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      04-20-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Illinois Tint Law *Changing*

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"Fellow wrongly-persecuted IL residents,

It seems our Nazi state has finally come to grips with the archaic and ridiculous policy of not allowing a single percentage of tint on the front windows of automobiles.

HB3325 has proposed the following changes;

35% tint all around except on windshield or at most 50% tint on front windows if rears are tinted darker than 35%.

Click here for HB3325: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/Bill...sion=0#actions

Call your representative and senator. Senator Link, 847.735.8181, and tell them you are in favor of them passing this bill. I did this morning and encourage all of you to do the same.

It's about time this gets changed and I know the guys up North, ie Chicago and surrounding areas have it worse than I do around STL. However, they are getting much worse lately in southern Illinois and I have even been ticketed when I was in Chicago as well.

I strongly encourage any and all who care to make their voice heard. Earlier this month the House passed this bill 117-0. That tells you something when not one single rep was against this change. Now we just have to get it through the Senate. Internet rumors suggest this bill will be passed, but it still won't hurt to voice your opinion on this topic which has given us all so much needless grief."
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      04-20-2009, 08:12 PM   #2
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      04-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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does this mean i can get 50% on the windshield!?!
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what the hell difference does it make how much tint is on the back windows?
shit, in California you could paint back windows and install blinds, for all they care, as long as the front is 35%.

my fronts are 22% and rears are 13%. got pulled over couple of times. not a word about the tints... probably because i put the windows down by the time the cop walked down to my car

however, darker tint in the back, does make front tint look darker.
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i have 13.5% on front and 4% on rear and love it. i just want to do my windshield
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Nice. Time to open up a tinting business
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haha i'd still go to ninos
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If that's the case, I'm getting darker tints.
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what the hell difference does it make how much tint is on the back windows?
shit, in California you could paint back windows and install blinds, for all they care, as long as the front is 35%.

my fronts are 22% and rears are 13%. got pulled over couple of times. not a word about the tints... probably because i put the windows down by the time the cop walked down to my car

however, darker tint in the back, does make front tint look darker.
Really? When I was in Cali, the law was no tint on the fronts, just like here.... And they did like to enforce it. And that was in the SD area.
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If that's the case, I'm getting darker tints.
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just get darker tints regardless.
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Really? When I was in Cali, the law was no tint on the fronts, just like here.... And they did like to enforce it. And that was in the SD area.
It's so they can racial profile and pull over the Mexicans...
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Really? When I was in Cali, the law was no tint on the fronts, just like here.... And they did like to enforce it. And that was in the SD area.
nonsense... unless you lived here in the mid 90's.
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just get darker tints regardless.
and get stopped all the time?
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nonsense... unless you lived here in the mid 90's.


or the late '90s

But MP's were making people rip it off well through 2006 at least.... Guess they didn't get the memo....
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haha i'd still go to ninos
Hey is Nino the bald guy?

I had my tints done there at the beginning of this month is this is the same guy we're talking about
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awesome. That means my tints might not be illegal anymore
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and get stopped all the time?
for 2 months i've yet to get stopped.
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for 2 months i've yet to get stopped.

2 months? lol thats nothing im sure you will. but if you are willing to take the ticket all the power to you. i personally love tint and would risk getting stopped but know tons of people wouldnt want to risk that
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Hmm, nice that it is potentially going to be legal, but I have been rocking tint on the front for the past 6 years with no trouble at all. Typically I tint the back darker than the front and make sure my window is down all the way when the cop walks up to the car.
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Hey is Nino the bald guy?

I had my tints done there at the beginning of this month is this is the same guy we're talking about
yup hes the bald guy.
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surprised they let it go that dark. id say officer safety / keepin the looking good that a 50% is a good compromise
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