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#1 DrewBarat

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 09:16 PM

Have a 2002 Outback VDC, 41,865 miles on her already.
Could someone suggest a wiper blades other than the PIAA's which she has on now.
Their good and all but for 50 bucks delivered they only lasted a year, or would that be normal?
I've read that the Bosch Micro TripleEdge ll suppose to be at least as good at a fraction of the price.

Your input is appreciated,
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Posted 28 September 2003 - 04:57 AM

I have yet to find a blade that lasts longer than about a year. I really like Lexor. Bosch isn't bad either.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 10:56 AM

recently used bosch on a couple (non-soob) cars. I like them. good value.


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Posted 28 September 2003 - 11:16 AM

Drew -

Personally, I like the Anco winter blades.

They DO have a tendancy to try to lift at high speeds, although for reasons I don't fully understand, that lessens as they age.

But most importantly, you live in NY and winter is coming.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 11:39 AM

We install and have good luck with Trico Exact Fit II.

Most mfgs. recommend replacing blades every 6 mos (depending on driving habits) or up to a year so you got a fair deal. Most of the Trico's we sell price around $10 to $15 a pair. Small price to pay to see clear.

Just a tip, if you take some glass cleaner (we use sprayway which has no ammonia) and spray it on a paper towel, then *carefully* wipe down the blades, you will probably find all kinds of black junk coming off. This will help their efficiency a bit as long as they are not in need of replacement. I do this to my blades about once a month.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 12:16 PM

I have found that the winter blades actually hold snow/ice/water INSIDE the protective cover and freeze up worse than regular blades. That is why I quit using them. At least with regular blades I can beat on them with the ice scraper and chip the ice out so they flex enough to clean the windshield. Plus, my cars stay in a heated garage, so the ice in the winter blades just melts so it can refreeze the next day on the way to work.

BTW, I recently put a triple edge brand on the rear of our outback, and I don't think I have ever used a worse wiper blade.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 12:46 PM

Strange. Never had that kind of a problem with winter blades here and we have the worst kind of winter immaginable: extreme cold spells with wet and warmer days in between, etc.
I buy Canadian tire's teflon coated winter blades every december and leave them on all year. I put an extra spring (a few cents at the same stores) on the arms to prevent them from lifting at high speed.
Just my experience.

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 01:05 AM

I use Bosch, and also put the same size on both sides, just makes it easier when buying blades.

I know, I know, I can buy two packs of different sizes, but to me, it's easier my way. Besides, I'd probably lose the extra blades in my garage and have to buy another two packs the nest time.

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:10 AM

I use bosch because I can find them in the right size. They work good for me and last for more than a year.

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 07:02 AM

Don't know the brand, they sell them here in VA in the Advance stores.
The one I bought have a teflon strip running the length of the rubber.
So far, they work better than any that I have bought.

None of that freakin chatter when it's misting, and so far, are holding up very well.


About time to change them out I think, winter is coming up here in the mountains. It is 36 degrees this morning.

Regards,

Jay




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