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Old 04-09-2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default So Bosch Icons are the best?

Im going to buy new wiper blades today

Any other brands i should be looking at?
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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Valeo FTW...
Buy one get one free still
http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/valeo/ultimate.jsp
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
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Valeo FTW...
Buy one get one free still
http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/valeo/ultimate.jsp

ok, so yeah

i got thos countour blades once, and they were flimsy as hell
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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I have bosch icon's. They are great in the snow, haven't had a chance to use them in the rain much, but I'm sure they will work great.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:34 PM   #5
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I'm a happy Bosch Icon customer. They function well and last a long time. However, they are simply copies of the Valeo. Now Rain-X I guess has some too copied from Valeo and Bosch. I tried an older set of Rain-X blades(standard type wiper), and they just didn't last all that long. For standard blades, not much beats Anco, and Bosch is the only brand I've used that has matched their longevity. I think I've had my current Icons on for a year and a half? They were purchased when Bosch first came out with the Icon blades, however long ago that was. I want to say they've been through 2 winters.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:39 PM   #6
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Valeo FTW...
Buy one get one free still
http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/valeo/ultimate.jsp
First I had the Bosch Icons and the lasted me for 1.5 years. Recently I got the Valeos and the deal and I'm less impressed with them to be honest. They were a lot cheaper but perform worse than the Icons.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:44 PM   #7
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i love my Valeos but have never used the Bosch Icons so can't compare the 2.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:51 PM   #8
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i just got icons and they are 10x better than stockers.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:02 PM   #9
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Another happy Icon user here.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:04 PM   #10
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Check out Piaa - they're amazing!

http://www.piaa.com/WiperBlades/wiper_app.php

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Old 04-09-2008, 01:34 PM   #11
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I really loved my Piaa's as well.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:55 PM   #12
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Trico Neoforms, love em.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:39 AM   #13
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I've had Bosch Icons since October of 2006, same set....lots of rain, lots of heat/sun, barely a difference in performance since new. That and a dose of Rain-X works great! Also the best blades ever on my wife's Accord, every brand but the Icons would chatter and work like crap.

+1 Bosch Icon.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:19 AM   #14
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Very happy with the Icons. Bought one set for the subaru and liked them so much, replaced the blades on my Tacoma with Icons as well.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:42 AM   #15
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Had my Icons for a year now and it's starting to show a little bit of decreased performance. A slight bit of water is seaping through the blade on the passenger side, but IMO, it was a good purchase. I plan on keeping it for another six months to a year - hopefully. I regularly clean the blades with Stoner's to keep from having residue buildup.

I just bought a set of Michelin Radius wipers at Wal-Mart for my wife's Protege. They're similar to the Icons and Valeos. For two it cost $30. Only a couple more dollars than the Valeos "Buy One Get One Free" from TireRack (after shipping). We'll see how these work.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:46 AM   #16
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Just my opinion all... I might have gotten a bad set then cuz my Icons strated streaking pretty badly inside of 6 months which is not what I expected from a wiper costing $20+ each. My Valeos have lasted me over a year in the up & down weather of NYC. So i'm happy with my purchase...
As long as it works for ya, it's all good.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:56 AM   #17
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For winter blades, subaru makes and oem winter blade that works really well. I had a pair of them when I lived in Wisconsin and never had a problem.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:16 PM   #18
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a little off topic, but the wiper sizes are 17" and 22", correct?
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:01 PM   #19
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a little off topic, but the wiper sizes are 17" and 22", correct?
Yup
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:42 PM   #20
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Have had both the Icons and the Valeos.Both preformed about the same.Like em better than OEM.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:20 PM   #21
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I really loved my Piaa's as well.
The Piaa wipers really do a great job.

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