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Replacement Windshield Wipers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by K Williams, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Mar 10, 2013 at 7:24 AM
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    K Williams

    K Williams [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What are the best windshield wipers for the Tacoma, and what sizes do I need? Thanks.
     
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    Bosch ICONs are great.
     
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    I use Bosch Icon Beam Wiper Blades. You can find them at Advance Auto Parts. Drivers side is 22" and passenger side is 21". The cost is about $20 bucks per blade. You can go to their website and enter your vehicle info to get the exact match and check for availability at the store closest to you.:D
     
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    Bosch Icon's x3.
     
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    Bosch icon. Walmart said 22 drivers. 21 passenger. Do 22 on both. My 2012. The 22 matched both perfectly
     
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    Bosch Icons. Picked them up on Amazon since they were the cheapest compared too the stores around here.
     
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    I too agree with Bosch ICONS, they work really well
     
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Add me to the list of Bosch Icon fans...

    For size, go to bosch's website, it will tell you the exact ones you need.
     
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    I haven't found the Icons to be signficantly better than OEM blades, though they do look cool. :D
     
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    necro-bump to see if Bosch Icon's are still the best.

    Overheard a guy in line at the dealer parts department trying to buy factory blades claiming they're the best and everything else has issues for him such as chatter, streak, etc. but on a different model Toyota.

    Too late to return them as I threw out the box, but I just bought (again) Wal-Mart cheap store brand 21" and 22" wiper blades to replace old streaky ones.
    They seem to do well and last up to a year, which I hear is typical wiper blade replacement time.
    Maybe sun can be harder on them pressed against glass in summer heat.

    I guess I'll try Bosch Icon next replacement. They seem to use the same style that Audi's tend to come with; I don't know if Audi owners use brands like Bosch or Valeo; but both of those might be OEM suppliers.
    (also known as "aero wipers" possible due to the arms and blades looking aerodynamically shaped)

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    The oem refills are hard to beat.
     
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    I've always used Bosch Icons or the Rain-X impregnated wipers. In a snowy climate, the beam type helps prevent ice buildup subsequent streaking.

    Note: run a clay bar over your windshield. It helps with any wiper to prevent chattering.
     

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