Inland Empire Tint installers

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I've used these guys for my past two cars, VIP Tint + Glass. They are down a little bit further from you (Murrieta) but when I did my wife's prius with their top of the line 3m (I don't remember exactly which one it was since it was like 2 years ago) it was like $250 for everything but the front window.
I'm most likely going to call them when I get closer to actually getting my car. Just throwing you another option that is somewhat in the area.
 

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I've used these guys for my past two cars, VIP Tint + Glass. They are down a little bit further from you (Murrieta) but when I did my wife's prius with their top of the line 3m (I don't remember exactly which one it was since it was like 2 years ago) it was like $250 for everything but the front window.
I'm most likely going to call them when I get closer to actually getting my car. Just throwing you another option that is somewhat in the area.
I trust that they're good, but they aren't coming up on 3M's website as Crystalline Certified.
 

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Well if you find someone who is good and not an arm and a leg let me know! Maybe we can get a group buy for window tinting? :D
At least one of place in Corona said they'd be willing to knock off a bit. They said $450 for Crystalline with 3 cars, I'm waiting to hear back from them about doing the entire back window still. Tinting is harder than dash cams given the vehicles have to physically be at a location.
 

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Agreed. But there seems to be a few of us in the inland empire on here. Plus I think there might be a bit more margin in tint then dash cameras.
 

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Agreed. But there seems to be a few of us in the inland empire on here. Plus I think there might be a bit more margin in tint then dash cameras.
Very true! Sadly I'm getting better discussion from IE on here than I am the TMC IE group.

Another potential group buy is dash cam install too.

Out there for everyone, who all is in the Inland Empire? Of those that are, what are your delivery estimates?

I'm in the Riverside area with a Nov. to Jan. window.
 

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I used to live in Riverside until I moved down here. Driving to San Diego for work from Riverside was killing me. Cut the distance in half with the move, although people at work still think I'm nuts
 

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I'm in North Fotana with Dec-Feb delivery window. I would definitely be interested in a group install for window tint.
Glad you can join us!

To reply to a few things from our DM... the biggest difference is from XPEL and 3M tint is the IR protection. 3M's tinting has around 8% higher protection... UV light is what gives you sunburns and sun bleaches car interiors while IR is what heats up your car. So given an increase of 8% IR protection, I feel, is pretty significant and worth the price. If that's not as big of a concern for you, the 3M Color Stable Series (nano-carbon, non metallic, est. $350) is pretty equivalent to XPEL Prime XR.

I didn't check XPEL's warranty, but I can tell you that 3M has a lifetime warranty. So if you have any problems with bubbles, streaks, peeling, etc., you can have the tint replaced for free (just keep your receipt)! To top it off, from what I'm understanding, in order to become a certified 3M Crystalline installer, there is additional training that has be completed in order to get that tag.
 

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Just to try and condense what all is happening here...

-3M tint appears to be the way to go (I'm open to other suggestions)
-I'm only looking at a Certified Crystalline Installers within the IE (likely Corona or Ontario areas)
-retail price for the install is between $500-725
-working on confirming a single piece back window tint and lowering that price
-Once a shop is settled upon, we'll start working out the details of how to setup appointments and still get a group discount (due to the different delivery windows)

Let me know if there are any other tint brands that should be considered!

Also, given this is already rolling, should we looking into a group dash cam install as well?
 
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Very true! Sadly I'm getting better discussion from IE on here than I am the TMC IE group.

Another potential group buy is dash cam install too.

Out there for everyone, who all is in the Inland Empire? Of those that are, what are your delivery estimates?

I'm in the Riverside area with a Nov. to Jan. window.
I'm in riverside also, but Jan-Mar window. Looking for crystalline all around
 

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I'm in riverside also, but Jan-Mar window. Looking for crystalline all around
Glad you can join us!

It looks like we have 6 people on board right now. I haven't dug around too much since I last posted since we're still a ways out. It's going to be some what of a challenge given the delivery dates we have:

2 for Nov-Jan
2 for Dec-Feb
1 for Jan-March
1 for Feb-April

Here's hoping that they really ramp up come Dec/Jan causing the deliveries to be as close together as possible!
 

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Hey guys, so far I've spoken with 4 different Crystalline installers and they all seem to willing to drop the price by about $50 for the group. Only one would say they'd do the back window in one piece for sure, but was about $125 more (as I've previous mentioned). I'm still waiting to hear from the fourth installer, it's sounded like they're willing to do the back window in one piece and possibly drop the price a little bit more in exchange for the exposure. Hope to hear from them in the next day or so.

Anyways, I was curious to see if anyone was also interested in clear bras or ceramic coat protection for their cars? Reason I ask is because a few of the shops I have looked at offer paint protection as well as the window tints. With enough interest, we could look at places that do both so as to make it a one stop shop. If needed, I'll just split the discussion into a separate forum.

Personally, I'm kicking around the idea of getting a clear bra because of the highway driving I typically do.
 

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Thanks for making me aware of the discussion here on Tint @Paul Torres

Not sure what our plans (my wife and I) are for the Model 3, but the Tesla Owners Club of Orange County has been offered some breaks in price for installs by several places in the OC before... Granted these are on Model S and Model X, but I'm sure they would work with a group for Model 3 as well.

Most recently by DP Tint in Tustin.

I am unsure as to whether they will plan on doing the entire glass roof as one piece or not as we don't have any members with a delivered Model 3 yet.
 

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Thanks for making me aware of the discussion here on Tint @Paul Torres

Not sure what our plans (my wife and I) are for the Model 3, but the Tesla Owners Club of Orange County has been offered some breaks in price for installs by several places in the OC before... Granted these are on Model S and Model X, but I'm sure they would work with a group for Model 3 as well.

Most recently by DP Tint in Tustin.

I am unsure as to whether they will plan on doing the entire glass roof as one piece or not as we don't have any members with a delivered Model 3 yet.
If you know any other reservation holders in the OC that are interested, please let them know! The bigger the group the better break we'll be able to get!