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Old 06-04-2013, 09:29 PM   #51
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Fresno Sir we're on the same town!


Yes, I will only remove the tint but not the painted tail lights bec they illuminate when you hit the brakes and very visible.
Guess we are lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #52
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I got pulled over today for tint and no front license plate
You should have had NO license plates, because they will nail you if you have one on the back but not the front. If your car still looks new, you can get away with dealer plates for a long time, I went 7 months before finally giving in, and I was never stopped once. Maybe the tint is what got you pulled over though. Stupid Californistan!
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:48 PM   #53
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my impala has tinted taillights and doubled tinted windows on the side rears ,back and dark tint on the fronts never been pulled over for any. I hate talking bout something that haven't. happened to me yet because it always end up happening after. dang I hope it don't. lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #54
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Oh no, this kind of post will get the mods very angry.
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After everything I read, see and hear about Ca, That might not be a bad idea.
Seriously, how is Ohio anyway?

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You wouldn't believe the laws that are on the books, but not inforced. Did you know that in Florida it is illegal to do any modifying of the OEM exhaust system. It's one of those laws that's on the books, and can be used to do a traffic stop if need be.
Sucks, just did my headers, going to be moving in a year and a half, I guess Fl is out

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Yep, that's a hefty ticket too.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:55 PM   #55
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Best way to avoid the tint rule is floor it !! 17% here ,
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:03 PM   #56
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Took this pic like 3 minutes ago. This is parking lights when I remote start the car.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:04 PM   #57
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I will give up the window tints but not the tail lights yet since its not included on the ticket.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #58
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JustRaf, you can't tint your backup lights either.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:24 PM   #59
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JustRaf, you can't tint your backup lights either.
How about the painted bow tie?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #60
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How about the painted bow tie?
How much light can someone see from the reverse lights when your reversing?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:34 PM   #61
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How about the painted bow tie?
The reverse lights is just another reason you could be pulled over for.
Keep in mind Fresno has a crime and gang problem. LEO's will use minor violations as legal probable cause to stop and identify you.
If you associate or frequent these problem areas, you could provoke a chat with a LEO.
Another teachable moment provided as a public service.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:38 PM   #62
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I have owned about every type vehicle Chevy makes from Corvettes to Chevettes and everything in between. I keep all my cars legal equipment wise and I have never been stopped of equipment violations. I have only been stopped for speeding twice and was fined for it. I knew I was speeding both times and guess what, I paid my fines without complaining or ranting about how the cops were harassing me for going 6 mph over. If you know your car is illegal don't cry and complain just accept your penalty and make your car legal. It's not the end of the world....
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #63
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Incidentally, to avoid damage, you should park your Camaro closer to the curb on the right.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:42 PM   #64
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JustRaf, you can't tint your backup lights either.
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How much light can someone see from the reverse lights when your reversing?
No problem bro, they illuminate just like the stock reverse light.
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The reverse lights is just another reason you could be pulled over for.
Keep in mind Fresno has a crime and gang problem. LEO's will use minor violations as legal probable cause to stop and identify you.
If you associate or frequent these problem areas, you could provoke a chat with a LEO.
Another teachable moment provided as a public service.
I am glad painted bow tie is not a crime!LOL Yes, I will post again in here if the cops will give me shit on my lights and all. I will have the shop remove the tint this weekend so I can move on with my life.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:46 PM   #65
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It's not how they illuminate, it's how they appear when off.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #66
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It's not how they illuminate, it's how they appear when off.
What do they care about the appearance as long as they function well.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:00 PM   #67
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What do they care about the appearance as long as they function well.
Lamp function is not the legal issue. The lens modification is.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:12 PM   #68
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Tint

My grandmother used blue tint in her hair. Never got ticketed.
Just sayin'
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:19 PM   #69
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My grandmother used blue tint in her hair. Never got ticketed.
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I think Florida is where all the blue hairs are.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:30 PM   #70
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I have my tail lights blacked out on my camaro, and have had my trucks lights blacked out for the past 5 years with no problems. It is a risk you have to take, and it is just as legal as most people's muffler deletes, CAIs, headers, and other mods that aren't street legal.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:39 PM   #71
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Here in Florida, or at least in my area, State Troopers are notorious for giving out citations for Tint. They don't pull you over for it, they just slap it on to your speeding fine or whatever. STs here are really bad here.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:56 AM   #72
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I went with "legal" tint on my windows and have been fine with it. I had a '94 Vette with limo tint and got pulled over for it...luckily it was just a warning and from then on any time I drove into the city limits I rolled down my side windows! PITA when it is raining!

I do however have tinted tail lights, back up lights and turn signals on my 2012 which I know are not legal and all I can hope for is not to get pulled over by an officer on a bad day! Luckily I don't drive my car daily.

Oh...and I have no mufflers...

My dad has had tinted lenses on his Vette for 5 years and hasn't had any trouble so hoping the same for me.
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This thread is great. People apply dark tint to their windows and lights, get pulled over and bitch about it. Don't test the law and you won't have a problem.

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #74
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In California lighting is strictly regulated.

26101.
(a) A person shall not sell or offer for sale for use upon or as part of the equipment of a vehicle any device that is intended to modify the original design or performance of any lighting equipment, safety glazing material, or other device, unless the modifying device meets the provisions of Section 26104.

(b) A person shall not use upon a vehicle, and a person shall not drive a vehicle upon a highway that has installed a device that is intended to modify the original design or performance of a lighting, safety glazing material, or other device, unless the modifying device complies with Section 26104.

(c) This section does not apply to a taillamp or stop lamp in use on or prior to December 1, 1935, or to lamps installed on authorized emergency vehicles.

26104.
(a) Every manufacturer who sells, offers for sale, or manufactures for use upon a vehicle devices subject to requirements established by the department shall, before the device is offered for sale, have laboratory test data showing compliance with such requirements. Tests may be conducted by the manufacturer.

(b) The department may at any time request from the manufacturer a copy of the test data showing proof of compliance of any device with the requirements established by the department and additional evidence that due care was exercised in maintaining compliance during production. If the manufacturer fails to provide such proof of compliance within 30 days of notice from the department, the department may prohibit the sale of the device in this state until acceptable proof of compliance is received by the department.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #75
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Yeah I saw him merging to express way so I slow down may be my car caught his attention. Too bad didnt get a chance to roll the window down and turn the lights on. He was quick and was right behind me in no time.
How do you even turn the brake lights on?!?!
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