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Old 07-04-2007, 05:52 AM   #11
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well mods are sorta put on hold for the moment.... have a good night too officer
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since were on the topic, in the great state of pennsylvania ive heard that it is illegal to do the front windows. i was planning on 10% all around. also my last mod for the car.
whats the legal limit anyway?
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Quote:
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4 inches / 35 % Film / 15 % Net / 5 % Net / 1994

A tint brow on the windshield cannot go no lower than 4 inches, 35% film may be applied to the front side windows, 15% light must go through the combined window film and windows for the rear side windows and 5 % light transmission is required on the rear back window and film combined. The year 1994 is the year that the law went into effect.
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NO / NO / NO / NO / 1996 for 1998 model year and after NO / NO / ANY / ANY before 1998 Model Year

Enforcement Note : Illegal tint on cars can be a reason to be failed in the state safety inspection which was struck down in court.


For comparison:

Oregon
6 inches / 50% Film & 35% Net / 50% Film & 35% Net / 50% Film & 35% Net / 1996

Note : MPV windows behind the front side doors are exempt as long as they are in compliance with FMVSS 205.

Government and Law Enforcement vehicles are exempt from the tint law. If ordinary people are required to obey this law, it should definitely apply to government and law enforcement vehicles.

Enforcement Note : Tint Law may be applied to out-of-state vehicles.


In other words, you can't tint anything legally to any % in PA.

http://home.pcisys.net/~bpc/auto_law/tint/
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well that sets a damper to the whole day doesnt it.

dumb question, how come ive seen all these tint shops and cars tinted, and they be in business with window tint illegal for cars? and willwren, you were talking about the clear tint for the UV rays, please tell me that might be legal still.
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Tint laws are focused on VLT. Visible Light Transmission. The higher the number, the clearer the tint.

Tint shops sometimes encourage you to get a doctor'* prescription if your eyes are sensitive to the light. Got a good family doctor? If so, carry that prescription in your glovebox.

Or get the highest % tint you can find. It might not be noticed as anything other than OEM. You'll still benefit greatly from blocking UV/IR radiation.

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Here'* a good simulator to see the effects.
http://www.windowtint.com/proddetail...8c9b63c8f1945d

That'* from the INSIDE. From the outside, each of those will appear darker.
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actually....yeah my cousin. haha thanks
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