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    Tried something new and a possible fail

    I had some money in my PayPal account and found some aero wipers from a A8 on ebay.
    Thought sod it, made him a offer, he accepted and the parts arrived.

    First off, my original wipers from a B5 Facelift.


    No real reason for the change, just fancied having a play (I miss working down a breakers yard) with something different.

    First try was long on the drivers side and short on passenger side


    This seemed ok but would foul on the bonnet near the drivers side on the way down.

    2nd was the other way round.


    This would foul on the drivers A piller on the way up, there was also a little bit of bonnet fouling as well on the up wipe. The wiper was fouling on the A piller on the passenger.
    If i shrink the passengers wiper down a inch I would then be able to lower both wipers all the way down and correct the fouling on the bonnet.

    I'm not 100% sure on the look thought.
    They are possible to bulky for the B5.

    Thoughts, ideas and does any want to buy a set of A8 aero wipers if I don't want them? :D

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    Nice idea.

    I'm in two minds as to doing something similar meself with either retrofit Bosch AeroTwins for hook fitment or with VW Audi A4 Exeo 8E 01-08 Front Aero Wiper Arm Blade Kit on eBay (end time 25-May-11 16:30:08 BST)

    Only question is that would a kit for a 8E B6 be suitable on a 8D B5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyser Soze View Post
    Nice idea.

    I'm in two minds as to doing something similar meself with either retrofit Bosch AeroTwins for hook fitment or with VW Audi A4 Exeo 8E 01-08 Front Aero Wiper Arm Blade Kit on eBay (end time 25-May-11 16:30:08 BST)

    Only question is that would a kit for a 8E B6 be suitable on a 8D B5?
    Apparently B6 wont fit B5 but Passat B5.5 will. I think.
    B7 saloon wipers and arms onto B6 avant?

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    Ta very muchly for the heads up Axios and for saving me from a dumkopf fail if I had gone and bought the item!

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    The spindle dia is too big, bushes can be made to make them fit....

    Ask me how i know... LOL
    They are fine but are a bit bulky looking on there, but the bushes work fine and still worked after shifting about 8 tons of snow in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan A4 View Post
    The spindle dia is too big, bushes can be made to make them fit....

    Ask me how i know... LOL
    They are fine but are a bit bulky looking on there, but the bushes work fine and still worked after shifting about 8 tons of snow in the winter.
    Thats the B6 wiper arms?

    Bahh, swap the hole mech over. lol

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    I don't think the b6 mech will fit in there, the bushes cost next to nothing and are fine thus far.

    Will snap a picture in the daylight

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    I wondered if that would work!

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    I bottled the use of anything too out the ordinary and opted for facelift arms and will fit Sparco aero blades once I get paid
    Last edited by Oranoco; 17th May 2011 at 16:47.

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    I thought it was worth ago.
    I can get them to fit but not sure if its going to be worth the hassle of sanding them down to make them fit and ordering new wiper blades.

    I like the slenderness of the Facelift arms, think they look and fit better.

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    I like how the blades attach and hide under the cap, but not sure on the bulkieness(sp) of the spindle bit.

    I may hack them down and get them welded a bit narrower, or hybrid the two sets, not sure yet

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    I know what you mean.

    What is the width of this point highlighted in the below image?

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    inside, its 22.7mm. Too big to hybrid facelfit arms with them, I looked already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan A4 View Post
    inside, its 22.7mm. Too big to hybrid facelfit arms with them, I looked already
    Rubbish. lol
    I looked at doing it to the the A8 arms I got.
    I did contemplate hacking the ends off and welding them together where they meet.
    But thought that's to extreme.

    I wonder what BMW ones are like.
    I'm off to phone a friend.

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