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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ozmon420, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    ozmon420

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    i need to replace my windshield wipers. where should i buy them from? Stealership or autofarts?
     
  2. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    TicTacOma

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    I got mine at the dealership. I always get a coupon on-line for the services and there is always a $10 off parts coupon. It came down to the same price as wherever, they are Toyota blades (packaged that way) and I was at the dealer anyway. Look on your dealer's web-site and check for specials/coupons. If they don't offer any up, look for competing dealer's sites and use those. My dealer excepts their competitions deals.

    Remember...there are two different sizes for the 2nd Gens. Driver's side is longer than the passenger's. I think they are 22" and 21".
     
  3. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    When I replace I am going to go with RainX if they make them for the Tacoma.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    ozmon420

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    thanks guys
     
  5. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    bosch icons.....from autozone, are pretty badass blades.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    You don't need no stinking wipers, just stick your head out the window.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    i replaced the OEM blades for Bosch Icon Wiper Blades...you can find them at auto zone...driver side is $21 and passenger side is $19...don't ask me why the price difference in both...but I thought it was funny when i saw them ring it up...I think its cause the drive side is a little longer than the passenger side but I could be mistaken...
     
  8. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    ozmon420

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    the rain hurts. i will be gettibg those bosch wipers today
     
  9. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    on a 2nd note the Bosch Icon blades have a built in spoiler that way at higher speeds it gets the rain and snow off more efficiently...lol
     
  10. Aug 21, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Rocketball

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    They make the 22" and 21". Fits on the second gen like a charm. I just replaced mine 2 weeks ago with the Rainx Lattitudes "beam style" blades. Got them at Wallyworld for $18 ea.
     
  11. Aug 21, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Are the bosch ones just the rubber blade part or is it also the metal part that the blade attaches to?
     
  12. Aug 21, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    its replaces the blade and the metal fitting that attaches the wipers to the vehicle...takes less then 5 minutes to uninstall OEM and install the Icons...:D
     
  13. Aug 21, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Thanks. Is the replacement fitting infact metal? and is it any cheaper than stock? I've seen replacement blades with these cheap plastic fittings which is where my concern is coming from.
     
  14. Aug 21, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    its metal...there is a plastic tab that you fold over to cover the metal...

    if you want I can take pics of what mines look like w/tab open and closed that way you get a better idea of how it attaches and puts your minds at ease...
     
  15. Aug 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    haha I appreciate the offer but it won't be neccesary. When I need new ones I'll go check them out at autozone. Thanks again for your help.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    no problem bro...any time...:D
     
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