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Old 10-18-2012, 03:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fusion210 View Post
I did similar but wasn't 100% satisfied.
I have a first generation Dodge neon and noticed how much nicer the second gen neon wipers looked. Not only was the paint better, but they're angled instead of straight. Less than $4 at a junkyard, success!

Mine clear all but a finger's length of windshield on the driver's side. Flawless in the rain, but when it's dirty you can see the dirt it hasn't cleared.

Since it's free, I really recommend it.
I want to do a similar thing. I'm thinking of making a custom wiper arms, that are much lower and angled for better aero performance. Then it's pretty easy to make wipers work on the whole windscreen, you just need to shorten main lever on the wipers mechanism. But that will be in the future, for now I'm pretty satisfied with my setup.

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