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Old 05-10-2008, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is just a "heads-up" that Bosch is selling its bracketless Evolution wiper blades on Amazon and giving a full rebate on the least expensive of the two wipers purchased. The final cost of $15+ is hard to beat.

Here's the rebate info: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image.../160855530.pdf

Here's the wiper info: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image.../163424510.pdf

Sale ends May 31st.

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Old 05-10-2008, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is just a "heads-up" that Bosch is selling its bracketless Evolution wiper blades on Amazon and giving a full rebate on the least expensive of the two wipers purchased. The final cost of $15+ is hard to beat.

Here's the rebate info: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image.../160855530.pdf

Here's the wiper info: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image.../163424510.pdf

Sale ends May 31st.
Thanks, I went to look but the above URL's were "broken PDFs" (I think that means they were temporary URLs relative to your search). The second post worked fine, though.

EDIT: The first URLs are fine. They work in Internet Explorer. The "broken PDF" happens in Firefox, which is what I was using initially.

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Old 05-11-2008, 12:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It depends on the car. From what I've read, the wiperblades are generally shielded in a bubble of stagnated air at the base of the windshield. If your wipers make noticeable noise on the freeway, I'd remove them.

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Maybe it's just my cars, but when I drive in the rain, the droplets on the bottom 1/4-1/3 of the windshield just sit there while the top 2/3-3/4 gets cleared by the wind. The presence or absence of wipers and wiper arms does not affect this phenomenon. Tells me (in addition to various aero articles I've read) that there isn't much for air flow in that region in the first place.
Yeah, but when it's raining, they aren't in that position 95% of the time.
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Yeah, but when it's raining (i.e., when the wipers are being used), they aren't in that position 95% of the time.
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of course, rainX works better at high speeds.

Wife and I had an expedition. We drove 40 miles in downpour rain w/o windshield wipers and was able to see just fine.
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Are these wipers worth more then 1% increase in mpg?

I think the fe gains will be very minor. Well, they would be for me since I rarely get a chance to drive over 40mph.
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Are these wipers worth more then 1% increase in mpg?

I think the fe gains will be very minor. Well, they would be for me since I rarely get a chance to drive over 40mph.
It depends on a lot of factors. If you're using bracketed wipers in the rain, they would have to have more drag than exterior morrors, I would think.
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This is just a "heads-up" that Bosch is selling its bracketless Evolution wiper blades on Amazon and giving a full rebate on the least expensive of the two wipers purchased. The final cost of $15+ is hard to beat.

Here's the rebate info: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image.../160855530.pdf

Here's the wiper info: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image.../163424510.pdf

Sale ends May 31st.
Handy, the Insight needs new wipers. Thanks

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