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Old 05-28-2006, 10:17 PM   #1
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Smile BD sedan with a rear wiper? - INSTALLED and FUNCTIONAL!

That's what this ebay ad says, but I never knew there was such a thing. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDM-S...QQcmdZViewItem It doesn't look like a wagon rear window, but I dunno.

Anyone know for sure if the JDM sedans had a rear wiper?

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Old 05-28-2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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Yeah, BD's in japan came with rear wipers. Most JDM sedans came with rear wipers iirc.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:30 PM   #3
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I would really like one of these on mine, but it'll probably never happen.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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BD5? What's up with the 5?

Every car should have a rear wiper, hands down.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:53 PM   #5
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DLC you have no idea how hard it is to find intact rear windsheilds and accompanying hardware.

They're usually the first things to break when the car is chopped into clips.
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:25 AM   #6
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BD5? What's up with the 5?

Every car should have a rear wiper, hands down.
Japanese designation. They put numbers after the body code, to indicate the year(or maybe it's the engine?) of the car I think.

IE.. BD5, BD9, stuff like that.
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:04 AM   #7
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Here ya go Pat heres a pic of a BD with the wiper.
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Old 05-29-2006, 08:14 AM   #8
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Japanese designation. They put numbers after the body code, to indicate the year(or maybe it's the engine?) of the car I think.

IE.. BD5, BD9, stuff like that.
Engine.

ie: GC2=EJ18 Impreza, GC4=EJ22 Impreza, GC6=EJ25 Impreza, GC8=EJ20t Impreza

No, it's not a wagon window, and yes, it's another cool JDM thing that we don't get
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Old 05-29-2006, 08:24 AM   #9
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Every car should have a rear wiper, hands down.
Hmmm... Is there an areodynamic penalty for placing a wiper on the rear window ? Also I think the wiper maybe impeads the rear view some, although maybe not as much as a few inches of snow.

Having a rear wiper on a sedan will certainly make your car look unique, although I am not sure that the benifits are enough to justify the cost and expense of installing one.
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Old 05-29-2006, 08:35 AM   #10
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the wiper maybe impeads the rear view some, although maybe not as much as a few inches of snow.
...or any other form of precipitation. I had a Taurus as a loaner once, and I was very disappointed that I couldn't clear the back window to see through it in the rain.

I don't think the wiper could possibly reduce rear window vision so much as to make it more of a menace than an aid.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:27 AM   #11
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I think the wiper looks lower than the 2.5GT's rear spoiler, so visibility's not an issue.

I've always been annoyed by the airflow over the rear window, which seems to create a "dead spot" where rain just stagnates right in the middle of the window. I've tried RainX'ing it, but that didn't help. I don't know if I'm annoyed enough to spend hundreds of dollars on buying this setup off ebay and installing it, though.

If anyone else is interested, they've got 2 of them listed right now.

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Old 05-29-2006, 01:52 PM   #12
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Just an FYI: JHOT, the seller on ebay, is very good and professional. I've ordered several JDM goodies from them and everything was as described, shipped quickly (from Atlanta) and packed well.

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Old 05-29-2006, 02:16 PM   #13
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Yeah, I've heard that they have a great reputation as well.
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Old 05-29-2006, 03:21 PM   #14
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i too have bought things from JHOT, they are accurate with their stuff and ship fast.



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Old 05-29-2006, 03:48 PM   #15
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Just for reference, a guy did this to a WRX, and it cost him over 700 bucks in the end (650 for the window and wiper). I would also get a professional autoglass shop to do the removal and installation of the window, as to avoid leaks later.

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3086

DOOOEEET!

EDIT: Just notice that wiper looks like all sort of ****ed up with rust. hmmm.....
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Old 05-29-2006, 05:14 PM   #16
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Just for reference, a guy did this to a WRX, and it cost him over 700 bucks in the end (650 for the window and wiper).
Well, I could "buy it now" the window, wiper assembly, and new steering column switch and have it shipped for less than half that $650, so that seems like a pretty poor data point.

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I would also get a professional autoglass shop to do the removal and installation of the window, as to avoid leaks later.
Good call, I wouldn't have thought of that. I was just going to use bubble gum to hold it in place.

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EDIT: Just notice that wiper looks like all sort of ****ed up with rust. hmmm.....
Yeah, it's too bad you couldn't just hit that think with black Rustoleum to make it look perfectly fine.

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Old 05-29-2006, 05:51 PM   #17
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I was considering doing this on my GC as JHOT had one for sale on eBay for that, too. Here's a good write-up on the process on a GC from North Ursalia's site:

http://www.northursalia.com/modifica...rearwiper.html
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Old 05-29-2006, 06:05 PM   #18
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Well, I could "buy it now" the window, wiper assembly, and new steering column switch and have it shipped for less than half that $650, so that seems like a pretty poor data point.
Yes...I realize that. Hence the "just for reference" comment and my later "DOOEET" or "Do it" for the OT impaired. I was trying to point out that it appeared to be a good deal.


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Good call, I wouldn't have thought of that. I was just going to use bubble gum to hold it in place.
Well dumber things happen on a regular basis on NASIOC......

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Yeah, it's too bad you couldn't just hit that think with black Rustoleum to make it look perfectly fine.
Makes you wonder about the age of the whole piece and then possible replacement issues down the line. Just a word of caution, especially considering the comments on the page such as " there is some wear that comes with a used item" and "This item is used and is being sold 'As Is'."
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Well, I could "buy it now" the window, wiper assembly, and new steering column switch and have it shipped for less than half that $650, so that seems like a pretty poor data point.


Good call, I wouldn't have thought of that. I was just going to use bubble gum to hold it in place.


Yeah, it's too bad you couldn't just hit that think with black Rustoleum to make it look perfectly fine.

Pat

Ummmm, I don't think I'd be so sarcastic when these people are just trying to offer advice. And I HAVE heard of people replecing their own glass, so don't get that way. I know i shouldn't be talking, because i am sarcastic here all the time, but not when I ask for help. I'm surprised, because you've always been a great member here for a long time. Did you just wake up feeling bad?
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Ummmm, I don't think I'd be so sarcastic when these people are just trying to offer advice. And I HAVE heard of people replecing their own glass, so don't get that way. I know i shouldn't be talking, because i am sarcastic here all the time, but not when I ask for help. I'm surprised, because you've always been a great member here for a long time. Did you just wake up feeling bad?
That touch of sarcasm is what makes Pat one of the good ones, in my eyes. Oh, and he didn't ask for help regarding whether or not to buy it, how to install it and whether it was in good condition. Just wanted to know whether it was legit. That question was answered several posts earlier.

Also, the part where one of the posters pointed out that it is "sold as is" and "shows some wear" that is in EVERY listing that JHOT does. And it should be, as this stuff is over 10 years old and was driven on the roads in Japan for that long...there is no reason to think or expect otherwise.

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To be fair, the "roads of Japan" are a lot kinder than the Midwest & NE roads are on cars...
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That touch of sarcasm is what makes Pat one of the good ones, in my eyes. Oh, and he didn't ask for help regarding whether or not to buy it, how to install it and whether it was in good condition. Just wanted to know whether it was legit. That question was answered several posts earlier.

Also, the part where one of the posters pointed out that it is "sold as is" and "shows some wear" that is in EVERY listing that JHOT does. And it should be, as this stuff is over 10 years old and was driven on the roads in Japan for that long...there is no reason to think or expect otherwise.

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I saw that the question was posted, answered and that no information on how easy or difficult it was to do. I didn't realize that no other information was needed in the thread, and that this was totally unnecessary to post up. Patrick seems to help out often, so I thought I'd return the favor. No good dead goes unpunished I suppose, and I'll make sure to check who I give information to in the future.
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A thousand apologies. I didn't think my reply was that abrasive.
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That touch of sarcasm is what makes Pat one of the good ones, in my eyes. Oh, and he didn't ask for help regarding whether or not to buy it, how to install it and whether it was in good condition. Just wanted to know whether it was legit. That question was answered several posts earlier.

Also, the part where one of the posters pointed out that it is "sold as is" and "shows some wear" that is in EVERY listing that JHOT does. And it should be, as this stuff is over 10 years old and was driven on the roads in Japan for that long...there is no reason to think or expect otherwise.

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Trust me, I know that pat has been a good guy, and that his sarcasm is usually entertaining. I've been reading his posts longer than you have. You are still a noob in my eyes, seeing as how you are about 6000 members behind my member number.

By the way, that was just me teasing you a bit, being sarcastic if you couldn't tell. Don't take that noob thing seriously. i don't want things escalating because my joke was not understood...

And I saw what the original question was. But that doesn't mean extra info and thoughts on the subject can't be shared. I can see him getting upset at stupid posts when people hijack a thread and start talking about something completely different. All those people were just trying to help though. Especially since other people were asking about the rear wiper, the extra info was even more important.

I'm not saying I hate pat. I was just saying the sarcasm was a bit out of line, since those people were sincerely trying to help. Heck, he's given me helpful info over the years, so I wouldn't normally second-guess his posts.

Oh well, this is supposed to be a forum to share knowledge, not waste time with arguments about sacrcasm. I will stop posting about this issue and let things be... here's a dancing banana to show my good will:
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Well, I could "buy it now" the window, wiper assembly, and new steering column switch and have it shipped for less than half that $650, so that seems like a pretty poor data point.


Good call, I wouldn't have thought of that. I was just going to use bubble gum to hold it in place.


Yeah, it's too bad you couldn't just hit that think with black Rustoleum to make it look perfectly fine.

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Don't forget that if you do this, you have a perfectly good US rear window you can then sell as a used item.
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