Window Tint



Shiznit

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whats the darkest tint i can get on my front windows without getting pulled over for a fix it ticket? i live in so cal. Thanks
 


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i know a cop, and he says any front tint is illegal, he showed me the law. so i just took off my front after getting my fix it.
 

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"If a cop likes you its all good, if not, you get screwed"
 


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yeah thats what i thought. but then i see all the new bmw, lexus, and mercedes and they all have tints on the front windows. but its a lighter tint than the ones on the back windows. so i dont know
 

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Its because your car didnt come with tinted windows. You can only legally have tinted front windows in cali if it comes stock with the car.
 

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Here in Florida, sides can be 10%
Back can be up to 40% (I think)
If you choose to go darker (like I did) and get pulled over, here's the trick:
Turn on all inside lights and roll down both windows. Tried and true method.
 

Je

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true true, but why tint your windows if they are gonna be down all the time? :o
 

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Originally posted by "92CivicVX"

Its because your car didnt come with tinted windows. You can only legally have tinted front windows in cali if it comes stock with the car.
thats not true. my sis's bf had to tint his windows. and he still never gets pulled over. he has a lexus IS
 

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I dont know just check the cali laws and see, im pretty sure that if it comes stock its legal. Car companies wouldnt put tint on your windows if it was illegal
 

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Originally posted by "92CivicVX"

I dont know just check the cali laws and see, im pretty sure that if it comes stock its legal. Car companies wouldnt put tint on your windows if it was illegal
no, even if the tint comes from the dealer, it isn't legal...... some dealers will add tint to the cars to increase their appeal, but those are not factory options. you cannot have your front windows tinted in california unless you have a medical condition.....
 

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lol make urself have a medical condittion
 

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Re: Re: Window Tint

Originally posted by 92CivicVX
Its because your car didnt come with tinted windows. You can only legally have tinted front windows in cali if it comes stock with the car.
Thats what i have heard as well. I have my front windows tinted but i also keep the original factory opptions sheet in the car which states that it came with tint from the factory. I plan on getting it retinted soon but plan on going no darker than what it came with. I have yet to be stopped for having them tinted

*EDIT*

95-97 somewhere around that time frame i think is when they passed the no tint law, so anything after what ever year it was wont have factory tint and will be illegal to have on front windows

could be wrong tho
 

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i think it was 96, but there is a little emblem on the window that shows if it has a "legal" tint... normally it acually isn't a tint film but more of a smoked glass. When i got pulled over he said anything shoulder back is ok (i have 5% in the back windows) but everything in front has to be 70% which is pretty much no tint at all.
 

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Yeah, Thats about right, the tint on my windows is actual tint but just enough to give it some color. I see no need to go any darker anyway. makes it a pain in the azz to see out them at night.

Think i needs glasses. going blind quick, cant see going to work anymore
 

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check with the authorities. u can go ask the police. i did that.

or check this site

www.iwfa.com

international window film association
 

N1EX

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The law in my state is 50% in front and 35% in back. A cop pulled out a lil tint-o-meter on me one time.
 

wishitwasSI

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Originally posted by N1EX
The law in my state is 50% in front and 35% in back. A cop pulled out a lil tint-o-meter on me one time.
w0h i gotta get a tent-o-meter, im kinna curious as to what that is
 

wishitwasSI

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lol damn, i know a guy that has 15+5% (dont know what that equates to but its pretty friggin dark) on his sides, 35% covering his windsheild and 15% on his back (its a truck) and he still hasnt gotten pulled over, i find it quite amazing
 






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