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Will a car with tint pass inspection?

Discussion in 'NorthEast' started by SasSi, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. SasSi

    SasSi Senior Member

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    I have 35% tint, the legal limit, on all my windows. My boyfriend told me yesterday that no inspection place in MD would pass any car with any tint on it. Is this true? If so, anyone know of a place in MD that will pass a car, regardless of tint?
     
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    I've never heard of that...... Some vehicles come from the factory with tint, so thats no good....
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    10% factory tint at most, and factory tint usually is only placed on the rear side windows. I don't see why it wouldn't pass inspection. It's legal, but I'm sure a cop who's having a pissy day might decide to pull you over and check the level. But they shouldn't be able to do anything about it.
     
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    I know the guy who sold me my car had to take the tint off for it to pass inspection, but I don't remember how dark it was.
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Maryland Tint Laws:

    Year Vehicle: 1991 & newer
    Front Side: 35%
    Back Side car: 35%
    Back Side MPV: any %
    rear w/s car: 35%
    rear w/s MPV: any %
    Left & right Mirror Required: Yes
    Certificate required: Yes
    Upper Windshield: 5"
    Sticker Location: In between glass and tint on each window (Doubt they actually require that though)
     
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    Who put the current tint on your car? And did you get a receipt for his work? In Massachusetts, we have tint restrictions also. I have the legal limit. However if I had wanted it darker, the tint guy would have done it for cash and with no receipt written out.
     
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    Thanks Scrapin!
     
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    I traded my Si wheels to a friend for parts & services. He works at a shop that does tint, so he did it for me on the side. I don't have a receipt or anything.
     
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    Not to get off the subject, but...WOW SasSi...you are smokin in your portfolio. Can't tell you about MD tint laws, but tint isn't illegal or auto manufacturers would not put it on vehicles.
     
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    and those number that Scrapin posted are usually +/- 2-3%
     
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    I guess I'll see if it will pass when I take it for inspection. If not, I'll just peel the shit off! I'd rather not have to, though. It's nice tint- 3M. And I'm going to hate driving my car with no tint on the front windshield. My eyes are so sensitive to sunlight, I had my whole windshield tinted. B)
     
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    I would think that the tint guy wouldn't knowingly put illegal tint on the windows of your car. At least, not without warning you of the consequences of it. Well think optimistically on both the tint and the emissions issues. Dress demurely, play innocent. We'll be rooting for you on the 26th!
     
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    10% is illegal, thats almost as dark as limo tint which is 5%. I believe that as the percentage goes higher, the lighter the tint gets. But i could be wrong.
     
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    NOOO!! DONT GO! Entire windshields being tinted are HIGHLY illegal... You are only allowed 5" from the top of the windshield in MD...

    I used to have cars with the entire windshields tinted... sooo nice, but sooo illegal...

    you know that if you get into a wreck w/ tint on your whole windshield your insurance company can deny payment because its illegally equipped?
     
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    Oh I know it's illegal. I was definitely going to take the tint off the windshield before I have it inspected. I just wondered about all the other windows.

    I'm not that worried about it as far as my insurance company is concerned. I blew up my motor & they paid for it. I happen to know the claim's adjuster from having worked in a body shop. She wouldn't look for something like that. She didn't notice it when she wrote the estimate for my blown motor.
     
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    i second that.
     
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    Thanks peeps. I got an email from Import Tuner today. They said the final voting for the cover of IT starts in January, so when it does, everyone please vote for me!! :)
     
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    Hire me :)
     
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    I used to be a partcail tint owner in NY and we make you sign a legal notice that informs you that the tint is illegal and you are only using it for show purpose.

    The tint place has no legal liability for the tint on your cars!
     
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    As of right now I have 35% in the front and 20% in the back and in NY 78% is the legal limit! I have never had a problem with how dark my tint is.

    My car has passed inspection with the tint on a while ago!

    With someone as hot as you are you will have no problem passing that car with the tint.

    Besides: You said it was the legal limit anyway. Right? So what's the problem!

    P.S. I voted for you and tell your boyfriend he is a lucky man!!
     
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