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post #1 of 21 Old 01-19-2020, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Best windshield wipers?

Need new windshield wipers - what do folks recommend as the best brand to buy?

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-19-2020, 07:19 PM
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Bosh icon wiperblades

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post #3 of 21 Old 01-19-2020, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ok - what about for the rear?


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Ok - what about for the rear?


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Same one they sell for the rear. Just swapped my rear out at 54k miles

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I think the previous wiper thread consensus was to buy generic or OEM and swap them out every year. Many have had problems with icons with streaking or bouncing, especially in cold weather. They don’t flex conform to curved windshields well. But some swear by them, probably don’t use blades in the same conditions I do.

I used to use icons years ago but were always disappointed, maybe believed the hype. I’ve been getting much better performance from I think Valeo generic, but I’ll have to double check.

Whatever you do stay away from products like rainx.
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I think the previous wiper thread consensus was to buy generic or OEM and swap them out every year. Many have had problems with icons with streaking or bouncing, especially in cold weather. They donít flex conform to curved windshields well. But some swear by them, probably donít use blades in the same conditions I do.



I used to use icons years ago but were alway disappointed, Iíve been getting much better performance from I think Valeo generic, but Iíll have to double check.



Whatever you do stay away from products like rainx.
I'll definitely agree with you cold case on bosh icons for a streak in slight rain or water on the windshield. Never had an issue with them in an Iowa winters

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Iím in Toronto, so the wipers get used in all weather imaginable - from winter snow squalls to summer monsoons and everything in between.

I see the OEMs are much cheaper than the branded blades. Interested to hear what the issue is with RainX? Iíve bought RainX window washer fluid and am quite happy with it.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-19-2020, 09:05 PM
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I use the Trico Exact Fit wipers on my Jeeps and Chryslers. They're very similar to the factory OEM wipers. They install easily and work fine for me.

For the WK rear wiper I buy the Mopar replacement because it fits and blends in with the wiper arm. Making for a perfect fit and look.

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... Interested to hear what the issue is with RainX? Iíve bought RainX window washer fluid and am quite happy with it.
The washer fluid is known to adversely affect the level sensors.

The beading up adversely effects vision, its particularly distracting to me.

If you don't have wipers, like on motorcycle goggles, its better than nothing
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post #11 of 21 Old 01-20-2020, 05:47 AM
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I had Bosch and they were noisy and streaky even after 1 month. I recently purchased AC Delco Advantage from Amazon and they have been perfect.
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post #12 of 21 Old 01-20-2020, 06:06 AM
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I use the OEM blades, on second set after 5 years and 200K miles. Clean the windshield with Bon Ami ever other car wash, clean the blades with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel, and use Mercedes Summerfit with the washer fluid. Never a streak. Agree with the worst vision you can have is when the water beads up, its very distracting.
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post #13 of 21 Old 01-20-2020, 03:15 PM
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Need new windshield wipers - what do folks recommend as the best brand to buy?
I would not spend more than OEM. I haven't had much luck with Bosch or Piaa, I have found them to streak and chatter after a few weeks.

I am currently using OEM which are handling the NWet weather just fine.
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post #14 of 21 Old 01-20-2020, 05:19 PM
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Any favorite vendors for the OEM blades at a decent price? Found them on amazon of course, but it's getting iffy on who actually is the seller.
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post #15 of 21 Old 01-20-2020, 06:10 PM
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Here a great video showing not all wiper blades are made equal.


Personally I like Bosch because they tend to be pretty good with our severe thunderstorms here in Texas. Once our OEMs need replacement on the Trailhawk Iím gonna try those expensive ones Project Farm recommended.
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