Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

WINDSHIELD SUN STRIP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

  #1  
Old 06-05-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
WINDSHIELD SUN STRIP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

so i've been tinting my windows today and i had also gotten a sun strip to put on the windshield i put it up with tape and both my parents keep saying its illegal and it obstructs my vision. i was wondering how far down it should actually go or maybe its fine idk. anybody with a sun strip tell me how far down it goes and if its in your line of sight. pics would be great.
Name:  P4180015.jpg
Views: 1959
Size:  106.2 KB
Name:  P4180014.jpg
Views: 1826
Size:  103.7 KB
Name:  P4180013.jpg
Views: 1616
Size:  128.3 KB
Name:  P4180012.jpg
Views: 898
Size:  136.3 KB
 
  #2  
Old 06-05-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
also i how do you take the mirror off?
 
  #3  
Old 06-05-2010
Member
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: C
Posts: 661
usually on the side of the glass toward the top is a mark, look for a line in the glass or something, you cant go below that. im not sure about a ranger but i have seen it on other cars.
 
  #4  
Old 06-05-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
rangers have that little line. i went about an inch and a half or so below that line

 
  #5  
Old 06-05-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
ok found the line it says AS1. i think ill go about an inch below that. thanks alot. now i dont have to take the mirror off, ill just cut around it.
 
  #6  
Old 06-05-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
yup thats how mine is, the way it curves up, its a hair above that mirror. mirrors are a PITA to reinstall. lol
 
  #7  
Old 06-05-2010
Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Okeechobee,FL / Singapore
Posts: 563
wife got a $78 ticket for it being too low and it was only about a half inch below the mark.... It's like a little triangle on mine...
 
  #8  
Old 06-05-2010
Machine090767's Avatar
RF Veteran
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 6,410
tell your parents that you are allowed (legally) to tint your front window 6 inches below the top edge of the window.
 
  #9  
Old 06-05-2010
fourliter dan's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lebanon, OR
Posts: 2,229
im sure it varys state to state....
 
  #10  
Old 06-05-2010
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
Mine ends right bellow the Mirror. . . .
 
  #11  
Old 06-06-2010
Topdog2007's Avatar
Level I Supporter
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Blairsville, Ga
Posts: 466
According to the IWFA(International Window Film Association) LA legal Windshield limit is to the AS1 line, and nothing Darker than 40% on the Front sides.
 
  #12  
Old 06-06-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
Originally Posted by Topdog2007 View Post
According to the IWFA(International Window Film Association) LA legal Windshield limit is to the AS1 line, and nothing Darker than 40% on the Front sides.
i dont think cops could see that its below it if its an inch but i went with 35% on the fronts
 
  #13  
Old 06-06-2010
Topdog2007's Avatar
Level I Supporter
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Blairsville, Ga
Posts: 466
Most cops don't car as long as its not blacked out....and the strip is not waaay down the Windshield...I was just letting you know the exact State laws.
 
  #14  
Old 06-08-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
ive decided to not even mess with the sun strip. ill just take it to a tint shop....im going to redo my front windows and i was woundering how to take the windows out? i think it would be alot easier.
 
  #15  
Old 06-08-2010
Topdog2007's Avatar
Level I Supporter
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Blairsville, Ga
Posts: 466
I would not even mess with the windows!!! Just rip off the old tint and take it to a professional..If you were closer I would say come to my shop...It takes me an 1 1/2 hours to do two side windows and a sun strip. To pull both windows would be a huge pain in the A$$ and not needed. Trust me
 
  #16  
Old 06-08-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
yeah i realized that so i said screw it and went ahead and tinted it. this time i got a card and pushed down the water and soap that kept coming up and making spikes at the bottom of the window. its the best on yet except for the little pinch right in the middle of the window. i made it a little smaller though so its not as noticable. how would you get that out?
 
  #17  
Old 06-08-2010
Topdog2007's Avatar
Level I Supporter
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Blairsville, Ga
Posts: 466
if its creased there is no way. You will either have to start over or live with it for now.
 
  #18  
Old 07-12-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
its been forever and i still havent even put it on but i thought bout going ahead and puttin the sun strip on there myself and was woundering if would have to heat shrink it at all? its a pre cut.... i dont think i do but making sure before i screw it up
 
  #19  
Old 07-12-2010
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
i thought you were goin to a shop?
 
  #20  
Old 07-12-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
never did and just stopped thinking bout it. how much do you think it would cost?
 
  #21  
Old 07-12-2010
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
Originally Posted by 97blueranger View Post
never did and just stopped thinking bout it. how much do you think it would cost?
A buddy of mine who works at a tint shop does it for $10, some places might charge $20
 
  #22  
Old 07-12-2010
97blueranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bossier City,La
Posts: 172
oh....ill do that and save myself the trouble then
 
  #23  
Old 07-12-2010
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
If you want to take the window out to tint it it is not hard. Most vehicle all you do is take offthe door panel and you will see the bottom of the glass sitting in the scissor lift mechanism. The window is usually only held in place by two small bolts and they pull out
 
  #24  
Old 07-12-2010
WowMike2001's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stevenson, WA
Posts: 2,583
Originally Posted by ranger4.0 View Post
If you want to take the window out to tint it it is not hard. Most vehicle all you do is take offthe door panel and you will see the bottom of the glass sitting in the scissor lift mechanism. The window is usually only held in place by two small bolts and they pull out

They are actually usually riveted in, and you have to drill them out and either replace the rivets, or replace them with bolts that will work in function with the mechanism's of the door.
 
  #25  
Old 07-13-2010
Topdog2007's Avatar
Level I Supporter
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Blairsville, Ga
Posts: 466
HELL NO...I would absolutely not remove the windows...There is no need to. A good Tinter can do the job just fine with the Windows in. 01RangerEdge is right for $10-20 a shop will throw the Strip on...
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: WINDSHIELD SUN STRIP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.