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Old 12-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Finally good wiper blades!

I have wanted the bosche icon wiper blades but everywhere I went nobody sold them in a size short enough!
Wel autozone just got them and they are awesome!

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Old 12-07-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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You can go up to a 14" in length.

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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You can go up to a 14" in length.
Tires 14s they hit the seal at the top and causes them to bend
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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When you say they're "awesome" I'd like to know what conditions you've used them in. Snow/ice, mud or just rain. I'm up here in MN and so far the best I've found is rainx and don't even use my blades.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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Eventually I'll have to buy replacement blades but not too concern about the quality, I too just used RainX and it more than gets the job done.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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I have wanted the bosche icon wiper blades but everywhere I went nobody sold them in a size short enough!
Wel autozone just got them and they are awesome!
I just clicked on this thread because I got the Icons 4 days ago, love them, and wanted to see what else was good out there.

P-oh'd: I've only seen them work in rain and road salt, but they are silent and hold tight in use at 70mph. I'm OCD about my windshield -- once a year, I use a razorblade on it, claybar, and top with aquapel. This is great for water shedding when it's clean but tends to make lesser wipers squeak.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #7
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I have these that I bought in Oct of 2012 and still haven't replaced them. I just asked for another pair for Xmas as I will probably replace them soon if/when they start to go bad. Just not sure how they compare to the Bosch Icons.

Bosch Clear Advantage 13" Blades
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #8
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I've had several brands of 15" on my 03
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:11 PM   #9
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Didn't like the longevity of my RainX blades. I recently picked up a set of Rain Eaters from a discount outlet for 3 bucks a pop. I've always wanted a set, as they're made locally where i live. Liking them so far, though i really don't know how to gauge how good a blade is. they're silent and don't leave beads. Good enough for me. Eventually i'll see how well they wipe off mud. I will be trying other brands as i need to replace them, though. I'll give these icons a shot next.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:00 AM   #10
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First I clean the front window, inside and out, with 0000 steel wool and some soapy water, washer fluid or Windex. This will make a huge difference in any blade performance.

I like the Anco Winter blades in the winter Winter Blade a Specialty Blade by Anco

For the 2 months of summer we have in WI , I just buy cheap blades. I have tried the up to or greater than $25/each beam blades on the Jeep and other cars and was disappointed in their longevity and performance. I know you can't say a $25 blade should be 8 times better than a $3 blade, but it should at least clean as good for a longer period of time.
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Snow/ice, mud or just rain. I'm up here in MN and so far the best I've found is rainx and don't even use my blades.
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I've had several brands of 15" on my 03
I really don't see how that is possible. I am running 13" blades and I am half an inch from hitting the rubber above the windshield if not less
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I really don't see how that is possible. I am running 13" blades and I am half an inch from hitting the rubber above the windshield if not less
I've run 16" wipers. I just cut a bit of the blade so it'd clear the seal.
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I recently put the PIAA Super Silicone on mine. I like them so far, but we only deal mainly with rain. No sleet or snow much in Alabama. I think I will try the Bosch on my Envoy to see if I like them. They seem like good blades.
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I recently put the PIAA Super Silicone on mine. I like them so far, but we only deal mainly with rain. No sleet or snow much in Alabama. I think I will try the Bosch on my Envoy to see if I like them. They seem like good blades.
These are what I put on my dad's Lexus and they're awesome! They've held up great for a couple of years now. Sooner or later I'll get around to putting some on the Jeep, but a friend of mine had two spare Anco cheapies he gave me, so I'll have to wait until those die. On to the original question - I had a pair of Bosch (I forget which ones, but the beam style) on my Camaro, and HATED them. They were noisy, streaked, and two weeks later they were in the trash can. Much like everything else Bosch makes, I don't trust or like them. Hopefully yours fair better than mine did.
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Ive become to realize the tj wipers suck ***! Ive tried 2 brands now in 6 mos with moderate rain during summer. Im about to replace my 2nd set. bosch, rainx crap wipers). Last suv was spoiled with rainx actually working on the windshield and not being so verticle and long 22" wipers.
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Ive become to realize the tj wipers suck ***! Ive tried 2 brands now in 6 mos with moderate rain during summer. Im about to replace my 2nd set. bosch, rainx crap wipers). Last suv was spoiled with rainx actually working on the windshield and not being so verticle and long 22" wipers.
Maybe it's just our Florida weather. Honestly when I buy a new vehicle the original wipers last the longest. After that most don't last a year...
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Where do the manufacturers get theirs from?
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I just clicked on this thread because I got the Icons 4 days ago, love them, and wanted to see what else was good out there.

P-oh'd: I've only seen them work in rain and road salt, but they are silent and hold tight in use at 70mph. I'm OCD about my windshield -- once a year, I use a razorblade on it, claybar, and top with aquapel. This is great for water shedding when it's clean but tends to make lesser wipers squeak.

you shave your windshield? oh my!

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