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Old 03-01-2007, 08:03 PM
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Tripledge Wipers

Forgive me if this has been discussed but I wanted to share my results with everyone.

If you're going to purchase wipers, do not buy the Tripledge "Lifetime guaranteed" wipers.

Well, our super ghetto-rific wal-mart only had 1 Tripledge in stock when I got wipers. (Well they had about 5 but the other 4 were used ones people returned) I was very skeptical of them when I bought them but I figured what the hell, why not? Even if they last a few thousand miles I only spent two dollars extra purchasing them. Well, they went out this week, I called to get my replacement wipers and after several phone calls to customer service and cleaning them with baking soda and crap and not sending in my warranty card I just went out and bought some new wipers. It's not worth it, too me at least. I seem to replace wipers as much and I fill the washer resovoir.

AFAIK They are only available at wal mart.

Ok, on to the second Tripledge product I tested out tonight. It's a flexblade that changes with the contour of the window. And it's $12 . I figured i'd try it with the back window since I can't find any wiper that will work with that thing. In Tripledge's defense, it's cold out there so it MIGHT be stiff, so I'm going to try and park in the sun (When we get some in Chicago) and see if that will soften it up, but til then I am still pretty pissed off I spent $12 for a wiper blade. HA HA HA...

http://www.tripledge.com/index.php
I couldn't find the new flexblade on their site. They're probably seeing how many suckers will buy it first before they market it.

Well since Wal-Mart only had 1 Tripledge in stock when I purchased wipers the last time, I bought a Michelin one for the passenger side at the same time and that one outlived the "Lifetime" wiper. It didn't need replacement tonight, but I changed it anyways. So it would have kept on wiping.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:27 AM
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rear wiper

I just replaced my rear wiper with the 07 rear wiper set up. I have an 02 and hinge on the old arm actuall corrodes up and i stiffens up. The spring in the arm is not strong enough to over come this. Giving you a partial wipe instead. This may be the problem you are having with your rear wiper. The only way to completely fix it is to upgrade the rear wiper arm. I get a clean wipe every time now.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:56 AM
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I had a set of triple-edge on my Envoy for a couple of months last year and had mixed results. After a while they started leaving areas unwiped or would act as though something was under them and leave a smear rather than cleanly sweep the water. (I believe part of the problem is they no longer would flip from side to side across the heavily curved windshield on our trucks). I tried various wiper cleaners, wipes, etc, nothing worked. When the cold weather hit lat February, they only became worse. I had enough and replaced them with some el-cheapo Anco blades from Dollar General one morning on the way to work, $2.75 a piece for the entire blade assembly and not just a refill. They work GREAT, I've had them on for a good ten months and they still clear the windshield just fine.

Oddly, I used triple-edge blades when they first came out 15 years ago or so on an Impala I owned and I remember them working well for a couple of years. Maybe they just don't like highly curved windshields or they've changed the compound since then.

For the back windshield, I'm using one of the new Trico curved blades. Seem to work really well and stay in contact across the entire sweep area.....that back glass is really tough to find a blade that will actually stay in contact with the glass, but these do.
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I just replaced my rear wiper with the 07 rear wiper set up. I have an 02 and hinge on the old arm actuall corrodes up and i stiffens up. The spring in the arm is not strong enough to over come this. Giving you a partial wipe instead. This may be the problem you are having with your rear wiper. The only way to completely fix it is to upgrade the rear wiper arm. I get a clean wipe every time now.
Same thing here, I think my rear arm is starting to corrode so its missing the top part of the rear window. Its time for a new blade, but I dunno if I want to replace it with the 07 assembly or not.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:27 PM
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I think this is the blade from triple edge he was talking about:

http://www.jamakwipers.com/glider.php
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i have the 07 one, and on the old arm, and if any thing it works 10X better now ! and stands will on the old arm
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I just switched to the new rain-x latitude blades and they are the best wipers i ever had. 5 stars!!!!!!
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:35 PM
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I never had luck with the triple edge blades myself.
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I've always stuck to Bosch Microedge with good results on all my vehicles. The Triple Edge ones seemed too much like a gimmick to me.
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Ditto. I either run Bosch or Anco. Depends on where I'm at and what they cost.
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