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Old 11-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Best wipers for Wrangler..

Well we all know how the Wrangler windshield "attracts" bugs goop and crud...
Has anyone found a wiper that works best????

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Old 11-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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There are alot of good ones. I've been using Bosch Evolution 16" blades for years and they work great. 16" blades fit JK's perfect.

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I wash my windshield with Rain-X once every other month and use Rain-X windshield washer, and I find that my wipers don't matter.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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I have a good amount of experience with PIAA wipers and are sold on them. They are a little more expensive but will work well for 2-3 years and then you just buy the rubber inserts for the wiper frames.

Anyway, you will get different brand recommendations but whatever you decide on, like kik said, you should bump up to 16" from the OEM 15" size. 16 just fits the space better and is easier to find.
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X2 on the Rain X. Although not as effective on a Jeep as it is on a sloped windshield...it does help keep bugs and crud from sticking. I've run the Bosch not sure I'm sold on them yet but they work fairly well. I switch to a winter blade (duralast) which has a rubber boot around the metal frame helping to keep it from freezing up. I also switch to a winter washer fluid with de-icer in it for winter.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:28 PM   #6
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x3 on going to a 16" wiper blade. I go between Bosch and Rain-X whichever is on sale or cheaper at the time. I do use Rain-X windshield cleaner and it does work pretty well causing the rain to bead up and roll off.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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bosch works great.
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I have a good amount of experience with PIAA wipers and are sold on them. They are a little more expensive but will work well for 2-3 years and then you just buy the rubber inserts for the wiper frames.

Anyway, you will get different brand recommendations but whatever you decide on, like kik said, you should bump up to 16" from the OEM 15" size. 16 just fits the space better and is easier to find.
I use Rain-X products regularly on my windshield. The glass cleaner, the washer fluid and the wipes every now and then. After a while, it will build up on the windshield and eventually you'll never need wipers, and if you do need to use them they work much better, and last a lot longer.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #9
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Bought the 16" Michelin cheapos from Costco. They work great.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:58 AM   #10
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I use the cheapest ones i can find. Works great.

I have to squeegee the bugs off in the summer anyway because the top is always down...
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:45 AM   #11
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I buy the cheapest ones I can find too. I purchased some, "good" ones when I first moved to NM. The sun and dry climate had them for lunch!
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:05 PM   #12
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The best I've used so far is Sill Blades. Installed a pair year and half ago, they are still in good condition and perform just like new.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #13
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We sell a dual blade option ( called Trailblade) from Rampage. They work well and are reasonably priced. Shoot me a PM or email if you would like a quote.

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Old 11-21-2013, 01:11 PM   #14
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I tried Silblades and they are great BUT....EXPENSIVE ($25-$30 per blade). Got about 3 years out of a pair.

I'm sold on Tripledge. Like Silblades, they are silicon and last years and perform well for a fraction of the cost ($8-$9 per blade). They also carry a lifetime replacement warranty. Just register your set and call them when you need a replacement. Pay shipping. Cost of shipping is typically less than the cheapest set of blades you could otherwise buy. Silblades carry a 5 year warranty, but against defects, not straight replacement.

From a price/performance perspective, can't be beat.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the advice folks.....
I know one thing I am uping them to 16" wipers.
Lot of snow an ice coming my way....maybe should have said that in the original post.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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I go for the cheap ones too. Spend enough time on muddy trails and that alone wears them out real quick.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #17
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I just tried the Trico Winter blades ($15) because of all the snow here in Colorado. They have worked quite well on my two trips to the ski slopes so far.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #18
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Those Goodyear ones from Costco were awful. They jump all over the windshield. I replaced them with Bosch Icons and they are a huge improvement
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:04 PM   #20
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I've done the expensive ones before...not worth it in my opinion. I just get the 16" cheapos and Rain-X once per month. Love me some Rain-x.

Disclaimer: I live in San Diego where it has rained .2 inches this year and definitely no snow...
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #21
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By the cheapest one's you can find and USE RAIN-X...
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Those Goodyear ones from Costco were awful. They jump all over the windshield. I replaced them with Bosch Icons and they are a huge improvement
I have to Goodyear ones on right now. So far they seem ok but we'll see.
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I wash my windshield with Rain-X once every other month and use Rain-X windshield washer, and I find that my wipers don't matter.
^ this
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I've been looking for the best 15" blades because my 16" wouldn't fit after I installed the 50" LED light bar. Any suggestions?
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AutoAnything says the Tripledge blades "have been discontinued by the manufacturer." ??

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AutoAnything says the Tripledge blades "have been discontinued by the manufacturer." ??

Tripledge Wiper Blades, Tripledge Wipers, Tripledge Windshield Wipers - Videos, Installations & Reviews
News to me. Their website is still up and running. Maybe they've exited retail stores and are exclusively direct to consumer?

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Yes. Looks like online only now.
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There are alot of good ones. I've been using Bosch Evolution 16" blades for years and they work great. 16" blades fit JK's perfect.
+1, they are great in qality and easy to replace. i think frameless wipers are superior in general. Also 16" is better than stock 15", covering larger area for cleaning.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #29
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Frameless wipers are MUCH better for the super flat windshield. Bosch Icon, Rain Ex, whatever, don't really care which brand I can find, but they make a world of difference over the cheapo blades....especially in snow and ice.

Honestly, frameless blades are the first "mod" I make to our Jeeps. Drive home, park in garage, swap blades. Then install rock sliders.
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I had a set of Costco's Goodyear blades on my previous Nissan Frontier. They lasted about a year. Yes, they look good, but looks ain't everything.

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