Josh, definitely not too dark on the sides IMO. Not sure about the back though. Much prefer that 50% tint at night. Mine is much darker and is great over here in the day but at night I don't like driving with the windows closed all that much.
The 35% rear in Josh's pictures is coming across much darker than it actually is.
He has exactly the same as me, this is my rear (so to speak)!!
It's always difficult to tell in a photo, you've either got the light reflecting off the glass or you get a double dose of darkness from the windows behind the one that you're looking at. May be worth taking some shots of the car with windows open on one side and closed on the other. Will try that myself as mine often look totally black in photos.
Thats a good point but both Josh and myself are driving around with masking tape on the window switches and heated rear window button to save us using them for the forthcoming week!!
Its something I'll try in a week or so though.
I can't believe how the car is still very light inside!!
What? Never heard of that one before! Buggered up the tint on my driver's door window when my window regulator broke and I went exploring [:I]. Took it to Mr Window Tint man who sorted it out in about an hour and that was that. Was able to use window from day one without any problems and that was over two years ago. Maybe you've got the high tech tint Gary with the photo-bonded molecular resin that causes the colour to be absorbed by the glass molecules, where as over here we just have the old low tech sticky stuff. 
Tints look good too, the back does seem a little too dark compared to the sides, i know its 50% sides and 35% rear, but looks darker. i guess its just the angle of the windscreen, the light and distance compared to GaryM's, although he did go for the limo tint on the rear, lol, hehe!
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