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Favorite Wiper Blades?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blue92, Aug 3, 2018.

?

Well?

  1. OEM

    23.7%
  2. Duralast

    1.7%
  3. Trico

    3.4%
  4. Bosch

    42.4%
  5. RainX

    16.9%
  6. Other

    11.9%
  1. Aug 3, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    Blue92

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    The Southeastern states are being washed out right now and my Bosch MicroEdge blades are starting to make their presence known. I'm gonna try the Napa/Rebadged Trico exact fit blades next. I got almost 10 months out of those Bosch blades so Im hoping to get the same if not better out of the new ones.

    Anyways, Ive never seen a thread that covers this topic, so whats yall's favorite?
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    RykerTaco

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    Trico Onyx, the best!
     
  3. Aug 3, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    frizzman

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    I've had good luck with Bosch. But I switch if there is a sale :D
     
  4. Aug 3, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    taco57

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    Bosch Icon. Best I have had in all my vehicles, hands down.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    For the 11 years I had my 1st gen, all I ever got were the factory rubber inserts. Never had a single problem ever. In fact, I'm still doing that with my 2nd gen.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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    hubcapsc

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    I'll have to go back and look to see what I've got. I've only had the truck for
    a few months, the seller put new auto-parts-store wipers on it, and they squeek
    constantly...

    Unless I already have one of the good kinds y'all are talking about, I might
    change to one of them...

    -Mike "don't get the kind I did"
    EDIT: Bosch Pure Vision (17puv) is what I got... squeek squeek squeek
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    Michelin High Performance Wiper Blade about $6 each last about 3 years.
     
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  8. Aug 3, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    I get 2 years out of a set of the Toyota Sightline wiper blades. Can't ask for more than that.
     
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  10. Aug 3, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Blue92

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    Sometimes I get the feeling their all made by the same Chinese dude for $1 an hour. My dad had good luck with the Trico blades so I guess Ill see if I get the same experience.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    skeezix

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    I have the same comment for my 1987 SR5 that I sold in 1997, and for my 1998 TRD that I still have. Genuine Toyota Parts are worth it. :)
     
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  12. Aug 3, 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    I've been using Rain X wiper blades for a couple years now and really like how they keep the windshield clean !!
     
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  13. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    lukester78

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    Also using RainX, no complaints. @Blue92 you getting enough rain to take advantage of our too fast and even faster wiper speeds?
     
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  14. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    I may have to go back to Toyota wipers...
     
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  15. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:13 PM
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  16. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    Wiper blades don't last very long out here in the Desert !!
     
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  17. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    OME and worth every penny.
    Summer kills them here too. I replace in the fall each year with 3 dollar ones from Wally. They make it through winter/ most of summer before squeaking, same as the expensive ones.
    It doesn't help that I have windshield chips.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    I dont have that problem. 2004 has intermittent wipers. But my 92 pickup yes, I feel your pain there.

    Rain has been more steady than hard for the past week. Maybe once a day we get a downpour for an hour or so. 6 inches since Sunday, 6 more this weekend.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    TEXAS BS

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    Factory rubber inserts. I replace every year in the month I purchased the vehicle. Its been working well for the last 11 years.
     
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  20. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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    Lima_Delta

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    Yea, well in the Oregon Valley it seems every 6 months. Definitely the rubber is less quality then they used to be—squeaky/noisy—I think that is mostly the problem, and very disappointing.

    I had settled on the Bosch—changing out the entire housing seemed to help.
     

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