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Old 06-17-2007, 02:49 AM   #1
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got a dilemma.

mass state laws require all windows to be tinted to allow 35% or more light in with no more than 35% reflective. quite frankly, thats too light for me. i want something like BITCHIN BONNIES tint. dunno what it is? 20%? limo tint (whats that? 10%?)? my brother who is now 29 used to get pulled over all the time for speeding or other various things, and yet he never got ticketed for dark tint. how should i go about this and what do i do about inspection stickers?

and is 3m the best brand?
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I wouldn't even attempt anything that is over the legal limit. It would suck to dump money into it and then be forced to peel it off when you get pulled over. Just because your brother didn't get pulled over, doesn't mean you won't. Just a warning.
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yeah. im not sure if MA has a law where they have to pull u over for something else first, like the seatbelt law. but im pretty convinced i wanna go with something pretty dark. i mean ive seen so many bonnies here with realy dark tint all around.. theres gott a be a bunch of em eh?? i just need help finding out how to go about getting inspected and stuff and who makes the best?
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hey man im in mass too. where you at?

and as far as tint i had mine done by sound FX in pawtucket? maybe?

they did 35% and itwasnt too too bad. this was on my firebird a few years back for my first car. i know people who have 20% and dont get hassled.

its alot of money to spend if yyour having it dont by someone else and hten have to take it off

.but if your doin it on your own, go for as dark as you want.,
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I have 35% on both cars. I like it. It'* still pretty dark, keeps the car cool, and doesn't affect what I can see in my mirrors at night. Go legal.
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it is a good darkness.


its alot darker than it appears from pics off the web.
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heres mine:


tint law in oklahoma is something on the order of no darker than 35% in front, obviously mine is illegal.

ive been pulled over a couple of times since i got it tinted, but never for tinting and ive never been ticketed for it. i dont know if the cops that got me just didnt care, or if it was because i roll ALL my windows down upon being pulled over. this makes it so the tinting cant be tested without my permission or so im told, anyway] and the officers dont have to worry about what im hiding behind my tinted windows.

if i were you, id go the legal limit. my last car was legal and the difference between the tints, IMO, isnt worth having to worry about getting a ticket for it.
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I am in the same position. The back windows can be limo but the fronts are supposed to be 35 max. I think I'll just go with the 20 all around. I drive my car sensibly and don't attract attention to myself. I just hope that the illegal tint and lack of a front license plate isn't enough to draw attention (and I don't think it is). I figure if the music is kept at a reasonable level and I don't drive ridiculous then it will be alright. Maybe my reasoning is all screwed up, I don't know.
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You guys should move to Michigan, no laws against how dark tint can be

But to answer your question, 3M is the best tint, especially with the lifetime warranty against bubbling and fading to purple
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i dont know if the cops that got me just didnt care, or if it was because i roll ALL my windows down upon being pulled over. this makes it so the tinting cant be tested without my permission
Can you roll down your back windshield, too?

Not all cops have the light testers with them either, which could be a reason people haven't been hassled.

I know some shops have you sign a waiver if you get your windows tinted darker than legal limit. I just got my car inspected, and tint was one of the things on the sheet. Whether they actually test for it or not, I don't know. If you have any friends that work at inspection garages, give them a call. It can't hurt to stop by one and ask the guy doing inspection stickers if he will check for tint, or if you leave a case of beer in the backseat if he'll let it slide. When is your registration due up? If it'* soon, get it inspected then bring it ot the tint shop, nothing to worry about for 12 months.

Basically if you can get it to pass inspection and are willing to take the chance on a ticket or the cop making you rip it up, go for it. If not, you're SOL.
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