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#4508146 - 09/05/17 02:07 PM Wiper blades
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
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!


Edited by HoosierJeeper (09/05/17 02:08 PM)
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#4508148 - 09/05/17 02:15 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
123Saab Offline


Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 1574
Loc: PA
Bosh. Works great on our 08 Liberty.
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#4508158 - 09/05/17 02:27 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 597
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
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.


Edited by dogememe (09/05/17 02:32 PM)
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#4508184 - 09/05/17 03:18 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2227
Loc: The Northeast
According to Scotty Kilmer, silicone blades are where it's at.
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#4508209 - 09/05/17 03:59 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2967
Loc: USA
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.

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#4508218 - 09/05/17 04:15 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
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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#4508250 - 09/05/17 04:51 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
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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#4508286 - 09/05/17 05:42 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
Slick17601 Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 1515
Loc: Pennsylvania
I like Trico conventional wipers, but I'm also one of the remaining holdouts that still use wiper refills.

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#4508287 - 09/05/17 05:42 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
khittner Offline


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 307
Loc: 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.

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#4508295 - 09/05/17 05:55 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6145
Loc: USA
Trico makes good quality wipers smile

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#4508354 - 09/05/17 07:09 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 2506
Loc: Central Maryland
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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#4508365 - 09/05/17 07:23 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: slacktide_bitog]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2737
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Trico makes good quality wipers smile


What he said.
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#4508370 - 09/05/17 07:27 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: Slick17601]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5226
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Where do you find refills Slick17601? They're nowhere to be found. i'm so into refills.

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#4508401 - 09/05/17 08:01 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
Pajero Offline


Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 845
Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
Bosch icons are awesome! Better than Silblades.

Good hunting!
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#4508419 - 09/05/17 08:12 PM Re: Wiper blades [Re: HoosierJeeper]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 236
Loc: Georgia
I use trico. 30-240 and 30-190
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