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How would you tint a new Outback?
Posted 20 July 2005 - 07:14 PM
Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:09 PM
I'm not familiar with the police in the area where you drive, but I can tell you that we have the same laws here in Southern Ontario, Canada. Even so, since 1986, both of my daily drivers have been professionally tinted as dark as can be accomplished on ALL windows, except the windshield. My wife and I have never been stopped by the police for excessive tinting wherever we have driven. Whenever I have been stopped, and at border crossing, or drinking driver stops during holiday periods, I have always put all the windows down before the officer got to the car, rather than give him the opportunity to take note of the tint. Yes, I know that some day I may pay the price and face a fine, but its already been 19 years!!!! I don't believe that the make of the tint is an issue, but I do believe that a reputable installation shop is a must. If you don't think so, just remember how many do it yourself installations you can spot where the tint is just nothing but bubbles! Do whatever your conscience allows you to do in your jurisdiction. If you go too dark and get caught, the worst is a fine and you have to strip off the front side windows and go back to the 35%. Me, I'll take the chance, but then again I'm retired, long past my tom-catting days, and have had a perfect driving record for years. (Maybe I'm just boring?) Good luck whichever way you go.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:37 PM
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:35 PM
I have tinted cars in the past, and could never get it as nice as one of those computer cutting tint places. On average I have been charged around $200, But if it's a new car, it is definetly worth it.
You get a lifetime warranty, the computer cuts all the tint out exactly to the measurements of your car, all in all a very classy way to go.
For an old hatch or somthing like that I would say do it yourself but the car is very new so, that's what I have done/would do, in your situation. Good luck!!!!
Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:09 PM
Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:19 PM
Now around here..they will not mess with you on tint unless you are doing something else stupid .On another note..My 20% actually appears lighter because I have a light interior. If you have a darker interior it will make the tint seem darker.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:38 PM
Oddly enough, Troy NY recently had a crackdown on tinted windows. They made a big show of it, broadcasting on the news and what not. Probably more of a publicity stunt than anything else, but whenever I get around to tinting, I'll be looking up the law books ;o)
hi the bard!
I live in troy ny. I don't have my windows tinted for that reason. It's also an excuse for a cop to pull you over anytime they want. If I've had a beer, the last thing I want to worry about is getting pulled over and harrassed.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:46 PM
If the cops give you grief tell them you have skin cancer and can't be exposed to UV.
Besides - the most you'll likely get is a warning unless you are doing something else as well. The fine is not large enough for them to actually write it.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:47 PM
just wrote out a check for $70 ($15 fine, $5 surcharge, $50 court costs)
I tried the "but I just bought it this way from Washington" excuse, that while true, didn't fly :cool:
Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:22 PM
Here they rarely write the BS tickets like that. I've been pulled over a half a dozen times at least in several vehicles for cracked winsheilds - never have they actually written it. Generally it's just a friendly warning.
The GF's '07 OBS has 15% on everything but the windsheild. They have never said anything here in OR or in NV.
Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:10 AM
Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:10 AM
a few years back while riding my motorbike I t-boned someone who pulled out in front of me. they had dark tint on their driver's side windows so I couldn't see whether or not they were looking in my direction before making their turn. Turns out they weren't. Luckily for me I let off the throttle so had time to lay it down before slamming into them. I had no major injuries and I got a new bike out of it, but it could've been much worse. Also may have been avoided all together if I could've seen their eyes.
Living in the city I don't know how many times I would've been run over if I hadn't been able to see the driver's eyes to know they hadn't looked for people before turning.
Just something to consider:)
Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:11 PM
it is very easy to see out while driving, but seeing in is difficult. .
I know this is not the forum to mention this
could it be
the law was written so when
an officer of the law walks up to
a car window
he can see if the crack head behind the wheel has
a 357 magnum pointed at him?
Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:04 AM
I eventually took it off cause it wasn't worth all the hastle.
I just realized the original post was from july, so all this advice is probably a little too late. haha
Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:43 AM
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