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What size blades for windshield?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrdbrn, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Dec 28, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    What size blades do the 2009 Tacomas take? Also, what are your preferred brands? I always get the ol cheapo but they don't last. Was looking at the RainX... are they good or a scam?
     
  2. Dec 28, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Jester243

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    I just stick with whatever size the little guide recommends.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    I think someone just posted the other day about this. I didnt pay much attention to the post, but I think he may have said 2x 22" ones will fit.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    21" and 22" or 2x22"
     
  6. Dec 28, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Just wondered this today.

    22" Drivers
    21" Passenger
     
  7. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    22" Driver and 21" Passenger. I brought PIAA SI-Tech Silicone Flat Wiper Blade last November. It was really good wipers. Clear rain and snow easy. Got it from Pep boys, about 18 - 20 dollar each.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    Pugga

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    Driver side is 22", Passenger side is 21". You can run 2-22" blades without any rubbing or other issues (I did that by accident for a while). I've got the Bosch Icons. They work really well so far. I think they're worth the money over conventional blades.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    when i have to change blades, i love silblades. they are expensive, but they last years. the PIAA units are actually really nice too, and you can get refills. that is the only drawback to the silblades - though they last indefinitely, if something DOES happen, you can't refill them.

    i am curious to see how long the stockers last with proper care. my wife's Si has had the honda rubber wiper refills changed once in almost 4 years. i clean and treat them often so i'm hoping that will work for this truck.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    I had my stockers on for 2 and a half years. I didn't use mine as a daily driver though, so my miles were weekend activities and traveling for camping, etc but they were still doing ok up to the time I changed them out.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    I was looking at the RainX Latitude blades. Just not sure I want to spend $30 on blades that aren't worth the hype.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    I bought the RainX ones ($20 per side + rebate at Pep Boys) and they work, but nothing magical. I did use RainX on my windshield though and that does make a huge difference. I'd buy the cheap blades and spend the extra on a bottle of RainX.

    RZ Rob
     
  13. Jan 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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  14. Jan 29, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    I use the RainX blades and can't complain, I do like them. I got mine at Costco when I had a coupon, but Advanced Auto wanted an arm and a leg for them.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    I just got Bosch Icon blades at Auto Zone buy one get one about $24.00 a set right now. I don't know when the sale ends.:cool:
     
  16. Jan 30, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    I recently took off my original blades and replaced with RainX 21" on both sides. I am very pleased with their performance.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    I just went to put my inserts in and realized I got 2 21's :( Guess I am just going to run to pep boys and suck up some new blades.thinking the PIAA's if they have them At night its getting hard to see with the streaking and we have another rain/snow storm blowing in.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    I replaced mine with RainX weatherbeaters. Didn't last long. Picked up some walmart specials to replace them. :/
     
  19. Jan 23, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    Pep boys didnt have the PIAA's will most likely just order another insert in a few minutes. I might still get the PIAA. Might be nice to have an extra set of new wipers incase zombies attack.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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