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    Wiper fix / upgrade

    My original wipers were noisy when changing direction at end of swipe and did not wipe well over 60 mph.
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    I have found a fix, I changed my OE wipers for new aero style found as original equipment on Honda, Lexus, and Subaru late model cars.
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    They work great . Are completely silent, Very aerodynamic, and wipe perfect in hard rain or mist at every speed I have tried so far { up to 80 mph }
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    I have part numbers + instructions and pics.
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    I will post a couple pics now , part numbers, refill numbers, prices and instructions later.
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    BTW refills are very cheap . about $4.50 per side
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    here are some pics , part numbers and detailed instructions soon
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    as you can see in pics, they have aero built in that insures good wiper/window contact due to down force of shape.
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    they are also very low profile as arm fits down into wiper , not sitting on top of wiper like most aftermarket ie bosch etc

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    I've seen these on a few cars and I've wondered about their performance. I haven't been impressed with expensive wiper blades in the past. I actually normally just run a cheap winter blade year round. I'd be interested to see how these hold up over time.

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    My wifes Honda fit has this style, frame is very strong, refills are cheap and easy to install. The reason I went with these is performance was great on her car and now mine is too. I hated the original wipers on my 2014 Mirage after using her car. So I did research and got some to work nicely. The entire assemblies are about $18-21 each and refills are about $4.50 each. My wifes car is 2009 and I have only refilled a few times. I need to check my notes before posting exact part numbers and cost with instructions. Once installed you will not ever want to go back to old style wipers.

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    oh , I also use rain-x , and rain-x washer fluid rated for -20F , this also helps with smooth, quiet, efficient wiping. But the rain-x alone did not make original wipers perform much better. UPGRADE + RAIN-X = SWEET

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    It's about time for new wipers on my Mirage. I hope you post part numbers soon! Thanks.

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    i will do it soon, passengers side is very easy. Drivers side requires a little "work" at very latest I will post all info before Monday . Thanks for your patience.

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    OK here goes, I double checked all part numbers.
    First is passengers side
    Honda wiper assembly part number = 76630-SLN-A11 list price = $23.78 , paid $20.21
    refill number = 76632-STK-A02 list price = $5.85 , will cost me $4.68

    this wiper is from the passengers side of a 2008 Honda fit sport, it is 400mm
    it is now installed on passengers side of my 2014 mirage DE
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    Refill is rubber only, but installs easily. Take wiper assembly off car, grab rubber and slide out bottom of blade { bottom if blades were on car and pointing up} reuse steel pieces in new rubber and slide in from "bottom" you will feel it "pop" in when in all the way. see pics coming in a few minutes of refill

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    third pic shows detent that "pops" in when refill is in all the way.
    load refill from "bottom"
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    NOTE : assembly comes complete with refill in it { ready to use }
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