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Old 07-24-2009, 09:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My girlfriend, among other typical passengers, hates not being able to see well out that side of the windshield and not having that side mirror at all. Every time the complaint is made I say "I'm the one that needs to be able to see, and I don't need that [wiper/mirror] to see." But then when I'm a passenger I don't like it either

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Old 07-24-2009, 09:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My girlfriend, among other typical passengers, hates not being able to see well out that side of the windshield and not having that side mirror at all. Every time the complaint is made I say "I'm the one that needs to be able to see, and I don't need that [wiper/mirror] to see." But then when I'm a passenger I don't like it either
Me too, but I have a "bite my lip" policy when I am the passenger. Sometimes that leads to white-knuckle rides for me, but I gotta pony-up when I expect the same.

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Old 07-24-2009, 09:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thumbs up make some wiper jacks

on my car when the wipers park, the arm rides up on a little wedge to get the blades off the windscreen. works great just adjust them to park a little lower if you want and put your little blocks where they need to go and there you go!
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I ended up getting two of these off ebay: Rain-X Rainx Wiper Regular Style 20" free Shipping:eBay Motors (item 360173312746 end time Aug-21-09 07:42:21 PDT)

13 bucks shipped seems like a good deal. 18 bucks a pop at my parts store
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Gosh, I never heard of a passenger having a mirror adjusted for their location. In Ghana, bicycle mirrors are adjusted so the rider can admire himself.
My car came with "Reflex" wiper blades, which have a much lower profile than the usual balance-tree assembly. Opinions seem to vary on their performance as wipers, but they do the job for me, and are presumably saving a dram of fuel from time to time.
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I'm currently using the already mentioned Tripledge wipers... they work great and I've been impressed with them. I think you can find them at buytripledge.com. That's where I got mine anyways... Also just found out that silicone is a green product..

Last edited by rainyday; 09-18-2009 at 05:12 PM.. Reason: new information about wipers
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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i know they arent the cheapest, but i've heard the beam type wiper blades may last longer because the beam part provides shade for the actual wiper, so that they are less affected by UV. i'd imagine having a little cowl over any wipers when theyre parked would help as much if not more

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