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Windshield Wiper "Mod"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kelson, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Aug 13, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson [OP] My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    well this is how it goes....i bought a pair of new windshield wipers a while back...and accidentily put them on the wrong side (21" on the driver side and 22" on the passenger side) and then after using them for a couple of months, realized this, and thought to myself, hey, why not just put two 22" wipers on instead. so my dad's PreRunner needed new wipers so i bought him two 22" wipers and it worked out, same for my friend's x runner and now on my truck

    needless to say it worked, and it made the little water triangle thing in the middle a bit smaller, and there's now better windshield wiper coverage :cool:

    so there ya have it...a small little tidbit of info for the next time you buy wiper blades.

    (rain-x lattitudes FTW!) lol
     
  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:31 AM
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    brian

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    so they fit the windshield and didn't 'lap' over the edge?
     
  3. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:33 AM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    funny thing i learned from working at autozone is that 22" isnt the same as 22" from another brand... there are some blades that are more than a 1/2 different from another blade
     
  4. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:34 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson [OP] My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    with the rain-x lattitudes they fit...as well as the bosch icons and Michelin radius wipers...there's about an 1/8" of clearance between the edge of the wiper and the right edge
     
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