Took a few photo's with the tint and steelies! I love the steelies vs the stock.. Really not a fan of the stock wheels... I'll be happy with the steelies until I get the aftermarket set I've had my eyes on for a while.
16" steelies, wrapped in Pirelli winter 210 snowcontrol series 3 rubber.
Thoughts so far in regards to the winter setup: I love the look of 16's... just as I expected... I really prefer 16's to 17's.
What surprised me though, is that I think I actually prefer the feel of driving with the 17's (I'll chime in again later after some mileage).
The ride is slightly softer, and as long as I'm driving straight, it's quite nice.. I notice a hum from the tires.. Nothing bothersome. However, the surprise shift in my opinion came when I started hitting turns... I am not crazy about the change in handling feel. I think I may actually stick with 17's for summer....May just get my aftermarket wheels in 17 and use the stock rubber. We'll see if my opinion changes again after some more time on the road. As far as grip goes though, the tires are fantastic so far. Not much snow left on the roads at this point though.
As for the tint. I am completely happy with the quality of the work done.
I did 70% up front, 15% in the back, and 15% brow..
My only concern, which I hadn't noticed until I got home... Is that for whatever reason they didn't do the brow down to the AS-1 line.. Instead it looks like they just put on a pre-cut brow which is pretty thin.. It's still an improvement for me personally... I like the brow's as far as both looks and functionality.. (I bought more for functionality) and am glad I did... But I may go back and have it re-done down to the AS-1 line... It looks fine, but I'd like to block out as much glare as I can. I am not that tall and like to sit down low, so I still get a little glare creeping in.
Very happy with the tint %'s though. I am not sure I can really tell the difference between 15% and 20%... I would like something like a 10% ??
Lighting angles really change how the tint looks... At night it's really dark from the outside, and I like it. Daytime it's very different between a sunny day and a cloudy day.. Quite dark in cloudy conditions.. And not quite as dark if too much sunlight comes in the front. Or if the interior lights are on..
Overall, both the tint and wheels are definitely a step up in the looks department in my opinion. I'm happy with the decision.
Attached a couple comparison photo's from both outside & inside, of both the 15 and 70%. The view from inside is completely un-hindered.. I can see out crystal clear, and I think the photo's show this quite well. Thought the comparison might help some people on the fence.
After messing around and taking photo's of my own tint, I'm starting to think the variation in peoples tint photo's is probably largely due to different lighting conditions/angles outside. Something to take into consideration when comparing tint photo's...
Anyhow, that's my updates so far, I know my "mods" are pretty modest/minimal for now but I'll continue posting new additions.
Merry Christmas / Happy holiday's to all of you.
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