Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Mid-West Region > Illinois Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Illinois Chapter Join Chapter Leader: KOESTNER

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-19-2006, 09:51 AM
Munky's Avatar
Munky Munky is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 328
Munky is starting off with a positive reputation.
Possible move to IL, quick question

I may be moving to Illinois for school in early 08 and I have a quick question. My truck currently has 5% tint on all the windows, including a 5% eyebrow on the windshield. Will the cops there be jerks about it or will they be like the cops in Indy and not give a crap unless I'm doing something stupid? The school I'm planning on going to is UTI in Glendale Heights (looked on a map, West of Chicago).
__________________
Owner of a 2004 Ford F-150 XL 4x4 w/ 4.6L V8
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-19-2006, 10:20 PM
Wieckster Wieckster is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Byron, IL
Posts: 441
Wieckster is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have my windows tinted on my truck and they dont bother me
__________________
CHAD
2001 F250 4x4 Lariet Extended Cab,Kwik Filter,5" Exhaust Straight-piped,Auto Meter Gauges,285's,WW,CCV,BlueCPS,Remote Start/W
alarm,8.2 BOSS VXT-Plow,Cool Pipes,Bilstein shocks,203 t-stat,ext coolant filter,Heated W/ turn signal mirrors.Clear headlights with LED's
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-19-2006, 10:52 PM
Patatoe1's Avatar
Patatoe1 Patatoe1 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South suburb of Chicago
Posts: 689
Patatoe1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have mine tinted too. Think it is 35% so not as dark as yours. I haven't had any problems with it at all so far (knock on wood).

But I am sure it would be reason enough for a cop to pull me over if he/she wanted to.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2006, 06:55 AM
Munky's Avatar
Munky Munky is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 328
Munky is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well I know in Indiana 35% is the legal limit for window tint, but there's plenty of people with 5%. The way I look at it, if I get pulled over I'll roll my window down, turn my truck off, and set my keys on my dashboard. No biggie.
__________________
Owner of a 2004 Ford F-150 XL 4x4 w/ 4.6L V8
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-21-2006, 12:32 AM
Tecman's Avatar
Tecman Tecman is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NW Burbs of Illinois
Posts: 679
Tecman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Tecman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
well i just got my 4th ticket for window tint last month ( yes i learn the hard way). I know that my current car is the last time ill tint due to the issues. it just isnt worth it. Im only 15 mins from glendale heights as well. Its really a hit or miss thing. I havent been pulled over for it for a year and a half before this last time.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-21-2006, 07:32 AM
Munky's Avatar
Munky Munky is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 328
Munky is starting off with a positive reputation.
I could always pull the "I'm from Indianapolis so I don't know your local laws" excuse for a little bit.
__________________
Owner of a 2004 Ford F-150 XL 4x4 w/ 4.6L V8
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-21-2006, 10:06 AM
Tecman's Avatar
Tecman Tecman is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NW Burbs of Illinois
Posts: 679
Tecman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Tecman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
yeah it may work for the first time. They normally give you a fix it ticket and uyou have to go to court to prove it is off. If you do not have a picture, they will actually go out and check it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-22-2006, 01:06 AM
jake00's Avatar
jake00 jake00 is offline
FTE is my crack
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NW burbs of chicago
Posts: 13,495
jake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant future
keep your indy plates and it shouldnt be a problem.
__________________
Past rides
06 F250 CC v10 4x4 Lariat bought 5/08 for 20k sold 10/10 for 20K.
RIP BIG GREEN owned her from 08.17.04 - 05.10.08
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-22-2006, 01:06 AM
jake00's Avatar
jake00 jake00 is offline
FTE is my crack
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NW burbs of chicago
Posts: 13,495
jake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tecman
yeah it may work for the first time. They normally give you a fix it ticket and uyou have to go to court to prove it is off. If you do not have a picture, they will actually go out and check it.
photoshop a picture
__________________
Past rides
06 F250 CC v10 4x4 Lariat bought 5/08 for 20k sold 10/10 for 20K.
RIP BIG GREEN owned her from 08.17.04 - 05.10.08
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-22-2006, 02:41 AM
Tecman's Avatar
Tecman Tecman is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NW Burbs of Illinois
Posts: 679
Tecman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Tecman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jake00
photoshop a picture
oh, i have a stack of them, lol But they keep a record so it only works for so long.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-22-2006, 06:06 PM
Munky's Avatar
Munky Munky is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 328
Munky is starting off with a positive reputation.
I guess I could keep my Indy plates. My cousin went to school in Kentucky for about 3 years and he did it. Guess I could.
__________________
Owner of a 2004 Ford F-150 XL 4x4 w/ 4.6L V8
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-23-2006, 03:22 AM
jake00's Avatar
jake00 jake00 is offline
FTE is my crack
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NW burbs of chicago
Posts: 13,495
jake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant futurejake00 has a brilliant future
hell, its probably cheaper to renew in indy
__________________
Past rides
06 F250 CC v10 4x4 Lariat bought 5/08 for 20k sold 10/10 for 20K.
RIP BIG GREEN owned her from 08.17.04 - 05.10.08
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-23-2006, 10:55 AM
truckfarmer truckfarmer is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,310
truckfarmer is starting off with a positive reputation.
It will depend on the driver of the truck and the police officer. My 66 is a LOT louder than my son's 63. I have never been stopped for loud exhaust. My son got stopped a couple times I think because of his age. They were just looking for a reason to stop an kid. In fact, I drove that truck for about 3 months and was never stopped. So, whether a cop will pull you over for tinted windows may depend on the situation. I would leave the Indiana plates on it. Especially when you find out how much Illinois is going to charge you for plates and title registration.
The other way around a tinted window violation is to have a prescription from an eye Doctor that states that you require the tint.
__________________
If you drove a Ford, you wouldn't need a good wrench!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-24-2006, 11:53 PM
grclark351 grclark351 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: chicago burbs
Posts: 1,989
grclark351 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
i'm pretty sure that if you are a student you don't have to register new plates?

5% tint is dark?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-25-2006, 09:35 AM
Munky's Avatar
Munky Munky is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 328
Munky is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yeah 5% is dark. And it's actually kind of weird if I wanted to register my truck in Indiana, because the previous owner of it (before the dealership I bought it from owned it) was from Illinois, so it was previously registered there. I think I'm going to check into my options on keeping my Indy plates on it.
__________________
Owner of a 2004 Ford F-150 XL 4x4 w/ 4.6L V8
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2006, 09:35 AM
 
 
 
Reply


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Mid-West Region > Illinois Chapter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup