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Ouch ouch ouch - Main Stealer

Oranoco Mar 30, 2008

  1. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    I blame Siena. I saw his B7 wiper arms on his rather stunning project and decided I wanted some of that for my own car. A quick phone call to the Main Dealer with the part numbers kindly supplied and teh result was...



    £30 each arm and £17 per blade, Almost £100 for windscreen wiper arms!!! Think I'll keep my eyes open at the scrapyard. lol
     
  2. nomadx

    nomadx Member

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    get the aero kit of vagparts steve. thats what i am gonna do!
     
  3. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Buy the arms from a reputable wreckers - www.allaudi.co.uk

    Then just buy the blades new.
     
  4. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Sir you are a legend. Will drop them a shout tomorrow when I'm supposed to be working. lol
     
  5. Pornstarr

    Pornstarr Member

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    I thought the aero kit from Vagparts was the whole deal?
    The correct type arms and propper Aero blades. Rather than the Ebay specials which just clip onto the normal arms?
     
  6. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    The Vagparts kits are Passat B5.5 items. They're ok, but don't look as good as the B7 ones. They're a bit too straight and angular.

    Still, just a matter of choice. I looked at them, and didn't like them.
     
  7. Jared71482

    Jared71482 01 A4 1.8TQM

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    pictures of said B7 arms please?

    I have the passatt ones and like them... havent really noticed the B7 ones though.
     
  8. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Here they are...

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  9. auroan

    auroan Active Member

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    I prefer my passat arms. The B7 ones still look a little cheap with the gaps in the top of the arms
     
  10. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    The gaps are there to allow air to pass through them at high speed.

    Rather than hitting the solid arms, and affecting operation - slowing the downward strokes.
     
  11. smitch

    smitch Active Member

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    Do they keep your windows cleaner???
     
  12. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Without a doubt. No judder, smearing, and they don't squeak, even when there's little moisture on the screen.
     
  13. macca

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    my wipers seem to hit the drivers side window frame with a bit of force on the upward stroke, the arms are adjusted to the correct angle though when parked.

    do you get a ny similar issues with the b7 arms? also i notice they sweep very close to the passenger trim, do they touch?
     
  14. nomadx

    nomadx Member

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    are the b7 arms a direct swap?
     
  15. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Mine don't catch on either the passenger's or driver's side trip, even with a wet screen, and wipers on fastest speed.
     
  16. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    No. The B7 ams use a much larger spindle, I had a couple of aluminium taper collars turned out as adapters. Cost £5.
     
  17. auroan

    auroan Active Member

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    Ah my passat arms are a direct fit.
     
  18. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    True, the Passat B5.5 arms are a direct fit, nice and easy. :rolleyes:

    Same way a V6 Biturbo is a direct fit to my A4 2.6 quattro.

    An S8 4.2L V8 isn't a direct fit, but definitely the grin factor will be greater. :ninja:
     
  19. sitrials

    sitrials Member

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    Yes the V8 I'm sure will be better but only if charged also!!
     
  20. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    She'll be charged all right, no shaking.
     
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