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Old 11-20-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Angry Wiper Blade recommendation?

I have a 2006 TJ Rubicon and need to replace my wiper blades. I've yet to find the best solution... the problem is the rubber always ends up stuck in the "swipe-down" position. This is due either to the fact that they spend most of their time not squeegeeing the window or the temperature stays cool enough to keep them inflexible and they don't flip over to the swipe-going-up position. Or both. Anyway, I'm SICK of shitty wipers.

Is there a brand of wiper blade out there that will always "flip-over" to properly squeegee the window longer than 30 days after installing it? I'm looking for winter blades at this point.

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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i have yet to find a wiper blade that will last me more than like 3 months. where do you get your wiper blades from? do you get them from like a walmart or k-mart? when i would get them form one of those places the blades were terrible and would fall apart. i would recommend going to a regular auto parts store. i seemed to have the best success with bosch and rain-x.

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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Yea, I'm currently using a set of Bosch from Auto-zone.
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I live in the desert so our two rainfalls a year I seem to miss. However, these blades intrigue me and if/when I move back to the south, I will try these. No personnal experience nor do I know anyone who uses them.

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:13 PM   #6
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Ah! I had looked into new blades a few months ago and I remember seeing someone post something positive about these bad boys. I'm going to try them out. With red rubber to match the accents on my rig. I'm so vain. I bet I think this song is about me.

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I live in the desert so our two rainfalls a year I seem to miss. However, these blades intrigue me and if/when I move back to the south, I will try these. No personnal experience nor do I know anyone who uses them.

AccuTire Silblade Silicone Wiper Blades : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:17 PM   #7
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wow, was that really a carly simon reference?
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:18 PM   #8
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:51 PM   #9
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i have the rain-x latitude wipers and they work better than any other wiper blade i have ever used.
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i heard bosch is the way to go
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:48 PM   #11
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NAPA offers a specific Jeep winter blade that has a protective covering over the entire top portion of the holder. This prevents ice from building up on the mechanism.

I've run them all year round and love them. They are really awesome in winter.
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Nope..but you can find them at NAPA.

They are the only "covered" wipers offered for the Jeeps.
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Nope..but you can find them at NAPA.

They are the only "covered" wipers offered for the Jeeps.
Gotta check those out without a doubt. I just bought these new ones from auto zone few weeks ago. The old ones got wore out quick when it iced over bad in Missouri.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:20 PM   #15
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I run with the rain-x on my wifes car. They're holding up well after 6 months. I haven't put new blades on the jeep yet.

I've lived in cold weather climates for the last 8 years. The first 7 were in Iowa City and my blades stuck to my windshield all the time. Then I moved out to Boston and I saw something so simple that I never thought about doing before. When you park your car in a snowy area in the winter, just make a habit of pulling your wipers away from the windshield whenever you park it outside. It looks goofy, but man does it save the blades. It also makes scraping the window a lot easier.
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I run with the rain-x on my wifes car. They're holding up well after 6 months. I haven't put new blades on the jeep yet.

I've lived in cold weather climates for the last 8 years. The first 7 were in Iowa City and my blades stuck to my windshield all the time. Then I moved out to Boston and I saw something so simple that I never thought about doing before. When you park your car in a snowy area in the winter, just make a habit of pulling your wipers away from the windshield whenever you park it outside. It looks goofy, but man does it save the blades. It also makes scraping the window a lot easier.
Yea, I started doing that once I saw the dealerships around town with theirs up.
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I've been running the Teflon Blades. You can find them at most auto stores..Napa, Advance Auto..They have been good for me. I also treat my windows with Rain-X.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:53 PM   #18
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Another trick besides Rain-X is to put a coat of wax (yes, the paste Turtle Wax or your preference) on the windshield. I have been doing that for over 20 years now and with a good coat of wax, in a heavy rainstorm, you barely need your wipers. The water rolles right off. Also, it does help prolong the life of normal wiper blades, but in my opinion, not by more than a couple of months.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:41 PM   #19
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Last x-mas, my wife bought me a set of PIAA's for the TJ. I live in SOCAL, so I don't get too much rain, but the sun beatin' on em means most wipers don't work so well when it DOES rain.

These have been on for almost a year, and they are still perfect. Best wipers I've ever owned by a factor of 3.
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I always get coupons from the local dealership where they're offering a oil/filter change, their "inspection", and free wiper blades for 20 bucks . . . Lately I've just been waiting til I have a warranty issue and getting the oil and wipers at the same time. It's great . . . last month I walked out of there with a new rear main seal, new oil pan seal, new seal on the windshield, new door limiter strap, new wiper blades, and new oil/filter for 20bucks!!!
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I always get coupons from the local dealership where they're offering a oil/filter change, their "inspection", and free wiper blades for 20 bucks . . . Lately I've just been waiting til I have a warranty issue and getting the oil and wipers at the same time. It's great . . . last month I walked out of there with a new rear main seal, new oil pan seal, new seal on the windshield, new door limiter strap, new wiper blades, and new oil/filter for 20bucks!!!

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