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Old 06-24-2013, 03:34 PM
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:43 PM
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looks great some go with 35 imo thats A Little light , yours looks good, im going to go with 20 percent on mine soon.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:00 PM
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Just got my tints! Opinions?

Nice. Yeah it changes the car so much. Looks much more sporty and with the sun it'll keep my leather cooler


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Old 06-24-2013, 04:08 PM
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yeah with black interior its nice to have plus i have a habit of no seat belt on short trips it hides it a bit from cops.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:11 PM
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Well in jersey it's illegal to have any tints in the front so this is kinda risking it


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Old 06-24-2013, 04:13 PM
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oh you cant have any??? oh lol here is what you do , if you pass a cop or he is in another lane roll your windows down half way.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:30 PM
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oh you cant have any??? oh lol here is what you do , if you pass a cop or he is in another lane roll your windows down half way.
On the front 2 you can't have any. Regardless I never have been pulled over for them


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Old 06-24-2013, 04:58 PM
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Don't understand this stupid law,NY & NJ,70% V.L.T,but in Connecticut you are allowed 35% V.L.T,can someone tell me if the sun is brighter in Connecticut?
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:48 PM
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i think it was to prevent criminals with a shotgun pointed at a cop as he walks up to the window. something like that.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:24 PM
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I got pulled over in Raleigh on a cloudy rainy day,cop said my windows were tinted too much,had 35% on my Maxima,showed him my badge and he let me go with a warning but still said that they were too dark,must have been a slow day.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:27 PM
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Don't understand this stupid law,NY & NJ,70% V.L.T,but in Connecticut you are allowed 35% V.L.T,can someone tell me if the sun is brighter in Connecticut?
Yeah I heard I cop was shot by a guy in a car and couldn't see him because of the tints..don't quote me but I've heard it before.


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I got pulled over in Raleigh on a cloudy rainy day,cop said my windows were tinted too much,had 35% on my Maxima,showed him my badge and he let me go with a warning but still said that they were too dark,must have been a slow day.
oh yeah raleigh cops are real bored. they used to pull me over all the time got so sick of them i had to move back up north (i am also from ny originaly) Raleigh cop gave me a ticket once for honking my horn at a guy who just stopped in the middle of an intersection.
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I have really dark tint on my 335 -- pretty sure it's as dark as i could go shy of limo tint. The only time I've been pulled over in the BMW, I rolled all four windows down and stuck my head out the window to make eye contact with the highway patrolman as he approached. Not sure if that brought him comfort, but I got off with a warning doing 11 over.

As for your tint, I like it. In hindsight, I'd have gone a little lighter on mine. But yours looks really good.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:09 PM
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I live in NJ and the law is no tint at all on the front windows and front windshield. I really want to get mine tinted, but I also want to abide by the law. However, having tints on the back and not the front won't look good in my opinion. Would I be painting that big of a bulls eye on my back if I were to tint everything?
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:32 PM
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State laws vary on tint. Check the law and stay within it.

And if you have dark windows and get pulled over, don't blame the cop if he/she has a gun out when they approach the car. If they can't see in, they're in more danger - and you will be the cause of it with the tint. So understand what you're asking for.

I'm not a big fan of dark tint. If you exceed the legal limit, you can be ticketed and required to remove it.
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In the UK we are also banned from tinting the front windows. Everywhere is banned so rear tints and front not is a usual sight.

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Old 06-25-2013, 05:28 AM
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I live in NJ and the law is no tint at all on the front windows and front windshield. I really want to get mine tinted, but I also want to abide by the law. However, having tints on the back and not the front won't look good in my opinion. Would I be painting that big of a bulls eye on my back if I were to tint everything?
Depends how dark. If you get windshield you're asking for it. All front 4 windows is iffy and all depends on how dark you get them


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In the UK we are also banned from tinting the front windows. Everywhere is banned so rear tints and front not is a usual sight.

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Thanks Averdi. They are 17" part of me wishes I had gone 18 or 19" now they are on. Only other mod I dither about is the side repeaters I have changed the bulbs from stock amber to chrome that flashes amber but wondering if I should swap for the smoked units.


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Thanks Averdi. They are 17" part of me wishes I had gone 18 or 19" now they are on. Only other mod I dither about is the side repeaters I have changed the bulbs from stock amber to chrome that flashes amber but wondering if I should swap for the smoked units.


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I wouldn't want to be the cop walking up on a car with really dark tint on the I-15 at night. I'm sure that is why the law exists. My son got medium tint on his truck and I have to roll down the windows at night just to see out of the sides. I think he's gotten lucky so far. And the truck is black. It sure looks good though.
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Every state is different and some are just plain dumb / confusing (PA has 2-3 laws and they contradict each other). Given that, most cops couldn't care less. If Barney 5.0 is harassing you then either 1) you did something to annoy him (e.g., mouthed off) or 2) he is a douchbag.

If you ever get pulled over then roll down all your windows and open your moon-roof and turn on your interior lighting. The cop will be able to see inside and not care. Many cops get their cars tinted as well.

Now if you get pulled over, have the music thumping, windows rolled up and smoke oozing out of the cracks..well then you may get in trouble.

You know what annoys me about some of the laws...if it is self installed it's illegal, but if it came from the factory (even if darker) it's perfectly legal...
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So I'm thinking of getting the darkest tint on the back windows and then a lighter tint on the front windows, and nothing on the front windshield.

Will the different percentages of tint on the front and back look ugly?
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So I'm thinking of getting the darkest tint on the back windows and then a lighter tint on the front windows, and nothing on the front windshield.

Will the different percentages of tint on the front and back look ugly?
Did it on my Mercedes....Medium on back, light on front. Looks really good.
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Potential other safety reason to have a tint on the front windows that is light...

As a road cyclist, I rely on making eye contact and waving at drivers as I go through intersections to make sure they see me. I try my best to be seen with blinky lights and neon colored cycling shirts. However, with a dark tinted front window car, I have no idea if the driver knows my tragectory may cross their path. I would think motorcycles have similar problem.
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