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Old 09-19-2012, 02:02 PM
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Timely post as I was just investigating this myself and much to my amazement I discovered that apparently BMW has a front windshield design department and a rear windshield design department. And typical of German engineering behavior the two are NOT allowed to talk or collaborate amongst each other. This is to cause confusion and aggravation for their customers and raise dealer revenue. Don't think they are stupid!

I just replaced my fronts with the PIAA ones and they are really really nice and smooth operating. And about half what the dealer will charge. I hope they will last longer than the dealer inserts which must be aged before sending to the dealer so that they have built in obsolescence.

Anyway, in my typical thriftiness I thought I would cut one of the front inserts I removed and use it on the rear wiper since it does not see much action hanging out back there where is does. Much to my awe I discovered that the rear is slightly, ever so slightly a different width so that this is not possible. Now, who I ask, would even think to make the rear wiper ever so slightly different in width from the fronts. And, how I might ask, did this happen. See the two department explanation above.

Is there a PIAA insert for the rear????
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