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Beam-type Wiper Blade #4459895
07/15/17 07:04 AM
07/15/17 07:04 AM
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Posts: 426
Mississippi
Speak2Mountain Offline OP
Speak2Mountain  Offline OP
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Posts: 426
Mississippi
for Lexus IS

Bosch Icon still pretty much the best?

Rain X's on their right now 'cause dealership slipped them on there....they're...meh

Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4459945
07/15/17 08:07 AM
07/15/17 08:07 AM
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USA
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USA
Trico Flex smile

Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4459951
07/15/17 08:14 AM
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Planet Earth
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Planet Earth
I have had great life from Bosch Icons on my F-Series trucks; they usually outlast standard wipers by more than 3 times.

Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4460005
07/15/17 09:27 AM
07/15/17 09:27 AM
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The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
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The Midwest
Get something that is silicone


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4460036
07/15/17 10:05 AM
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The Northeast
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Check out Denso OEM-Style wiper blades. They're standard equipment on a lot of imports and are made in Japan.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 6K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 57K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 212K

Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4460038
07/15/17 10:06 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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I like pretty much all the BEAM style blades and I've tried several brands with good success. However, I have noticed that silicone doesn't like dry or only slightly wet glass(Intermittent Wipers ON) as they actually(not chatter) but ))HOP(( on the glass!...2 different cars.

Last edited by Char Baby; 07/15/17 10:10 AM.

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Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4460110
07/15/17 11:10 AM
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PA
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I haven't had good luck with anything but OEM blades on my Infiniti. For one, the attachment point on the OEM blades is off to the side and you lose coverage with a blade that attaches on the top. Secondly, the drivers side wiper is 26", so with any wiper that isn't fairly rigid, the bottom of the blade skips across the windshield.

Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4460112
07/15/17 11:12 AM
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Columbus,Nebraska
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Michelins have worked ok for me. Change them once a year.

Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4460160
07/15/17 12:01 PM
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South Central PA
Delta Offline
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Trico Flex smile


Eh, I put a set of those on the Jetta and they lasted 6 months tops. Went with OEM (Bosch) and they were on the car since July 2013, fact they were still doing decent when I traded in the car.


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'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 22K - PP 0w20
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Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4460279
07/15/17 02:35 PM
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US-WA
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I have it on mine, does good, but at the price paid they do not last all that long before streaking.


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07 IS250 103K Napa 10w30, FULL
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Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4460317
07/15/17 03:48 PM
07/15/17 03:48 PM
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
Valeo OE brand are on my Tundra.
Exact fit, identical to OEM. No noisy play with elevated plastic connectors.
Quiet and clean great. I use Rain-X 2x a year and it helps.
The Rain-X blades and others that I have tried are very noisy when changing direction.
60 k and just installed my 3rd set on the 2011 truck.

Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Ursatdx] #4460373
07/15/17 05:25 PM
07/15/17 05:25 PM
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Posts: 445
Near Mobile
ffhdriver Offline
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Near Mobile
On my car, the aftermarket passenger side blade would never wipe well. OEM worked best because of a hinge on the frame that aftermarket blades don't have.


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