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Old 08-02-2010, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Windshield wipers?

Ok, I was always a rain-x windshield wiper fan (the normal ones, not the latitudes) they always works decently, id give them a 8.5/10

Well since I got a new car I was going to get the new rain-x latitudes but they didn't have my size so I got the Michelin Radius wipers instead thinking they were probably the same anyways...

Well I put the wipers on and, well... They sorta suck... Every part of the windshield was perfectly wiped EXCEPT the area under where the wipers clip on, like maybe my arms dont push them down hard enough so there is a giant streak where it misses every time...

Think im going to take these back... Any ideas on which wipers are best?

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Old 08-02-2010, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Or, now that I think about it, do you guys think that maybe I should just wait it out, the wipers may just be stiff from packaging and need to form to the windshield for a few days before I am quick to judge
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Maybe clean everything off in the meantime too.
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I don't use wipers for rain or snow. Just for wiping bugs off.


Keep the windshield clean and use just a hint of rain X and it will be great. Even in the hardest of rains.
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Any ideas on which wipers are best?
The Bosch Aerotwin will be hard to beat (on anything but price).
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i added larger wipers to my car. this made a bigger difference then the brand. i have been looking into adding a wing to the wiper arms to use wind pressure to force the wipers down. i have seen this wing stock on some cars.

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