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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Heated wipers

Anybody using them? Best brand? Reviews? Suggestions? Thanks!

I was looking to get this one: Heated Wiper Blades for Winter Weather

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Interesting. I personally use Bosch Icon's and my car has heated washer sprayers.
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Don't do it, save your extra coin for a nice bottle of wine. Buy some rain x and apply religiously.
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Why wast a nice bottle of wine. Use rain x and vodka...or cheap vodka. mix and use.
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Wonder why they did not wire it on the Ferarri?

I do have a heated windshield on my car, like a patch of rear defrost wires where the wipers sits. It helps but not that much when the wipers are "always on".

I imagine this system to be more efficient.
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My big concern is how fast the rubber on a blade can get fucked in icy conditions. Once the rubber is fucked you're out at least $34. Beam style blades shouldn't have much of a problem icing up and heated washer fluid is a more consistent solution.


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these are what i use, traditional hinge style but with a sealed wiper body so snow and ice don't get in



in my experience, frameless "flex" wipers suck all sorts of ass

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I kind of like the idea of these heated blades. When it dumps in the Cascades, shit ices up fast and you do have to reach out and catch the wiper arm and let it slam down to break it loose.
Aww, c'mon! That action simply takes me back to being a kid. The smell of brewing coffee reminds me of waking up on a winter morning at my Grandmothers. Usually I hate the smell of coffee. The Smell of Pork and Saurkraut reminds me of waking up on New Years Day at my folks. 60 Minute Advertisements during Sunday afternoon football games remind me of dreading waking up the next day for school. And the process of reaching out the window to beat-off (stop!!) the wiper blade....there is just something zen about that. It means that it is snowing and I'm going to where the snow is! =-)

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And the process of reaching out the window to beat-off (stop!!) the wiper blade....there is just something zen about that. It means that it is snowing and I'm going to where the snow is! =-)
totally agree. You know you get a nice warm little feeling inside of you when you think "shit, i cant see where im going and the wipers are caked in snow. hey dude, lean out the window and catch the wiper and knock off the snow" its just going to be a good day

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I kind of like the idea of these heated blades. When it dumps in the Cascades, shit ices up fast and you do have to reach out and catch the wiper arm and let it slam down to break it loose.
Not really a "need" here...more a "want" Sure I can flick the wiper as I did so far, but that just looks cool for winter...then you go back to your regular ones in spring.
My 06 Subaru doesn't have the plug for the heated windshield like the newer models. I discovered yesterday when I had to change my cracked windshield (thanks trucks!)

On a totally different note...I just hit 120.000 miles on the subie, still with the original timing belt that looks like new. Should I change it regardless? It's a pretty expensive deal...so I'm torn. How do you check it visually if you do it at all? Does it matter how it looks or you just change it?

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