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Got a fix-it ticket.. what do you think?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jefferson, Mar 24, 2010.

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Is my tint too dark in the front?

  1. Yes

    160 vote(s)
    28.8%
  2. No

    312 vote(s)
    56.2%
  3. Eh, probably/probably not - I don't know.

    83 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    jefferson

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    Got a fix-it ticket in Anza Borrego this weekend for my front tint.. Never had anyone even mention they thought my windows were too dark! What do you guys think?

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    (crap pic, i know.. but just was concentrating on the tint..)

    EDIT 4/27/10:

    If you're curious what i ended up doing, click here to jump to that post. Complete with pictures!
     
  2. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Doc.SS

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    take a stock picture and turn it in and pay the ticket......lol
     
  3. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    i got one of those tickets before. I just went and paid my 70 something dollar fine and left my windows the way they were. I never was bothered about them again.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    I got warned by a cop at a light in my old truck for the front windows. I think they were %20 tint. Different states have different laws on what % of tint is allowed. Yours doesn't look all that dark though. Did you get a fine or just get told to remove the tint or else?
     
  5. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    you are not allowed to have front tinted windows in CA. so, yes, too dark :)
     
  6. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    jefferson

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    HAHA thats a great idea!!! Anyone have a stock radiant red pic for me? ;)
     
  7. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Celtic

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    I think with a fix it ticket you have to get a peace officer to sign off your ticket that you corrected the violation, I had to do it for a missing front plate a few years ago. So just sending in a picture wont do it.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    lembowski

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    I think you can just pay the fine and leave it on instead of paying the $10 fix it. May cost more, but you don't have to go get them re-tinted.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    jefferson

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    yah, asked the cop about that.. he said its a $25 fee if i get it signed off and fixed.. if i dont fix it, $150
     
  10. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    and yes, youre correct.. just checked the vech. code
     
  11. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    So you can keep it for $150?
     
  12. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    yah, just pay the $150 and they pretend it didnt happen. (mob mentality..)
     
  13. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe you have to bring the truck in for inspection or have it signed off by an officer who may or may not want to verify that the tint was removed.


    They can probably keep giving you the same tickets, its not like its a one time thing.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    I would just pay the fine since I'd end up getting it re-tinted anyways so I'd rather avoid the trouble. I have 15% on my fronts and in PA we're only allowed 70% so essentially nothing. Haven't had any problems, yet(knock on wood). Had one cop at a light last weekend kinda staring at the tint but he didn't pull me over. Even if it's illegal it's still going to be up to the cops discretion one cop might not bother to pull you over while another will pull you over every time.
     
  15. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    in the future id just roll my windows down if i saw the copsahead of time.
     
  16. Mar 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    jefferson

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    haha.. give that a shot for a day or two and tell me how feasible it truly was ;)
     
  17. Mar 24, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    It's not just Cali., many states don't allow tint in the front. That's why I only had 50% installed, 35% would be the darkest I would try.
     
  18. Mar 24, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Yeah, i wouldn't have gone so dark, but i bought it like this.. so i never gave it a thought and have driven it since January 2007 with no problems.
     
  19. Mar 24, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Here in Oregon I've never been hassled. My folks were parinoid about getting their new Subaru's front widows tinted, but with a note from the doctor saying they have sensitive eyes the tint is legal. They just carry the note in their car and their good to go.
     
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