What windshield wipers do you use?

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Postby AZ_Path » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:02 am

eieio wrote:I've only used OEM replacement rubber inserts
they last about 3-4 years
I'm still using my original ones. I can't believe how long they have lasted. When they need to be replaced I'll try the inserts. I didn't realize you could buy just rubber inserts. Even better.


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Postby eieio » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:59 am

AZ_Path wrote:
eieio wrote:I've only used OEM replacement rubber inserts
they last about 3-4 years
I'm still using my original ones. I can't believe how long they have lasted. When they need to be replaced I'll try the inserts. I didn't realize you could buy just rubber inserts. Even better.
must be the great Arizona environment! :D

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Postby skinny2 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:34 am

eieio wrote:must be the great Arizona environment! :D
I'm surprised you all even bother with wipers. Next thing you know, you'll be commenting on snow tire threads...... :lol:

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Postby McMac » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:12 pm

I agree with Bosch Icon. I live in Seattle and these last at least 2 years with almost constant year round use. Other brands have lasted as little as a month.

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Postby FLiPMaRC » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:49 am

smj999smj wrote:I use Rain-X on the front and replace them about once a year. On the back window, I use Trico Exact-fit.
I'm on the hunt for the rear wiper blade right now. Thanks for the tip. I'm still using the OEM and it has lasted 3 years. The rubber tore a few days ago after an ice storm :lol:

Found these on Amazon. According to their parts finder any 12" with a B connector should work on my 2012.
http://www.amazon.com/Trico-12-B-Exact- ... K0A2519C0J

http://www.amazon.com/Michelin-9512-Ste ... pathfinder

http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-8-212B-Pr ... blade+12+B

I went ahead and ordered the Trico Exact-Fit.

For the fronts, I get the Goodyear wipers from Costco when they go on sale for about $4.99 each. I replace wipers on all my cars once a year.
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Postby eieio » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:18 am

skinny2 wrote:
eieio wrote:must be the great Arizona environment! :D
I'm surprised you all even bother with wipers. Next thing you know, you'll be commenting on snow tire threads...... :lol:
:D

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Postby eieio » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:33 am

looking back through my records, i've only replaced one set of wiper blades (OEM) on each truck
average 5 years per set, not bad at all!
just ordered new OEM replacements, fronts & rear, for $22.66 per truck
:)

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Postby AZ_Path » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:18 pm

eieio wrote:must be the great Arizona environment! :D
I know right. That's why I can't believe how long they have lasted. On past vehicles I think I used the wipers once a year for two years before replacing them.


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