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Wiper blades #4508146
09/05/17 02:07 PM
09/05/17 02:07 PM
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HoosierJeeper Offline OP
HoosierJeeper  Offline OP
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Looking for a new set of steel frame wipers for my Liberty. I've tried the frameless ones before and found them to work ok, but I just can't get past the looks, they just look aftermarket to me (on something that didn't have them new)

What's the best thing in steel framed wipers? I've used RainX before and thought the performance was great, but they started rusting within a year. Now I have a set of Michelins on it that are 5-6 months old and a brick would wipe cleaner and make less noise.

Thanks!

Last edited by HoosierJeeper; 09/05/17 02:08 PM.

15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508148
09/05/17 02:15 PM
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PA
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Bosh. Works great on our 08 Liberty.


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Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508158
09/05/17 02:27 PM
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SF BAY AREA, CA
dogememe Online content
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If you want the metal ones, get Bosch conventional ones, don't waste extra money on the Bosch Excel, it's literally the exact same thing. Personally I use the Bosch direct-fit beam blades, as I actually prefer the look of those, but to each his own I guess. No matter what, change them at the beginning of the rainy season every year. Have also installed Bosch PureVision and Bosch Icon and Trico Force on many vehicles with good results. Some people really seem to love RainX Latitude blades but many people have told me they don't even make it through the year, so I would not use them personally.

Last edited by dogememe; 09/05/17 02:32 PM.

2007 Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~126K Miles, Royal Purple HPS 5W-30, Royal Purple Filter, Daily Driver, 5K OCIs.
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Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508184
09/05/17 03:18 PM
09/05/17 03:18 PM
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The Northeast
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The Northeast
According to Scotty Kilmer, silicone blades are where it's at.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508209
09/05/17 03:59 PM
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USA
Reddy45 Offline
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Bosch for availability. Or if you can find who makes OEM wipers for your car then go with them. For Toyota cars, the OEM wipers are made by a brand called Sightline.

And ditto on not liking the frameless blades. Seems all of the ones I've used chattered at highway speeds because they are more flexible.

Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508218
09/05/17 04:15 PM
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HoosierJeeper Offline OP
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Got the Bosch ones, shall see how they do! I've had good luck with them on others, so if I get more than a year of solid performance I'll be happy.

I tried the frameless ones awhile back because people said they wouldn't ice up...nope they still did. Quite the same as the old style.


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07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
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Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508250
09/05/17 04:51 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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I buy the cheapest ones from Parts Authority for about $2.50-$3.00 each. They actually last decently but there so cheap you can change them every few months and it'll still be far cheaper.


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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
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Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508286
09/05/17 05:42 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
I like Trico conventional wipers, but I'm also one of the remaining holdouts that still use wiper refills.

Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508287
09/05/17 05:42 PM
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Michigan
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Michigan
The lifespan of a wiper blade is only about a year, less if it's out in the UV 24/7, if you want it to clear the windshield well. RockAuto has the lowest prices on these, and I have a stash of several for each vehicle in my fleet---I buy them as a "box-filler" when I'm buying something else from whatever warehouse they're coming from.

Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508295
09/05/17 05:55 PM
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USA
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Trico makes good quality wipers smile

Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508354
09/05/17 07:09 PM
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Central Maryland
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I found that wipers will last much longer if you clean windshields and wipe of the wipers daily. Of course there are labor and costs to that effort, but other benefits as well, like safety, and less scratches on the windshield.


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Re: Wiper blades [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4508365
09/05/17 07:23 PM
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Wet side WA
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Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Trico makes good quality wipers smile


What he said.


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Re: Wiper blades [Re: Slick17601] #4508370
09/05/17 07:27 PM
09/05/17 07:27 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Where do you find refills Slick17601? They're nowhere to be found. i'm so into refills.

Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508401
09/05/17 08:01 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Pajero Offline
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Rio Rancho, NM
Bosch icons are awesome! Better than Silblades.

Good hunting!


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Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4508419
09/05/17 08:12 PM
09/05/17 08:12 PM
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Georgia
Charlie2015 Offline
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Georgia
I use trico. 30-240 and 30-190


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