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Old 11-10-2009, 09:03 PM
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I have 5% tint and i live in Ohio and i never got a ticket yet
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:13 PM
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mine here in nor-cal my ticket was $187.90 plus court paper filling fees of $15 and all i had was 35% but here it not allowed at all on the front to windows. tryed to get out of it saying the truck in question came from Nevada and thay tryed to get me for smog stuff not on there . Lucky it passed smog test
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:49 PM
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dam man...wished i lived in ohio...and our legal limit is 35 all around. but not the front whinshild. ima do my truck in 25 though.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:06 PM
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I'm with Matt... most states have 35% tint laws on driver/pass windows and what you do beyond that is (like speeding) and conscious choice... sorry man but face the music... I've have 15% for almost a year now and so far no problems **knock on wood**.... luckily the cops here don't care unless you drive a sports car...
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:29 PM
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Ha. Was driving my grandpa's brand new ranger he bought when he was down in AZ. It has factory tint, but the Damn cop didn't believe me until I showed him the title.
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:40 AM
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In my experience, most shops that do tints make it explicitly clear when the tint is or remotely might be illegal, both verbally and in writing.
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:52 AM
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Ya I was told that the 20% on the side windows was illegal, and I had to sign a paper stating I was told and wanted it anyways
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:22 AM
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This Subaru has 50% on the back
damn whos STI is that?!?
and in michigan, tint law is your only allowed to have tint on the top 4 inches of the front window. from the factory, theres no tint at all on the fronts just like your windshield. ive got 20% on my fronts and rear half door windows. havent gotten pulled over yet lol
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:48 AM
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damn whos STI is that?!?
and in michigan, tint law is your only allowed to have tint on the top 4 inches of the front window. from the factory, theres no tint at all on the fronts just like your windshield. ive got 20% on my fronts and rear half door windows. havent gotten pulled over yet lol
I dont know I googled 50% window tint and that came up
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:57 AM
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I forget what my windows are...
35 or 40% maybe.

Whatever it is, I think it's the happy medium. They're relatively dark, but not too dark to stand out. Sure, it would "look cool" if they were darker, but that would increase the odds that I'd get stopped for it, and tint really cuts your night visibility.

While most people can get away with it and never get any tickets, it's still taking a chance. The second you have it installed, your forfeit your right to complain if a cop decides to enforce it.

Seems like everyone wants to blame the "a-hole cop" if they get a ticket, but the law is the law.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:50 AM
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Yeah when ever i got my tint done i had to sign a paper stating that " i knew it was illegal" but i dont have the front windshield done. I have never been pulled over on my truck though and ive had the tint for a year and a half.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:59 AM
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For what it's worth, anything lower than 15% is just asking for trouble on ANY window.

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In my experience, most shops that do tints make it explicitly clear when the tint is or remotely might be illegal, both verbally and in writing.
Good shops will give you a certificate that says that the tint meets local requirements for you to keep in your glovebox to prove it in case you do get pulled over.

The same good shops will make you sign a disclaimer/release form and you recieve a copy of it as well, stating you are aware the tint is illegal and will not hold the shop liable for any wrong doing.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:07 AM
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Sorry to hear of the ticket Yea it sucks! How ever that's the cost of when you do mods. You must know the laws! You have to play by the rules and there is NO crying when you get spanked! Havening been busted for my lil truck going boom boom boom. Actually the cop ( gods i am ganna date my self) When radar guns first came out. I got busted for 99 miles per hour in heavy traffic. I looked at the officer like he was nuts HE WROTE ME THE TICKET! and TOOK ME TO JAIL! got to see the judge even. Explained to the judge there was NO way on a Friday night Cruiseing could i have been doing 99 mph. On a street that was going like 15 tops! It was my subs in my old truck making the radar gun quiver BTW the cop arrested 6 that night for the same thing! I got off cause they then agreed this could not have been the case the gun was defective. Next week They passed a 20' law they can hear your vehicle 20' away and you get a noise violation.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:49 AM
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In CA any front tint that isn't clear is illegal. I have a medium tint that matches the stock privacy glass so its not too dark. Of course there are morons that roll around with double limo. I never understood that. You don't want people to see you then don't go outside. You are fine if people see you but you don't want to see them then close your eyes while you drive. Same thing. LOL.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:12 PM
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It was my subs in my old truck making the radar gun quiver
I would have doubled the fine and locked you up for a week for even suggesting something so insane to get out of a ticket.
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