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#1 zetec s mike

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:48 PM

Hi all as you know I was supposed to be having my new zetec s last week but unfortunately it was delayed until a week tomo :( basically I have been thinking of a few mods to do straight away, front smoked windiws with tinted deflectors, lowerd 60mm, black wheels, black wing mirrors, black spoiler, black rear diffuser, and grill. All that would be gloss black btw on a red car. What do you guys think? All opinions welcome :)

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#2 FiestaZS90150

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:01 PM

sounds good to me =).  would love to see pics when front windows done as i have the same car and color as you =)



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:04 PM

Front tinted windows will be illegal 



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:09 PM

Aye can't wait to have it all done iam only having a light smoke on the front I know its illigal to have any tint on the fronts now but hey It will look nice :)

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:12 PM

Aye can't wait to have it all done iam only having a light smoke on the front I know its illigal to have any tint on the fronts now but hey It will look nice :)

 

Not a good idea to declare things like this on a public forum with your full name and town showing...  :ph34r:



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:14 PM

that being said, here in france its illegal aswell. But the only people over here that acutally tinit windows profesionnaly are glastint and they just did a friends car allround...

 

I just wonder why they would do that?



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:18 PM

Well theres plenty of mercs and range rovers and bmws rolling around with light smoke on the front so why cant I?

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:19 PM

It's your car..........

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:23 PM

Well theres plenty of mercs and range rovers and bmws rolling around with light smoke on the front so why cant I?

 

Because it's illegal?

 

It's your car..........

 

Which has to conform to UK regulations otherwise it's not 'roadworthy'.

 

At the end of the day it's up to each owner what they do to their own vehicle, but they must also bear the responsibility of any fines & punishment if they get caught.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:26 PM

Ohh well I guess we all see it in a driffrent way please correct me if iam wrong but is it true that as long as the police can see who is driving the car there isn't a problem?

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:32 PM


Ohh well I guess we all see it in a driffrent way please correct me if iam wrong but is it true that as long as the police can see who is driving the car there isn't a problem?

maybe I will look into it a bit more.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:38 PM

Ohh well I guess we all see it in a driffrent way please correct me if iam wrong but is it true that as long as the police can see who is driving the car there isn't a problem?

 

Tinted vehicle windows: the law
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If you’ve got tinted vehicle windows, the front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows 70%.

There are no rules for tinting the rear windscreen or rear passenger windows.

It is also illegal to sell a vehicle with heavily tinted windscreen and front windows.

Penalties for having wrongly tinted windows

The police or VOSA vehicle examiners use light measuring equipment to measure window tint.

If your windscreen or front side windows are tinted too much you could get:

  • a ‘prohibition notice’ stopping you using your vehicle on the road until you have the extra tint removed
  • a penalty notice or court summons

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/t...le-window-rules



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:44 PM

So according to that I could have a slight tint on my frond windows? Obviously not the windscreen which I would never have done anyway.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:51 PM

So according to that I could have a slight tint on my frond windows? Obviously not the windscreen which I would never have done anyway.

 

Most modern cars come from the factory already tinted very close to if not up to that limit so any additional tint you add would take it over the legal limit.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:17 AM

A professional tinting company would not take a window below the illegal level (hopefully).

A lot of drivers fall foul with home tints and take it as read that applying 30% tint on front side windows is fine, take the existing factory tint into consideration and you'll be fine.

Traffic Police vehicles often carry tint meters and will test cars that appear excessively tinted and can insist on any tint film being removed at the roadside or a prohibition order will be issued.

A full limo tint may look flash but not much good when you can't see where you're driving at night and end up hitting a pedestrian?



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