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How strict is IL with window tint?

Discussion in 'Chicago' started by vinuneuro, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. vinuneuro

    vinuneuro F1 Rookie
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    Q5 tint from factory is around 27-30%. I'd like to have the front windows done to match. Wondering if I'll get nailed for this. Law is 50% VLT if rear windows are factory tinted. Some states are pretty strict about tinting, how's IL?
     
  2. ShadowLAP

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    I can't speak for the local jurisdictions but my son is an Illinois State Trooper and in checking with him, his fellow Troopers strictly enforce dark tinted windows. It is meant as a safety precaution when approaching a vehicle. They have to be able to see inside the car. He mentioned that some Troopers "hammer it". A quote.
     
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  3. tickerhound

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    Local neighborhood cops are a pain in the ass too. They write these up as local ordinance violations so they don't have to share the money with the county. Same with no front plate. Total bs, they're just another greedy taxing body, biting the hand that feed them.
     
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  4. vinuneuro

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    Thanks Larry and Mark. I'll leave it alone.
     

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