lol. I've noticed the cops only really care about tint on rice burners so hopefully I'll be safe haha.

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