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View Poll Results: Tint, or lowered springs?
Tint 16 61.54%
Lowered 6 23.08%
Pay off some of the car :) 4 15.38%
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Old 10-19-2003, 21:11   #1 (permalink)
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Question Tint or get it Lowered??

Well im trying to decide which to do first.

Get it lowered, or get the darkest legal tint in time for summer. My finances have taken a beating lately, so i can only do 1 at a time :)

The way i look at it, lowered springs will healp with the boat style steering, make it look not so 4wd-ish. Will be getting Kings Lows.

but, with a hot summer ahead (and a now black interior) better tint would be good. I will also be getting rid of the 'frosted' factory tint giving better vision, and also hiding things from lil thieves while my car is parked at the beach.


Which one would u choose, and why?
hopefully i will pull through on this, unlike the cam and stuff i was ment to get :)

I will get both done eventually
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Old 10-19-2003, 21:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

I voted tint as I don't know if you've got a decent alarm system or not. Always helps in Summer, and like you said is a pretty good deterrent for thieving bastards.

I am also wondering the same thing, but have insurance to pay yet... Grrrrr...
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Old 10-19-2003, 22:35   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

Go the Tint, no point looking cool, if you are boiling under the collar ......... LOL

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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

id do the tint first, personally, unless the stock suspension was annoying you a LOT.

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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

Lowering (if u got wheels that is) otherwise Tint.
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Old 10-19-2003, 23:35   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

I'm going with tint, the sun seems real strong this year... best to keep those rays off your skin.

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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

Well, either you have an expensive window tinter, or a very cheap suspension place. The tint shouldn't cost over $200, and I would look at 1 shade darker than legal, because legal tint is hardly noticeable. And it's basically illegal to tint your front 2 windows as well, because they need 75% of light pasing through. Mine might have 1 shade below legal, and it's still not that dark.

Disclaimer - I don't reccomend doing illegal stuff........
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Old 10-19-2003, 23:57   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

Definitely go the tint, it's the smartest choice. There's nothing worse than leaving the car in the sun on a 40 degree day then getting in and feeling like a roast chicken. Lower the thing later, hey at least you can pretend you're driving the boat around the bay on a hot sunny day!

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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

Thanks for replys

I'm leaning toward the tint, purely coz summer is coming.

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Well, either you have an expensive window tinter, or a very cheap suspension place. The tint shouldn't cost over $200, and I would look at 1 shade darker than legal, because legal tint is hardly noticeable. And it's basically illegal to tint your front 2 windows as well, because they need 75% of light pasing through. Mine might have 1 shade below legal, and it's still not that dark.
I have been quoted over $300 to do the darkest legal, but through a mate of a mate i should get it for $100 And still have some change left over to replace the speakers i blew up :)



Ill think it over and get back with some photos when i get whatever done


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Old 10-20-2003, 04:23   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Tint or get it Lowered??

Becareful of Dodgy Tints mate...

But I voted tint then lower it!
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