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Old 12-16-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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winter wiper blades

has anyone used 16 inch winter wiper blades and can say they are ok for replacing the normal 15 inch oem size?...

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In most cases, yes. In my case, no; 16"-ers hit the fairing of my Gobi rack (they worked fine before I installed it). That said, I have yet to find a decent winter blade and I have tried just about all of them.

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yes they will work. run 16" bosch icons on the wifes rubi
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Can't answer ? on blades. but it snowed In VA today and they loaded up with frozen snow with defroster having little effect--any ideas anyone??

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:21 PM   #5
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Just put on new 16" blades because factory blades were useless in the snow. Not much better in the rain. Not sure why most auto stores don't carry premium 15" wipers but thank goodness 16's fit
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:26 PM   #6
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so 16's are better? Which is the best?
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so 16's are better? Which is the best?
I don't know if they're the best but a lot of forum members, including myself, are running Bosch Evolution 16" blades. They work great.
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I don't know if they're the best but a lot of forum members, including myself, are running Bosch Evolution 16" blades. They work great.
That's what I have.

When it was really cold and snowing hard I had to stop and clean off the sides of the windshield every so often. Mother nature lets us know who's boss every now and then.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:49 PM   #9
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anybody try the rain-x latitude blades yet?
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:31 PM   #10
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Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check em out.
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anybody try the rain-x latitude blades yet?
I think that is what I have. They are definitely rain-x though. I bought them to replace my Bosch wipers that only went two months and then started streaking so much that I couldn't stand them any more especially driving at night. The Bosch had silicone blades that were made of a clear/milky silicone and painted black. The paint began rubbing off and when I realized that they were not rubber and producing streaks I figured it was just the material they were made of and replaced them. So far, the rain-x have been doing well. They are about 2 months old.
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the latitude blades are the weird looking one-piece all rubber blades. no metal arms or anything. they work great on other vehicles i've seen them on, just curious how they work on such a steep windshield before i spend $40 on a set.
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try deicer washer fluid and rainx in your resivor. i live in jackson wy and it works pretty good.
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i keep a jug of rain-x deicer and keep the glass coated with rain-x product.
rain-x is one of those products that actually does what it promises. i hate driving a vehicle in the rain that doesn't have rain-x on it.

no, i do not work for rain-x.
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Can't answer ? on blades. but it snowed In VA today and they loaded up with frozen snow with defroster having little effect--any ideas anyone??

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Did you clear the snow off of "vent" in front of windshield outside of Jeep?
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the latitude blades are the weird looking one-piece all rubber blades. no metal arms or anything. they work great on other vehicles i've seen them on, just curious how they work on such a steep windshield before i spend $40 on a set.
they're excellent. I'm up in Bruce County, Ontario and we've had a ton of snow and they have been quite excellent.
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Thanks-will ck for snow on vent next time, but dont think they were covered

Plenty of hot air comingt out of the vents

Can find a good wiper 13" other than stock that doesn hold the ice /snow-ideas

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they're excellent. I'm up in Bruce County, Ontario and we've had a ton of snow and they have been quite excellent.
good to know. did you go with the stock 15" or step up to the 16" blade? i'll probably do the 16" myself.
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good to know. did you go with the stock 15" or step up to the 16" blade? i'll probably do the 16" myself.
I'm using the 15s - do the trick just fine
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good to know. did you go with the stock 15" or step up to the 16" blade? i'll probably do the 16" myself.
16s will work. That is what I'm using. There is a huge selection of 16" blades and almost no 15".

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