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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2001, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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A Better Windshield Wiper?

Well most of you know that a few months ago I "re-manufactured" my wiper arms. I think the company (pictured below) did me one better. I'm impressed with their design if it holds against the windshild at highway speeds... I know mine does so I'll use the arm and reweld it. Now all I gotta do is figue out just how big of a wiper I can use. A litte fun at last!

So, I'm going back to the drawing board to come up with a new-improved-wiper arm.



I'll let you guys know what I come up with if anyone's interested....

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Re: A Better Windshield Wiper?

The basic kit looks like a good value. The billet parts are, well what can I say $$$$$$.

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Re: A Better Windshield Wiper?

Just use a "Rain X" type product and don't worry about the wipers. That's all we use on our aircraft. It works
fine on my cj also.

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Re: A Better Windshield Wiper?

Just as a matter of discussion, bending the arms really doesn't improve the "throw" of the wiper. True the "parked" position is much better, but the other end of the "swipe" is going to be right in the driver's view (or close to it). I didn't read all of their information, so maybe I'm missing something....

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Re: A Better Windshield Wiper?

Keep us posted on your progress. I'v been thinking of doing something along these lines to my jeep. Really, after of years of driving my jeep I don't really notice the wipers anymore. I guess if I really wanted the wipers out of the way I would just buy a TJ! (ok ok, not really!)

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Re: A Better Windshield Wiper?

I went to theor web page and dropped them an e-mail inquiring about the "throw" of the wipers being improved. Below is the response I got (within hours I might add!)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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My e-mail to them:

Hi, I have a '83 CJ-7 and I can't stand the stock wiper "Park" location.
I was wondering though, how do your wipers give a 33% larger wipe area
when the arm just appear to be bent down? It seems as thought the top of
the wiper movement would end at the drivers eyeline.
Just wondering.

their response:

It would if you just bent the wipers, But in the kit , I have a modified
wiper motor arm, its tig welded and cad plated so it won't rust, and its a
tad longer that the stock unit , thus providing more, ( actually about 6
inches more travel.) sorry I have a lot more to do on my page. I do have a
30 day money back guarantee! I also have a picture that shows how much more
it wipes. I have someone helping me with the page. (that stuff is all Greek
to me, lol) But the wipers work really well.! and that's all for $19.95.
that kit includes very detailed instructions ,including a cad drawing of the
wiper bent so you can match it up to your old ones, so if you decide to bend
your own (which is very easy) you just match it up to the cad drawing to
make sure its at the correct bend. After you have installed the wiper motor
arm you can also get the Billet wipers and they just go on like your old
ones, cause you've already put the arm on the wiper motor. (ps) I love my
Jeep but I hated those wipers in the window. you have nothing to lose if you
don't like it,I'll send your money back. But I know you will......the Jeep
pictured is mine it's an 85.......Thanks for your inquiry........Rip
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Sounds like they are worth a try for $20 to me !

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