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Old 07-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Tinted/blacked out tail lights

Looking to getting this done, either at 20% or 35%. Does that make you more apt to get pulled over? Is it harder to see the tail lights by that much? Just want opinions with anyone whose gotten this done.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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Just buy a roll of window tint and do it yourself. Much cheaper.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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Looking to getting this done, either at 20% or 35%. Does that make you more apt to get pulled over? Is it harder to see the tail lights by that much? Just want opinions with anyone whose gotten this done.
I haven't been pulled over for it yet. The lights are still visible when they're operating. However I haven't had to get a safety check done yet. We'll seee what happens then.
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Camaro badge GOBO door lights
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Blacked out side markers with 30% tint
Blacked out tail lights with 30% tint
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Blue / white color changing headlight and foglight HALOs
Blue LED upper and lower grille accent lights
30% tint windows
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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It is def illegal to tint your tail lights..it's also illegal to do your windows in some states, but we do it anyway. I wouldn't be worried about getting pulled over as much as safety. It would be a lot bigger chance of people not able to see your brake lights. If someone hits you from behind, you'll be at fault if they claim they didnt see your brakes due to the tint.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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Yeah thats what I'm worried about, someone not seeing my lights and hitting me. I had window tint on my 07 Impala and got pulled over twice for it. Once at a checkpoint and once during a blizzard(I kid you not). By the time he handed me my ticket I had to turn all the way around and take main roads home because the roads got so bad. He pulled me over about a hour into it. I was so pissed but never took them off.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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In Arizona its legal to tint the tail-lights as long as they are still visible from 500 feet. I applied the "Gunsmoke" tint from Big-Worm Graphix and it looks great. Very dark when the lights are off but still bright enough to be safe.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:57 PM   #8
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I bought Headlight Armor's (http://www.headlightarmor.com/10-13-...ector-kit.aspx) smoked (30%) taillight kit.

Installation wasn't too bad. Had some small bubbles after initial application but after a week or so they disappeared just like the instructions said they would. Very happy with the results.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:48 AM   #9
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beautiful car. Did it come pre-cut the kit?
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:19 AM   #10
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In Arizona its legal to tint the tail-lights as long as they are still visible from 500 feet. I applied the "Gunsmoke" tint from Big-Worm Graphix and it looks great. Very dark when the lights are off but still bright enough to be safe.
That looks good! Btw what part of AZ do you live at?
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:34 AM   #11
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Mine done... Love them


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Old 07-09-2013, 02:01 AM   #12
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Looking to getting this done, either at 20% or 35%. Does that make you more apt to get pulled over? Is it harder to see the tail lights by that much? Just want opinions with anyone whose gotten this done.
It sucks that i sometimes read about camaros getting pulled over for this. And every new mustang I see has basically black back lights stock
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:49 AM   #13
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Thanks! About an hour North of Phoenix.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:06 AM   #14
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beautiful car. Did it come pre-cut the kit?
Yes. No measurements or cutting required.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #15
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Do it !!
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #16
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I bought a used set of tail lights and added black base coat to the clear coat (basicly tinting the clear, yet maintaining high gloss and keeping the automotive clear coat durability) and shot 4 coats on them. Let it cure, hand rub, then install with gloss black base/clear painted bezels to top them off. Here is some pics.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:53 PM   #17
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Just got pulled over for it and got a fix-it ticket, here in Ca. Was told that the lights were bright enough but that it blocked the reflectors. Says it's dangerous especially on a dark colored car
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:19 PM   #18
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I haven't been pulled over for it yet. The lights are still visible when they're operating. However I haven't had to get a safety check done yet. We'll seee what happens then.
Squillo, it isn't illegal here in Hawaii as long as the lights are visible from 200 feet (pretty sure on that distance). I had the statue on them. I have had mine on for about 4 years now and never been stopped by HPD. Most safety places may tell you they are illegal though. I pulled mine off the first time I got a safety done (ewa beach Gemini). Then right after they put sticker on I put the tint right back on.
I got mine from headlight armor.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #19
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Mines the darkest tint bigwormgraphix.com offers. No issues and I've had a lot of cops follow me.
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Just got pulled over for it and got a fix-it ticket, here in Ca. Was told that the lights were bright enough but that it blocked the reflectors. Says it's dangerous especially on a dark colored car
You are now in the system as having tints....don't get rear ended before you get it fixed!
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