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Old 01-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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*New Michelin Stealth Wiper Blades

Hey guys,

I was just sittin' on my azz when I saw a rad commercial for these new wiper blades.

Anybody else seen these? supposedly they're aerodynamic and low profile.

Amazon.com: michelin stealth wiper: Automotive

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have some like that. I like them but for my vehicles they are no more aerodynamic.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use rain x and almost never run the wipers unless I get a lot of road gunk on the windshield. I use it on all the windows, it also helps me see the effects of drafting when in heavy traffic. Watching the little drops start to oscillate then actually stop at 60+ MPH is fascinating, until I look back up the road and;

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I have a set like that too. They might be more aero but that don't wipe as well at the ends of the blade.
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I've had a set similar for about 2 (or 3?) years now. They work in ice and snow as well as rain, and that is why they are good.

The aerodynamic drag of windshield wipers (in their resting position) is virtually zero; on most cars anyway.
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Ooh great now I can save $.75 of fuel a year while reducing my visibility!
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A few less hooks and sharp edges - should be better for pedestrian safety should you ever scoop one up.
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I have the bosch version (bosch icon's) of this on my car. Complete waste of money, I bought them for the extended lifetime and don't get any longer lifetime than a normal winter blade. They do seem to wipe slightly better, but not worth the 5x price that they usually carry.
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The eco friendly product to have would be replacement rubber strips, the metal parts can last the lifetime of the car really, it's a silly waste to replace the whole thing.

On my dads old S-class where a new blade cost $100 we bought a $3 generic of the same length and switched the new rubber over. Worked fine.
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The eco friendly product to have would be replacement rubber strips, the metal parts can last the lifetime of the car really, it's a silly waste to replace the whole thing.
Does anyone remember the good ol' days when you could walk into a car parts store and buy replacement rubber inserts? I haven't seen them in years.

(Am I a crotchety old man yet?)

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