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Wiper Blades: Two Lengths?

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Re: Wiper Blades: Two Lengths?

Post by abscate » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:50 am

The wiper arms are different but Volvo says that

31276592

Is the wiper blade number, and makes no reference to size.

Unless, that is a kit of two different blades?
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Re: Wiper Blades: Two Lengths?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:45 am

abscate wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:50 am
The wiper arms are different but Volvo says that

31276592

Is the wiper blade number, and makes no reference to size.

Unless, that is a kit of two different blades?
That is indeed a kit... https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 0-31276592

One even has a spoiler on it! It's hard to tell from the picture, but according to the listing for the Bosch OEM...
Bosch 3397118401 OE Specialty Twin Replacement Wiper Blade Set, 530mm/530mm (Pack of 2)
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-v ... 3397118401

So 21"/21".
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Re: Wiper Blades: Two Lengths?

Post by abscate » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:02 am

I have always wondered why only one has a spoiler. I can’t imagine the flow dynamics over the hood are that different from side to side, unless you have replaced your classy waterfall grill with that chunky, HP robbing, noisy honeycomb one.

I’ve noticed wipers are much better than thy used to be, or else I’ve stopped my Scrooge ways and am buying better ones. My wiper box has ended up in the top garage storage shelf where I need a step stool to get it down.

I’m getting something like 3 years of life on most every car
So 21"/21".
For the US and Yemen

530mm for the other 7 Billion people
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Re: Wiper Blades: Two Lengths?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:23 am

I've got about a year on my Bosch blades from FCP... those Micro Edge $4/pc. blades from FCP are quite good!

My chunky, horsepower robbing egg crate may be heavy (kinda the opposite of what I'm trying to accomplish) but the style points are worth it!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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