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Old 02-07-2013, 11:17 AM   #26
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I honestly alwayssssssssss drive with my windows down... it was just snowing that day and I was about to pull into a shop so rolled em up.
I do that whenever I order burritos at Taco bell.

I don't like my front windows tinted, couldn't see well a night. My rear windows and hatch have one way tint for security though.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #27
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Ive been pulled over like six times recently because of my windows.These officers are just looking for a quick and easy ticket.I always seem to be either on my way to or from work when I get pulled over so as soon as I roll down my windows and they see my uniform they usually dont even run my license.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #28
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Ive been pulled over like six times recently because of my windows.These officers are just looking for a quick and easy ticket.I always seem to be either on my way to or from work when I get pulled over so as soon as I roll down my windows and they see my uniform they usually dont even run my license.
In my experience it wasn't even the ticket they were looking for. Just probably cause. Was pulled over for tints plenty of times, but never actually ticketed for it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:51 AM   #29
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Ive gotten a tint ticket already. Rolled my front windows down but he knew they were tinted because all my back ones were. I was pulled over for speeding so i knew the ticket was more concerned with that than a $100 tint ticket. I broke the law and deserved the fine. 15% rear 20% front. wish i wouldve went 5 % all around.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #30
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Was the tint the initial reason for him pulling you over?

My truck has 20%(I think, could be 35%. Was on it when I bought it) all around, except windshield, and I have never once been pulled over for it. This is DD'ing it for 4yrs or so including the Thruway every day. I think the type of vehicle makes a big difference in whether or not they hassle you for tint.
Yes, he immediately said "I pulled you over for your tint." My speed was a bit over, but would not warrant being pulled over.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:54 PM   #31
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After googling legal tint levels, it seems like its OK to tint the front windows? Is it really illegal? I'm confused >.>
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:35 AM   #32
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If it's so dangerous for officers..."Why the **** do they go outta their way to pull you over for it?"
Lololol
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:55 AM   #33
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After googling legal tint levels, it seems like its OK to tint the front windows? Is it really illegal? I'm confused >.>
You can tint them but I believe its 70% which hardly looks tinted if at all.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #34
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incorrect! lol.

the only window you're allowed to have tinted is your rear most window. (this pertains to smaller cars, sedans, wagons, etc)

i had 20% tint on all my windows on my wagon, i've been pulled over and ticketed about 7 times in the past three years. they probably would've never noticed me if it wasn't for my loud exhaust, but i've only gotten 1 exhaust ticket. weird.

i removed my back window tint because it got scratched up pretty bad and i haven't gotten pulled over since, probably because the cops can see through the back window when they're behind me and that makes them think i don't have any other windows tinted. lol.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #35
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I got pulled over at night in the city last week for the rear side windows being tinted. Sitting at a light and he was right next to me and blipped the lights and told me to pull over. I had to explain that it comes that way from the factory and even had to open the Subaru website on my phone and show him. Because I "argued" with him I received an appearance ticket and will get stuck paying at least the paperwork fee and will lose a day at work.

What really sucked about sitting there talking to him was three cars ran red lights right in front of us while we were talking and at least a dozen people on bikes were riding the wrong way on a one way street, most of them with no lights on the bikes, and he actually had the balls to tell me that none of those infractions were as dangerous as my extra dark tint. I used to respect cops and think that they actually were there to serve and protect. The older I get the less I believe it especially after getting hosed by improperly written accident reports that screwed me out of a lot of money.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #36
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incorrect! lol.

the only window you're allowed to have tinted is your rear most window. (this pertains to smaller cars, sedans, wagons, etc)

i had 20% tint on all my windows on my wagon, i've been pulled over and ticketed about 7 times in the past three years. they probably would've never noticed me if it wasn't for my loud exhaust, but i've only gotten 1 exhaust ticket. weird.

i removed my back window tint because it got scratched up pretty bad and i haven't gotten pulled over since, probably because the cops can see through the back window when they're behind me and that makes them think i don't have any other windows tinted. lol.
Every state is different.

NJ we can have whatever on the rear. The front driver passenger and windshield cannot be tinted.

I have them on knowing if I get ticketed for it I wont complain and pay
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #37
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I got pulled over at night in the city last week for the rear side windows being tinted. Sitting at a light and he was right next to me and blipped the lights and told me to pull over. I had to explain that it comes that way from the factory and even had to open the Subaru website on my phone and show him. Because I "argued" with him I received an appearance ticket and will get stuck paying at least the paperwork fee and will lose a day at work.

What really sucked about sitting there talking to him was three cars ran red lights right in front of us while we were talking and at least a dozen people on bikes were riding the wrong way on a one way street, most of them with no lights on the bikes, and he actually had the balls to tell me that none of those infractions were as dangerous as my extra dark tint. I used to respect cops and think that they actually were there to serve and protect. The older I get the less I believe it especially after getting hosed by improperly written accident reports that screwed me out of a lot of money.
When u say the city - philly or new York? The only tint that comes from the factory (doesn't matter what the "dealer" does because they will take your money regardless of if its legal) is on the rear windows of SUVs and trucks. Its federal standards - no passenger cars will have tint on any windows and certainly no car will have it on the front windows
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #38
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When u say the city - philly or new York? The only tint that comes from the factory (doesn't matter what the "dealer" does because they will take your money regardless of if its legal) is on the rear windows of SUVs and trucks. Its federal standards - no passenger cars will have tint on any windows and certainly no car will have it on the front windows
Car's can come out with tint I thought... i mean the max is like 70% where you cant even see but they have it. It protects from UV rays blah blah blah my dad has a sticker on his car with it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:32 AM   #39
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Car's can come out with tint I thought... i mean the max is like 70% where you cant even see but they have it. It protects from UV rays blah blah blah my dad has a sticker on his car with it.
70 percent is what you see on normal windows from the factory. I wouldn't even call it "tint". Its transparent
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:27 AM   #40
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70 percent is what you see on normal windows from the factory. I wouldn't even call it "tint". Its transparent
Yea it just helps block the UV Rays.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #41
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Move to philly and you can tint all you want PLUS remove your front plate!

Cops here have real crime to deal with.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:16 PM   #42
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Move to philly and you can tint all you want PLUS remove your front plate!

Cops here have real crime to deal with.
you dont gotta rub it in son .. lol (when the f are we chilling kid?!)

def varies by state.. and certainly by town/county.. alot of the times, u just gotta face the music and pay up.. prob is, with the MVC not doing "safety" inspections, cops are taking full of advantage..
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #43
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When u say the city - philly or new York? The only tint that comes from the factory (doesn't matter what the "dealer" does because they will take your money regardless of if its legal) is on the rear windows of SUVs and trucks. Its federal standards - no passenger cars will have tint on any windows and certainly no car will have it on the front windows
NYC. The Crosstrek comes with significantly darker rears.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #44
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It is very dangerous to cops because everyone who has a tint drives around with a gun and shoots cops instead of paying speeding tickets..... The truthzzzz lol. Solution: take all guns from civilians, give them to law enforcement, let law enforcement tint windows.

In response to thread: I doubt anyone will bother you for 35% sides and back and sun bar on front (unless you live in very strict area).

(*sighs* and qualifies statement by saying I have 4 family members in law enforcement)
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #45
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Is it not dangerous for drivers who get pulled over by state troopers with their cars all tinted out?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:14 AM   #46
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Is it not dangerous for drivers who get pulled over by state troopers with their cars all tinted out?
How so? Please elaborate.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:18 AM   #47
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How so? Please elaborate.
The tinted out Tahoes look like any old tinted out Tahoe with some lights in the grill. Just read another story recently about some sex offender that tried pulling a girl over with his fake unmarked car.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:52 PM   #48
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The tinted out Tahoes look like any old tinted out Tahoe with some lights in the grill. Just read another story recently about some sex offender that tried pulling a girl over with his fake unmarked car.
When in doubt call 911 when being stopped by an unmarked tinted car....don't think cops have the same option.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #49
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When in doubt call 911 when being stopped by an unmarked tinted car....don't think cops have the same option.
I'm just curious...are you a LEO? If so do you or any of your co-workers have tinted windows on their personal cars?

Maybe I'm bitter on the subject because i think it's more of do what I say and not as I do. Many cops have tinted windows, but it's a safety issue. Many cops talk on their cell phone when they drive, but if I do it it's a ticket. If the law applied to everyone I wouldn't mind it as much.

I had tinted windows on my VW, but didn't bother on my WRX. If I had a black leather interior as I did in that car I'd tint it again and just bite the bullet. But i hate hearing the safety thing. It's a dangerous job and if we were doing everything possible to make it safe I wouldn't be allowed to put up blinds in my house.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:52 PM   #50
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If you do have tint and are stopped....

1) Put the vehicle in park(set the ebrake)
2) Roll ALL of the windows down(regardless of the temperature/weather)
3) If its dark turn on your interior lights
4) Get the **** off your cell phone(tell whoever that you're going to be late after the stop)
5) You can think it but don't let it show

By doing this you are showing concern for the officers safety and it will greatly reduce your likelihood of getting a ticket. Understand that an officer approaching a blacked out vehicle will assume that the worst possible scenario awaits him inside, by showing him there is no threat you make the stop that much less dangerous for them.

source: police officer 8+ years

thats usually wat i do and take my keys out n put them on the dash lol,
had a cop ask me why i did that, told him to make him comfortable hopefully hed let me slide on the tints
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