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Old 07-02-2011, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: Cops and tinted lights

I replaced my brake lights with silerstr ultras so it made a big difference. i recommend it if youre going to get covers or tint
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:16 PM
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I'd be more worried about insurance companies than cops. I had a friend who had some of those. He got rear ended, and the other insurance company wouldn't give him a dime because he had blacked out tails.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:49 PM
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just got pulled over today for speeding and the cop not only didn't ticket me, he said he liked my lights
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:02 AM
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Back in the 90's the cops would pull me over for clear lights. I bought an Led brake light to go in it and still got hammered. I think they just get bored and want to screw with the kids. I'm 32 now and have no problem with the cops anymore.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:34 AM
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If youre worried about getting a ticket than I wouldnt tint them if I were you. I personally hate tinted lights not because I dont like the looks of them but because I hate being behind someone on the road with tinted tails, I dont care how lightly you tint them the light output is still diminished to a point. I was behind a truck the other day that had tails so dark you couldnt even see his brake lights so I know in heavy rain or snow his tail lights will never be seen nor his brake lights and it doesnt take a rocket scientist to know that is a giant safety hazard. Sometimes you need to choose function over form. Just my 2 penny's.
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While I like the look, I think safety related components should be left alone.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:40 PM
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this gave me second thoughts on mine. Can you wipe off tint, if it was sprayed on with Dupli-Color or something. Of course, by using a paint remover, which, I believe can be bought at autozone. I live in MD. originally but am in DE. temporarily, ( i have MD. tags). Is it illegal to have tinted lights in DE./MD.?
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:15 PM
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If your worried about it get the static cling tint and try it out. I have mine tinted with window tint and have never had a problem with them yet. And when you get tired of it they just peal off
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:14 PM
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simple vht nightshade + coupl of cotes of clear nd der dey look good and u are able to see dem
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:36 AM
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:35 PM
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:39 PM
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simple vht nightshade + coupl of cotes of clear nd der dey look good and u are able to see dem
um..what?
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:12 PM
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:37 PM
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i drove up to a cop and said if they are still able to have light shine threw them its all good. but if you get pulled over they said it depends on the cops mood lol
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:47 PM
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just got pulled over today for speeding and the cop not only didn't ticket me, he said he liked my lights
I have the same experience, except i got the speeding ticket .

DISCLAIMER: This is just my experience and it doesn't mean anything in the court of law.

A few things I have seen mentioned here that isn't true for my truck (which the tails have been pitch black with WHT nightshade for over two years):
1. The reflectors still reflect back light from headlights or intense sunlight. (if you are really worried about this, you can keep some of the tailight the original color)
2. The brakes are very easily seen from 1000 feet during daylight (this is the state law for Kansas)
3. I have been rear-ended. BUT FIRST, the cop that came to the scene checked the tails on the spot and deemed them legal, but he wasn't too happy about tinted tails. When questioned about the tailights, I first stated the law by heart. Then, the officer told me I was right. He said he didn't like tinted tails, but they were legal anwyay. AND, the other's insurance company had no problem with the lights. I don't remember which company he had, but I'm on state farm and they're cool with nightshade.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that tinted lights CAN actually be safer than standard red taillights. Some cars (not so much the Ranger) have pretty weak tailights (specifically pontiacs). In a red housing, there is very little color change from lights on to lights off. With nightshade, the color changes from black to red. The color change is more noticeable for sure.

IF you are so worried, use window tint. It can come off if you need it too. And you can buy it in different variances of darkness until you find one you like.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:55 PM
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simple vht nightshade + coupl of cotes of clear nd der dey look good and u are able to see dem
Huh? I'm sorry, maybe you didn't notice but here on this forum we speak English. I'm not sure what language that is. It appears to be a cross between ghetto gangbanger and inbred hick. Can you try that again using actual words in a sentence that make sense??
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