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To de-wiper the rear or not?

Jaywoo_A3 Nov 15, 2006

  1. Jaywoo_A3

    Jaywoo_A3 Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I am thinking about de-wipering the rear of my a3 and putting a blanking plug in that ive seen on ebay.
    I love the look of no rear wiper as it makes the lines look much cleaner on the rear but dont know if i will be able to do without it?:unsure:

    What is anybody elses thoughts on this and has anyone already done it or have any pics?
     
  2. DPM

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    I use to be a fan of removing the rear wiper but now i think unless you've totally smoothed all the car it just makes it look like the poverty model of the car even though all A3's have rear wipers... just my 2p! :shrug:
     
  3. Herby1

    Herby1 VAG All the way

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    I used to have it done on my car before my A3, but now i have an audi i dont think changing to de-wiper would look good....my opinion it would look good if the whole boot was smoothed like dpm said....but its your car mate and whatever you think looks good - STANDS!
     
  4. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    Hmm I think either no wiper or aero wiper looks best... depends what the blanking plug looks like?
     
  5. Jaywoo_A3

    Jaywoo_A3 Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I must admit i did think the same thing.
     
  6. Herby1

    Herby1 VAG All the way

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    Problem solved :friends: lol
     
  7. Jaywoo_A3

    Jaywoo_A3 Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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  8. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Someone on AS.NET has done it, however I can't remember who it was. it does look smooth. However with the way the fat arse of the S3 keeps kicking up **** the back windscreen will come dirt ridden in no time then you can't see out.

    Just debadge the rear then it looks even smoother...
     
  9. A3_Turbo

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    I Tried doing this a while ago had a rubber bung for it but i couldnt remove the wiper and motor etc...?

    Jason
     
  10. DPM

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  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Markb has done it on his A3, look for the pics!
     
  12. pablo

    pablo Active Member

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    rear wiper is essential on an A3/S3 imo. be a nightmare without it :(
     
  13. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Yup, winter's coming - very bad idea.
     
  14. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just make it a summer mod then haha
     
  15. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    Looks good imo would keep the rings on though.

    As mentioned the rear window can get proper mucky so i reckon aero wiper and debadged is the way forward.

    Maybe ask markb how he gets on in the rain without the rear wiper?
     
  16. jojo

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    He gets out the car every 10 miles in the rain to give his rear windscreen a wipe lol. :laugh:
     
  17. Herby1

    Herby1 VAG All the way

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    I completely agree! it makes it look like you are ashamed of Audi!!! You are mad if you are! lol
     
  18. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    De-Badging and smooting is the euro look though isnt it??

    Hes not ashamed of audi just wants the euro look i guess!?


    Jason
     
  19. Herby1

    Herby1 VAG All the way

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    yeah he may not be ashamed of audi, i doubt anyone in the world would be...but i am saying.....it looks as if he is! i personally would always keep that badge them 4 rings make the car lol!!!!
     
  20. Ess_Three

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    I can't see the point of removing the wiper...it's there for a reason!
    Personally, I think cars look **** with it removed and a blank in place.

    I couldn't drive without a rear wiper...I like to see the Police sneaking up behind me!
     
  21. Jampublic

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    Looks super clean, nice look!

    I wouldn't like risk of not being able to spot the old bill in my rear view mirror, if i failed to clean the car or if it was raining!! :sly:
     
  22. Jampublic

    Jampublic Taking it easy..

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    Opps refresh the page!

    I agree Ess_Three will the police thing forsure!
     
  23. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Nah the rings just emphasis 'nick me' as had happened a few times with mine. Still it makes cleaning the rear easier.
     
  24. fingermouse

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    the S3 has a dirty arse more so than my new born daughter so to me its like saying lets remove the wheels because the car will look better!!!!!!!

    In this weather I use my rear wiper every couple of miles
     
  25. smitch

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    Owning an A4, i find not having a rear wiper a pain in the arse. Especially this time of year, you can't see anything out the back when it's pissing down with rain.
     
  26. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    AMEN
     
  27. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    I think this is another mod that's great for people that prefer to look at their cars / spend every day polishing them than people that like driving, I know my S3 couldn't do without the rear wiper for 9 months of the year and I live in the south east.
     
  28. murph

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    Living in Scotland you need the rear wiper 12months of the year!
     

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