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#3176756 - 11/03/13 01:04 AM Best year round wiper blades
Da Game Offline


Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 550
Loc: Chicago
Looking for you guys opion on what is the best year-round wiper blades? This is for summer, heavy rain, road film and icy/snow type weather. The kind that really helps with visibility. I need a new set.

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#3176761 - 11/03/13 01:19 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
MaximusD Offline


Registered: 08/21/11
Posts: 101
Loc: OH - IO
I love Rain-X blades. The set that I recently used were in service for well over a year through all 4 seasons. Maybe not the cheapest. Maybe not the best. But I'd say I got my money's worth out of them.
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#3176836 - 11/03/13 07:04 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
SF0059 Offline


Registered: 08/06/12
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Loc: Lynchburg, VA, USA
Bosch Icon, without hesitation. Rather expensive, but pay for themselves since mine last a minimum of 2 years.
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#3176837 - 11/03/13 07:06 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 6843
Loc: Rochester NY
These Rain-X Latitude wipers have been discussed here in several posts. Here is the latest discussion from a very recent post:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3173412&page=1
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#3176855 - 11/03/13 07:26 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
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Bosch Icon. Take my word for it, I've used them all, I've also gotten 2+ years out of them, the ones on the Ram are just now getting bad at THREE years old!
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#3176860 - 11/03/13 07:30 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: bullwinkle]
barlowc Offline


Registered: 03/16/09
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Loc: Southeast Michigan
Another Bosch Icon vote from me. I recently pulled a set off our VUE which had been on there for 3 years of Michigan seasons. They were still performing well.
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#3176867 - 11/03/13 07:37 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Upstate NY
Whatever came OEM on your vehicle. I'm using OEM blades on both vehicles with good results. They're even cheaper compared to some of the alternatives being mentioned here. Double-check with your dealer, though!
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#3176879 - 11/03/13 07:45 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: sciphi]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
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Originally Posted By: sciphi
Whatever came OEM on your vehicle.


+1
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#3177224 - 11/03/13 01:51 PM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
Tones Offline


Registered: 11/28/03
Posts: 888
Loc: Houston, TX
I like the Michelin from Walmart. I avoid all things Bosch.
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#3177228 - 11/03/13 01:56 PM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: sciphi]
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1770
Loc: Tracy, CA
Originally Posted By: sciphi
Whatever came OEM on your vehicle. I'm using OEM blades on both vehicles with good results. They're even cheaper compared to some of the alternatives being mentioned here. Double-check with your dealer, though!


This is very true of Honda blades, in my experience.
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#3177436 - 11/03/13 06:12 PM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
dailydriver Offline


Registered: 03/14/06
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Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
I am guessing that with all of the glowing raves for the Icons, that Bosch REALLY IS doing some hard core quality control at the Chinese factories where they are ALL manufactured.

I STILL have a problem paying that kind of premium price for something from Sinoland. frown
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#3177459 - 11/03/13 06:30 PM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
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Loc: California
I just put a fresh set of Bosch Micro Edge on all 3 vehicles.
For some reason haven't had great luck with beam style.

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#3177486 - 11/03/13 06:56 PM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
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Loc: North Texas
Bosch Icons.
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#3177788 - 11/04/13 05:47 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Errtt]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 6843
Loc: Rochester NY
Originally Posted By: Errtt
I just put a fresh set of Bosch Micro Edge on all 3 vehicles.
For some reason haven't had great luck with beam style.


I had pretty good luck with the Bosch Micro Edge(when they had EXCEL) as far as lasting many years(3). But, after the first year, they didn't wiped the glass as clean as I'd prefer.

I am having a different issue with Beam Wiper Blades. They clean the glass to my liking but, don't last as long as I'd prefer.

So, I try to buy onsale and replace sooner smile
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#3178989 - 11/05/13 08:30 AM Re: Best year round wiper blades [Re: Da Game]
strat81 Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 678
Loc: Nebraska
Trico or Bosch beam blades. I've used the cheap beam blades and the expensive ones from both companies and did not notice a significant difference in performance or longevity.

I have noticed that beam blades seem to be superior to the old style frame blades, at least in the applications I've used them in.


Edited by strat81 (11/05/13 08:31 AM)
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