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Factory Tint on Windows

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mbhforum, Feb 25, 2017.

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  1. mbhforum

    mbhforum Member

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    This is the first car that I haven't tinted the windows yet because of New York State's ridiculous new tint law where inspection shops are supposed to fail you if you don't allow at least 70% light in. I've noticed the Tesla's windows seem to be pretty dark for factory. I am curious if anyone knows what % they are tinted at? I am not sure if they are darker than other car's windows since I am so used to aftermarket tinted windows.
     
  2. Snowstorm

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    70% limit for front windows or all windows? Some cars or vans do not even have rear windows at all and they are ok.
     
  3. mbhforum

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    I've decided not to tint windows due to NYS's ridiculous laws. I know many people who are having trouble passing inspection and I suspect it will get harder and worse over time. I just don't want to deal with the hassle every year. Here is the law:

    • The windshield and front side windows cannot block more than 30% of the light.
      • Seventy percent or more of the light from the outside must pass through the window.
    • This law also applies to the rear window unless the vehicle has outside rear-view mirrors on both sides.
      • The mirrors must give the driver a full and clear view behind the vehicle.
    • Rear side windows must also allow at least seventy percent of light from the outside to pass through the window if the vehicle is classified as a
      • station wagon
      • sedan
      • hardtop
      • coupe
      • hatchback
      • convertible
     
  4. Lasttoy

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    There is a difference in blocking light and UV blocling. Look at under cover police cars, they are black, blocking light, if u get UV blocking u should be able to see drivers, also get lower front than back, and take it in with windows down,
     

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