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LA (SoCal) Window Tint

jlucero

Member
Jun 23, 2015
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57
DALLAS
for those MS owners in LA or Socal, what is the darkest tint youve been able to accomplish on side windows and back window without detection from the police?

Laws are different in texas, but we will be in LA alot, so i want to be compliant with both states, but as dark as possible.
 

liuping

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
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San Diego
for those MS owners in LA or Socal, what is the darkest tint youve been able to accomplish on side windows and back window without detection from the police?

Laws are different in texas, but we will be in LA alot, so i want to be compliant with both states, but as dark as possible.
Legally in CA, it's 0% on the windshield and 80% on the front side windows.

However, tons of cars have WAY darker tint than that on the front side windows. I used PhotoSync 45 last time (and probably will again) and it was not to dark.
 

steph280

Member
Feb 10, 2015
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6
Orange, CA
You got the numbers wrong. They should represent the amount of light that passes through. So windshield should be 100% (no tint). Can't recall what it is for front windows.

I've got like 5 tickets since teen for window tinting. But recently I've found the police are more lenient for this kind of stuff, at least in our city. It may be regional thing.
 

MrJones390

Space Boat
Jun 26, 2015
246
47
Los Angeles
Do you have the pano roof? It makes a big difference with how much an officer can see you. I have the pano roof and 25% tints all around, haven't had a problem yet. Had 5% (limo) tints on my WRX and got 2 fix-it tickets.
 

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