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    Windows tint?

    I was wondering.. What is the most common windows tint? Personally.. i want it dark but not totally blacked out. We have a law you cant do much of a tint on the front windows.. If you get it done then you can't get an inspection sticker.. What if i wanted to get an inspectionsticker .. so i just roll down my front to windows? Anyone know if that would work? What does everyeon do? find a ghetto place to get it inspected? Also.. OEM install + windows tint = safe? But quick dissconnect is safer right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow-Snow
    But quick dissconnect is safer right?
    Safer if you quick disconnect, easier to steal if you leave it in too!

    I have no experience with window tint btw.

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    .. if i quick disconnect it.. and stash it under the seat.. i really don't think someone will break into my car for mt 130$ cd player right? that is unless they didnt see me drive up w/ my carputer on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow-Snow
    .. if i quick disconnect it.. and stash it under the seat.. i really don't think someone will break into my car for mt 130$ cd player right? that is unless they didnt see me drive up w/ my carputer on..
    People break in for $5 lying on the seat. Don't count on hiding to discourage them.

    As for window tint, what kind (brand name) and level of tint are two different things. Going for good brands mean better UV protection, but can get pretty damn expensive. As for having tints that are too dark, it depends on how much cops love to hassle people about that in your area. I don't know how your 'inspection sticker' process works, so no comment on that. Rolling down windows usually do not help since that's a pretty common trick that police know how to look for. On my car, my front tints are actually darker than the legal amount, but not by much more and so far I have not been hassled about it (knock on wood).

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    yea imo the cop will write a ticket if you are an *** or something.. that or hes ****ed off.. but when a cop stops you.. i always roll down the window b/c thats what they make you do in our area.. you know? that and cops like it better b/c its safer for them.

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    you gotta think of the color of your car too. A black car is easier to get away with a darker than legal tint versus a white car. Learned that one when i got my first car. A friend had a black car with a really dark tint and no cops bothered him. I had a white car and did the same tint and got stopped quite often for it.

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    Another thing to look out for is if you have the lojack systemsome window tints can actually block the lojack signal from leaving the car, depending on the placement of the system.
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    I am planning of getting my windows tinted also when I finish my project.

    How do they tint the windows? They just put a layer of dark plastic on the window ( which can be removed later) or do they change the whole window?
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    Just a thin film, but it's more than just plastic. Tint should also have UV blocking properties. When getting tint, it's worth it to spring for good material. Be careful with metallic tint. Even though it has very good uv properties, it can block your GPS receiver depending on where you place it. The really really good Huper Optik tint is ceramic based. Do a little searching around since tint is not just plastic.

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