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Tint

how dark of tint can i go legally in the front 2 windows? anything? and how much did it cost you? thanks
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depends on state law

Here in Missouri it is 35% on driver passenger window and % on back windows

I got 25% and then 5% onthe rest of windows never any trouble with the law

total for me $145
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HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN CALIFORNIA?

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In California, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window. Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows Must allow more than 70% of light in.
Back Side Windows Any darkness can be used.
Rear Window Any darkness can be used.

You can legally tint your entire car in California. The law states that you may tint your rear side windows and the back window as dark or as light as you want as long as you have a rear view mirror on both sides of the car. (Virtually every car manufactured in the last 10 years will have two mirrors).
My guess is 30% is legal on front windows in California

http://www.tintcenter.com/laws/CA/
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You can't tint the front windows in California. But who listens? My friends has limo all around his taco and he never gets pulled over. I'm getting tint in the front windows on the 7th. I'm going as dark as the factory tint in the back.
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You can't tint the front windows in California. But who listens? My friends has limo all around his taco and he never gets pulled over. I'm getting tint in the front windows on the 7th. I'm going as dark as the factory tint in the back.
You can tint the front windshield but Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield

That means it cant be that chrome style tint has to be dull black
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You can tint the front windshield but Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield

That means it cant be that chrome style tint has to be dull black
I know but I assumed we weren't talking about the front windshield.
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I got limo all the way around and it's illegal in cali.
Just roll them down everytime I see a cop.
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Why would you want to tint anymore than 4" on the windowshield? So dumda$$ did that on my truck when I bought it. It was right at eye level and I hated it.
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i seem to get tint tickets every year or 2, but that doesnt stop me (from Chico, CA, just in WI for the summer)

my current ride, 99 mazda b2500, 5% rear, 20% fronts
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Wheni got my truck inspected

The guy looked at my driver window and just said "I didnt see that" and went on and passed it.

3 of the service trucks they used had window tint that was illegal also
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law says 70% but i have 35% on the front and no one has pulled me over yet many people where i live have 5% front and dont seem to get in trouble
btw my tint cost 175 for all the windows except windshield
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law says 70% but i have 35% on the front and no one has pulled me over yet many people where i live have 5% front and dont seem to get in trouble
btw my tint cost 175 for all the windows except windshield
No law is Must allow more than 70% so take 100%-70% and it comes to 30%
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wtf the tint shop said that it was 70 and i shouldnt tint darker than that so i only went with 35% but your telling me i could have gotten darker arggh i could have gone with 20% then
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No legal tint would be 30% U have 35% tint you would be breaking the law with 20% tint

But really who cares everyone has illegal tint. just roll the windows down if you get pulled over. most cops are not even gonnabother you.

Ive never seen someone pulled over forjust the tint itusally for more than that.

Cop wants to be a ***** and start writing things up that are illegal
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in iowa its 30% and i got pulled over by a state trooper so he tested it and it was 13% and i ended up having to pay a 75 dollar ticket for it
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CA state law says nothing darker then 35% on front windows. The back ones can be covered in black trash bags if you wanted lol.
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No legal tint would be 30% U have 35% tint you would be breaking the law with 20% tint

But really who cares everyone has illegal tint. just roll the windows down if you get pulled over. most cops are not even gonnabother you.

Ive never seen someone pulled over forjust the tint itusally for more than that.

Cop wants to be a ***** and start writing things up that are illegal
I put 2% tint all around on my F150 and i got pulled over 2 days after.......Just because he noticed my windows.....So they will pull you over for it, dont kid yourself......but this is what my tint looks like in my F150 all around, Yes, even the roll down windows have this tint.



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I read that there was no tint allowed on the front windows. All well. Like I care. I'm getting tint but I'm going as dark as the rear factory tint. I don't see a pint to limo all the way around.
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CA state law says nothing darker then 35% on front windows. The back ones can be covered in black trash bags if you wanted lol.
Nah dude, CA law actually says you can't have anything darker than 70% (or 75%) which is the darkness of the windows out of factory. So you can't legally add any tint on top of that.

I have had my front two windows tinted at 35% for a while now, it's pretty light, still easy to see inside, I've been all around cops, not a single problem.

Obviously the darker the tint, and the more stereotypes your truck fits under (such as putting a big pot sticker on the back window) will effect how often, or if ever, you get pulled over for tint.
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I put 2% tint all around on my F150 and i got pulled over 2 days after.......Just because he noticed my windows.....So they will pull you over for it, dont kid yourself......
Im not saying they wont I have just never seen orheard of anyone whee I live for it

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I read that there was no tint allowed on the front windows. All well. Like I care. I'm getting tint but I'm going as dark as the rear factory tint. I don't see a pint to limo all the way around.
No you can tint the front windsheild but it can not come down further that 4" from the top of the window
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No you can tint the front windsheild but it can not come down further that 4" from the top of the window
I know that one. When I got my glass replace I got it with the shading on the top.
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You can't tint the front windows in California. But who listens? My friends has limo all around his taco and he never gets pulled over. I'm getting tint in the front windows on the 7th. I'm going as dark as the factory tint in the back.
Hey Christian, when I was looking at tinting I found out the back window is 18% and every place I went to only have 15% or 20% to match it.

So basically you have to decide between a little lighter, or a little darker. I'm not sure if you already know what your getting, but since your getting it the 7th you should have time to think about it if you haven't already.
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Well I'd get a bit lighter then. The place I went to had one that looked like it matched the rear.
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law says 70% but i have 35% on the front and no one has pulled me over yet many people where i live have 5% front and dont seem to get in trouble
btw my tint cost 175 for all the windows except windshield
whered you go? Mr Tint and alarm out in sacramento is where i get everything done.

anyways, theres pics of my vehicles on the pages

on the accord i got pulled over JUST for tint, and the jackass CHP didnt even mention to me that my snowboard was about to come off the roofrack

on my integra, this other ****er decided to get me for everything in the book at once

no front plate
front tints
modified exhaust
modified intake (state ref)

state ref determined exhaust was FULLY LEGAL ... **** the chp.

Anyways ... lance ... any more pics of that f150? Looks pretty sweet.
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