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      07-29-2016, 06:44 AM   #1
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% tint NY?

I just bought a 340i and it's black so I'd like to get it tinted.

I'm considering either 20% or 35% but am worried about he cops. Anyone who has tints, how's your luck been?
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      07-29-2016, 08:47 AM   #2
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I just bought a 340i and it's black so I'd like to get it tinted.

I'm considering either 20% or 35% but am worried about he cops. Anyone who has tints, how's your luck been?
if they want they will pull you over with any of the 2 you pick - but i would go with the 35%
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      07-30-2016, 12:55 PM   #3
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I just bought a 340i and it's black so I'd like to get it tinted.

I'm considering either 20% or 35% but am worried about he cops. Anyone who has tints, how's your luck been?
if they want they will pull you over with any of the 2 you pick - but i would go with the 35%
Also depends where you drive around, high crime areas you will be more likely to get pulled over.
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Also depends where you drive around, high crime areas you will be more likely to get pulled over.
This. Also, I would go for a light tint if you do live in queens like your profile says and if you street park.
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      07-31-2016, 08:25 AM   #5
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This. Also, I would go for a light tint if you do live in queens like your profile says and if you street park.
i live in queens and have 30%, no issues yet. used to live in manhattan with 20% on a different car and got pulled over once in the bronx over 2 years.

i've always garaged parked both at home and work
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      07-31-2016, 08:16 PM   #6
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pretty soon itll be a part of our lovely yearly inspection and if you have a sedan the only window you can legally tint is the rear windshield.

http://wivb.com/2016/07/11/proposed-...ly-inspection/
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pretty soon itll be a part of our lovely yearly inspection and if you have a sedan the only window you can legally tint is the rear windshield.

http://wivb.com/2016/07/11/proposed-...ly-inspection/
that's the worst news i've heard today
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      08-01-2016, 10:11 PM   #8
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But of course Officers will be exempt from this. I found out the other day active duty police officers are allowed to purchase silencers for guns in NY. WTF.
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pretty soon itll be a part of our lovely yearly inspection and if you have a sedan the only window you can legally tint is the rear windshield.

http://wivb.com/2016/07/11/proposed-...ly-inspection/
That is BS. I've been tinted Limo and 20% for about 12 years now, only about 5 tickets though.

You have to know your inspection guy now, I guess. and I Thank God, my inspection guy is my friend.
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so wait they are changing the tint laws in new york state altogether? only rear windshield? thats dumb

currently you can tint front and rear windows up to 30%
http://tintlaws.com/new-york-window-tint-law.php

i have 30% tint (70% light in) all around and have no issues.
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      08-10-2016, 12:33 PM   #11
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ive had 20s on my CTS coupe with no issues at all.
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so wait they are changing the tint laws in new york state altogether? only rear windshield? thats dumb

currently you can tint front and rear windows up to 30%
http://tintlaws.com/new-york-window-tint-law.php

i have 30% tint (70% light in) all around and have no issues.
30% tint means it allows 30% of light in. If they were to throw a light meter on your car right now it would read around 20% (30% of the factory 70%). I got a tint ticket years ago and thats what the meter read.

70% light transmission is the factory glass. they are now including tint % as part of NY INSPECTIONS. this means if you go to get your car inspected and it has tinted windows you will fail inspection and will not pass until you correct it and the light meter reads 70% or higher.
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My Luck when i had 20's was Crappy. 3 tickets for the year.
I removed those and switched to 35. 2 years strong and ticket free. (Knocking on wood)
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you guys are funny thinking the new law is about being pulled over for it. its going to be part of VEHICLE INSPECTION yearly.. in order to pass inspection you need to have no tint.
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you guys are funny thinking the new law is about being pulled over for it. its going to be part of VEHICLE INSPECTION yearly.. in order to pass inspection you need to have no tint.
oh dang.... so my thinking was wrong all along abt the % and how it worked.
i have been okay thus far.. i live in long island and travel to queens on occasion.
just got my inspection done in july.. so i'll be good until next year when the lease is up.

the factory glass on an F3x is already 30% tinted? really? it does nothing. I guess i will have to opt for a light tint ceramic film to block out the heat.
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