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Old 10-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default What is the factory tint percentage? And whats legal for the front windows in Pa.?

Wanted to match to factory tint for my front doors but unsure the tint %. Also what % is legal on the doors in Pennsylvania? Ive read that 70% of light or something but not exactly sure what tint % that would be. Confusing...
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I found the answer. 20% is factory. Didn't see the recent tint thread. So more importantly is 20% legal on the front windows in pa? I should rename the thread....
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Google is your friend.

http://www.tintlaws.com/
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This is the actual LAW passed by the PA Legislators in response to the will of the people. If an officer cites you, this is the law that he will probably accuse you of violating!

TITLE 75 Section 4524 (e)(1) of the Pennsylvania Common Statutes states that

(1) No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sun screening device or other material which does not permit a person to see or view the inside of the vehicle through the windshield, side wing or side window of the vehicle.

Note that the law only prohibits tinting which prevents a person from seeing or viewing the inside of the vehicle. It does not prohibit all tinting or tinting below 70%. The Law therefore implicitly permits any tinting which does not prevent a person from seeing or viewing the inside of the vehicle.

Note also that it does NOT say that a person must be able to view the inside of the vehicle, only that the tint cannot prevent a person from seeing in. (no one can see into a vehicle at night, even with clear windows) Also the way the law is stated it is only requiring that a person be able to see the inside either through the windshield, side wing OR side window. If the word 'and' was used instead of 'or' it would require viewing through all of the mentioned windows.

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http://www.berksweb.com/users/dmv/tint/
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Yea guys I've read all that before and googled, basically I want to know what percentage is legit for the fronts....or what tint allows 70% light through it... Is the factory 20% legit for the fronts too??
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Yea guys I've read all that before and googled, basically I want to know what percentage is legit for the fronts....or what tint allows 70% light through it... Is the factory 20% legit for the fronts too??
I went with 15% and it looks good. 20% is too light in my opinion.
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I went with 15% and it looks good. 20% is too light in my opinion.
I'd like to stay with 20% like the factory tint but not if it'll make me a target with the cops. Maybe 35%?.....
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I'd like to stay with 20% like the factory tint but not if it'll make me a target with the cops. Maybe 35%?.....
Well I wanted the tint to match my back doors. I live in Oklahoma and they don't really care about tint here.
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i live in pa a Carlisle area and any tint is not legal but i have 20 wit is the same on the back and i have not got hit yet so ur fine
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i live in pa a Carlisle area and any tint is not legal but i have 20 wit is the same on the back and i have not got hit yet so ur fine
Good stuff, nice country over there, been to the car show a couple times... I'm leaning toward 20% too....I'm going to see what the tint shop thinks too...
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