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recommend me some new wiper blades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoNH, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Oct 22, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    TacoNH

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    Seems mine have bitten the dust and wipers are pretty crucial around here with all the crazy weather.

    What should I get?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    I am really happy with the bosch icons. They last a long time and work really well.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Rain X FTW. (for the windshield)
     
  4. Oct 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    90YotaPU

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    I haven't tried the Bosch but I love the Anco's. Walmart is the cheapest place for them.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Amazon has the lowest price I can find on the Bosch's.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    07regtacoman

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    Anything.You have to replace them every year anyway.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    magnetic10

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    Best wiper blades out there without a doubt are PIAA's Super Silicone, Ive tried bosch icons and rainx lattitudes, and they hold up better for longer without streaking or making noise. My last set i had on my 08 Wrangler lasted for about 14 months before i felt like they needed replaced. Just put a set on the tacoma and hope to see the same. Also a good tip is that the more you use the Windshield washer fluid the faster your blades will deteriorate.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    Zac808

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    RainX lattitudes here.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    achirdo

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  10. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    If your still up in the Whites going into winter, I'd go with the ANCO summer blades. If they are frozen to the windshield and you accidentally break them your only out a few dollars. In my experience living in NH/Nrn Maine, the specialized winter blades aren't anything to write home about.

    If your not worried about freezing them up, the RainX Lats are pretty good product.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    what about PIAA or Michelin blades?
     
  12. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    I was having problems with mine chattering on the windshield. Tried everything, the lattitudes were the only thing that fixed it.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    Rain-X. I've been running them since they first came out. Love em.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    I buy the cheap ones ( Certified ) and change them every 6-12 months. Anything more expensive is a waste of $$$ that don't last any longer for the increased cost to replace...
     
  15. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Rain-x
     
  16. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    You guys are only getting a year out of wipers? I consistently get 2-3 years. I'm actually still on the factory ones for our '07 Camry. Going to finally replace them this weekend.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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  18. Oct 22, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    I just replaced mine with the PIAA silicone blades and i am really impressed with them. They clear the windshield very efficiently. However, on a side note the factory ones seem pretty dam good too, they lasted me almost 4 years (then again here on Maui I don't see much rain:)).
     
  19. Oct 22, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    tacoman355

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    same here. ive had some rain-x latitudes for a year and a half and they work perfect and i dont even have intermentent wipers so theyre either off or going pretty fast :confused:
     
  20. Oct 22, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    I have run Anco Winterblades on all of my vehicles and while they might not be the best, although passable, in rain they work better than anything I have found during the winter months. They are only $7-9 at walmart so they are cheap too.

    I tried the Rain-X latitudes last year and they were very good in the rain but iced up horribly in the winter. IMO they are not worth the money for what I need since I deal with snow 5 months of the year and very little rain.
     
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