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Re: Window Tint and the Law

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(NJ) 18% on my front windows. ive driven right past cops and never got pulled over. cops usually dont worry about SUV's, its the smaller cars with tints they will pull over. just dont drive like a jackass and you should be good. its usually a secondary offense, like they wont pull you over for tints but if you get pulled over for speeding or anything else and you have tints they will ticket you, if its a nice cop and you get pulled over for speeding sometimes they will ticket you for the tints and not the speeding.
Does that light of a tint help deal with "cook the drivers ear syndrome" on really bright sunny days?

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Re: Window Tint and the Law

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Does that light of a tint help deal with "cook the drivers ear syndrome" on really bright sunny days?
the lower the percentage the darker it is.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:09 AM
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Thanks for the graph, surphkid11. That makes it much easier to visualize!
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I live in Jersey, not legal to have it on the front windows. But obviously I'm a rebel and don't care lol. I have 5% front and 20% in the rear over the stock tint and it's DARK.

Had 20% all around on my previous car and was never pulled over for the tint once.

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Re: Window Tint and the Law

Here is a reference for what is legal among the states in the US.

Car Tint Laws | Car Tinting Laws

With that, it's more dependent on the cop than anything. I have rolled through DUI check points, border patrol check points and questioned for other things in the past. Not once was tint mentioned. Then the one time a cop was "fishing" as I passed through AZ while in a construction zone, he pulled me over for tint. No other reason...specifically for tint. Even got out his little meter and placed it over the passenger side window.

Despite the car having plates and legally registered in another state. So he let me off with a "warning" like he could make it stick as I was passing through only.
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I'm in NJ as well and have the fronts tinted to match the factory rear. Have never been pulled over for the tint and passed plenty of cops. From now on I plan to tint all future jeeps, I couldn't go back! ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1429835024.203694.jpg


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He said that if the guys see some tricked out import cruising through town at 2 in the morning with tinted widows they would likely pull him over but if its a Saturday afternoon and your plate comes back clean on a search they "probably" wouldn't pull you over.



Anybody have any experience with this?



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Yeah, I've experienced this. I used to be the guy getting pulled over at 2a.m. In the tricked out ride with the dark tint for no reason other than tint. Then I bought a new vehicle, tinted the windows and stopped driving in the wrong place at the wrong time and haven't been pulled over in 10 years.

Hate to say it but it's all about the look. A new Jeep with some tint is probably not going to be hassled as long as you're not in crack alley (or other similar places).
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I have been running tinted windows on my cars now going on 20 years. I even lived in Iowa where any tint on the front windows is illegal. From my experience even in Iowa if I had 20% tint all the way around I was never hassled for tint. Now I got a wild hair to go darker on the Ram Air Trans Am that I had and did 5% all the way around. I paid at least 10-12 tickets before I peeled that and went back to 20%.

Now here in Nebraska you can have 35% on the fronts and 20% behind your head. I did 20% all the way around so they match and did a layer of 50% on my windshield. I drive directly into the sun on both to and from work. I have seen police and no one cares. Now the state patrol may be different. They are usually the ones that have hardons for whatever they can get you for.
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

Does anyone know the tint percentage is for the stock WK2s (front & rear)?


On my new 2015, the rear windows look about the same as the ones on my 2012. But the fronts look a bit darker on the 2015 then they did on the 2012 I think.
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I live in Jersey, not legal to have it on the front windows. But obviously I'm a rebel and don't care lol. I have 5% front and 20% in the rear over the stock tint and it's DARK.

Had 20% all around on my previous car and was never pulled over for the tint once.

The only place that ever gave me a hassle was Commi-fornia. My friend got 3 fix-it tickets in California where he had to pull it off and prove it, and then just reinstalled afterwards. Was expensive to keep doing though. In Nevada I had 5% all the way around on a Dodge Charger and never had an issue. In Arizona, I had an SUV with 5% all the way around and never had an issue. I now have 15% in the front (wife thought it was to hard to back up at night and in parking garages) and re-tinted the rest of the windows with 15% over the factory tint which makes it really dark. I also put Formula 1 Clear-Blu on the windshield and the sun roof. Works great! One of the most important things is that if you get pulled over for anything, roll all your windows down. The tint law is for officer safety, so if you roll all your windows down, and show them you have nothing to hide, they will be appreciative and less likely to cause issues. Every time I am pulled over, I do this and the officer has thanked me for doing so and for being appreciative of their safety. If you are a jerk to the officer, they will look for anything they can to give you a ticket, including a ticket for window tint.
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I get pulled over for tint maybe every other month lol.


Just pay my tickets and be on my way.

I know what I got into when I got the tint done.

Then again, I live in Manhattan and they harass the shit out of you here to meet quotas. Not a big deal they are just following orders from their superiors.
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Factory tint percentage should be around 20% giver or take a few percent.
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