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Old 06-07-12, 08:10 AM   #1
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Default Got 2 tickets for my tints :[

So I got pulled over about a month and a half ago for my window tints. I have 5% all around and nothing on the windshield. I had them for about 5 months and have never been bothered other than this one time Ive driven next to cops and troopers many times and have never had a problem. Once I even drove next to a trooper on the highway for a good 15 minutes and he didnt do anything.

So I was driving home from school and I get pulled over by a state trooper. I end up getting a non moving violation for my tints. I get mad but realize I willingly put 5% tints on so I mail the check. Yesterday I get a letter in the mail saying that my license will be suspended if I dont pay the ticket. I was confused so I called and found out that the cop gave me 2 DIFFERENT TICKETS . One for my back window and another for my side winows. My buddy got pulled over as well for his 8% tints and only got one ticket. So Im debating whether or not to keep my 5% or get different tints.

Just as a reference, in FL the legal limit is 28% in the front and 18% in the back but you can get away with 15% or 18% all around no problem. What do you guys suggest that I do? I appreciate any feedback
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Old 06-07-12, 08:42 AM   #2
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I suggest you pay your valid fine and replace your tint with the legal variety.

Not sure what else you'd expect someone to suggest other than fleeing the state.
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Old 06-07-12, 08:43 AM   #3
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I'd keep the tint.
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Old 06-07-12, 08:45 AM   #4
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is there anyway you can fight it off? or just pay for a fix it ticket? how much is the fine anyway over there
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i had 5% on my other IS with no problems, i did get stopped once but no ticket. I had my dr give me a prescription for dark tint and a fat eye brow. no seriously so now i can get the car inspected with no problems
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Old 06-07-12, 08:53 AM   #6
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My advise, stay just blow the rulling.if you can get away with 15 all around, i recommend it. Thats better than CA - no driver / passenger tinting.

I used to have 5% all the way around. Then I got a ticket and did 25% up front. I had that for years and one day a cop pulls me over for supposedly cutting him off, I told him he wasn't where he said he was and that I was very aware of his location. He said "you must not have seen me with all this illegal tint" and wrote me up. Since then, I've hated the lightness of my tint but I can tell you one thing, I NEVER worry about cops now.
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they have the no tint up here in NH. But I still have it, and run no front plate

I still have mine, but I still have my ohio license

havent been pulled over
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Old 06-07-12, 09:17 AM   #8
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I have the darkest legal tint myself. 28% in the front and 15% in the back. IMO, 15% is plenty dark, so I would suggest getting 15% all around (high quality carbon tint).

Were you driving when this happened? I wonder if this happened when you installed your Invidia midpipe with the f-sport exhaust. I wonder how much unwanted attention you will get now since you have one of the loudest combos.
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I suggest you pay your valid fine and replace your tint with the legal variety.

Not sure what else you'd expect someone to suggest other than fleeing the state.
I already paid it but was wanted to see if it was worth the risk of keeping the tints or getting them done lighter. Still debating

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is there anyway you can fight it off? or just pay for a fix it ticket? how much is the fine anyway over there
Nope, it was a non moving violation so I cant do anything as far as I know. Well I got a $115 ticket for my back AND side windows. so $230 in total. My friend only got 1 ticket so I know this trooper was an a-hole

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My advise, stay just blow the rulling.if you can get away with 15 all around, i recommend it. Thats better than CA - no driver / passenger tinting.

I used to have 5% all the way around. Then I got a ticket and did 25% up front. I had that for years and one day a cop pulls me over for supposedly cutting him off, I told him he wasn't where he said he was and that I was very aware of his location. He said "you must not have seen me with all this illegal tint" and wrote me up. Since then, I've hated the lightness of my tint but I can tell you one thing, I NEVER worry about cops now.
Yeah Im either going to keep my 5% or do 15% all around. I love my current tints, but I dont want to pay at least another $100 if I get stopped for them again, and also pay to re tint them afterwards. I might just retint it now to avoid future "violations". Still not sure....
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I have a great guy named Ivan Soto that has a Mercedes van that will come right to your house and tint your car. He did my sisters and did a beautiful job. If you would like his number hit me up.
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I have the darkest legal tint myself. 28% in the front and 15% in the back. IMO, 15% is plenty dark, so I would suggest getting 15% all around (high quality carbon tint).

Were you driving when this happened? I wonder if this happened when you installed your Invidia midpipe with the f-sport exhaust. I wonder how much unwanted attention you will get now since you have one of the loudest combos.
I originally had 28% in the front and 18% in the back (The trooper told me that was the legal limit) but didnt like the transition from lighter to darker. I like it to be the same all around so I got 5% for looks and privacy.

I was on 75 going North almost at the Grfffin Rd exit (was about to get off the highway ). I was going 60 in the slow lane so I wasnt making noise lol. im guessing the trooper had more time to look at my tints since I was going slower than other cars
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I have a great guy named Ivan Soto that has a Mercedes van that will come right to your house and tint your car. He did my sisters and did a beautiful job. If you would like his number hit me up.
Can you PM me his info? Does he offer a lifetime warranty? Im going to call a few places and see what they are charging for 15% tint.
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its tint, not tints....

just an annoyance....
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its tint, not tints....

just an annoyance....
Oh I didnt even notice lol. Can you please correct the title of the thread?
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^^So change the title lol.
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