Notices
W211 AMG Discuss the W211 AMG's such as the E55 and the E63
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

TINT Help! 20% or 35% All Around???

 
Old 02-17-2011, 12:26 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 38
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2005 E55
TINT Help! 20% or 35% All Around???

Anyone have any pics of their tints? Debating between going 35% or 20% all around.
Silverx69x is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 12:32 PM
  #2  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 2,176
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
E63S
Where do you live? Tint tickets are no fun.
E55Dimon is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 12:39 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
E55 AMG
35% all the way around is the way to go.
Turbo 6 is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 12:41 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Far Northern Chicago 'burbs
Posts: 270
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2011 Ford Raptor, 2003 FX35, 2008 E63 AMG (Gone but not forgotten)
I have some pics, but they aren't very good. I went with 35 due to the restrictions in Illinois. I think it looks great. I can email you them if you want. When I get better ones, I'll post on the forum. I'm waiting to finish painting my badges and installing head and tail light films before I do some nice shots.
shooter is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 12:48 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 38
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2005 E55
I know 20% is illegal.....but on a black 4 door car with pano roof the tint wouldn't look as dark.
Silverx69x is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 12:55 PM
  #6  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 100
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CLS55 AMG
20%
Rust bucket is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:10 PM
  #7  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Mka77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Witness Protection Program
Posts: 1,314
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
06 CLK350 -SOLD! 2010 Cadillac SRX Premium Turbo
35 looks the classiest. IMO
Mka77 is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:13 PM
  #8  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Benz-O-Rama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,137
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Eurocharged 2004 E500, Eurocharged ECU/TCU 2005 SL600, 2010 Caddy SwaggerWagon
I use 20% on all my cars. I've been pulled over once for it. Ever.
Benz-O-Rama is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:13 PM
  #9  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
TheVazha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: LA
Posts: 2,356
Liked 13 Times in 11 Posts
W212 E63
35% on the 4 door windows, 20% on the back window. At night time the 35% is dark enough to not see your face. In the day time, it looks factory "smoked". Dooo it.
TheVazha is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:31 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Lycan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 277
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2008 E63AMGP30
I am doing 35% all the way around.
Lycan is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:32 PM
  #11  
Super Member
 
BenzoDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: HTX-->ATL
Posts: 774
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
a laryngoscope
I'm in Texas and clearly we've got different laws.

5% on the rear window, 5% on the rear doors, and either 20 or 35% on the front doors, whichever the legal limit is.
BenzoDoc is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:39 PM
  #12  
Super Member
 
BenzoDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: HTX-->ATL
Posts: 774
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
a laryngoscope
And I'm taking a lunch break in an hour, so I'll snap some pics of car in the sun for you if sig isnt adequate.

As for other Texas people:

Originally Posted by Section 547.613 of the Texas Transportation Code
Side Windows to The Right and Left of The Driver
Sunscreening devices can be applied to the side windows to the right and left of the driver if the following conditions are met.

Sunscreening devices, when measured in combination with the original glass, have a light transmittance value of 25% or more.
Sunscreening devices, when measured in combination with the original glass, have a luminous reflectance value of 25% or less.

Side Windows to The Rear of The Driver
(Revised September 1, 2009)
These windows are completely exempted from regulation under the Texas Transportation Code. Reference Legislation: Senate Bill 589 (PDF)

Rear Window
A sunscreening device can be applied to the rear window of the vehicle if the following conditions are met.

If a motor vehicle is equipped with an outside mirror on each side of the vehicle that reflects to the vehicle operator a view of the roadway for a distance of at least 200 feet from the rear of the vehicle then there are no restrictions regarding the sunscreening devices applied to the rear window.

Last edited by BenzoDoc; 02-17-2011 at 01:41 PM.
BenzoDoc is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:45 PM
  #13  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Johncy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,389
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
2019 GLS63 AMG, 2010 Aston Martin Vantage V8, 2015 BMW M4, 2018 Lexus LS500, 2018 Range Rover Sport
I went for 35 all around and 20 on the rear windshield. Very classy look even though I drive with the windows 95% of the time lol.
Johncy2000 is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:49 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
wsybert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 297
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
'05 E55, '99 328i Track Toy, '05 F150 (Tow and Winter duty) '08 Explorer (Company ride)
Originally Posted by TheVazha View Post
35% on the 4 door windows, 20% on the back window. At night time the 35% is dark enough to not see your face. In the day time, it looks factory "smoked". Dooo it.
Good suggestion. I did 20% on rear and rear doors, and 35% on front doors, on my 335i. I felt it gave me the best privacy, while still allowing the local law enforcement the ability to see in the front. I never had an issue.
wsybert is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:52 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Lycan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 277
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2008 E63AMGP30
Does anyone have a side pic with 35% on their car?
Lycan is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:53 PM
  #16  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 769
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mercedes S55 AMG
I had 35% all the way around, but since the Mercedes glass is already a bit tinted, it was showing up around 19%

I just took all of my tints off yesterday. First of all, I was tired of getting tickets. $90 for each window. I got a couple, especially in Manhattan.

Second, I did not like the visibility at night too much - you can still see fine, but you can't make out the cars as well behind you with the tint, and if you try to backup out of a tight space at night, it's much harder.

I attached two pictures, one with the tints and one without below.


Now, I will say this - you definitely feel the heat from the sun without the tints, it's why I got them in the first place. I am thinking of putting on the 70% or 75% tints, just for sun protection, but to still look fairly untinted and within NY state laws.
Attached Thumbnails TINT Help!  20% or 35% All Around???-16262_574252431589_22801888_33605425_7336864_n.jpg   TINT Help!  20% or 35% All Around???-ogaaamxcpl6-cwde97z1zveqroio73m345x4vqei6qsfumlrnakibac11zbj8whwmi7mfzojfm4v40jp-ulap9psb5wam1t1.jpg  
rondocap is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:57 PM
  #17  
Super Member
 
BenzoDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: HTX-->ATL
Posts: 774
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
a laryngoscope
Originally Posted by rondocap View Post
Second, I did not like the visibility at night too much - you can still see fine, but you can't make out the cars as well behind you with the tint, and if you try to backup out of a tight space at night, it's much harder.
Yeah... that's the one and ONLY drawback of 5%
BenzoDoc is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:57 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 352
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
E55 AMG
i have 20 on my car.


Last edited by Hellzno; 02-17-2011 at 02:01 PM. Reason: added bigger pic
Hellzno is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 01:59 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Lycan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 277
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2008 E63AMGP30
I love 20%, but here in MoCo MD I'd get a ticket in minutes...
Lycan is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 02:29 PM
  #20  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NH
Posts: 6,481
Liked 24 Times in 21 Posts
2016 C63 & 2012 ML63
Originally Posted by Lycan View Post
Does anyone have a side pic with 35% on their car?
TINT Help!  20% or 35% All Around???-untitled.jpg
AKnight55 is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 02:35 PM
  #21  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Yacht Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Caribbean/Florida/Colorado
Posts: 3,642
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
E-ZGO 53hp., 1999 E 430 sport, 2004 E 55, 2008 Tahoe LTZ on 24"s
35% But I am handsome
Yacht Master is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 02:39 PM
  #22  
Senior Member
 
Lycan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 277
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2008 E63AMGP30
Thanks Andrew...that is a sharp looking car for sure, sir.
Lycan is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 03:33 PM
  #23  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
motorkas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,431
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
a Rivera...via a Custom 24, Strat and Les Paul
For what it's worth - I have 20% on my daily (a Camry Hybrid) and 35% on the 55 and I prefer the 20% to the 35% (who's really going to mess with a Camry Hybrid for tints). As mentioned before, at night with 35% you can't see in the car so it's good from a privacy standpoint but you can definitely see in the car during the day. I also live in MoCo and everytime I've been pulled over (in both cars) I've had nothing said about the tint on each. However, it has been my experience that law enforcement is really not going to cut you any sort of break any time you're breaking the rules in a MB (no matter how nice you are - and I'm always nice when I see flashing lights)

For cooling purposes, they're both the same - if privacy is your concern - go with the 20%. I'm actually debating pulling off the 35% and going with 20% on the 55 but I'm hesitant as well about attracting the wrong kind of attention (and law enforcements general lack of sympathy when rolling in a 500hp MB). My neighbor got a tint ticket last fall (20% on his 55) but he just pulled it off to comply and immediately got it re-tinted 20% (he also put 20% on his XKR)

Here's 35% also (on a cloudy day).

TINT Help!  20% or 35% All Around???-p1000054.jpg
motorkas is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 03:35 PM
  #24  
Super Member
 
BenzoDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: HTX-->ATL
Posts: 774
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
a laryngoscope


No light escapes it.
BenzoDoc is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 03:37 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 253
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2007 E63
50% , going to do my windshield also at some point.
bmontalban is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Quick Reply: TINT Help! 20% or 35% All Around???


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: