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Old 01-05-2014, 04:54 PM
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'12 and up wiper blades

just wondering what everyone is running, the only thing I can seem to find are conventional blades, everyone tells me most of the beam blades won't fit '12 and up because they changed the wiper arms?

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I still have the stock blades on my Jeep sine I just bought it in October. Conventional blades and the beam blades connect to the wiper arms the same way. Our Jeeps take 15" blades, you can buy them on Amazon cheaper that at the local parts store.

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I've got beams on my 13. I think I used 16's for a better choice.
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Im running Bosch beam blades on my 13' Rubi. Works great!
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:45 PM   #5
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I've been using Bosch Evolution 16" blades for the past 4 yrs. They work and fit perfect. 16" blades fit with no issues, whatever brand you decide.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:16 PM
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Thanks guys! The Bosch was what I went to the counter with when they told me they wouldn't fit, I will be stopping and buying them tomorrow
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:32 PM   #7
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Snow and ice was playing havoc with the OEM blades on my 14 today. I was going to put 16" Bosch's on, but I could not find the 16" anywhere. I settled for a set of 16" Trico Ice Blades that work pretty well. I'll switch to Bosch eventually.

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I have the bosch 16'' and I am not that impressed with them. Kept icing up last snow storm. And I just put it on last week.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:28 PM   #9
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I ran silblades on my TJ, but I haven't spent the money to upgrade my '13 yet. They were the best wiper blades I've ever used.
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I have 1 Bosch frameless on the driver's side and a valuecraft (autozone brand) frameless on the pass side. I needed a smaller size for both, since stock length was rubbing on my 50" bar, and bosch didn't make the size needed for the pass side. Before that I ran ANCO winter blades.
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16" Bosch beams on mine. Bought them at NAPA. Fit and work great.
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They didn't change thw wiper arms or the windshield of any jk in any year. A '12+ jk can use any wiper the 07-11 could use. Either a 15" or a 16". Whatever wiper you'd prefer. I like to change mine often so I go for the cheap stuff and an application. Of rain-x
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I usually change mine out every fall, (switch to winter blades ) and in the spring. I was just looking for a decent wiper that didnt freeze up on me while driving down the road.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:09 PM   #15
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Bosch 16" winter wipers.
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I've used stock and Bosch on my 09 Sahara, and one other pair that I put on that were made by Rain-X (I think). The last ones I had on the Sahara for over 2 years without a problem. I just got the '14 Rubi so I'm just getting started on that project. If I can't find the ones I had on the Sahara last, I'll put Bosch on it. I was pretty happy with them.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:37 PM   #18
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As I posted on January 5th I put on Trico Ice blades because they didn't have Bosch and the OEM were icing up bad. Fast forward to today and the Trico blades were acting just as bad as the OEM in 20 degree weather with heavy snow in traffic. I was almost blind within 2 or 3 miles. Had to stop and to beat the ice off them and the passenger side flipped around and broke the plastic retaining clip. Fortunately I had some electric tape and wound it around the control arm so the blade would stay on. Went to Auto Zone and found a pair of 15" Bosch Icons HUGE difference.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:46 PM   #19
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anco winter blades...year round...

16" and trim about 3/8' off to keep it from hitting the paint at the top tangent of the arc...
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I had a set of bosch & really liked them at first but they didn't even last a year for me. Is that too long to expect wiper blades to work (in CT weather)? I just installed a set of piaas yesterday - we'll see how they go.

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