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20% 13 56.52%
35% 10 43.48%
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:23 PM   #11
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sound FX in east providence is a great place to go for tint in RI, not sure where youa re in mass

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i have had good work done there.


i went 35 percent. but. i had a sticeker and the guy never even checked it. its summer. just go there with windows down and you prob wont get hassled
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back windows dont go all the way down
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5% FTW
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20%... you should pass inspection and what-not... might have issues with the authorities though
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as a former state inspector myself, the best bet is going for inspection with the windows down... 2nd best bet is to make sure that the inspector is not a dick - but you really can never know....

if you tint to 20% and an inspector sees it, more than likely he will meter it, and you will fail. Tint testing is not something you do on every car - its only when you notice something dark

i have 35% on my car, and with the factory smoked glass it meters to 27% and personally, i think it is perfect, anything darker would just be asking to be hassled
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to get an idea of what 20% looks like, most SUV'* use 15%-20% on their rear windows.
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stay legal, I see Boston cops bust chops every once in a while.
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Even if you go 35%..it'* still illegal because there is a light amount of tint in your windows from the factory.

The film you choose will have a great impact on things. I told the installer I didn't want it to look dark, because I didn't want to be pulled over. I've seen 35% tint that looked very dark. On a black car..it will look darker until you open the roof shade or the roof.

I went 35% and figured if they measure me some day..it'll be at 33%, then I can always get out of it by asking for the last calibration of the testing equipment. 2% shouldn't be enough for a ticket unless they are looking for something
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2% shouldn't be enough for a ticket unless they are looking for something
the testers that i have used have a +/- 3% accuracy, so if it meters to 32, they cannot ticket you, it would have to be more than a 3% difference... This is assuming that the police use meters similar to those i have
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k, well im really set on getting 20%. but if im gonna go illegal anyways, why shouldnt i just get 5%??

obv. if i get a friend at the inspection place, what would be wrong with 5% rather than 20??
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