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03-31-2014 05:54 PM
FordService Hey everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and remind you to check out Ford Parts here as you search for wipers.

Todd
03-29-2014 03:05 PM
idrummerboy13 I got the rain-x latitudes and at the end of the stoke they seem to get held up a little bit, and yea even when its soaked with water. I always spray rainx on my windows also.
03-29-2014 01:46 PM
IngotMK3 My dealer sold me the wrong blades today(reg 28 off the wall), didn't even think to check because you know how simple wiper blades are - wrong. Thought something was up, the clips and blade looked different. Took them back, he said he could get them to work and I said no thanks, I want what was installed factory. Even tho he found the new part numbers he insisted that what I was sold before would work - Just got my money back and left disappointed. After making the trip back I was over it.

They didn't even have any in stock for my car at other dealers - facepalm


Got the rear replaced tho! Try and do my blades once a year. The back on really needed, fronts still have some life so I guess they can wait.
02-24-2014 07:46 PM
schrodingersbox
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Originally Posted by JayDeZ View Post
You aren't going to see any problems with going to a shorter blade. I was thinking about doing it next time i change my blades to prevent the awful chatter I get on the highway.

Actually..does anybody else get a stream of liquid come right down the middle of the windshield sometimes after wiping? Happens to me a lot...maybe the shorter blade...
02-24-2014 02:37 PM
JayDeZ
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Originally Posted by Katscan View Post
Hello all!

So I am very new to the forums and I have been searching through the forums for a bit and havent found an answer.

I currently own a 2013 Focus Titanium Hatch and went to replace the wipers. Everywhere I looked, the replacement wipers that were suggested were 28" blades. However, when I replaced them, the OEM blades are larger. They look to be 30" in length.....they are obviously bigger than any of the after market blades I have looked at and it does not appear that nobody sells 30" blades. Is there a reason for this? Am I losing anything by getting the smaller aftermarket blades (2" shorter)?

As for the blades having separate part numbers make sense. There is an angled strip that are on opposite sides, so you cant place the wrong blade on the wrong side.
You aren't going to see any problems with going to a shorter blade. I was thinking about doing it next time i change my blades to prevent the awful chatter I get on the highway.
02-24-2014 11:39 AM
Katscan Hello all!

So I am very new to the forums and I have been searching through the forums for a bit and havent found an answer.

I currently own a 2013 Focus Titanium Hatch and went to replace the wipers. Everywhere I looked, the replacement wipers that were suggested were 28" blades. However, when I replaced them, the OEM blades are larger. They look to be 30" in length.....they are obviously bigger than any of the after market blades I have looked at and it does not appear that anyobody sells 30" blades. Is there a reason for this? Am I losing anything by getting the smaller aftermarket blades (2" shorter)?

As for the blades having separate part numbers make sense. There is an angled strip that are on opposite sides, so you cant place the wrong blade on the wrong side.
02-06-2013 04:32 PM
Supramk3
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Originally Posted by natemac View Post
So put the OE blades from the dealer on the car last night. 2802 Driver Side and 2803 Passenger Side. It's the clips that are the same, but the fin on top of the blade that are different. They angle different ways... I guess aerodynamically????
Bingo!





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02-06-2013 01:45 PM
natemac
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yes, those are spoilers.
I always said I wanted more spoilers on my car... Ford listened.
02-06-2013 01:44 PM
silenthill
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So put the OE blades from the dealer on the car last night. 2802 Driver Side and 2803 Passenger Side. It's the clips that are the same, but the fin on top of the blade that are different. They angle different ways... I guess aerodynamically????
yes, those are spoilers.
02-06-2013 11:55 AM
natemac So put the OE blades from the dealer on the car last night. 2802 Driver Side and 2803 Passenger Side. It's the clips that are the same, but the fin on top of the blade that are different. They angle different ways... I guess aerodynamically????
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