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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    is there a way to do the front wiper as well? my wiper arm is getting bad.

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Quote Originally Posted by vicdeng
    is there a way to do the front wiper as well? my wiper arm is getting bad.
    Buy a new one, or sand and repaint. I havent looked too hard into the front arm replacements.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    You almost have to have a metal arm on the front. I doubt there's any plastic ones out there compatible with a subaru - I'd just sand and repaint that one.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    I upgraded my front wipers to the 99 limited style with integrated spoiler, they'll run you around $90 for the pair.

    86532AC231 - Driver side wiper arm with spoiler
    86532AC241 - Passenger side wiper arm
    86538SA020 - Wiper arm bolt cover (x2)



    Add some new blades (and a swap ) and you'll end up with this:

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Wow, 90 dollars, and I can have a turbo motor with the Sti intercooler!

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    I'd assume that the BE/BH ones (also have the spoiler) will fit a BD/BK/BG as well, yes?
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    No idea if the BE ones would work, could be interesting to find out.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    The BE/BH ones will probably work, but the drivers wiper blade is 1cm longer than the BD/bk
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    A sticky, nice!

    I just ended up sanding and repainting my front wipers today. Yay for fresh paint and no more rust!
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    I'm so hyped for this lol
    Wiper should be here in a day or so

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Is it just mine, or does it seem a little lose on there. When i open my hatch and then shut it, it seems to drop down a bit. Should i just tighten it a bit more?

    Besides that, it looks so good and works like a charm

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Mine does that too. I think it's just some give in the wiper motor itself, because the wiper is tightened down pretty darn good on there.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    I'm doing this on my first gen in the next few days, my wiper arm is all worn out.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Quote Originally Posted by Subieee
    Is it just mine, or does it seem a little lose on there. When i open my hatch and then shut it, it seems to drop down a bit. Should i just tighten it a bit more?

    Besides that, it looks so good and works like a charm
    Mine has done that too. Its still tight so I haven't messed with it yet.

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Thanks Huffer! Here's a photo of my legacy with the New Honda ARM.

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Nice one Tyler!
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Just got mine installed on my first gen. Awesome upgrade
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    Yeah go the 1st gens!
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Nice! Doing this very soon!
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Quote Originally Posted by 98legwag
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    I dont have part numbers for the tribeca. Just email or contact your dealer and tell them you need a replacement rear wiper arm for a Tribeca.
    There are 3 different wiper arms. I got the wrong one . Ill see if I have the part # when I get home.
    So did anyone ever come up with the correct part number for the Tribeca arm that fits the BG? I'm left with the impression that #86532AG09D is the WRONG one for BG, even though it fits the 3rd gen. Not in a rush to do this mod myself, but it would be nice the have the right number right off the bat at the dealership.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Cool, I will need to remember this... for "Total: $30.44" I can finally have a rear blade!
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Just ordered 2. One for my BH and one for Chucks BG! Install this weekend. To cameroncamera- I dont see any reason why it wouldn't fit, and im pretty sure someone in this thread replied to this with a successful install. Either way, I will report back this weekend for you.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Quote Originally Posted by camroncamera
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffer
    I dont have part numbers for the tribeca. Just email or contact your dealer and tell them you need a replacement rear wiper arm for a Tribeca.
    There are 3 different wiper arms. I got the wrong one . Ill see if I have the part # when I get home.
    So did anyone ever come up with the correct part number for the Tribeca arm that fits the BG? I'm left with the impression that #86532AG09D is the WRONG one for BG, even though it fits the 3rd gen. Not in a rush to do this mod myself, but it would be nice the have the right number right off the bat at the dealership.

    Thanks!
    It is wrong for the BG/BK. It also worked itself lose a few times on the BH so I took it off and put the old metal arm back on.

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Quote Originally Posted by 96LegacyWagon
    Cool, I will need to remember this... for "Total: $30.44" I can finally have a rear blade!
    It's less if you pick up a used rear wiper from a Honda Pilot or similar in a junk yard.

    Pretty much any modern wiper that has a 10mm nut will work; I've recently confirmed that a Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix works, as well as a Honda Odyssey, Toyota Previa and even a more modern Kia. Odd that the Tribeca doesn't work.

    But if you want to be guaranteed, just use the Honda Pilot one with the part numbers I posted. Don't sweat that it's not genuine Subaru... how many of us are using Subaru batteries?
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    The Honda Pilot & Odyssey assemblies and wipers (post 2005) are exactly the same.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Installed on my BH. Works fantastic! And I do not see it coming loose, it is on there just as tight as the old one.

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Did everyone else's come with the bolt cover? Because mine didn't.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    If anyone's still looking (or doesn't have a local yard or dealer), here's the whole shebang in one easy impulse buy location.

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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiscon_Mark
    Wow, 90 dollars, and I can have a turbo motor with the Sti intercooler!

    Oh wait....



    I'd assume that the BE/BH ones (also have the spoiler) will fit a BD/BK/BG as well, yes?
    They fit, sorta. I've got a set on my car, and the driver's side arm has to be at a funny, lower angle to prevent the blade from smacking the A pillar. That being said, they work great in the rain. I think the spring is stiffer than the BD/BK/BG arms.
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    Re: Rear wagon wiper upgrade - time to go new school

    Just ordered the ODYSSEY arm on ebay from china for $13 + Free Post, Can't wait for it to arrive! Thanks guys!

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