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

Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 301
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

#4459945 - 07/15/17 09:07 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
slacktide_bitog Online   content

Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5622
Loc: USA
Trico Flex smile

#4459951 - 07/15/17 09:14 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
2015_PSD Offline

Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 7100
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.
2018 AMG GLC 43 Coupe...................M1 Euro 0W-40 + MB
2015 F-250 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel.....Delo 400 LE 5W-40 + CQ Blue (WIX)
2014 Explorer 3.5L Limited................M1 AFE 0W-20 + FU

#4460005 - 07/15/17 10:27 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
skyactiv Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4030
Loc: The Midwest
Get something that is silicone
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

#4460036 - 07/15/17 11:05 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
mclasser Offline

Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2125
Loc: The Northeast
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 -- 1K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 50K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 210K
2002 Infiniti I35 -- 130K

#4460038 - 07/15/17 11:06 AM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Char Baby Online   content

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 9623
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)
'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'06 Mazda 3i 2.0L
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

#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.

#4460112 - 07/15/17 12:12 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline

Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3107
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
Michelins have worked ok for me. Change them once a year.

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

Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 1017
Loc: South Central PA
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.
'17 VW Golf GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 5K
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 18K
'12 Jeep Liberty 4x4 3.7 - 86k
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 152K

#4460279 - 07/15/17 03:35 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Dyusik Offline

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1736
Loc: US-WA
I have it on mine, does good, but at the price paid they do not last all that long before streaking.
95 Cherokee 190K RT6 5W40,Denso
07 IS250 93K FB ?w??,FULL
04 YZF-R1 18K DELO 15w40,FU
99 HD XL1200S 18K 76 20w50,NAPAG
14 RX450h 28k M1 0w20,Denso

#4460317 - 07/15/17 04:48 PM Re: Beam-type Wiper Blade [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Ursatdx Offline

Registered: 11/01/11
Posts: 107
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.

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

Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 402
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.