Jeep Introduces a New High-Performance Wiper Blade with a New Take on Old Technology

Photo By: Stellantis Media

Windshield wipers, like razors, have varied little over the last century. Once in a while, a company will add another blade to the assembly and declare it a revolution while charging an additional 30%. The truth is, neither technology has done anything more than incrementally and perhaps imperceptibly improve.

New performance wiper blades from Jeep Performance Parts and Mopar | Photos by Stellantis Media

The Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) team may be changing all that, at least when it comes to wiper blades. They’ve come up with a design for a new system that puts the wiper fluid nozzles in the blade assembly itself. Twelve laser-cut holes along each blade allow the fluid to be jetted directly in the path of the blade. While this may initially sound gimmicky, it improves on a number of the traditional design’s shortcomings.

With traditional wiper blade systems, the entire windshield is flooded with cleaning fluid, and the wiper blades then clear the windshield a few moments later. While momentary, this phenomenon creates “blind seconds” where the driver loses clear visibility of the road. By contrast, the JPP design floods just the section of the windshield immediately in front of the blade. This creates only a small area of reduced visibility during cleaning.

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With the 12 wet jets on each blade, the pressure of the wiper fluid is distributed across 24 arcs across the windshield. This better distributes the fluid and creates more areas where the fluid pressure can clear debris. With the short throw, less fluid is lost as a result of the spray pattern. Sadly, with the new system, you probably won’t be able to share your wiper fluid with the guy tailgating you on the freeway anymore.

Time will tell how well the design works in practice. With the tube running up the moving wiper blade arm and thus subject to the cumulative effects of movement, it will be interesting to see how long the tubing lasts. Likewise, it will be interesting to see how the jet holes in the blade hold up to the long-term effects of UV and potential clogging. For the time being, you will only be able to get the new JPP blades for a couple of late model Jeeps. Hopefully, we will see more widespread availability in the coming months. I, for one, would like to test a set. If they work as well as they are supposed to, maybe the JPP team can tackle the razor next.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon with the New High Performance Wiper Blades | Photos by Stellantis Media

Pricing and Availability

The JPP performance wiper kit (Mopar part number PW100013AB) is currently available for 2018 and newer Jeep Wranglers and Jeep Gladiators in the US and Canada. The kit includes the arms, blades, and tubing needed for installation as well as a spare set of replacement blades and is sold for $140.

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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