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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Window Tinting Ticket :-(

Alright, today I got a wonderful ticket from a cop. The tint meter read 35% in the front. I think the legal limit is 30% (meaning 70% of the light has to be let in).. very close... it's not even that dark.

Any suggestions? Fight it or just plead guilty? Remove tints before court (I'd hate to... first time pulled over in 2 years for this).

What's the cost in NY on something like this?

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 07:37 PM
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You could take it to some tinting companies and have them read the tint level. If a couple of shops record 30% tint and are willing to sign a document attesting to the 30% level you could try fighting it. But if they say it is over the legal limit it would be best to get the windows fixed and go to court to get the ticket cleared by showing you got it taken care of.

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That sucks. I'd hate to have to take them off seeing as how your car looks great in your sig!



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what's the lesson here?

tinting your front windows is BAD
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what's the lesson here?

tinting your front windows is BAD
???? Tinting the windows to the legal limits is GOOD! LoL

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My windows were tinted when i got the car, by the person who leased it for 6 months. And they are VERY dark. How do i find out what the % is, as well as the TX state regualtions for tint?

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???? Tinting the windows to the legal limits is GOOD! LoL
Where i live, it's illegal to put any sort of aftermarket tint on the front windows.

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My windows were tinted when i got the car, by the person who leased it for 6 months. And they are VERY dark. How do i find out what the % is, as well as the TX state regualtions for tint?
For the %, go to a window tint shop, they can scan it and give you the grade of tint you have on your windows. For the state regulations, just pop in to your local pig shack(police station), they will be able to tell you.
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If 30% is the legal limit, you're fine. 35% is lighter than 30%. The lower the %, the darker it is...
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 02:15 PM
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If it is legal tinting, there should be a decal, usually on the driver's window, about where the doorlock is located. The decal should have the tinting company's name and % of tint. At least that is how they verify it in my state.

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