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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2004, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Is it just me or are the wipers when on "hi" pretty slow? I was driving in hard rain yesterday and had to slow down to 35mph because my wipers couldn't keep up. How difficult and how expensive would it be to put higher speed wiper motors in?


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I've noticed that too. Even after a fresh wash and new blades I had to slow down drastically. I don't think the motors would be too much.

Anyone using RainX or a similar product to combat this issue?

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I know that the wipers are much better on the 6 than they were on my 3. I could barely drive in heavy rain with the 3's weak ass wipers. I probably could have wiped the windshield off better with my damn hand.


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Every Time I wash my car, I rainx it up..........(3 times a month on ave) I haven't really noticed the prob since the rain just rolls right off the window, we've had 3 huge storms....one today........so try the rainx see if you still think it's a probl....A little Invisible glass first, apply the rainx, give the window a rub down with a clean cloth, and pow no more rain problems.....

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yea i use rain x too... when your goin at high speeds the rain flies up the windsheild..... very nice..... cept when i was putting mine on i let it sit for too long during the 'fog up period' usually like 10 min.... it was on there for like 2 hours and has left a nice little haze on it.....

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I have to agree - the wiper motors sukass.... I could not see anything in anysort of a heavy rain.... I've done the RainX and it seems to work alot better=)
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Even better, spend a couple of cents more, and get the Rain-X mixed into your wiper fluid. Look for the bright pink fluid. I haven't manually rain-x'd any car in years.

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