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blacked out brake light pictures

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by obsurfer1990, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Jan 7, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    obsurfer1990

    obsurfer1990 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey can people post some pictures of their blacked out brake lights im interested in blacking mine out. please and thank you
     
  2. Jan 9, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    IdealError

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    It's really not a good idea to black out your breaklights, depending on where you live. Cops around here (socal) love to pull people over for that stuff.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    this is the only pic i have at the moment.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jan 9, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    Yep. It's illegal in California. It could also make you liable if your truck gets hit from behind.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    Delmarva

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    x2... illegal in a lot of states. You must have some 'Red' showing. When I did mine, I didn't go terribly dark to retain a red / maroon look.

    Hard to see in these pics, but ya get the idea.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 9, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    tinted head/tail lights-blacked out badges-3 inch tuff country lift 33 inch nittos-black steelies custom spare bed mount-hilift-weathertechs-kenwood dnx5120 dvdnav headunit-remote start-painted grille surround-fog lights-grillcraft black mesh grille
    [​IMG]

    heres one of mine, i wouldnt call them blacked out just tinted. because its illegal here in pa too
     
  7. Jan 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    tacoskim

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    yup, im lucky mine are velcro so i can take them off and put them back on. everytime i get pulled over for it i tell them i can take it off and they never believe me, then i show them and their speechless
     
  8. Jan 11, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    swsteven

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    heres mine

    blacked out.jpg
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    heres mine
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    tacoholic

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    ...eh, I'd just smoke them. Keep it legal in all states and look cool.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Any level of tint in California is illegal.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    stevigee

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    Yeah - I think they just want any excuse they can find to pull you over & give you a ticket......
    We can't have frames around our license plates here
     
  13. Jan 16, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    you cant have plate frames?
    I know tons of people who have license plate frames and ive been in texas for the last 23 years..
     
  14. Jan 16, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    tacoholic

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    Balls! Damn state...can't tint the front windows past 70% either.
     
  15. Jan 16, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Sorry to disappoint you but you can't legally tint the front windows at all. It has to be clear. According to the law, to have 70% tint, you have to have a doctor's or optometrist's note, it has to be removable and you can't operate the vehicle with it on at night. I've gotten a ticket for pretty light tint. I knew one girl that had tint that the shop said was legal who got a ticket within a week of installing it and I know some people get away with it for years. At the officer's discretion, they can site it as a fix-it ticket ($10 fine plus signoff by an officer) or they can site it as a violation (court costs which usually bumps the fine up over $100). That's the same with tinted lights (fix-it or violation).
     
  16. Jan 16, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    Imrubicon

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    So glad I dont live way left of the normal states
     
  17. Jan 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    wat?
    old truck
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    new truck
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  18. Jan 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    Frick! At least I'm looking to sell it so if it ever does get pulled over hopefully it won't be in my hands.
    Although I remember a law that let you tint the front 2 up to 70% and then 4" can be whatever tint you want on top of the windshield.
     
  19. Jan 16, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    I don't know when the law was enacted but my ticket was quite a while ago (2000). California has the entire legal code available online at www.leginfo.ca.gov. It's updated to reflect all laws through 2008. Here is the section of the
    California law dealing with tint (section 26708). One exception I found might be 26708 section d points 1-5 at the bottom of 26708 (probably where the 70% number comes in). All five points have to be met. Point 2 might be the sticking point depending on what glazing means. Point 4 requires certification by the manufacturer and/or installer and notes that the "Windows with the material installed" so it may be referring to factory tint.
    Point 1: The material has a minimum visible light transmittance of 88
    percent. [so 88%, not 70%]
    Point 2: The window glazing with the material applied meets all
    requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205 (49
    C.F.R. 571.205), including the specified minimum light transmittance
    of 70 percent and the abrasion resistance of AS-14 glazing, as
    specified in that federal standard. [the 70% number would be superceeded by point 1]
    Point 3: The material is designed and manufactured to enhance the
    ability of the existing window glass to block the sun's harmful
    ultraviolet A rays.
    Point 4: The driver has in his or her possession, or within the
    vehicle, a certificate signed by the installing company certifying
    that the windows with the material installed meet the requirements of
    this subdivision and identifies the installing company and the
    material's manufacturer by full name and street address, or, if the
    material was installed by the vehicle owner, a certificate signed by
    the material's manufacturer certifying that the windows with the
    material installed according to manufacturer's instructions meets the
    requirements of this subdivision and identifies the material's
    manufacturer by full name and street address.
    Point 5: If the material described in this subdivision tears or
    bubbles, or is otherwise worn to prohibit clear vision, it shall be
    removed or replaced.

    CHP also says it's illegal on their FAQ:
    http://www.chp.ca.gov/html/answers.html


    For the tinted strip on the windshield section c states:
    c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), transparent material may be
    installed, affixed, or applied to the topmost portion of the
    windshield if the following conditions apply:
    (1) The bottom edge of the material is at least 29 inches above
    the undepressed driver's seat when measured from a point 5 inches in
    front of the bottom of the backrest with the driver's seat in its
    rearmost and lowermost position with the vehicle on a level surface.
     
  20. Jan 16, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    Oooh I sure am glad I live in Texas:cool:. 23% over the factory in the front and somewhere around 13 over the factory in the rear... Never had a LEO say anything about it either. My last pick-up was quite a bit darker... Received somewhere around 4 tickets in it(speeding), and also no problem with the tint. Got to love it.:p
     
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