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    How much window tint should I get?

    Hi, I have a 5th gen prelude and I want to tint the windows, But the lowest legal is 35% and I want it to be darker, if I go any lower will police notice? whats the best recommendation? I live in NSW.

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    35% is still pretty dark there may be a 1 or 2% leeway (not to sure). I know in QLD tint testing has to be done during the day so if u don't drive much in the day u might get a away with it
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    I have 25% on my lude, never had it tested

    even went over the pits, nothing
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    Actually got 35% done last Friday. Very Happy with it. I was considering getting 20% but I didnt want to run the risk of getting caught and paying another $200 to get it done. My car is silver so the contrast makes my tint look darker anyway.

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    are you sure? they have devices to test the amount of light that passes through the tint..
    im thinking maybe 30% :s

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    I'm thinking maybe 30%

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    I had 35% on my fifth gen, it was too light.

    5% on my chaser, then realised it was stupid..changed it to 15% on my chaser..its tolerable.

    20% on my 3rd gen and its perfect.

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    how about 30% is that noticeable by police?

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    30% is legal, i beieve 25% is darkest legal. No idea what is on my Subaru but its f**king dark on the back window but normal on the sides. On my 4th gen i had darkest legal on the passenger windows and then 2 shades darker (not sure what constitutes a shade) on the back window and it looked pitch black from outside.

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    in NSW 35% is the lowest legal, I checked the RMS document.

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    Get whatever you feel you are safe with

    Its hard seeing out of 25% at night, when I go to gym, I have to wind all the windows down to look out the mirrors

    On my other 5th gen I have 45%, and its so much better
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    I think 35s, apparently if its illegal you will void your insurance..

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    Although 35% wont keep your car cool in summer

    Dark tints are a blessing in summer
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    My 2c. Just keep it legal and avoid the issues.

    Keep in mind there are differnt types of tint. It's not just as simple as which % you pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George_walker229 View Post
    how about 30% is that noticeable by police?
    If youre just going to go down 5% IMO its not worth the paranoia of being caught defected. Just stick with 35%.

    You shouldn't really have an issue unless you give the officer attitude, do stupid hooning or have extremely bad luck where they pull you in into a defect station randomly

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