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|March 28th, 2016 12:42 PM|
|maxgst||Florida is the go-to state for anything car related. No one gives a shit about what you do to your car here.|
|March 28th, 2016 11:59 AM|
As lefty said, PA basically gives you a big middle finger about tint.
I'm on the western side, and typically cops won't pull you over for just tint.
They definitely can give you a ticket if they pull you over for other reasons though.
I'm lucky I guess, but I've been pulled over 3 times in a car with tinted windows (20%) and never had the officer say anything. Twice by a local cop and once by a state trooper. I do usually, as a courtesy, roll all the windows down if I get pulled over though.
I will say I had a friend get pulled and they told him to take it off, but this was when we were in high school, and he was driving a shitty Camry with double 5% on the back windows and doors.
|March 28th, 2016 09:42 AM|
Originally Posted by Towelie View Post
Years ago when I bought my Turbo Coupe it had 20% on the side windows (somebody had already pulled it off the rear glass, I guess it bubbled), I loved it and thought it was perfect. The FIRST f'ing time I took it to get it inspected, to a guy who had formerly passed anything that rolled into his shop, he put a tint tester on it and told me I had to take it off. I never did get it retinted either.
But we just got 20% done on the front windows of my wife's Explorer and I'm really liking it, so it's got me thinking about it again.
Also I never realized PA was that strict! And I see tons of people with blacked out windows every time I go to Pittsburgh, so that's interesting...
|March 28th, 2016 09:20 AM|
Here's the deal with tint in PA. As I've brought this up to my lawyers as well as a few officers who are family friends.
The law is 70% period. If you have a medical "prescription" or note from the doctor (like I do) stating you need to block the brightness of the sun here and there with driving for xxxxx cause (mine is terrible migraines), it's all irrelevant. PA basically says Fuck You, regardless of your medical condition. Which is bullshit.
You can take it to court and fight it, but it won't go anywhere. PA's rebuttal to it is, "well if you need to block the sun, we have a special 'tintless tint'". WTF is tintless tint? There is none. They basically state it as a clear film that blocks the UV rays but doesn't darken the window. That's what they've told me is the only thing I can use.
Listen you fuckers (pardon the french) - my issue isn't with the UV rays, it's the brightness. They don't care. If it's less than 70%, regardless of condition, it's illegal.
So basically in PA, you can pretty much saran wrap your car windows and that's about it.
As for officer's input on this...98% of the officers in Central, PA won't specifically pull you over for tint. They'll pull you over for speeding, then hit you with a tint citation on top of that if you have it. There's two townships around me (Upper Allen & Hampden) that WILL pull you over for tint because they literally have nothing else going on in their department so they just run traffic violation/citations all day; everyday.
|March 27th, 2016 11:07 AM|
|SlowSix||PA inspection law doesn't say anything about tint, luckily. You can't fail state inspection for tint, it is a law enforcement issue.|
|March 27th, 2016 10:49 AM|
|HighDensity||No tint no worries. My mustang has never had tint, staying that way. Previous cars had dark tint and I'd get pulled over all the time. Debating removing it from the Dodge as I roll around with windows down.|
|March 27th, 2016 12:17 AM|
It's 70% in Delaware, which is bullshit. 5% FTW.
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|March 26th, 2016 09:05 PM|
Originally Posted by keanu4550 View Post
|March 26th, 2016 06:40 PM|
|keanu4550||Ya I dont know how people pass inspection with more than the legal limit. In MA it's no windshield, 35 for driver and passengers sides and then anything for the rest of the car. I went to go get a sticker with like 32% sunfaded tint and they made me take it off to pass. I haven't had tint on since but I've only driven the car like 5 times after that lol.|
|March 26th, 2016 05:16 PM|
Originally Posted by SlowSix View Post
|March 26th, 2016 12:53 PM|
Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
|March 25th, 2016 11:27 PM|
Minnesota only allows 50%,
Of course, the sun doesn't shine here for long though.
|March 25th, 2016 10:59 AM|
Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
Both my cars have 20% all around and I've been pulled over in both of them. No one has ever said anything about it.
|March 25th, 2016 10:38 AM|
|Towelie||Thank god for out of state plates. Tint on the front windows is illegal here and my 15 percent doesn't even bat an eye|
|March 25th, 2016 10:32 AM|
PA has the worst tint law. Even with a medical note from my surgeon, it's not applicable.
That being said...I have 35% on the Infiniti and 5% on the Lambo lol
|March 25th, 2016 10:20 AM|
I like tint. My state law says 35% max, which sucks because 20% looks and works the best, hell I see people with limo tint here and current inspections and I'd like to know how they get away with it.
I want to tint my windows but I'm afraid of the tint getting scratched...heard it's a problem on the older S197's, I put moleskin on my inner weatherstrip but I noticed there's a big plastic block down inside the door that holds the glass and I have to wonder if that would scratch it as well, I know it leaves streaks on the glass as it is.
|March 25th, 2016 10:00 AM|
Originally Posted by Austin View Post
Also retinted my truck, went with 20% film on the sides and a dark metering 25% on the windshield.. It looks uniform and very good. Also got LED headlights:
|January 18th, 2016 04:15 PM|
|Rotard||+1 on rolling windows down when the officer pulls me over.|
|January 18th, 2016 02:20 PM|
Originally Posted by Jason4.6GT View Post
Originally Posted by GT o1 View Post
|January 18th, 2016 07:23 AM|
Originally Posted by levithomas View Post
I have mine tinted 20% all around, I don't pull people over for tint, but until you walk up to a heavy tint car in a shitty neighborhood or tinted windows at night you won't understand. There is nothing worse to me than not being able to see what you're walking into. That's the only time I hate tint.
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