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Old 02-22-2013, 01:42 PM   #1351
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40% honestly isn't that bad:



You can still see inside the cabin even at a glance:



For whatever reason, on my BRZ, 30% front windows and 20% rear windows lookes more like 40% front windows and 30% rear windows. It's really light. With my WRX I had the exact same setup except for a 5% eyebrow. I'm positive that super dark eyebrow is what does it. I've driven in front of and next to cops for months now with no issues. With the 40% front windshield tint there's a noticeable reduction in glare from oncoming traffic's headlights that it's totally worth it to me.

I'll keep you posted if a cop thinks otherwise, but I did try to play it safe with this tint. My car's so low that everyone shines into it. My auto-dimming mirror should be here any day, so that will really help when driving around.

I do appreciate the concern, though. I just don't think cops are looking for Subaru coupes when it comes to troublemakers. Tinted sedans and hatches, though, seem to be a much different story.

I've only had 3 tint tickets now in the 10 years I've had my accord with tint on all windows (except windshield) and they are all about 35% I believe. Usually it's the front plate (lack of) that catches their eye but I've only had one ticket for that.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #1352
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I was especially surprised as i was in the lexus =P
He said the wave was pretty funny and was like "IDK who it was but I just went with it" . I think I'll start waving to people in my Lexus and see if I get a reaction lol
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #1353
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I dont know why but whenever i see a car with a tinted windshield its as if i instantly notice it.. ill always call it out too. "oh check out that bro!" unless its so little tint that its basically not there.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:18 PM   #1354
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40% honestly isn't that bad:

You can still see inside the cabin even at a glance:

For whatever reason, on my BRZ, 30% front windows and 20% rear windows lookes more like 40% front windows and 30% rear windows. It's really light. With my WRX I had the exact same setup except for a 5% eyebrow. I'm positive that super dark eyebrow is what does it. I've driven in front of and next to cops for months now with no issues. With the 40% front windshield tint there's a noticeable reduction in glare from oncoming traffic's headlights that it's totally worth it to me.

I'll keep you posted if a cop thinks otherwise, but I did try to play it safe with this tint. My car's so low that everyone shines into it. My auto-dimming mirror should be here any day, so that will really help when driving around.

I do appreciate the concern, though. I just don't think cops are looking for Subaru coupes when it comes to troublemakers. Tinted sedans and hatches, though, seem to be a much different story.
Who did your windshield?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:18 PM   #1355
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dude that looks awesome! i was really considering getting a brow but i may just do a full windshield too. gotta let me sit in it sometime. to be honest, i thought i would get problems from the Police about my tint so ive been expecting to get pulled over. But i think theres just something about black cars that just seem to fall under the radar.
It's because it blends together that it's slightly less noticeable.

Dark Tint on White for example really pops because of the contrast. It also depends on what routes you take to get through town. Kyle for example kept running into the same officer because he patrols his work area.

You're going to have those that don't give a crap and those that get a chubby from each time they see someone with tint.

It's without a doubt though tinting your front window or having a dark brow is going to get you pulled quick.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:20 PM   #1356
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Who did your windshield?
Most of us go to CCA Motorsports on Arctic Road. Best work you'll find anywhere in town. Any minor imperfection you manage to find they'll fix it without hesitation.

Slightly more expensive than others but completely worth every penny. There's a reason why the Merc and BMW dealerships forward their clients to them for clear bra.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:22 PM   #1357
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Tempted to Bro my windsheild

in other news.... saw Kyle this mornin
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #1358
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Saw a '11+ wide body hatch silver with the light blue LGT wagon w smoked tails at brobell on Friday.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #1359
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Spotted this BRZ on the road NOTAWD

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Old 02-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #1360
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kayetealynn's BRZ.

I drove next to a Galaxy Blue BRZ on Debarr. He came out of the apartments near Carrs and Alkota Plumbing. I Chano'd him, but the pic came out REALLY bad. My camera had a hard time focusing through the side window tint...
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:51 PM   #1361
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lol love the plates Kayetealynn
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #1362
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Now it's in my garage :-) thanks for giving me your car lol

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #1363
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Madness!
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:27 PM   #1364
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Lol... Time to downsize yo. Seascooby has my WRX and Farmer Bob now has the BRZ.

And yes.. I think my plates for the BRZ are brilliant ;-)
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #1365
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Lol... Time to downsize yo. Seascooby has my WRX and Farmer Bob now has the BRZ.

And yes.. I think my plates for the BRZ are brilliant ;-)
Agreed, that plate is perfect!
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:21 AM   #1366
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Spotted this BRZ on the road NOTAWD
That's a pretty cool picture with the Subaru building and all.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:42 AM   #1367
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Lol... Time to downsize yo. Seascooby has my WRX and Farmer Bob now has the BRZ.

And yes.. I think my plates for the BRZ are brilliant ;-)
WHAAAATTT?! Is this forealsz?!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #1368
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Haha I hope so I think that's going to be the deal i get the car because I'm letting her use my extra space in the garage although if you see the BRZ around its not her hahaha
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #1369
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spied a blue WRX parked along the park strip this lunch hour.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #1370
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Who ever bought 07_STis whip drives like a dick.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #1371
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Lol ^ I have an Impreza Outback come hauling ass up behind me around 4 heading out to eagle river he was weaving in and out of traffic like RACECAR
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:59 PM   #1372
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WHAAAATTT?! Is this forealsz?!
evo is down for some tlc. and my car... well yeah there's that
she was nice enough to help us out.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #1373
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Who ever bought 07_STis whip drives like a dick.
i remember seeing it on the road and i pulled up next to him reving my car like a ricer expecting to speak with 07_STi and it wasnt him! lol awkward. The new owner has a red Evo 8 he blew this summer. Ive herd about how he drives in traffic befor, they werent good things either. Hope for the best for that STi...
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #1374
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evo is down for some tlc. and my car... well yeah there's that
she was nice enough to help us out.
TLC?! Whatevs.. You know it's down to whip it's ass into shape for summer :-P
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #1375
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shhhhhhhhhhh
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