Tint question

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  1. 98stang6

    98stang6 New Member

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    Anyone know the legal limit/percentage (like 20% tint, 80% tint) tint you can have on your vehicle in southern california? I think your not supposed to tint your windshield at all right? but the back and side windows are alright up to a certain percent.. anyone know? :help2:
     
  2. Fets

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    In Cali, probally any tint is illegal
     
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    in new york i know the side windows and back window can be as dark as you want

    however the driver side and passenger sides must be 35% i believe

    not sure if its the same in cali though
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: so true...i think its like 35% on the fronts.
     
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    The limit for the side windows in NY is 70%, which is like dirty glass.
     
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    hmmmm...i think i got 35% cause that was the limit but i may be wrong
     
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    Calif. is no tint on front or side windows at all.
    Rear window can be solid black if you have 2 side mirrors.
     
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    i think i say this once a week, but this is another reason why i love Florida...they dont give a shizzle bout my 15% tint, if it didnt come on the car when i bought it, i would have 5%. :dancing6:
     
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    Californias tint laws are a joke. I have pretty dark tint, not sure how dark but at night you cant see in my car other than my cd player light. I emailed CHP to see what they were and got a response. Then I asked them why they were like that here but not in other states and they never answered me haha.

    So far I have been lucky and havnt been pulled over for it and when I do get pulled over they never asked me to roll my windows up. I am pretty paranoid though if I see a cop anywhere I will roll them down. I have hookups now though.... pays to make friends with your girlfriends neighbor who is a cop and likes your Off Road X pipe Mustang HAHA.
     
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    i got pulled over for having my music too loud, after he gives me the ticket...he compliments my exhaust, my illegal exhaust. you know how pissed i was. :mad: but after, i was glad he didnt give me a ticket for the exhaust and my tint since my windows were half up.

    and i have had people tell me that they couldn't see into my car in the middle of the afternoon driving on a sunny day on the highway. 8)
     
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    my tint is starting to peel on my back quarter windows.. soo i think maybe its time to get some new tint.. i dont know if i want to do anything illegal since my exhaust already is..

    i heard that if Texas HP stops you, they like to get you for everything they can find wrong...

    how dark is 35%?
     
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    I've never heard of anyone using 15%. It's normally 5, 20, 35, 50.
     
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    That's not to bad. If it's cloudy out you can barely see in. Sunny then you can see in ok.
     
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    mine were tinted at 2.5% but i took it off the side windows. i had to roll the windows down at night to see.
     
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    Where you guys getting this tint? 2.5? That is crazy. was it already on or did you buy it?
     
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    im pretty sure any tint is illegal in NY unless its from the factory...thats what the people that tinted my car told me and it says it here as well:

    http://home.pcisys.net/~bpc/auto_law/tint/

    btw im 20% back 35% sides
     
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    i think i remember KB putting the tint meter on his...read like 2 or 3%, i believe it is because the stock glass is tinted some...so 5% tint plus the stock window or something :dunno:
     
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    Well i learned the hardway what the rules are for tint in cali. The back and quarter windows can be anything you want i have mine at like 10%. MY door windows used to be 50% but i got pulled over and got a ticket so once i took it off and was getting my ticket signed off i had the officer look up in their giant ass law book that they carry in their cars about what the door windows could be. And it said that atlest 85% of light must go through still which is pretty much pointless to even tint. and the windshield cant have any tint on it. So yeah cali sucks with these laws but i will stille be doing my windows again.