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Hey I wanted to ask the guys with real dark tint if theyd had any problems with the cops, since the commanders windows are so big and so many. Im looking to get 5% all around soon and wanted some input. Thanks
 

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I tinted my fronts 20% and it's plenty dark... looks good too..Personally, I think 5% is toooo dark. btw, I have never been pulled over for tint.
 

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I'm in NY and have 20% tint (on my 4Runner) and have never been pulled over... Same thing is true for my last 3 vehicles as well. I guess the cops around here don't really care too much about window tint.
 

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I live in New Jersey and have been pulled over twice in my Commander and about 3 times in my Ford Explorer. New Jersey is really tough on tinting but I'll always have my vehicles tinted!
 

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It all depends on your local laws. Here in VA, it's 50% in the front, 35% on back, but with multi-passenger vehicles (which is where any SUV falls), you can have as dark as you want on the back.

I've been pulled before, but that was when I had my car, and had 20% all around. No repair-order was given, so I just paid the fine, and kept on with it.
 

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Tint in Phoenix AZ

you can basically do solid black limo tint here in Phoenix. technically you are not supposed to, but due to the heat & sun the police & tint shops overlook it.
I do know one person who got a ticket for tint being too dark but they were also DUI, so I think they threw the tint ticket in as a bonus.
 

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chuckdesign said:
you can basically do solid black limo tint here in Phoenix. technically you are not supposed to, but due to the heat & sun the police & tint shops overlook it.
I do know one person who got a ticket for tint being too dark but they were also DUI, so I think they threw the tint ticket in as a bonus.
In AZ, it is legal to do pure black on the rear doors, cargo windows, rear window and above the AS1 line. Only the front windows and below the AS1 line have restrictions.

But like you said, they typically will not give you a ticket for any tinting violations unless you do something else dumb.
 

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YB Normyl said:
Rubi, I'm not familiar with the term AS1 line, can you elaborate? Thanks
On many windshields you will see a small marking at the outer edge about 2" to 3" down from the top of the glass. That is the AS1 line. Most states have additional wording on the tint restrictions for vehicles without an AS1 line.
 

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Just another interesting tidbit of info...
The AS1 line was developed by ANSI to preclude the vision of drivers during operation and if you exceed that line with tint, the police may pull you over just for that reason, which would probably call all of your tint into question. Long story short... just stay legal. No reason for excessive tint.
 

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Ive was pulled over twice in my old truck, once when I had legal tint 30% and once when I had illegal tint 20%. Never got more than a warning. Im getting my Commander windows tinted next week, 30% on the driver and passenger windows and 10% everywhere else.
 

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i had tint on my 04 grand cherokee and i never got pulled over for having it...and i had it for 3 yrs.
 

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Here in Syracuse I have gotten pulled over for tint and gotten tickets. They have been cracking down because they can't see what you are doing when they stop you.
Hell, find out what is legal and if you absolutly can't live with it then don't complain when you get a ticket. I have gone both ways when it came to the tickets. I have taken the tint off and paid a $35 court fee, with other vehicles I kept the tint and paid the $100+ fine. You can try and if/when you get a ticket then decide.
(I know this isn't very PC but what the heck)
 
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