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Old 11-25-2003, 04:21 PM   #21
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I dont know Im pretty content sticking with the stock ones, I dont see any reason to buy the big gay snow wipers or anything, although I have heard positive things about the PIAA wipers, I would consider those, but the cost is somewhat detering
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Old 11-25-2003, 04:27 PM   #22
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bosch wipers will never let you down. there's also a product that they make for race cars. you have to special order it. but basically, it's like a super super super powerful "Rain-X". you can drive in a frickin hurricane, and it'll just bead up and off the window. lasts about 4 months. incredible.
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I see no reason for the snow wipers, either. I never kept enough snow on the windshield when driving to use that particular feature

A buddy of mine has those PIAA wipers on his 98 Cirrus. My $13 TriplEgde's blew his away, IMO.

Are those Bosch wipers silicon? If so, I'm interested. Anything rubber can and will eventually let you down. I'm also interested in this "Super Rain-X" product...
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by knightm3
[B]I see no reason for the snow wipers, either. I never kept enough snow on the windshield when driving to use that particular feature [B][QUOTE]

That's not the problem; but when you park your car outside in freezing temperatures + snow, ice will build up on the wipers and they'll stick so hard to the windshield that a hammer won't remove the [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]*g ice!!
talking from experience

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Old 11-25-2003, 09:26 PM   #25
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is the super rain x like stuff about the same as what auto glass specialists and the like put on? susposibly lasts 3 months or something... i apply rain x about once every 2 weeks.. says it works a month but after 1.5 - 2 weeks it isn't nearly as effecient as it can be and i love driving in bad weather
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Well, when my blades get ice on them I use this stuff by Prestone (it's in a spray bottle and I forget the name of it.) It works really well.
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I need to find something that helps de-ice my wipers too, whats the prestone stuff called?
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Driving in a snow storm is the real test of a wiper blade. This part of New York is SNOW city! We get lots of the stuff.
When you are driving in a snow storm the snow has a tendency to build up on the blade in clumps. This is esp true if it is freezing, and ice is added to the mix. The winter blades have a soft rubber jacket on the wiper frame, so there are no holes to fill up with ice and snow. A build up of ice and snow can make the blade lift off the glass and then you get no clearing at all. I use them in the winter and have fewer wiper problems.

This will be my 1st winter with the SVTF. I just put some dunlop winter tires on it. I have the traction control, and I am wondering what that will be like. The heated seats are nice!
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Silicon wipers don't freeze because silicon doesn't absorb water. Their operating temperature is -135degF to 400degF. Problem solved.
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is the super rain x like stuff about the same as what auto glass specialists and the like put on? susposibly lasts 3 months or something... i apply rain x about once every 2 weeks.. says it works a month but after 1.5 - 2 weeks it isn't nearly as effecient as it can be and i love driving in bad weather
not sure. i just know it's really hard to come by, most likely has to be special ordered. and works wonders.
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