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Old 04-26-2015, 07:55 PM   #1
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I really want to tint the front windows :(

I only got the back and small side windows tinted cause people have convinced me not to tint the front side windows cause its illegal where i live.

Does it look ok like this or should i go for a 35% like i wanted for the fronts?


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I don't know where you live, but in VA the legal limit for the fronts is 50%. I've been on 35% in the fronts for a year now and have not had a single problem.
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I say go for it, what's the worst they could do? Tell you to take it off. In my state it's illegal to have the exhaust system louder than factory. That doesn't stop them...


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I don't know where you live, but in VA the legal limit for the fronts is 50%. I've been on 35% in the fronts for a year now and have not had a single problem.

I live in northern CA , the laws suck


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It's not worth it man. It says your in Cali, born and raised there myself. Cops won't bother a soccer mom with tint but they WILL harass a guy in a mustang. The ticket is over 100.00 even after you take it off. If you don't prove you took it off it's more than that. I probably paid over 1000 bucks in tint tickets before I said the hell with it. But my mom in her Volvo with 20% never once had an issue. Just leave it like it is.
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I might be wrong about this but here in Texas when you get your inspection sticker they have a meter tool that checks how dark the tint is. So I think rather your problem with cops it would be with getting an inspection sticker.


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I live in SoCal and have had tint for over 10 years,never an issue. I got pulled over for a tinted plate cover but never the windows...as a matter of fact when I got pulled over the cop even reminded me the window tint was illegal but never wrote me a ticket for it. One of my sons friends dad is CHP and he said even a lot of the other cops do it do, which I believe why they don't write many tickets for it, at least not here.
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I do too man and I'm running 30% for 2 years haven't been caught yet. You only get the ticket for tint usually when you get caught up for something else or if run limo tint lol


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I got 25% on my sides and rear since about 9 months. Haven't had a problem with it just roll down ur windows when you see cops and u should be good


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yep here in NJ it's illegal to do it too... such a ridiculously stupid law. either way, i wont bother bc if i do get caught, yeah, then I have to take it off and waste like 200 bucks. no thanks.

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I run 20% on the front side windows on my Flex and have never been pulled over. Find the right inspection station too and *somehow* your car will still pass.

Having said that though, I wouldn't go illegal on my Mustang because it's just asking for trouble. When I get my tint I'm keeping it within tolerance.
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I run 20% on the front side windows on my Flex and have never been pulled over. Find the right inspection station too and *somehow* your car will still pass.

Having said that though, I wouldn't go illegal on my Mustang because it's just asking for trouble. When I get my tint I'm keeping it within tolerance.
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Texas has no law requiring side windows for inspection. Roll them down, pull the fuse. Get the inspection done! Works like a champ.


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I live in NorCal (Antioch) as well, have only been pulled over once for tint on front windows. Not really a big deal. I paid 25 bucks after I got it signed off by chp.


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do they crack down on tint where you live? the legal limit here is 35% but i've been rocking 5% for 4 years now... also i've been pulled over a handful of times and never sited for the tint lol
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do they crack down on tint where you live? the legal limit here is 35% but i've been rocking 5% for 4 years now... also i've been pulled over a handful of times and never sited for the tint lol

Yeah theres a main road in my area where they pull over for tint. (Sac area)


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Go here to see what your state allows for front/rear tint:

Automotive Window Film State Law Charts - International Window Film Association | IWFA.com

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http://www.tinting-laws.com/tint-darkness-example/

As an example (the OP's state of California), the front windows must allow 70% of light.

As others have stated, it's really up to your local police force as to how strick they will be in inforcing the state laws for tinting in your area.
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I have 5 on back, 10 on windows and the windshield is tinted on mine hahaha
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This really depends on where and what you drive. Here in NJ, I know plenty of people that drive with dark tint and have no problems. I also know people who have been pulled over so often they took the tint off. If you live in an area where they have random stops to check inspection stickers, like I do and it seems you do, I wouldn't risk it. If you live in the middle of nowhere, it's probably OK to do it.
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I think any added tint is illegal in California, but like after market exhausts, it seems lightly enforced at best. It used to just be a 14-days to fix it equipment violation with no fine. Didn't realize there was a fine now.

I've had 45% tint on my front side windows since a year and half now. So far I've not had a second look from police.

With my previous Lexus, I had similar tint on the windows for 11 years and 120,000+ miles without problem.
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Glad I live in the Phx. area. Don't know what the law is...but they don't stop anyone no matter how dark ...or so it seems. I have Limo Tint on the back windshield & quarter windows, 35% on the Front Windshield & door windows. Also, all my lights are blacked out including side markers & turn signals & I have Roush Exhaust so it's kind of loud.
What worries me is I want to drive it to Chicago this summer & I don't know which states I'll be illegal in.
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You could google what the state's laws are on window tint. Which you could be ok, but you might run into that one cop...


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I only got the back and small side windows tinted cause people have convinced me not to tint the front side windows cause its illegal where i live.

Does it look ok like this or should i go for a 35% like i wanted for the fronts?


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Lol.
With the car sitting in the shade, and the sun screen installed on the windshield, it makes it look like your side windows are tinted!

I bought my car with the sides already tinted from the previous owner. The only time that I've been pulled over, I rolled down BOTH of the windows and the cop never said a word about the tint.
I am always worried that I will get that one cop who wants to make an issue of it though.

And you guys that are tinting your windshields?!?
That wouldn't last very long in the places that I have lived in California! In fact, I can only recall ever seeing only a few cars with windshield tint.
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I'm actually more worried about them stopping me for the lights & then adding the tint to it.
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Yeah theres a main road in my area where they pull over for tint. (Sac area)


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Yeah no kidding, i was in downtown sacramento an got pulled over for tint my first time
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I think any added tint is illegal in California, but like after market exhausts, it seems lightly enforced at best. It used to just be a 14-days to fix it equipment violation with no fine. Didn't realize there was a fine now.

I've had 45% tint on my front side windows since a year and half now. So far I've not had a second look from police.

With my previous Lexus, I had similar tint on the windows for 11 years and 120,000+ miles without problem.

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70% front windows
Any % on all the others



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Hey so yeah i went ahead and tinted them , i reallly hope its not too dark

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Hey so yeah i went ahead and tinted them , i reallly hope its not too dark

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Haha thanks man but that's an old pic of it on my profile. I just changed it now cuz that reminded me 😂


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Yeah theres a main road in my area where they pull over for tint. (Sac area)


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What area I live in Sacramento?


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Interesting, I thought none was allowed, but the law is actually a little confusing 70% or 88%??:

"(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), clear, colorless, and transparent material may be installed, affixed, or applied to the front side windows, located to the immediate left and right of the front seat if the following conditions are met:

(1) The material has a minimum visible light transmittance of 88 percent.

(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.

(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.

(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 the certificate 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 meet the requirements of this subdivision and the certificate identifies the material's manufacturer by full name and street address.

(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."
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