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DKarge87 07-01-2011 05:10 AM

Wiper blades
 
What are good wiper blades that are not crap after a month or too? All this money on blades is crazy.

cork1958 07-01-2011 05:34 AM

The $64,000 question!!

Personally,
I don't think they make any long lasting blades anymore.

I don't buy the very cheapest, but sure don't buy the most expensive either.

DKarge87 07-01-2011 05:37 AM

I even went as far as to think about tryin to cut down a beam blade

kjeeper10 07-01-2011 05:47 AM

Mine are falling apart and still work, I got them from AZ, they were cheapos :)

Benjy 07-01-2011 05:52 AM

I use rainx, minimizes the need to use wipers in the rain as often for me. Almost 6 months and 9,000 miles on my Jeep and I'm needing to replace mine finally.

kpdiver 07-01-2011 06:04 AM

Silblade by far have been the best I've found. Just found my receipt and I bought them in April 2008. Still working fine.

C.L. 07-01-2011 06:57 AM

When your current blades wear out, just wrap a hand towel around the framework. Close enough.

Jiffydarren 07-01-2011 10:19 AM

I've had Napa's winter blades on mine for about 2 years. They still work well.

IslandTJ 07-01-2011 10:23 AM

Frameless blades seem to work well and last. I've been running the ones sold at COSTCO (Goodyear brand) on my Celica for over 2 years and they still perform as well as when I first installed them.

On my Jeep, I use Silblades (the frame type) and they are just as good but aren't cheap.

DKarge87 07-01-2011 12:08 PM

Yea the sill blades look nice but I about choked when I saw the price but all the money I have spent 20 here and there for blades atleast 3 sets a year this seams the cheaper route just more expensive up front

kpdiver 07-01-2011 12:21 PM

Spend it now or spend it later...I'm more of a long term guy. I like quality so I don't have to worry about for awhile. Just my 2.

BTA88 07-01-2011 12:24 PM

I've been wondering this myself. I've had my blades on for about a month and they are showing serious signs of wear. They were ADCOs. I'll try some frameless this time.

doclouie 07-01-2011 02:07 PM

I bought some Triple Edge blades and they have a lifetime warranty. www.thewiperstore.com I bought them like 10 years ago and they usually last about 2-3 years. Then I call up the company and let them know they are worn out and they send me new ones. Best money I have spent. All my cars have them.

dfry 08-17-2011 04:16 PM

Bringing up an old thread, 'cuz I've been looking for new wiper options. I currently have PIAA Wiper Blades. They are OK, but nothing to write home about. I will have had them for a year in September. They squeak and some times skip, mostly when it's a light rain or drizzle. I paid around $14 each, with wasn't so bad, I thought. I was just checking into Silblades. 5 year warranty compared to 1 year on PIAAs. They cost $25 from Slilade's website, but Amazon has them for our TJs for $8.72 ea. That's not bad. I know, or rather read, that TripleEdge blades are Life Time warranty. I've had them on many vehicles over the years, as they were my standard go-to blades. Just average in terms of function and longevity, and they never lasted more than a year for me. I usually put winter blades on for winter, so really didn't even get a year out of them. Wasn't worth my hassle of warranty exchange for saving just a few bucks...and usually when I needed a blade, I needed it right away.

Think I will give the Silblades a go. Not quite ready to ditch my PIAA blades yet, but fall/winter is fast approaching, and I want to be prepared.

Also, I've used Rain-X for years on different vehicles. Used it on my Jeep at first, but it seemed the flat windshield wasn't as easy for water to clear from. I switched over to Invisible Glass and have been very pleased with it. Bug juice cleans off very easy, too.

dfry 08-17-2011 06:03 PM

Hmmm, just finished reading many reviews of Silbades. Seems that unless you purchase directly from them, their warranty doesn't apply. My search continues...

NavySeabee56 08-17-2011 06:57 PM

I use rainx plus rain x blades they ve worked fine for me and not to expensive

Chris65GMC 08-17-2011 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NavySeabee56 (Post 1480324)
I use rainx plus rain x blades they ve worked fine for me and not to expensive

Bosch blades are pretty good, mid priced, but at least they are only 13 inch blades, my old civic had the 30 inchers on it, that was a lot of $$$.

Also, rainex really does work well, and surprisingly the rainx winshield wash works well in the interim of coating your windshield with the actual product.

Jerry Bransford 08-17-2011 07:30 PM

The longest lasting wiper blades I've ever owned (in 48 years of driving) are Silblades which are most easily found on the Internet. Just don't buy from Silblade directly as I did, you'll pay a lot more than what all their online dealers charge. I forget their warranty but it's really long... like 10 years or lifetime.

andres0101 08-17-2011 07:50 PM

i use bosch i like em

robbiecc 08-18-2011 07:00 AM

i'm one of those that usually buy them when needed but i have noticed that alot of the auto parts stores around by me MAY carry 1 brand of 13" blades if i'm lucky(and only have 1 or 2 sets on the display). the ones on there came with the jeep and are close to a yr old(with me-who knows how long they've been on there) and so far they seem to be doing fine. the only nice part-i have an advanced auto kitty corner and a o'rielys across the street-between the 2 i can usually find what i need.

HowardJ 10-04-2011 05:47 PM

I used rain-x latitude on my Crossfire and loved them.
The problem I am having is finding a freaking 15" blade locally that doesn't look like it's going to fall apart in a month >:|

06GoldenEagle 10-05-2011 08:05 AM

problem ive found is the beam type blades dont come in 13in anyplace ive went

MikoSiko 10-05-2011 08:48 AM

I use only wiper refills... good enough (and cheap) solution for me... obviously assuming that the rest is in good working condition

Pmedg 10-05-2011 09:10 AM

Is there any reason they dont make 13" Solid Wiper Blades (i.e. Bosch Icon) I have used them on every other vehicle I have owned and really like them compaired to the open frame ones.

silver165 10-05-2011 09:15 AM

how will 16" blades fit? there is not many choices in the 15" locally

silver165 10-05-2011 09:27 AM

hmm shows how often ive had to change mine. just measured them an i have 13" only had to buy one set since i bought my jeep.

DevilDogDoc 10-05-2011 09:35 AM

Ordered me a set of silblades off amazon yesterday. It rains far too much here to be messing around and you find in the 13 inch are cheapies that streak and chatter. We'll see how these do. Paid 13 a piece so if they last the 9 month winter here I'm golden!

zdragon 10-05-2011 11:05 AM

got a pair of Ansco blades from walmart for less than 10 bucks....blades last a lot longer if vehicle is garaged when not in use.

Hammond_Egger 10-05-2011 11:07 AM

I just installed these 2 days ago, figured it was worth a try..

OEM AERO JEEP WRANGLER 1997-2006 3PCS SET WIPER BLADES | eBay

kerad11 10-05-2011 11:25 AM

i love my rain x lattitudes...


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