Act of Valor/ Illegal tint?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Sierraowner5.3, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. mudpuppy

    mudpuppy Rockstar 100 Posts

    ya last years tax bill my attorney sent them a letter stating that they had to contact il states Governor and explain as to why il residents have to pay VA's tax codes. never heard anything back and haven't received anything yet for this year. im still 99.99% sure i will though.
  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    So I take it DOD is rewriting the regulation. In Fort Worth, Texas (JRB Carswell) their still going by the rules put in place back in 1999 and making everyone get a local inspection if they have out of state plates. My vehicles are registered in Texas so it doesnt matter to me. The rules change with every new base commander though because it's the base commanders decision if he's going to enforce it.

    I've gotten a tax bill every year from 1999 to 2012 for a vehicle that was initially registered in Georgia, then registered in Texas, then sold in 2005. Yep I havent even owned the car for 7 years and VA still sends me an annual tax bill on it. The saddest part is they know I'm not the owner any more because on the bill they are billing me but list the property owner as unknown.
    Thats why Virginia's known as the Communist Wealth State.
  3. Josh

    Josh Member 100 Posts

    here in indiana. our laws are kinda okay. we can get pretty dark tint and be legal. where i live. you could spray paint your windows black and cops wouldnt really care. they dont waste there time here bothering people minding there own business. they actually catch thieves dope heads etc etc here. i drove to work one day without a windshield because i ran out of daylight the day before and passed one of the indiana state troopers on the way there. didnt even look at me. and according to law its mandatory to have a windshield or its illegal to even drive. same goes for the exhausts ride height how low how high. they dont care.

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    when all else fails plead insanity:lol:
  4. FrigginNoodles

    FrigginNoodles Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Here in MA the legal tint level is 35%. I have been running 20% for 3 years and the only person to ever bother me about it is the guy at the inspection shop. Kind of funny though because he also told me my rear window is tinted WAY too dark, but it is the factory glass... Don't know why but it really seems that the police tend to look the other way on some small things like tinting when they see a work truck, but my brother was frequently harassed about the tint on his Mustang with 20%. I wouldn't argue with them if they stopped me and told me it was illegal, I would simply say okay and remove it and either retint the same or at the legal level.

    One thing that really bugs me though is that there is a shop that is a combination construction company / repair shop. All of their pickup trucks are way illegally tinted (like 5%), lifted huge, and with screaming loud exhaust. I can guarantee they wouldn't truly pass inspection. I'm not trying to hate on them, but just seems a bit unfair. Must be nice to be able to give yourself an inspection sticker when you need one.
  5. Coach24

    Coach24 Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    Just friggin call the state and have them inspect:rofl:
  6. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    just an update, had the tint removed, went to court, showed proof, case dismissed.

    coulda been worse.

  7. AnimalYates

    AnimalYates Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    This has got me kind of worried man. I have 20% on the front windows but have never gotten hassled for it whatsoever.Also glad that everything went fine for you. Btw, what kind of new truck were you looking at/plan on getting??
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I wouldn't worry, Animal. Virginia Beach enforces petty crap like this because it HAS to ... as it needs the refenue to fund its larger-than-usual police force. I'm in south central Virginia almost weekly (I have NC plates) and I have never run into the kind of thing SierraOwner5.3 experienced -- and my windows are stupidly dark up front, too.

    It's not a VA enforcement issue ... it's a VA Beach enforcement issue. They're just overly zealous, there, it seems.

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