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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 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
     
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      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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      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'm down in Wildomar. I'm a month behind you for the window. Dec - Feb
       
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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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          Thank you moderators for moving this over, I was starting to think about it this morning!
           
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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.
           
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            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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            Hi Guys,
            New member to the forum, I am in Rancho and would be interested in the potential group buy for tint so keep me in the loop! I have a Feb-April delivery estimate.
             
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              Welcome! Glad you can join us!
               
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