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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear wiper for Intrepid?

Has anyone ever tried or know if you can add rear wiper to the Intrepid. Thanks
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I'm sure it's possible... but it would look out of place (in my opinion). Also, you shouldn't need one because of the slope of the window. The wind blows over it and should blow the water and dirt away. I've never had any problems with that. I know on minivans or SUVs they have rear wipers because the aerodynamics create a vacuum behind the car and the wind doesn't blow the water away... it just sits there unless you have a fin like some of the early 90s blazers did. The early 90s acura integras are the only cars I know of off hand that had a rear wiper with as steep of a rake they had on the rear window.
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Here in Michigan we get quite a bit of snow. It would definately help to have a rear wiper. I was wondering about how it would look also but I had a first and second generation Probe, they both had sloped windows and they came with a rear wiper.
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I've also thought about a rear wiper. The only thing it would be good for is snow though (and being different).

The only problem is where would you mount it? Most cars that have them are hatchbacks so the rear deck and the rear window are integral. We have a trunk right under the window, so it couldn't mount to that. Mounting it above the window would just look silly. I really can't think of anyway it could be accomplished and look good.
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Here in Michigan we get quite a bit of snow. It would definately help to have a rear wiper.
I haven't had any problems with the snow, but I know what you mean. :bigsmile:

Where you at in this great state?
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The 83 Firebirds had the option of a wiper as well and my 89 Lebaron GTS came with one also. I've never had a problem with the window on this car though.
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I've had a car with a rear wiper for the last 7 years so I kind of miss it. It probably would look a little goofy on the Intrepid.

Hey Warlord I live in Madison Heights. I am also a CAD Designer at KUKA Engineering (isn't everyone around here).


P.S. sweet R/T
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I find when I drive at night when it's raining, I can't see well at all out the rear window. There are raindrops all over it. I was wondering why a rear wiper wasn't included??? I never had this prob on my 1988 Dodge Aries. The window on that thing was almost straight down.



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Hey Warlord I live in Madison Heights. I am also a CAD Designer at KUKA Engineering (isn't everyone around here).


P.S. sweet R/T
Thanks for the compliment.

Is KUKA looking for another CAD Engineer???
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I dont have any trouble seeing out the rear window

the rain runs right off, probly because the soap I use to wash it has conditioners and a big Type "R" on the bottle that makes the rain bead up and run write off.


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WOW that's great!!
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Did you ever try the product called "Rain-X?" It works to a point. Keeps the water and snow from sticking to the windshield. It may be a cheaper alternative until you work out your rear wiper design.


Hey, CAD guys. What CAD packages do you use?

I know:
Solidworks
Pro-Engineer
Pro-Mechanica
AutoCAD (or as I like to call it, Dino-CAD)
Mechanical Desktop
ANSYS (not a lot)
CADKEY (not a lot)
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Thanks for the input, I will pick some up today and try it. As far as CAD software I am on Catia now but have done:

Catia (2) years
Autocad for (5) years
and a little of

Mechanical Desktop
Solidworks

Do you use Solidworks at home?
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For CAD packages, I mainly use Pro/E. I know AutoCAD rather well also. I know a little Cadkey and SDRC-Ideas.

There is so much more I want to learn. But hey, I'm only 25 and 1.5 years out of college. So I have plenty of time! I really want to get more into surfacing and rendering, but at the same time I want to get more into product develpment and other stuff that might take me away from purely working on a CAD program.

Oh the choices!!!
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Did you sasy that you use "Type R" soap...SHAME ON YOU!!!

LOL HAHAHAHAHA =)



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