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M3FF 01-03-2013 12:49 PM

Texas Vehicle Inspection
 
I am a little worried about this inspection. Can someone give me more details. Specifically regarding tint and exhaust.

Tint - I was going to tint my windows 10% all around. However i read that you can't pass inspection with anything more than 25%. True?

Exhaust - i pretty much have straight pipes from after the headers back, with two resonators. Is this going to be a problem?

Moving from cincy to Houston shortly. Any info is appreciated.

j_block 01-03-2013 09:39 PM

Down here in San Antonio, Texas....just find a place where they can pass you with an extra fee. Meaning give them an extra 20 bucks and call it a day. I have pretty dark tint and headers. Also no smog test here. At least in SA that it

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M3FF 01-04-2013 10:46 AM

Thanks for the info. So is it a 3rd party inspection? It's not like the state troopers inspecting your car?

RHLP3 01-04-2013 10:50 AM

Nah. I get mine done at a carwash.

j_block 01-04-2013 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by M3FF (Post 15030812)
Thanks for the info. So is it a 3rd party inspection? It's not like the state troopers inspecting your car?

Yea. Like a jiffy lube or some little mechanic shop does them.

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M3FF 01-04-2013 01:17 PM

Ok that's good news. So they aren't all that strict on window tint?

j_block 01-04-2013 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by M3FF (Post 15031362)
Ok that's good news. So they aren't all that strict on window tint?

Some places are. That's when you ask them if they can pass you for an extra fee haha. That's what I did. Shhh:thumbup:

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xdmikey 01-11-2013 07:53 PM

12 inspections and no problems then I got stopped on the houston-tamu highway for dark tint. DPS came up, looked at me and decided to give a warning. I'm not 19 and haven't been for a really long time!
In houston DPS doesn't bat an eye.

ZkansasZ 01-17-2013 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by xdmikey (Post 15053435)
12 inspections and no problems then I got stopped on the houston-tamu highway for dark tint. DPS came up, looked at me and decided to give a warning. I'm not 19 and haven't been for a really long time!
In houston DPS doesn't bat an eye.

got entirely true.
I am older and I got a cop made a Uturn just to give me a ticket for tint window, in heavy traffic.
I was driving super slow too(traffic jam nowhere to go)

Nightridr27 01-17-2013 11:56 PM

im trying to find some where in dallas that passes inspection even with the check engine light on..so if anyone knows a place let me know please

MCM97 01-17-2013 11:58 PM

Go to clownshoemotorsports and have them clear your code. There's a shady inspection place around the corner from them that'll pass you

777eThOd* 02-10-2013 09:56 PM

Find someone who can pass you. there like $100..

M3FF 02-27-2013 03:25 PM

Any places that will look the other way on my tint? Preferably near washington Heights. Went today and the guy said he couldn't do it. It registered at 5%.

Adionik 02-27-2013 11:45 PM

keep windows rolled down or pull fuse and say they won't go up lol

lai8869 03-07-2013 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Adionik (Post 15204894)
keep windows rolled down or pull fuse and say they won't go up lol

I actually did that once for a previous car and it worked since I said it was only a show car

vids_blk323Ci 03-27-2013 03:22 PM

Do you have to have a TX registration to get an inspection? or do they go by the VIN? Im bringing a car down from north east and not sure which comes first. the chicken or the egg. inspection or registration....

tinman831 03-27-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by vids_blk323Ci (Post 15289784)
Do you have to have a TX registration to get an inspection? or do they go by the VIN? Im bringing a car down from north east and not sure which comes first. the chicken or the egg. inspection or registration....

Get the car inspected first:

http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/car-registration.php


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