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Old 12-05-2006, 10:41 AM   #21
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Well it looks like I am not alone on the lifting off the window, Boost and Corvette had problems too. If they do not lift up for you then wonderful. Maybe we have weak springs in our wiper arms.

I didn't mean I thought they were supposed to scrape the window for you, but I guess I was not to clear on that. My point was that after you scrape it, the only snow for the wipers to remove is the snow that is falling, and I have never seen so much fall so fast that you need paddles for wipers in order to keep the window clear while driving. I have driven through plenty of snow storms. I went to college in Houghton, MI the average snowfall there is 250" a year.

I just never had enough of a problem with frozen wipers to need ones with a cover on them. Mine brush off just fine while doing the window. I do use the rain-x de-icer and I love the stuff. That may be why I do not have much of a frozen wiper problem. The cover did more harm than good for me. It has been very very rare for me to have to grab my regular wipers while driving. I found it entertaining at the time anyway.
What type of blades you have on your car that work so well? Im looking for a good set that will not give me headaches during the winter.
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http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/valeo/ultimate.jsp

nothing to freeze and have only heard good things about them
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nothing to freeze and have only heard good things about them
yeah, my brother has those, i think he likes them

but those will be a good all year round blade
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my dad has one, he likes it a lot. And my room mate had them on his jetta. He loved them.
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Ooo and Rob, i dont know if in Ohio if you get allot or Freezing snow/rain, but up here in NY, regular whippers will almost always freeze, its happened to me a few time

Just a FYI before the Real winter hit
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Yea, I have the 20" ones on my WJ. They do work well, very even wiping, and they only smear when bugs or other crap is on the window. They stay stuck to the window better than any others I've tried, and if the rubber is still good, i'll be putting them back on in the spring. I wouldn't run them for winter wipers, tho.. there is a metal edge on them that will collect ice. I always use Anco winter wipers in the winter, I buy them 2" shorter than stock to help with lifting.

Edit: I found mine on clearance at wallyworld for about $6-8 each, I think. No sign of the Valeo'* there anymore tho.
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I use the Bosch ones MACDRIVE posted a pic of. I do like the look of those ones corvettecrazy just linked. I might have to give them a try, it looks like they are even buy one get one free!
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http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/valeo/ultimate.jsp

nothing to freeze and have only heard good things about them
Those look sweet!!

And if you want a price... http://store.yahoo.com/rodi/valeo-ul...per-blade.html
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Ooo and Rob, i dont know if in Ohio if you get allot or Freezing snow/rain, but up here in NY, regular whippers will almost always freeze, its happened to me a few time

Just a FYI before the Real winter hit
You talk like I have never been through a winter...I lived in Wisconsin for 14.5 years. And near philly for another 4ish. Rochester has had the weakest winter of all of them. I'm still waiting for it to get "bad".
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ooo don't worry it will come

Im hoping

i think this winter we are going to get slammed, cuz its been so slow in the beginning
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