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What Have You Done To Your Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Jul 28, 2013 at 3:08 PM
    Rich91710

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    If the law specs a metered 35%, then you're over by 10%.

    The factory tint is about 70%, so to hold to 35%, you could not go darker than 50%. 35% of 70% is 24.5%.

    Won't likely be a problem... ANY applied tint on the front is illegal in California and I've never known anyone to get popped with lighter than 20%.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    TailDrag

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    I got nailed for 35. I have had 20 for a year and nothing. Live in CA.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM
    rascalrider

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  4. Jul 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM
    uncleART

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    That's a good idea on the clear for the wind shield! Have you done this before? My tint guy does a clear heat blocker on commercial/residential windows. I'm going to have it done on my west windows. I just never thought about it for my wind shield.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2013 at 3:47 PM
    bullaculla

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    I thought the factory front windows were clear? Anyway, this guy has been doing it a long time. He is a personal friend of mine and has tinted many of my cars. It has a lifetime warranty and he if says its legal, then I trust him. I never had a problem with any of my other cars he has tinted. They all passed safety check just fine.
    http://www.alstinting.com/

    First time for me. So far it seems to make a pretty noticeable difference. We'll see what happens when I go back to work tomorrow. My truck bakes in the sun all day :(
    :edit:
    Actually maybe not... a tropical storm is supposed to hit tomorrow.
     
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  6. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:08 PM
    Rich91710

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    Like I said, most likely not going to be a problem since you can still see inside the vehicle.

    But the factory windows are made with a 70% tint. Want to find out what no tint looks like, check out a mid-70s Toyota or Datsun. They had no tint at all and it was painful on a summer day.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM
    bullaculla

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    hmm... maybe they compensate for it then. Here in Hawaii, the police don't usually bother (unless you drive a ricer), its the safety inspection stations you have to worry about. If you have tinted windows, they will measure how much light can pass through when you go in for the annual safety check. You have to pay a little more for the inspection if you have tint.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM
    ee1284

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    That gun metal looks good. I did mine in dark red but might have to do this instead
     
  9. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    Did the rear diff vent mod today. Put it up behind the tail light.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:37 PM
    sr5vic

    sr5vic Remember?

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  11. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    I hate crap like that. If the law is in place for a legitimate reason (safety of police officers, driver's visibility at night), then there shouldn't be a simple fine or fee and you're on your way. Either it's a hazard or it isn't; it shouldn't be a fundraiser. If they're using it like that, the law should be abolished.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    Most likely, they are charging extra if they actually have to take the time to pull out the meter and confirm that it's legal.
    No tint, or if you are running a 50% that is obviously legal, they won't need the meter.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM
    luka

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    Hawaii law has a 35 +- like 6-8% or so for darkness.

    I tinted my fronts at 35 over the factory tint and it passed. The windshield tint is a new approval for the "blue" UV protection.

    A friend's Tacoma had it done and it looked funny if you wore polarized shades, but performed great in sunlight and wouldn't even its there without polarized shades.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM
    Rich91710

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    Factory + 35% is probably falling within the 8% and passing.
     
  15. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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  16. Jul 28, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    If that's the case, it's still f'd up to charge a fee if the tint is legal. It takes seconds to use a tintmeter, and if a cop pulls someone over to check the tint and they pass, no ticket is issued.
     
  17. Jul 28, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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  18. Jul 28, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    Yup. Block heater is a must up here. Start using it around -15C and it gets down below -40C
    Pissed me off though, used to be routed through the grill and it rubbed the paint right down to the plastic of the bumper.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Thanks!! The gun metal on the silver truck with the TSS wheels all blends pretty good I think!!
     
  20. Jul 28, 2013 at 6:44 PM
    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Sweet, I wouldn't mind one. It gets -20f here (-30) starts fine but might be a bit easier on the truck.
     
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