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Should the next generation 911 have a read wiper?
Yes, it’s an important function for the car
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No, spoils the looks and not really needed
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: The future 911, rear wiper debate ? Reply with quote

Where do we stand on the rear wiper debate for the next generation 911?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All 3 of my 911s have had a rear wiper and I've never thought about how they've looked. I certainly never thought about removing them even though in 9 years I probably only used it 20(?) times - nearly always before moving away.

On the 991 and the 992 is does seem to detract from the looks more than on the earlier cars.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 997 has a rear wiper and it's not something I would have chosen myself but it is useful to have.

No doubt all 911s look better without one.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 993 rear wiper is design icon - thing of beauty that I never use and ruins the line of the car Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is occasionally useful but always ugly on a 911. I was happy to find my 997 without and I've never missed it. Even in a Finnish winter. I wonder why this has become such an emotive subject, as most saloon cars don't have a rear wiper. It's not like a Discovery, say, which has a wiper which is essential. Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a rear wiper on my 997.1 in 4.5 years I never used it nooo my 997.1 has the wiper delete, and no I dont miss the ugly thing (not the ex wife the rear wiper ) Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



A 991.1 with and a 991.2 without.
Personally I prefer without.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wipexit for me Grin

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason mine doesn't have one. In fact I've only ever owned 3 cars with rear wipers. 2 stradas and a 200sx.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll throw my hat in the ring. Don't have it, don't want it. RainX on the rear screen negates the need for one above 20mph.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like them. wack Rolling Eyes Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What annoys me is having a wiper but no screen wash, fine in the rain but useless for clearing a dirty window.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
I like them. wack Rolling Eyes Thumb


..........when they blow off at 160mph! wack Grin [/list]
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not needed, as go too fast to allow the rain to settle on the rear window. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
.........when they blow off at 160mph! wack Grin


Or scratch your paint when you lift it to clean your car frustrated

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
What annoys me is having a wiper but no screen wash, fine in the rain but useless for clearing a dirty window.



There was a Porsche Exclusive option for a rear washer jet on a 993,

Never seen it offered since,

( hopefully gives me a slighter greater chance to be invited to join the illuminati)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don’t have one. Not required, so don’t want one.

Prefer the cleaner look without.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Rear wiper Reply with quote

My 997 didn't have one , as discussed if you drive fast enough the rain doesn't have chance to sit..😎
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
kas750 wrote:
I like them. wack Rolling Eyes Thumb


..........when they blow off at 160mph! wack Grin [/list]

Only because the blade was on the wrong way doh! Embarassed
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinC wrote:
The 993 rear wiper is design icon - thing of beauty that I never use and ruins the line of the car Dont know


Up until it fractures at the 'elbow' and then you get your pants pulled down by OPC for a replacement.

Looking back Porsche should have offered the 993 with both front and rear wiper delete as they don't see rain Rolling Eyes
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