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12-19-2014 02:59 PM
flipfloparoo182 Bam.. looks 100 times better blacked out.
08-23-2014 02:35 PM
EvilEric19 50% fronts, 35% rears. Llumar ATC film, paid $200
08-13-2014 11:25 AM
Tiger-Heli http://www.iwfa.com/Portals/0/PDFDoc...aw%20Chart.pdf

Many states have a medical exemption, where if you are sensitive to bright light your optometrist can fill out a form to let you legally get darker than normal tint.

(NH does not have this.)

If you are just worried about heat or UV protection, you can probably go with 70% tint on the windshield or side windows and it would be very hard for an officer to know there was any tint applied.
08-12-2014 08:17 PM
TheHumbleGeek
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Originally Posted by mikesusz View Post
in states (or provinces?) where you have an annual safety inspection, you might fail due to too dark of tint, or tint in places where it's not legal. your state (or province) probably has this info on a website somewhere.

e.g. i moved from another state (where i was allowed 20% everywhere but the windshield) to New Hampshire where i can only do 35% in the back (front row and windshield illegal for any tint level). i had to remove the tint in order to register my car.
Yup, pretty much... My province says back/sides have no max, but front and windshield MUST be clear. (Most who get front do end up putting something to match it stand out less.)
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personally, i've thought of 'rolling the dice' on this and putting the lightest tint possible on the front row (after having the back done to the legal levels). i really dislike sun hitting me from the side behind my prescription (sun)glasses and want something to take the edge off, at least. if i'm ever caught or called out for it, i would accept full responsibility and expect to have to strip the tint off.
Again, totally my intent, should an officer request it. My point was just that there are times when speaking to an officer in a rational tone, behaving in a sane manor, and being polite and respectful towards them will keep you from getting a ticket.
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if you get stopped for this i don't think an officer will accept any explanation. the law is the law, really. thankfully i think it would count as an equipment violation not a moving violation, so it wouldn't harm your license but you'd have a period of time to remediate the equipment violation or face (more of) a penalty.

( i'm not a lawyer and none of this should constitute legal advice; seek counsel if you have any further questions. :P )
Neither am I :-P Ive just dealt with enough, courtesy of work, that I have the chance to speak to speak to them and understand where they come from, which helps me articulate my reason for tinting. That said, the gf thinks I'm nuts for considering tinting the front...
08-12-2014 12:13 PM
mikesusz in states (or provinces?) where you have an annual safety inspection, you might fail due to too dark of tint, or tint in places where it's not legal. your state (or province) probably has this info on a website somewhere.

e.g. i moved from another state (where i was allowed 20% everywhere but the windshield) to New Hampshire where i can only do 35% in the back (front row and windshield illegal for any tint level). i had to remove the tint in order to register my car.

personally, i've thought of 'rolling the dice' on this and putting the lightest tint possible on the front row (after having the back done to the legal levels). i really dislike sun hitting me from the side behind my prescription (sun)glasses and want something to take the edge off, at least. if i'm ever caught or called out for it, i would accept full responsibility and expect to have to strip the tint off.

if you get stopped for this i don't think an officer will accept any explanation. the law is the law, really. thankfully i think it would count as an equipment violation not a moving violation, so it wouldn't harm your license but you'd have a period of time to remediate the equipment violation or face (more of) a penalty.

( i'm not a lawyer and none of this should constitute legal advice; seek counsel if you have any further questions. :P )
08-12-2014 09:53 AM
TheHumbleGeek Some people like/want/need privacy, for a multitude of reasons....

For me? Im planning on tinting all my windows, S/B to 5%, front and windshield to maybe 50... Legally, fronts and windshield can't be tinted, but I can justify it in my own mind based on needs I have... I can also explain the reason for the tint should I ever get pulled over for it.
08-10-2014 09:51 PM
flipfloparoo182
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Originally Posted by Blackfofo View Post
I have 20% all the way around and 50% on whole windshield but I'm having it redone this Sunday to 5% all the way around with 35% whole windshield and 5% visor
Some illegal activities going on inside the car that you don't want people to see?
08-10-2014 08:05 PM
mikesusz my question wasn't judging; i know it's legal in some states but usually the southwest where it's really sunny, hence my surprise to see Ohio. or maybe you were moving or something. :P be safe everybody!
08-10-2014 07:00 PM
RonMaiden You could see even better with less windshield tint;it's still reducing your vision and it can be the difference between a close call and a direct hit. Like I pointed out an insurance investigation if an unlikely accident does happen could hinder coverage.
08-10-2014 05:51 PM
Blackfofo I took the tint off my headlights and I see perfectly fine with 35% with zxe headlights
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