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      04-28-2017, 03:51 PM   #1
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Cops Hassling For Tint in So Cal?

I have a truck that has 20% - never had an issue in CA. Anyone get bothered in an M though for tint in LA? I was going to go 20%.
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      04-28-2017, 03:57 PM   #2
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I have 20% and haven't gotten hassled once in almost two years.
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      04-28-2017, 04:19 PM   #3
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It's illegal for tints on the fronts. If haven't gotten ticketed for it, you have been lucky. Going crazy dark increase the risk of being pulled over for it.
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      04-28-2017, 04:33 PM   #4
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+1. especially if you have dark interior. I will go with 35 all around.
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      04-28-2017, 04:39 PM   #5
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35% all around and 50% windshield on my last 3 cars, only had 1 fix it ticket over like 8-9 years or so.
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      04-28-2017, 04:45 PM   #6
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To be honest I went 30 or 40% ceramic tint in the front. San Diego Cops will pull you over immediately for some reason. I tend to drive with my window down in residential areas in San Diego.. L.A and Inland Empire PD seems to don't give a F**K depending on the areas you're in. You'll be fine. My good friend is a PO he would rather pull over an El Camino with rims and tinted window since he will have a higher chance of finding something more..
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      04-28-2017, 05:25 PM   #7
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Idk which area you're at but in The Valley everything's fine for 8 years, 1st time I drove with the windows up in Glendale and that broke my streak. Just got it signed off last week and made appointment to install again next week
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      04-28-2017, 05:30 PM   #8
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Idk which area you're at but in The Valley everything's fine for 8 years, 1st time I drove with the windows up in Glendale and that broke my streak. Just got it signed off last week and made appointment to install again next week
Yeah lot's of people get popped in Glendale.
Surprised I never did when living there.

To OP, I'm running 20% front / 15% rear in SFV for 2 years and no problems yet.
For some reason I got pulled over all the time in my G35 coupe, now that I've got the M no issues.
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      04-28-2017, 06:17 PM   #9
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Depends on the cops,
I have not been lucky in the valley got pulled over twice visiting my parents I live in Orange County and never got pulled over (but never say never it's all on the cops)
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      04-29-2017, 10:48 AM   #10
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I've run 15% all around in the last decade of my cars. IDGAF. FTP.
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      04-30-2017, 02:48 PM   #11
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I've had dark tint all round in OC and the IE for almost 8 years and haven't had one issue. I was pretty paranoid in the beginning rolling down my windows anytime I saw a cop but then I got lazy.
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This is largely dependent on where in socal you live, Im on the west side in the venice, MDR area and those cops couldnt give two fucks about my tint.
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      05-02-2017, 01:39 PM   #13
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I too have never had issues in with tint in pretty much all of SoCal. I have been pulled over a few times for speeding, but they never even question or mention the tint.
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      05-02-2017, 06:08 PM   #14
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30% for me, never been given a fix it ticket
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I don't usually go dark on the front but here in Arcadia and San Marino area the cops are so used to seeing high end European cars with dark tints they just generally don't care. I have 60% 3M Crystalline on all cars for front btw~

Now if you have an older car they actually might... I was sitting at G5 Alhambra and this guy in a older Mustang came to remove his front Tint because apparently a campus cop parked NEXT to his car just to give him a fix it ticket because his front windshield was tinted too dark like 10% or something.

Cops in Arcadia and San Marino are odd balls.
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      05-04-2017, 01:52 AM   #16
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I have limo tint on my mineral white and was never pulled over once. cross fingers. But i think as long as you don't drive like a madman they won't even notice you. And fyi, i drive my car to work at UCI medical center up in orange which is next to the jail so cops and deputies are roaming around the area all the time.
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got limo tint 5% ceramic all around for 3 years on the AW m4, no problems so far, mostly get pulled over for "loud" exhaust but saw the ///M on the tips (for M Performance exhaust) and they just let me go. I also drive pretty slow and roll my windows down when I see cops.
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get one of those 11-99 foundation or blue lives matter plate frames that i see on cars in west hollywood. maybe theyll let a dark tint slide
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