AC Delco Wiper Blades?

Posted by: Volvohead

AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/27/14 02:11 PM

Haven't used these in a while.

Time to pop off the winter blades of our truck, and I don't like the chain store options.

Ours takes the 8-2221.

Anybody running Delcos, and how do they fare?
Posted by: Turk

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/27/14 02:15 PM

Yes, that's all I run in 4 vehicles.

Excellent. thumbsup
Posted by: BlindBaby

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/27/14 03:05 PM

Are the AC Delco blades OEM, if so, where can they be purchased?

It seems as if the factory blades outlast anything I purchase over the counter.
Posted by: 46Harry

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/27/14 03:22 PM

I've been buying Delco blades from Rock Auto for a few years. They have good prices on original Delco blades.
Posted by: Volvohead

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/27/14 03:47 PM

Sounds like the Delcos are OK.

That's what we'll get.

I'm not sure these are what the factory or dealers fit, as they have a separate GM part no. and is packed in standard GM parts fashion. Also about $5-6 more per blade.
Posted by: user52165

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/27/14 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: BlindBaby
Are the AC Delco blades OEM, if so, where can they be purchased?

It seems as if the factory blades outlast anything I purchase over the counter.


Amazon. I've had good luck with Delco also.
Posted by: Rhymingmechanic

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/27/14 06:07 PM

AC Delco has several different lines, so be sure to get the OEM line. I ordered the "Advantage" beam wipers from Rock Auto for my Vibe, and they contacted each other when installed. I was past the return window, so I had to run one new and one old together.

The Advantage also didn't wipe for anything in this application, so I finally ordered an new pair of OEMs from an online GM supplier. They're just like the originals, and wipe perfectly. (The AC Delco rear blade for this car looks just like the Trico Exact Fit from Advance, but nothing local looks like the front ones.)
Posted by: Falcon_LS

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/28/14 03:53 AM

I'm running the OEM line on two of my vehicles - I'm very happy with them. thumbsup
Posted by: Volvohead

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/28/14 02:45 PM

These are their "Professional" line, which is their higher grade.

If they don't work out, I'll let everyone know.

I'm expecting 2 strong years, as I run winter blades half the year on this one.

The Anco winter blades coming off were surprisingly good, and I think I can squeeze another season out of them, too.
Posted by: Gokhan

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/28/14 03:47 PM

Ideally I like OEM wiper blades with replaceable rubber inserts. It's faster and cheaper to replace and there is much less waste. The only part in the wiper blade that wears out is the rubber; so, there is no point in replacing the whole thing unless they don't make refill inserts.
Posted by: hattaresguy

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/28/14 05:23 PM

Bosch Icon.
Posted by: Volvohead

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/28/14 05:45 PM

It's a truck. The perfect edge on the Bosch will get chewed up in no time.

Tried them on a couple of Volvos, though. They're good blades, but the OEM Valeos hold up longer for about the same price.

On the R129, I use the one blade the Mercedes dealer gave me when I first bought it. It makes one wipe per year, at inspection time.
Posted by: hattaresguy

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 04/28/14 09:16 PM

I do use them on my truck, average service life seems to be somewhere in the 3-5 year range.

Not seeing how it matters, maybe if you go mud bogging a lot they get chewed up?
Posted by: BlindBaby

Re: AC Delco Wiper Blades? - 05/02/14 08:42 AM

I can find every type of Delco blades on Amazon other than OEM.