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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-07-2013, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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I want to get my windows tinted so BAD. But people tell me not to tint them because my car is RED which calls bad luck to the cops(Haven't been pulled over yet**Knocking on wood**) and I have black and red rims... What should I do? I don't want to get my driver and passenger side fully tinted because of the law in my state. Can I get some advise?
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Tint them. Drive normal and you will be just fine... A bright red is easy to spot so it does draw the cops attention easier, but your not gonna get a ticket just for driving a red car.

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Tint them. Drive normal and you will be just fine... A bright red is easy to spot so it does draw the cops attention easier, but your not gonna get a ticket just for driving a red car.
Haha Okay.. Thanks
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Tint them!
I just roll my windows down a little when I see a cop.Or turn on your light in the cab.
A lot of people do like 35% on the drivers side, and 5 or 2.5% on the rest.
So if the cop xhecks your window.. It's legal.


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Play with fire get burnt. Do like you said tint back and rear glass, see how you like it and if the cops don't bother you and you want a bit of tint in the front then you'll have the option.

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35% is illegal to. i got stopped, and the cop did the test deal and it only lets 35% or the light through. 70% is legal. i didnt take it off though. just paid the ticket and just go. its the contrast that makes the difference. since i'm all yellow and black he thought i was completely blacked out. didn't say a word about my black as hell tails, and side markers.

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I just did legal tint all around. I wish I coulda done darker, but its better than risking too much for the hassle. Still though, get pulled over, drop your windows and turn on the dome.

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35% is illegal to. i got stopped, and the cop did the test deal and it only lets 35% or the light through. 70% is legal. i didnt take it off though. just paid the ticket and just go. its the contrast that makes the difference. since i'm all yellow and black he thought i was completely blacked out. didn't say a word about my black as hell tails, and side markers.
ouch. 35% is as stiff as the law gets in the south east, I'd hate to leave it at 70 or higher. boo

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i'm at 15% here in colorado. cops haven't even looked at me. kinda hard to drive at night if there aren't a lot of lights around.

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It varies state to state.
You can have 30% in Texas.
But you can't have any % in Alaska.
It just depends on the state.
I have 2.5% on mine all around and haven't got pulled over for it yet.


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I got a 2007 balt lt and I'm pretty sure factory tint is 70% all the way around.(which is what I got). If I wanted to tint more, what percentages should I get? I'm from Missouri and I'm pretty sure 35% is legal for the fronts and everywhere else is 20%.


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