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Old 04-26-2012, 11:52 PM
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Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

I'm debating tinting my front windows and down the the AS-1 line on the windshield. The problem is Virginia only allows by law 50% in the front, don't think there is a limit for the windshield strip. Since I have a darker jeep with a black interior and the back windows are already tinted I'm thinking 50% may not be so bad.

Wanted to see if any of the guys/gals in VA have done this to their Jeeps and if you wouldn't mind posting a pic.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:51 AM
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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

Tinting is illegal almost everywhere..... You just have to not get caught or stay around 20% so the police dont care. Completely blacked out will get you a ticket
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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:11 PM
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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

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Tinting is illegal almost everywhere..... You just have to not get caught or stay around 20% so the police dont care. Completely blacked out will get you a ticket
Several states allow what I think is a reasonable 35% on the front windows. Texas and a few other hot states allow 25%. As-mentioned, Virginia is 50% but my wife and I have never had a cop bat an eye at the 35% on her windows. At 20% you may draw some attention depending on where in VA you are.

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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

SMG, do you happen to have a pic?
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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

I have 20% and live in Bethesda, MD so I am in and out of VA all the time and have never had a problem. But at the end of the day, you always have that risk. My philosophy is that a cop will get you for tint only if you are doing something else like speeding. With SUVs, I dont think the tint is as noticable since half the car is already tinted 20% from the factory. Just my .02
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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

I was ticketed in Tysons Corner, VA for my 20% front tint. Cop was really impressed with the wk2, though.
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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

Any other pics? I have the exact same color WK2? Looks sharp!

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I have 20% and live in Bethesda, MD so I am in and out of VA all the time and have never had a problem. But at the end of the day, you always have that risk. My philosophy is that a cop will get you for tint only if you are doing something else like speeding. With SUVs, I dont think the tint is as noticable since half the car is already tinted 20% from the factory. Just my .02
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

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SMG, do you happen to have a pic?
No, the 35% is on my wife's car not the Jeep.

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I have 20% and live in Bethesda, MD so I am in and out of VA all the time and have never had a problem. But at the end of the day, you always have that risk. My philosophy is that a cop will get you for tint only if you are doing something else like speeding. With SUVs, I dont think the tint is as noticable since half the car is already tinted 20% from the factory. Just my .02
You also have Maryland tags though. 35% is legal in MD anyway, so I don't think too many VA cops are going to bother you for tint that's technically illegal in your state.
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Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?

The 20% looks nice, may not be as noticeable if i leave the panoramic shade open to get some more light in..I do have a black interior though so 35% may be enough.
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I'm out of state and in VA. I have 5% on all windows and 78% on the windshield. The police don't seem to mind.


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Any other pics? I have the exact same color WK2? Looks sharp!
Thanks! I have a lot more pics, but don't want to post them here. I will take some more recent pics next weekend and post them in the Member's Showoff section.

And, SMG 1, you are probably right about the out of state tags. Either way, I have had illegal tint on every car I've owned and haven't had any issues. Makes me nervous to go to Tyson's Corner again though :/
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