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Old 10-25-2006, 04:52 PM
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Does anyone know off the top of their heads how dark tint in Texas can be? Thanx guys, Im coming back from a deployment in the Middle East and my brand new "baby" is gonna be waiting for me. I just wanna be able to spend some of this hard earned money wisely and quickly, its burning a hole in my pocket Lol. Thanx guys!

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Old 10-25-2006, 07:36 PM
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Extract from the Texas DPS...I would recommend you double check with an inspection station to make sure it's current..$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tl oc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=37&pt=1&ch=21&rl=1

Passenger vehicles. All side windows of the vehicle must have at least a 25% light transmittance value and luminous reflectance of 25% or less, over the entire surface area of the window.
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:55 PM
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In order to stay legal in the state of Texas, your best bet would be to tint your windows using the following:

rear window: Limo (or as dark as you want)
rear quarter windows: 20%
side windows: 35%

Hope this helps...

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Old 10-27-2006, 02:32 PM
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You need to follow the law for tint especially if you are in a big city like houston, dallas or san antonio. I live in Houston and I when I got mine done I just told the guy to do limo tint all the way around. He said no problem but the cops are really cracking down on it. I thought he was just pulling my leg but I listened to him anyway. While they were putting the tint on I waited in the showroom and while I was waiting three people came in getting quotes to take off thier tint bc they got a ticket for it being too dark. I couldnt believe it and I was only there for like thirty min.
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:38 PM
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Note that the 25% requirement is INCLUDING factory tint. If you put 25% tint on your car, you will likely fail a sensor test should they administer one because combined with the factory tint you will be darker than 25%. A high end local tint shop told me not to go darker than 30% to stay within the law because with the factory tint it will test around 27%.
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