Wiper Blade for 1st Gen: What length? | Ford Explorer - Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations

  • Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

Wiper Blade for 1st Gen: What length?

prince402

Active Member
Joined
December 12, 2011
Messages
93
Reaction score
12
City, State
South Florida
Year, Model & Trim Level
1994 Eddie Bauer
The blades I salvaged from a 1st gen X are 18" and Adv.Auto shows 18" for same.

They leave a lot of area un-wiped so I was thinking about getting longer replacements. It looks to me that the blades could be up to four inches longer, say 22".

I need to replace the back wiper too and am thinking getting a longer one for that too.

I'm wondering if anyone has done this and would comment on how it worked out.
 


Join the Elite Explorers for $20 per year. Gets rid of the ads! New $5 per month "try out" option.

Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create and save more private conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.




JohnnyO

Moderator Emeritus
Joined
January 4, 2005
Messages
1,837
Reaction score
4
City, State
Pittsburgh, PA
Year, Model & Trim Level
2020 Ranger
On my old one it called for 18" but I put 20" units on and it was fine.
 




Jason94sport

Explorer Addict
Joined
April 30, 2001
Messages
4,161
Reaction score
65
City, State
FL
Year, Model & Trim Level
02 Sport 2WD 5 speed
I use 2 19's. The 20's were a bit long on the passenger side & hit the window molding.
The back wiper keep it stock. That motor is weak. The extra weight of a bigger blade may cause it to die.
 




prince402

Active Member
Joined
December 12, 2011
Messages
93
Reaction score
12
City, State
South Florida
Year, Model & Trim Level
1994 Eddie Bauer
Thanks guys. The stock 18 inch blades just look too small to me.

The reason I was thinking of four inches longer is that my measurements show two inches that could be added to each of the two ends.

Since it seems a bit much but OK to me, I thought I would cool it for a bit, and ask here. I know that I might be not taking something into consideration and I appreciate all of your input such as the weak rear wiper motor (point taken).
 




Roadrunner777

Explorer Addict
Joined
February 5, 2011
Messages
2,022
Reaction score
283
City, State
Bemidji, MN
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 4x4 Sport 88k
I have thought of this many times. I may get longer blades for summer. In the winter, I'd go back to stock length because if I remote start it, it has to push a big pile of snow around, and it could burn out the motor if it stalls. Maybe it wouldn't, but replacing a wiper motor in sub-zero is something I would like to avoid.
 




Jason94sport

Explorer Addict
Joined
April 30, 2001
Messages
4,161
Reaction score
65
City, State
FL
Year, Model & Trim Level
02 Sport 2WD 5 speed
Move to Florida :)
 




prince402

Active Member
Joined
December 12, 2011
Messages
93
Reaction score
12
City, State
South Florida
Year, Model & Trim Level
1994 Eddie Bauer
I just put a 21" wiper on the driver side and a 20" wiper on the passenger side.
So far all looks good. I no longer have the "tunnel vision" feeling driving in the rain.
For me it's a nice improvement.
I wouldn't want to push snow with them though.
 




Bruces expo

Explorer Addict
Joined
January 19, 2005
Messages
2,196
Reaction score
2
City, State
Middle GA
Year, Model & Trim Level
91 Mazda Navajo
19" Are The Correct Size for First Gen
 




mr cribb

US Army Retired
Joined
December 16, 2010
Messages
2,345
Reaction score
83
City, State
Harviell, MO
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 Chevy Z71, 93 X EB
19" is what it calls for, I have a 20" on the driver and a 19" on passenger.
 




Top