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      10-07-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Driving Boston to LA....with tinted windows

Okay, so I plan to drive from Boston to CA but feel a little gun shy about the tint. Anyone drive across country with tint and avoided the law? When I lived in CA before, the law had me peel the tint off twice ....only I later put it back on twice

Anyway, space gray looks awesome with dark tint....I'm just not sure I can get away with it driving across country. I'll have MA plates until I unpack in CA. Your thoughts?
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      10-07-2008, 10:28 PM   #2
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If you were a resident of that particular state it would be a problem.

Just enjoy your trip and don't sweat the small stuff.

Im on an east coast trip right now and have been thru states where my tint is not legal and have had no issues
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      10-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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I've driven cross country twice with tint. No problem. I don't do the ghetto 10 or 20 percent tints, though. Those are just asking for trouble.
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      10-07-2008, 10:38 PM   #4
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Stop worrying about such small issues and enjoy your drive.
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      10-07-2008, 10:59 PM   #5
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I've driven cross country twice with tint. No problem. I don't do the ghetto 10 or 20 percent tints, though. Those are just asking for trouble.
I dont think dark tints are ghetto. A lot of drivers here have dark tints.
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      10-07-2008, 11:09 PM   #6
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I dont think dark tints are ghetto. A lot of drivers here have dark tints.
+1... and tons of celebrities and people that are well-off, especially here in L.A.
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      10-07-2008, 11:14 PM   #7
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It's fine to have tinted windows....the ones that are so dark are ridiculous. How can people even see out the windows at night? Why not just spray paint the windows black so no one can see inside or outside....he he.

I prefer to see the car behind me at night and know it's not a cop.
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      10-07-2008, 11:22 PM   #8
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I prefer to see the car behind me at night and know it's not a cop.
+10000, I hate dark tint also, kills visibility at night...
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      10-08-2008, 12:40 AM   #9
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5% is the minimum for me. Anything lighter is puss.
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      10-08-2008, 12:46 AM   #10
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Have to agree with JIO. A decent tint is fine. When it comes to the blacked out tint...in any ride...I just draws more attention especially to cops. I think in their minds even if your a "celebrity and are people that are well-off" does not come to their first thoughts. More like what is that person hiding in that car and Who is in that car. Like anything else....moderation.
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      10-08-2008, 12:56 AM   #11
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I have 20% I don't think that's ghetto.
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      10-08-2008, 01:28 AM   #12
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Ghetto tint? Seriously?
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I dont know about tinted windows

I do have a hard time seeing it at night, especially the back window.

plus without the tint, I want to be showed who drives an M3
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      10-08-2008, 03:22 AM   #14
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I wouldn't worry about it...chances are you won't get stopped on the road for tints, as long as you don't get pulled over for speeding you should be good.
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I have 20% tints, I guess thats safe enough not to be called "ghetto"
limousine tint is not practical, however
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Ha Ha! I knew the ghetto comment would bring out the squirrels.
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5% is the minimum for me. Anything lighter is puss.
Hee Hee! All or nuttin. No panzy azz tints for this guy!
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It says in the site that the front must allow 70% of light in for CA, http://www.tintcenter.com/laws/CA Does it mean 30% tint?
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Ha Ha! I knew the ghetto comment would bring out the squirrels.
LOL I didn't mean to critique your choice of words. If i really wanted to be ghetto, I would buy those really cheezy PURPLE tints
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LOL I didn't mean to critique your choice of words. If i really wanted to be ghetto, I would buy those really cheezy PURPLE tints
You should critique my choice of words. I'm saying dark tints are ghetto. My opinion is worth no more than the guy who thinks 5% tints are the only way to go.

Even if he is wrong.
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You should critique my choice of words. I'm saying dark tints are ghetto. My opinion is worth no more than the guy who thinks 5% tints are the only way to go.

Even if he is wrong.
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You always drive the entire trip with your windows down. Then there wouldn't be a tinting issue.
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