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Best wiper blades?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTuesday1, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Jan 1, 2021 at 4:06 PM
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    3JOH22A

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    Plus you can take the OEM metal inserts and bend them into lockpicking tension wrenches :spy:
     
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  2. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:35 PM
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    called a dealer
    OEM arms + blades like $40-50
    gonna search online to see if there's a cheaper source
    because those appear to be the best choice from what everyone's said
    the top results on eBay search all just show inserts, but not the whole arms. Haven't figured out part numbers yet.

    or buy a cheap lockpicking set online instead of wasting your time
     
  3. Jan 26, 2021 at 5:10 AM
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    The tension tools included in cheap lockpicking sets online are poorly designed - I tried a few and they are either difficult to hold or too flexible and don't transmit enough tactile feedback. The good ones aren't cheap and are in stock less often than Meso or SCS parts. Hence a solution...
     
  4. Jan 26, 2021 at 5:17 AM
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    Took apart a used Bosch Icon 22A beam wiper to see how it's made and if any parts are useful:

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  5. Jan 26, 2021 at 5:42 AM
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    I bought my truck used in May 2017 and have never had a need to change my wiper blades. Mine have the Toyota symbol on them and that is what I will buy again if and when I need to.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2021 at 5:44 AM
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    I use my 90 degree snapring pliers and a cotter pin.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2021 at 6:09 AM
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    One item that has been glazed (no pun intended) over is windshield cleaning. Weather permitting, I periodically clean, clay, clean and then wax the windshield. Claying the windshield removes embedded particles that if left will act like sandpaper and reduce the service life of any blade.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJkfrY2owb0
     
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  8. Jan 26, 2021 at 6:19 AM
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    I would suggest using RainX washer fluid. I’ve been using it for years, I use my wipers half as much as others. I started using the original RainX in the early 90s and loved it but since the RainX washer fluid was introduced, that’s all I use. My wipers last twice as long.
     
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