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Wiper Blades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Annolino122, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:24 PM
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    Annolino122

    Annolino122 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys, was wondering if anyone has a preference on wiper blades that hold up well against mud and ice. I gave a set of rain-x and they're aweful
     
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  2. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:26 PM
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    Tried a bunch and always return to the OEM one's
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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    I've found Bosch Icon to work best. Of course I'm from Seattle though... I mostly just see a shtload of rain, not as much snow and ice
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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    Annolino122

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    That's what I'm thinking... I may have to order them. I can't find my old ones sadly

    Compared to OEM? Better worse or equal?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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  6. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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  7. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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    Better that oem... just in the fact that they lasted me alot longer
     
  8. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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    Bosch Icon. Best I've found. I live in the rainy cold and sometimes icy NW and they have lasted the longest out of all the others I have tried. The work great up in the mountain too...like 6000 or so feet
     
  9. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:40 PM
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    Okay then I'll see cost difference and see which ones to go with
     
  10. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:41 PM
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    Okay cool, cause it's rainy and icy here and these rain x suck
     
  11. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:44 PM
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    the wipers and some good wintertime washer fluid and you're all set.
    I think the Icons have some type of coating that reduces ice buildup (I could have made that up). Just don't use the wipers to wipe away ice and they will last long enough. I usually replace them before winter, so I guess the usually last about a year. Orielys usually has the best price and sometime a $25 rebate when you purchase a pair. They certainly are not cheap, but I don't feel like I have wasted any money on them so far. I even buy them for my wife and she approves
     
  12. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:48 PM
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    Oh yeah, I don't use them to clear ice, just sometimes ice gets stuck on them or the windshield from snow. But if they're worth it, then I'll look into and try to catch a rebate
     
  13. Mar 25, 2016 at 2:51 PM
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    I had Rain-x blades on my Tacoma for week before they went in the trash. Bosch Icon and Michelin Hybrids have been my favorite. The OEM blades I believe are Valeo and they are good also.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    I have Bosch Icons and find them to be very squeaky. Will probably try a new brand next fall/winter.
     
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-Car-Su...ash=item28038f8b0a:g:n60AAOSwT6pViVGB&vxp=mtr and http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Car-Su...ash=item3a8ead119b:g:v8wAAMXQJRhRaFq0&vxp=mtr cut the length and use the Toyota metal rods in the OEM wiper arms, only thing is they ship from China or Far Fast so it takes awhile to get them delivered but works like OEM rubber blade inserts the drivers side is 8mm wide and passenger side is 6mm wide so you will have to get 2 different widths, then cut the length using the old OEM rubber. you will get 2 blades per order that's $14.12 for 2 replacements.
     
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    I buy cheap and replace as necessary, spent money on the name brands and realized ice tears them up as soon as the cheap ones.
     
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    ^^ This ^^

    I replace once a year.
     
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    I get mine at Rock Auto for $2 a peice or less, and always have a backup pair sitting in the garage. :)
     
  20. Mar 26, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    Are they wiper blades, or wiper refills?

    Was a time you could buy refills, and replace them yourself on the blades. Now seems only the complete wiper blades are available now, at much greater cost.
     

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