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Old 05-14-2018, 12:08 PM
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My 2018 Q7 Prestige arrives tomorrow and it's been suggested that I tint the front windows to match the tinting on the rear windows. I was hoping Q7 owners could weigh in on the pros and cons, and any insights they might have on the topic. Thanks for your input!
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Most people seem to put 35% in front. I plan on doing the pano roof to help with UV heat. I actually need to do a little research on this. You need to check state laws on tinting as it varies.

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My 2018 Q7 Prestige arrives tomorrow and it's been suggested that I tint the front windows to match the tinting on the rear windows. I was hoping Q7 owners could weigh in on the pros and cons, and any insights they might have on the topic. Thanks for your input!
I had 50% tint film put on the front door windows which is not quite as dark as what came on the rear windows. Also added a visor strip across the windshield which hides my radar detector, I-pass and Sun Pass.
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I had my front windows tinted to match the other windows. I can't stand a vehicle without tinted windows.
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I had mine tinted as well. Don't remember the %. It was the maximum the state laws allowed; and it wasn't as much as the rear windows
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I agree with the others that commented positively about the tint. Reduces heat inside on sunny days, looks good, and as long as your laws allow it, its worth it.
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What brand matches? 3M, Huper?
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What brand matches? 3M, Huper?
Mine is 3M and is perfect, also had heat reducing film on the windshield.
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20% on front windows, 35% on rear, 20% on back and 50% on windshield.

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The rear tint amount is illegal in many states. So if you live in one you might want to go a little lighter or call attention to the fact that they are tinted. I had mine done almost a year ago and did the windshield, front side windows and the sunroof. As I recall the tint is one factor but not the only one. I had a Ceramic film installed and it made a huge difference. Brand is important but the installer & warranty from a good shop is more important, IMO. Mine is slightly lighter in front.
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