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Old 02-21-2005, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious what tint % everyone has used on their car tomorrow i'm getting my car tinted and i'm thinking about 5% all the way around..
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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whats your local laws? I did 5% on the back and rear sides, then 35% on the driver/passenger windows, and still had to take off the front windows cuz the cops here have nothing better to do
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think we can do up to 20% legaly but they don't enforce on anyone really unless it's a ricer truck or a off beat import
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ny just moved the law!! 55%...
and i still have 20%
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just wanted dark tint but nothing i would get pulled over every 10ft
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Finally found my state laws involving tint
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AS-1 / 35% Net / Any / Any / 2002

Enforcement Note : New law removed out-of-state exemption but don't know how the MO State Highway Patrol will deal with that ?

Tint is NO LONGER part of the State Safety Inspection, a plus for MO residents.

Additional Note: Took effect Feb 14, 2002. Original law banned tint on the front side windows but allowed anything behind and then changed in 2001 for 35% NET on ALL windows and in 2002 changed to 35% NET on front side windows but once again, anything behind goes !
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i got 15% percent all the way around, what color is your car
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My car is white..I know the black and white offset is going to look great
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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nice, ya my bmw is white too the tinted windows make it look so much sicker, make sure u get the same color all way around.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think that with 35% being the legal limit you can do something like 30-25% and get away with it. As I remember the % is the visibility not the darkness so the lower the number the darker the tint. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

By the way where are you from? I live in KC, and never see anyone on here from anywhere close.
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I have 5% all around. I rock .
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i had 35% on the front passengar and driver side, it was on there when i bought it and i got stopped by the police and told to take it off
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Old 02-22-2005, 10:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a tint called "ONYX"

It's illegal but I've never been pulled over in 5 years
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i personally dont like tint thats so dark you cant see in the car. i got 35% all around, adds character without being too drastic. i had 5% in back and 20% in front and i never got pulled over, but didnt like the way it looked so i got it redone.
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I went for 20% all around. My car is boston green w/ dove grey interior. 20% is the optimum, you can still see out and it looks very nice. I don't think you should get different %'s on the back windows than the side windows, that doesn't look right. Go 20% all around and you'll be happy. Just remember to always put your windows down when you get pulled over.
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