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JeepMonster 04-26-2012 11:52 PM

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.

SvenskaJeepGuy 04-27-2012 11:51 AM

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

DAVY27 04-27-2012 11:57 AM

Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?
 
http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...ht=tint+thread

SMG1 04-27-2012 12:11 PM

Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?
 
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Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 620176)
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.

http://tintlaws.com/

JeepMonster 04-27-2012 04:02 PM

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

GELOverland 04-28-2012 06:30 PM

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

montgb 04-28-2012 06:59 PM

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.

JeepMonster 04-28-2012 09:06 PM

Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?
 
Any other pics? I have the exact same color WK2? Looks sharp!

Quote:

Originally Posted by GELOverland (Post 620844)
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 :)


SMG1 04-28-2012 09:22 PM

Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?
 
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Originally Posted by jeepmonster (Post 620336)
SMG, do you happen to have a pic?

No, the 35% is on my wife's car not the Jeep.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GELOverland
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.

JeepMonster 04-28-2012 09:53 PM

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.

Mongoose9400 04-28-2012 10:44 PM

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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GELOverland 04-28-2012 11:21 PM

Re: Tinting your WK2 in VA- is it worth it?
 
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Originally Posted by jeepmonster (Post 620950)
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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