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Old 05-16-2008, 11:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I received my wipers today. They work great. I think their profile is almost identical to that of collapsed bracketed wipers. I think they will certainly give at least some advantage when the wipers are above their usual resting spot. cfg83 will have to let us know about that.

Interesting thing is that each wiper came in its own shipping box. Each box was big enough to hold about 100 wipers.
I got the first Gigantor box. Wipers must be like Beta Fighting Fish, one box only or ELSE!!! This is fine right now because I was only going to install one for testing. Here is the stock driver side wiper :



Near the attachment point, the tufts were getting messed up.

Here is the new passenger side wiper :



It had "clean straight tufts" that were being pulled to the side because the passenger side wiper *is* close to the side.

I originally had two layers of tufts higher up, but they were all straight, so I switched to the "flush to the wiper" tuft tests that you see above.

When I get the second wiper I will repeat the test with all new wipers.

And .... it rained today. My old wiper didn't work too well, but the new one worked like a charm.

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Old 05-23-2008, 08:29 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Do you have any pics of the stock passenger wiper?
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Do you have any pics of the stock passenger wiper?
Here it is :

Old Passenger Side Wiper :


I will post more comparison pictures when I get the second wiper (they're a pain to take off, so I am leaving the new Bosch wiper on).

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Old 05-23-2008, 11:37 PM   #26 (permalink)
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It had "clean straight tufts" that were being pulled to the side because the passenger side wiper *is* close to the side.

I originally had two layers of tufts higher up, but they were all straight, so I switched to the "flush to the wiper" tuft tests that you see above.

When I get the second wiper I will repeat the test with all new wipers.

And .... it rained today. My old wiper didn't work too well, but the new one worked like a charm.

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Excellent. Thanks for posting that. It will be great to see what comes of the other wiper.
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Hello -

Here's another picture of the wipers together :



I also noticed that the maximum height above the windshield (where it connects to the wiper arm) was 1/8" less with the new wipers :

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Old : 1 3/8" = 1.375"
New : 1 2/8" = 1.250"

1.375 / 1.250 = 1.1 => 10% lower than the old wipers.
Tuft tests tomorrow if there is no rain (can't believe I'm saying that in LA in May).

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Excellent. Thanks for posting that. It will be great to see what comes of the other wiper.
Here's both wipers (two shots spliced together) at freeway speed :



There is still some turbulence, but the old wiper had two "curly tufts". The new wiper has only one "curly tuft" right behind the center attachment point. Sooooooo, I say success!

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Here's both wipers (two shots spliced together) at freeway speed :



There is still some turbulence, but the old wiper had two "curly tufts". The new wiper has only one "curly tuft" right behind the center attachment point. Sooooooo, I say success!

CarloSW2

Nice work! I think I'll just move my wipers down a bit and be done with it. I like the wipers a lot. However, I'll keep my Yoda action figure a bit farther away from the dash, because the Force causes turblence.

Thanks for researching that!

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