Finally got around to finding a tint shop to get tints installed on my Subaru. My main goal is heat rejection so I’m doing ceramic tints for $325. Shop seems reputable and the guys I talked to were definitely car people, so I feel welcome there. I have until next Saturday to figure out what tint level I want to get with that. So I ask the Oppo hive mind what should I go with?

Legal limit in California is 70% fronts, any tint rears.

So what I am considering right now are the following options:

1. 70% all around (lightest tint available)

2. 50% all around (my top choice right now)

3. 70% front, and 50% or 35% rear (uneven, 35 is kind of too dark for me)

I’m currently leaning towards Option 2 to be close enough to the limit to where I doubt I would have trouble in the majority of cases. Option 3 is keeping it legal but still getting the extra darkness for the rest of the car, but I’m unsure how I feel about an uneven tint. Of course there’s always Option 1 but after looking at some of the options I feel 70 is way way light. With the ceramics I should get the desired effect anyways but I’m just curious what some others think.