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Old 03-31-2013, 09:45 PM
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Wolfsburg edition VW Rabbit GTI's used those also, just uses air flow to press the wiper to the windshield at high speeds in the rain., then they invented RAINX.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 17prospective buyer View Post
So i guess it's like a tag for cops, since they'll know that if you're sporting a windshield wiper arm spoiler, that you drive fast regularly!
I think just being in a 928 means that already...

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan View Post
I think just being in a 928 means that already...

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True Dat!! (;
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:18 PM
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Dean, I am pretty sure your metal one is factory. As OTR18WHEELER said some early VW has factory fitted metal arm spoiler as well. I believe ever since Bosch came up with the spoiler integrated wiper, the arm spoiler was no long used.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan View Post
Only the back requires modification - fronts fit directly.

reused the side pin from the old rear wiper, opened up the hole one side, filled the middle with a section of polycarbonate wrapped in black vinyl.

This wiper is quite a bit longer than stock - cleans the whole rear windshield vertically.

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May I ask what is the length of your frameless wiper used at the back? I may follow your instruction to put on a longer than stock wiper on. Except with a traditional one with frame. I just love the constructed look of the framed ones .
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 17prospective buyer View Post
Oh so downforce for wipers!

So i guess it's like a tag for cops, since they'll know that if you're sporting a windshield wiper arm spoiler, that you drive fast regularly!
Back in the 80's ,the standard ricer equipment was the clip on wiper arm spoiler with 3 adjustable louvers. By putting a pair of those on makes your ride looks cooler and faster~! By the way those are still available at Canadian Tire if anyone is still interested.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:51 PM
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Ricers haven't changed much eh? Beautiful car of yours btw, lovely luxurious color.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by lordmasterprince View Post
May I ask what is the length of your frameless wiper used at the back? I may follow your instruction to put on a longer than stock wiper on. Except with a traditional one with frame. I just love the constructed look of the framed ones .
Its an ICON 424A - 24"

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Can anyone tell me where I can find the Wiper Blade Arm Spoilers?
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by OTR18WHEELER View Post
...then they invented RAINX.
Which is reason enough NOT to put those things on your car. Form may follow function but these are just UGLY and take away from everything good about these cars.

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Old 07-13-2014, 01:17 PM
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If you use the Bosch ICONs they have a mini low profile spoiler all along the blade length - this looks smooth - it can be a lower profile because its longer and there are no open areas to create lift and it exerts downforce all along the blade.

I like the ICONs - both how they perform and how they look - its not stock - but you don't really notice it either - just blends in. I won't be going back.

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