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Old 01-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Window Tint BS

Didnt see one like this, so I figured why not. Ask questions about window tint in here, I know there's a lot of confusion out there. I'll start

I'm in CA, and LEGALLY we can't go darker than 70%??? When other states are like ~30. My question is, how dark is your guys' tint on your drivers/passenger windows? (the front two). And do you guys have trouble with the cops?

EDIT: And how much did you guys pay for yours?
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well i havn't got around to doing the taco yet ( still new to me) but on my dodge and honda i had 5% all around with the strip and never been pulled over/questioned once for it. but i live in the middle of bumfuck georgia
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Both my wife and I got popped for tint on both of our cars (my old civic and her accord). Now, I don't mess with tint on the front, as I don't want anybody having probable cause.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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I just had my front windows to match the rear (50%). Cop's probably won't mess with you about it unless your doing something that your not supposed to be doing? Easy probable cause for a traffic stop if you are.
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24% on the front windows to match the factory rear windows and slider. Also 24% on the sides and rear widow on the wife's car, nothing on the windshield on either.
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20%on the front side windows and 5 % on the front window brow
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #7
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i have 30% on the front and law in MD is no lower than 35%. I also drive through PA, NJ, and DE a lot (all of which have 70% or no tint allowed). I have not gotten pulled over yet, but my friend got pulled over while I was in his car in MD for speeding and they tacked on $140 fine and a SERO for having a tint 3% too dark.
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I never learned about tint, but I'm going to do the sliding rear on my truck.

Is the higher # a darker or lighter tint?
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #10
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I just got 5% on the front and 15% over factory tint. I see just fine at night.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:35 PM   #11
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27% on the front/side windows, which is legal here. It's lighter than the factory tint in the rear but somewhat close. A few years ago I was hit with a $250 tint ticket for 5% on my Scion.....learned my lesson.
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I never learned about tint, but I'm going to do the sliding rear on my truck.

Is the higher # a darker or lighter tint?
Lower the number, the darker it is.
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Lower the number, the darker it is.
This. It's like the % of light that goes through. 35 is the law here. I'm planning on getting 20 someday.

EDIT. Mike beat me to it
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I've got 20 I think on the front windows with a sunstrip as well.
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Good deal, thanks everyone. I had a heavy one on my Chevy truck but not sure of the # as it came new like that.
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Luckily, the local tint laws are extremely lenient. I've never had an issue while I was on active duty stationed throughout the US. Have had 5% on all my vehicles.
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Ive got 15 all the way around and havent had any problems since i got it two years ago
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Didnt see one like this, so I figured why not. Ask questions about window tint in here, I know there's a lot of confusion out there. I'll start

I'm in CA, and LEGALLY we can't go darker than 70%??? When other states are like ~30. My question is, how dark is your guys' tint on your drivers/passenger windows? (the front two). And do you guys have trouble with the cops?
In California you can't have any tint on the front windows AT ALL. Obviously if you choose to tint, you may be stopped and cited. It is correctable (a fix-it ticket) but you just flushed the cost of the tint down the drain. If you do a "lighter" tint that is less noticeable, less chance of getting stopped. Google 26708VC..it is a long and boring read!
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In California you can't have any tint on the front windows AT ALL. Obviously if you choose to tint, you may be stopped and cited. It is correctable (a fix-it ticket) but you just flushed the cost of the tint down the drain. If you do a "lighter" tint that is less noticeable, less chance of getting stopped. Google 26708VC..it is a long and boring read!
That's what I have heard, but I just wanted to see what people have gotten away with. I mean not all of the mods that we do on here are what you'd call, "legal"
Don't think theres much of a chance of me getting pulled over for, say, a 50%?
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