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Model Y Stock Rear Window Tint

DriveEV

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Jan 20, 2020
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Is there any indication of what the production stock rear window tint will be, if any? Many CUV/SUVs have the rear window tinted as well as the rear windshield glass. I've seen prototype rear window tints but curious on the production cars?

On the tesla configuration page it shows a similar % front and rear window tint, as well as some official press images.

krwpQWe.png

5e31ff995bc79c264d68e4d2


For actual photos on the street (prototype assuming?) they show a dark rear window and clear front:

Model-Y-CARB-certification_f5c92729-a4ff-4996-84fd-13becf88b9f6_1600x.png
 
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Premiertint

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Sep 6, 2018
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OOOHHH!!! I know this one!!! :D

This is a DOT (Department of Transportation) thing here in America. When a manufacturer produces a vehicle there are certain guidelines they need to follow for various classes of vehicles. An automobile manufacturer cannot offer or produce a "Passenger Vehicle" with what we call "Factory Tint", "Privacy Glass" or "Smoked Glass". This passes the regulation of how dark you can legally have your windows to the state level.

BUT, when the manufacturer produces a "Truck" or an "SUV" the rules are different. A vehicle produced with a "truck chassis" can have "factory smoked glass" from the manufacturer. However the only windows the manufacturer can choose to add this feature are from the A-Pillars and back. These windows aren't even considered to be used by the driver for "trucks". Think of the panel vans with no windows at all. The manufacturer cannot have any tinting on the front doors or windshield no matter the vehicle class. Even though the Teslas have the uni-body "chassis", they still have to categorize their vehicles. So, they call the Model X a "Truck" and are probably going to do the same for the Model Y. With the Model Y and Model X being called a "truck", they will have to follow the guidelines in place for a truck vs a passenger car. You can have a tow package installed legally, and be able to tow heavier loads and trailers. Yes, you can legally add a tow package to other passenger cars too, but there are legal limits on how heavy you tow.

The biggest head scratcher for me is the Subaru Impreza vs the Subaru Crosstrek. They are nearly identical, but the Crosstrek is considered a small SUV and the Impreza is a passenger vehicle. lol.

I hope this helps.;)
 

Premiertint

Local Vendor - NorCal
Sep 6, 2018
194
138
El Dorado Hills , CA
If it is classified as a "small SUV/Truck", then most likely, yes, you are correct. In some very cases, like the Subaru Crosstrek and 4 door Pickup Trucks, they MIGHT offer the OPTION of clear glass or factory smoked glass. ... but doubtful.
 

Bombadgen

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Jan 30, 2020
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La
OOOHHH!!! I know this one!!! :D

This is a DOT (Department of Transportation) thing here in America. When a manufacturer produces a vehicle there are certain guidelines they need to follow for various classes of vehicles. An automobile manufacturer cannot offer or produce a "Passenger Vehicle" with what we call "Factory Tint", "Privacy Glass" or "Smoked Glass". This passes the regulation of how dark you can legally have your windows to the state level.

BUT, when the manufacturer produces a "Truck" or an "SUV" the rules are different. A vehicle produced with a "truck chassis" can have "factory smoked glass" from the manufacturer. However the only windows the manufacturer can choose to add this feature are from the A-Pillars and back. These windows aren't even considered to be used by the driver for "trucks". Think of the panel vans with no windows at all. The manufacturer cannot have any tinting on the front doors or windshield no matter the vehicle class. Even though the Teslas have the uni-body "chassis", they still have to categorize their vehicles. So, they call the Model X a "Truck" and are probably going to do the same for the Model Y. With the Model Y and Model X being called a "truck", they will have to follow the guidelines in place for a truck vs a passenger car. You can have a tow package installed legally, and be able to tow heavier loads and trailers. Yes, you can legally add a tow package to other passenger cars too, but there are legal limits on how heavy you tow.

The biggest head scratcher for me is the Subaru Impreza vs the Subaru Crosstrek. They are nearly identical, but the Crosstrek is considered a small SUV and the Impreza is a passenger vehicle. lol.

I hope this helps.;)
I never knew this! But makes sense! we bought our Lexus IS250, no factory tint, but bought our RX a year after, and i was wondering why that came with the back windows tinted
 
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Kobicue

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Jan 7, 2020
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Houston
The first thing I was planning on doing was doing a full ceramic tint on all windows except the roof. I appreciate Tesla tint but if it it doesn't have the same heat rejection of cermic then it's gonna suck that I'll have to pay extra to to remove it lol
 

jelloslug

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Jul 21, 2015
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The first thing I was planning on doing was doing a full ceramic tint on all windows except the roof. I appreciate Tesla tint but if it it doesn't have the same heat rejection of cermic then it's gonna suck that I'll have to pay extra to to remove it lol
On factory tinted windows, the glass is tinted. It's not a removable film like an aftermarket tint.
 

rpratt

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Jan 11, 2020
8
13
SF Bay Area
I was driving next to a blue model Y this morning and its rear windows were tinted, while the front door windows were not (or at least not noticeably). It had dealer plates on it, so I assume some sort of prototype or tester.
 
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btd08

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Mar 8, 2020
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Chicago
Is there any indication of what the production stock rear window tint will be, if any? Many CUV/SUVs have the rear window tinted as well as the rear windshield glass. I've seen prototype rear window tints but curious on the production cars?

On the tesla configuration page it shows a similar % front and rear window tint, as well as some official press images.

krwpQWe.png

5e31ff995bc79c264d68e4d2


For actual photos on the street (prototype assuming?) they show a dark rear window and clear front:

Model-Y-CARB-certification_f5c92729-a4ff-4996-84fd-13becf88b9f6_1600x.png

I wish tints were similar to first two pictures. I will have to get front 2 tinted when my tesla arrives.
 

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