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Old 09-14-2010, 11:29 AM
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Who has their windows tinted and a what % ?
Did you get 'pre-cut' or DIY?
How did you like the results?

I feel the need for a MOD.
 
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:38 AM
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Who has their windows tinted and a what % ?
Did you get 'pre-cut' or DIY?
How did you like the results?

I feel the need for a MOD.
R56MINICooper knows a lot about window tinting. I think that was his first mod when he and Lisa first brought WILLIE home. I know he has a trusted vendor too.
 
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:48 AM
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Thanks Gary for bringing this to my attention!

Window tinting, illegal in the front, but well worth the risk

35% in the front will give you a decent tint without getting the PoPos staring at you constantly. we did a variation in the rear and went with 15% in the rear and 35% up front.


I don't recommend applying tiny yourself, not unless you have done it many many times before and have everything you need. If you need a good place in the QC area, AutoTrim and Sign on Eastern Ave is the place to go. In Iowa City (if you're ever in the area on a Tuesday) you can take it to AutoToyz they did Willie and they did an excellent job.
 
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:19 PM
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Is it still illegal in Iowa? We finally got the law passed in Illinois that we can have 35% all around. But if it is darker than 35% in the back, we can't have any on the front windows.
 
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:24 PM
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Iowa Law from

Iowa Tint Law Enacted: 1983

HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN IOWA?

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Iowa, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.
Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the manufacturer's AS-1 line. Front Side Windows Must allow more than 70% of light in. Back Side Windows Any darkness can be used. Rear Window Any darkness can be used.

The actual law is written by a lawyer and is very difficult to read:

321.438 Windshields and windows 1. A person shall not drive a motor vehicle equipped with a windshield, side-wings, or side or rear windows which do not permit clear vision.2. A person shall not operate on the highway a motor vehicle equipped with a front windshield, a side window to the immediate right or left of the driver, or a side-wing forward of and to the left or right of the driver which is excessively dark or reflective so that it is difficult for a person outside the motor vehicle to see into the motor vehicle through the windshield, window, or sidewing. The department shall adopt rules establishing a minimum measurable standard of transparency which shall apply to violations of this subsection.3. Every motor vehicle except a motorcycle, or a vehicle included in the provisions of section 321.383 or section 321.115 shall be equipped with a windshield in accordance with section
Under Iowa Administrative Code 761-450.1(321) safety glazing materials or multiple glazed assemblies thereof intended for use at levels requisite for driving visibility in the motor vehicle shall show regular (parallel) luminous transmittance of not less than 70 percent of the light at normal incidence, both before and after irradiation.

The way I read it is nothing above 70% tint is permissible, but is allowed on the front windows. You can use limo tint on the back windows.
 

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Old 09-14-2010, 02:28 PM
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Oh yeah...If you want to drive the cops nuts, just go to your eye doctor and complain of constant headaches. They can write you a script so you can put tint on the whole vehicle. If you are ever pulled over, get out your Doctor's Note and let the police know you have Doctor's permission. It is allowed under Medical Exemptions. You will still have to check what % tint is permissible with a Dr. note, but I guarantee it will be better than what you can put on without it.



*Disclaimer* I am not a lawyer and do not condone you following my directions in order to tint your entire vehicle.
 
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:51 AM
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Manufacturers tinting is about 70% anyways, so anything on top of that is not legal in Iowa. :( oh well.
 
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I was looking at the World's 19 most complex & dangerous drive's. 1st (2)pictures taken in Turini, France - 1 gen MINI and Classic Mini blazing the trail and a MINI in the next pic. I was also hoping to find something a litle closer to home. Anyone up for the El Espinazo Del diablo, Mexico? It's rated #18 and its roughly 44 hours away & 2500 miles.
 
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Anyone up for the El Espinazo Del diablo, Mexico? It's rated #18 and its roughly 44 hours away & 2500 miles.


Please come back safe, my friend!
 
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We drove from our house to San Diego (2119 miles) back in March and it only took about 31 hours.

So, 2500 miles should only take about 38 hours or so.......Don't know if I'm up for driving through the mountains again though. We had a rough time in Colorado and New Mexico. Snow hits high elevations hard sometimes. Who would've thought?
 
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I wasn't serious about going. I think the most dangerous part would be getting (guerillas and what not) there rather than the road itself. Probably all of the Mt. roads is what made the time so long (MapQuest). This place was in between and south of Acapolco & Mexico City.
 
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MINI as a Canvas

Check out this cool art, much of which is put on "dirty" MINI windows. (Larry, your scribbling on Gozer does not count as art).

http://www.dirtycarart.com/DCAGallery/index.html
 
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Hubby and I celebrated our 27th anniversary last Friday by finding some sweet twistys in Wisconsin. We took no map and no GPS. Just wandered. We found some excellent roads! And saw some beautiful leaves and fun sites. When we decided to find our way home we headed west knowing we would hit the Mississippi eventually We did and we had supper in Winona, MN., which brought back memories of last year's East Meets West event there.

I took a couple pictures (imagine that!) I really wish I could have brought the cute little bulldog home with me!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3028273...7624978442477/
 
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Happy anniversary you kids! And what a neat way to spend the time. (Hope you like the Purple Haze bouquet )

Great pics. Looks like you found some superb motoring. I imagine the fall colors are just about at their peak there. I can envision that bulldog in your yard...
 
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I love the purple bouquet! How did you know I like purple???
 
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Nice bulldog. Nice colors. Nice purple MINI. Great anniversary couple!
 
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HAPPY BELATED 27th ANNIVERSARY and congratulations
 
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What a nice day for a ride
 
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What a nice day for a ride

Indeed! I wish I had all my fall yard work done so I could take Leo for a spin.
 
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Good to be back on NAM.

MA is a nice online community and I love what they're doing over there, but there's so much EIM history here it would be really hard to move it somewhere else without losing a lot.

I have sure felt out of touch with all of my MINI mates lately.
 
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Originally Posted by Gil-galad View Post
Good to be back on NAM.

MA is a nice online community and I love what they're doing over there, but there's so much EIM history here it would be really hard to move it somewhere else without losing a lot.

I have sure felt out of touch with all of my MINI mates lately.
Ditto!
 
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Ditto!
Ditto to the ditto.
 
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I just want to reiterate how much I appreciate this great group! You are always there with advice. I need to send out an extra big thank you to Miah for steering me in the right direction for Gozer's alignment! THANK YOU!
 
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That is no problem at all. That is what we are here for Linda!. I hope Gozer is driving better now.
 
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Did anyone manage to snap any pics at the Willis Auto Campus event this past Tuesday?

Inquiring minds want to know (and see)...
 

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