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05-22-2005, 07:34 PM
Anyone know what the law is regarding lighting under the car in the car etc. and tinting? Thanks!

05-23-2005, 07:04 AM
Tint - anything on the rear windows. Factory tint only on the fronts. Roll down your fronts when there are cops around.

Lights - parking lots only for under bodies. I don't think interiors lit up while driving is illegal but why give them a chance to pull you over.

05-23-2005, 10:55 AM
In NY I believe I could be wrong but the underglow are illegal for street use but they can be onhe car if they are used only when off public roadways. IE at a car show or a meet, interior I can't imagine there being a problem but who knows anymore.

As far as tints: 35% is the legal for the drivers and passangers side windows the front can't have anyhting below 6" from the roof, and the 3 back windows can be spray painted and it is ok!

05-23-2005, 03:17 PM
From the Tint Shop (Rochester, New York) "Legal" page:

We get many questions regarding laws with reference to automotive window tinting.

The federal government has strict laws for the tinting of vehicle windows that they classify as "requisite for driver visibility." These windows have been assigned the DOT (Dept. of Transportation) "AS-1" (windshield), and "AS-2" (driver and passenger roll-downs) classifications, and which may only be legally tinted up to 70% VLT (visible light transmission). Since 70% is the normal factory tint most vehicles come equipped with any other aftermarket film application (window tint film) that you install on the front roll-downs would reduce the VLT to below the acceptable 70% shade, and therefore would be illegal from the federal governments point of view.