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Old 01-25-2011, 03:01 PM
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Funny, I thought it was just me. Same issue on drivers side in field of vision. Guess I'll go buy new blades. Gotta love it, spend $40K on a truck and the wiper blades suck out of the box............
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Stock wipers not good enough??? go to Rain-X Latitude and be done with it... best wiper i've used in a long time...
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I love the Latitudes but still not -20 friendly lol but then again what is.
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I haven't had this problem yet with my truck, but I did have it in my Malibu. I think someone needs to come up with a way to run a heating element through the wiper blade to keep if from freezing. If the blade doesn't freeze and get stiff, it clears everything and the snow and ice never have a chance to freeze on the windshield. I have been messing around with it, but I can't think of a way to heat it up without melting the rubber blade.

We are getting freezing rain here and 12-18" of snow tomorrow, so I may just pick up a set of new wipers as a precaution.
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i like the idea Wildcat heat the wiper somehow, i'll buy it you make it...lol.. looks like your getting hit with the same weather as we are up here in hawkeye land.. but you nailed it if the wiper freezes then your screwed no matter what, however there are better built wipers that take the climate better than others..
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only issue i have had was when the rain started to freeze.

i've been left with a large patch of frozen water right in eye line, the wipers clear the rest of the window just fine. just not the 6 inch patch, i'll be trying dif blades
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Absolutely the worst wipers I've ever experienced in ANY amount of snow..Bought Rain-x blades, washer fluid,and windshield treatment....deff helped, but the defrosters hit the windshield too much higher than where the wipers "park"...my biggest complaint about the truck for sure.
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Yes I also had to "pull over" in a snow storm to clean my wipers. The defrost should really start lower in the windshield!
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Funny, I thought it was just me. Same issue on drivers side in field of vision. Guess I'll go buy new blades. Gotta love it, spend $40K on a truck and the wiper blades suck out of the box............
I feel the same way. I already replaced my blades with winter specific blades. THEY STILL SUCK! Has to be the lack of tension on the spring in the wiper arm. I work next door to a Dodge dealer, guess I'll go bug them. I know it jacks me when people bring their new cars into my dealer for crappy wiper blades (Subaru), but for 40 large we should be able to see out the windsheild.
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I haven't had this problem yet with my truck, but I did have it in my Malibu. I think someone needs to come up with a way to run a heating element through the wiper blade to keep if from freezing. If the blade doesn't freeze and get stiff, it clears everything and the snow and ice never have a chance to freeze on the windshield. I have been messing around with it, but I can't think of a way to heat it up without melting the rubber blade.

We are getting freezing rain here and 12-18" of snow tomorrow, so I may just pick up a set of new wipers as a precaution.
On the Subarus they have a cold weather package that has heating elements on the windsheild, like a rear defroster, down where the wipers park. Works great on them in icy conditions. Still think the arm tension is insufficient....
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