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Old 10-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick aero wipers

You need a wrench and 3 minutes of your time.




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Old 10-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not bad, looks like it would definitely help some.

Care to elaborate?
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's very simple, you just need to unscrew wiper arms and lower them down to the lowest possible point on the windscreen. That will move wiper blades from the high airflow, at least that works with my Beemer.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I take it that you are rotating the arm on the shaft. Right?
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I take it that you are rotating the arm on the shaft. Right?
If you are on the driver side, it would be left.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I take it that you are rotating the arm on the shaft. Right?
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Novel idea, but how does it perform in rain with the adjustments?
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It works pretty well. The one and only difference is that unwiped area close to A pillar is slightly wider.
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So what your saying is ( look at attached pic ) if i loosen the blue dotted nut so i can move the wiper arm so the wiper is moved from the purple line to the yellow line then tighten the blue dotted nut back up and i'm done?
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Oh wow, I'll have to take a look at this next time I have some time. My wipers stick out like crazy. Thanks!

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