Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)

E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-03-2013, 10:17 AM
Cyberneo Cyberneo is offline
Registered User
Location: Valencia, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 39
Mein Auto: 08 550i
Tint or no Tint?

My 08 550i sport has an auto curtain in the back window and manual curtains on the rear side windows. Should I still get tint? I was thinking of getting 20 rear 40 front. Let me know what you guys think.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 01-03-2013, 10:44 AM
phlfly's Avatar
phlfly phlfly is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Leesburg, VA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,416
Mein Auto: 07' 550i
Tint. What is your car?
__________________


BMW CCA Member, Capital Chapter

Last edited by phlfly; 01-03-2013 at 11:48 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Cyberneo Cyberneo is offline
Registered User
Location: Valencia, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 39
Mein Auto: 08 550i
Titanium Silver.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-03-2013, 11:22 AM
Infamous039's Avatar
Infamous039 Infamous039 is offline
Infamous039
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 294
Send a message via AIM to Infamous039
Mein Auto: 2006 750i
I would get some black tints but same percent all the way around.
__________________
2008 BMW 528i
Fully Loaded
2000 Chrysler Voyager (Green Mini-V)
Manual Roll-Up Windows
Manual Seat Adjustments
1-Hub Cap
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-03-2013, 11:48 AM
phlfly's Avatar
phlfly phlfly is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Leesburg, VA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,416
Mein Auto: 07' 550i
30-35% all around
__________________


BMW CCA Member, Capital Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-03-2013, 12:51 PM
racooper3 racooper3 is online now
BMW Master Wannabe
Location: Tampa
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 344
Mein Auto: 2005 BMW 545i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyberneo View Post
My 08 550i sport has an auto curtain in the back window and manual curtains on the rear side windows. Should I still get tint? I was thinking of getting 20 rear 40 front. Let me know what you guys think.
I have Titanium Silver 545 and 15% tint on mine. At night it can be tricky but we have lots more sunlight hours here in Florida and the darker tint has helped keep my 2005 leather seats in perfect shape. I would recommend you go ceramic tint and not the metallic tint, as it can interfere with the antennas on the rear winshield. Here is a reference photo

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-03-2013, 12:53 PM
racooper3 racooper3 is online now
BMW Master Wannabe
Location: Tampa
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 344
Mein Auto: 2005 BMW 545i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infamous039 View Post
I would get some black tints but same percent all the way around.

Ditto on all the same around.

Last edited by racooper3; 01-03-2013 at 12:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-03-2013, 02:22 PM
jim165 jim165 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 433
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 550i Sport
x3. Ceramic, same % all around. With the shades up, it'll achieve the darker look on the back windows you're looking for. At least, it does with my car...
__________________
2008 550i Sport
Space Gray, Black Dakota, Bamboo Anthracite
SAT, Sat, Shades, Cold Wthr, Comf Access, Nav,L7, PDC, LUX V3 AEs, BMW Perf. Grilles, HID fogs, ACS Roof Spoiler, M5 Lip Spoiler, RPI GT Exhaust

Others:
2006 Corvette Conv, Z51,6sp (wife)
2007 Honda CBR1000RR Sold
2005 Triumph Daytona 650 (wife) Sold

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-03-2013, 03:54 PM
Cyberneo Cyberneo is offline
Registered User
Location: Valencia, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 39
Mein Auto: 08 550i
Awesome! Thanks guys!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-03-2013, 04:37 PM
Oceans10's Avatar
Oceans10 Oceans10 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: CT
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,499
Mein Auto: BMW 535i + 535XI wagon
Also check the legal limit in your state. In the South you can do 20, further north usually 35. It varies, but defo worth doing as it cuts down on heat in summer and makes it much more pleasant inside.
I even did my sunroof with a special heat deflecting film. Made a big difference.
__________________
Audio: Jehnert Flatline speakers, Mobridge M1000 DA2 prepro, Helix P-DSP, Zapco Z-150.6 amp, iDock on dash
Performance: Protuned Cobb, AR Downpipes, ER FMIC/CP, DCI, RB turbos, KW V2 coilovers, AEM 320E LPFP/ported fuel rail
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-03-2013, 07:58 PM
racooper3 racooper3 is online now
BMW Master Wannabe
Location: Tampa
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 344
Mein Auto: 2005 BMW 545i
In Florida we have 18% laws for general cars. Limos are darker limits. The Law down here won't pull you over for having darker tint than you are supposed to. Most don't care what you do as long as you aren't giving them another reason to pull you over. Then they may tack on a violation for tinted windows being too dark. I agree with Oceans10 though, check your local/state Dept of Motor vehicles for limits.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-04-2013, 08:20 PM
myates3 myates3 is offline
Registered User
Location: South Florida
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 79
Mein Auto: 2006 550i
I believe mine is 30 front and 35 or 40 rear. Silvergrey metallic.
__________________

2006 550i
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Stone Roots's Avatar
Stone Roots Stone Roots is offline
Mugicinal Engineer
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 285
Mein Auto: 2003 E39 2009 E60
Here in California I went heavier in the back then in the front - mainly because it makes the front look lighter than they really are since by state law front window tint is a ticketable offense.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-04-2013, 10:59 PM
Cyberneo Cyberneo is offline
Registered User
Location: Valencia, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 39
Mein Auto: 08 550i
I am in California as well so I went with 35 front and 20 back.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-04-2013, 11:40 PM
Stone Roots's Avatar
Stone Roots Stone Roots is offline
Mugicinal Engineer
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 285
Mein Auto: 2003 E39 2009 E60
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyberneo View Post
I am in California as well so I went with 35 front and 20 back.
I think that's the same that they installed on my E39

Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-05-2013, 07:19 AM
Cyberneo Cyberneo is offline
Registered User
Location: Valencia, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 39
Mein Auto: 08 550i
Your pics looks good guys! Glad I asked before hand.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms