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#4459895 - 07/15/17 08:04 AM Beam-type Wiper Blade
Speak2Mountain Offline


Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 347
Loc: 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

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#4459945 - 07/15/17 09:07 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6182
Loc: USA
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#4459951 - 07/15/17 09:14 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 7245
Loc: SE Texas
I have had great life from Bosch Icons on my F-Series trucks; they usually outlast standard wipers by more than 3 times.
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#4460005 - 07/15/17 10:27 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4405
Loc: The Midwest
Get something that is silicone
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#4460036 - 07/15/17 11:05 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2234
Loc: The Northeast
Check out Denso OEM-Style wiper blades. They're standard equipment on a lot of imports and are made in Japan.
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#4460038 - 07/15/17 11:06 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10029
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
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.


Edited by Char Baby (07/15/17 11:10 AM)
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#4460110 - 07/15/17 12:10 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
MarcS Offline


Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 183
Loc: PA
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.

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#4460112 - 07/15/17 12:12 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3413
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
Michelins have worked ok for me. Change them once a year.

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#4460160 - 07/15/17 01:01 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: slacktide_bitog]
Delta Offline


Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 1151
Loc: South Central PA
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
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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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#4460279 - 07/15/17 03:35 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Dyusik Offline


Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1984
Loc: US-WA
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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#4460317 - 07/15/17 04:48 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Ursatdx Offline


Registered: 11/01/11
Posts: 132
Loc: 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.

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#4460373 - 07/15/17 06:25 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Ursatdx]
ffhdriver Offline


Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 425
Loc: 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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