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Old 07-23-2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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Where do people go? My dealer is telling me 150$+ to replace my blades??? is there an aftermarket source or what?
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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dayum 150 for wiper blades?

edit- unless you mean the actual arm and motor and all that jazz
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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dayum 150 for wiper blades?

edit- unless you mean the actual arm and motor and all that jazz
+1, I replaced mines with the Bosh Icons. They work and look a hell of a lot better then the stock ones. They cost me around 25 bucks for both of them.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:26 PM   #4
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are you serious??? $150 for the blades? does that include lube? (and i'm not talking for the car parts!)

i'm seriously hoping you didn't take your car to the dealer to have them replace windshield wiper blades. if so, make sure they change the muffler bearings and tail light fluid while they are at it! (and they happily will do those services for you if they charge $150 for blades)

anyway, you hopefully are talking about the entire motor/trans assembly for the wipers. yep, those things are expensive on any car. your options are either dealer pricing, or junkyard, take your pick...
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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They claimed that for one of the arms, it has to be the whole thing, and they don't sell just the blades. Can someone post me the link for the Bosch Icon's?
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:45 PM   #6
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Tire Rack has several blade varieties. Walmart has cheap temps for 2.49ea until they arrive. A search will get you info on the choices.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:53 PM   #7
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First: STOP using that dealer. That is the sickest thing I have ever heard of (assuming that they don't mean the motor and everything). You should also let SOA know about that one. And people wonder why dealers have bad names.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:32 AM   #8
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they may mean it, but they were clear that it was my only option. I will just run to Walmart for now I think. I wish there was another dealer that was close. Next closest is a good hour and a half if there is not traffic.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:43 AM   #9
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they may mean it, but they were clear that it was my only option. I will just run to Walmart for now I think. I wish there was another dealer that was close. Next closest is a good hour and a half if there is not traffic.
Dude, unless they are talking about the arm that holds the wiper and the blade. Autozone a beer and a cheap set of hand tools is all you need
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:16 AM   #10
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i actually just got some "JAMAK GLIDER" blades from wally world for like 20 bucks for both, they work great, the only problem is that the drivers side blade the end that when up is closest to the car dosent fully contact so it leaves a tiny streak but other than that they work great. they look almost like the bosch icons which i almost got but they were liek 20 a blade. also, takes 3 seconds to install, just pop the only ones off (theres a latch) and pop the new ones right back on. no tools are even needed, besides your hands anyway. btw mine is an 02 WRX so the method of changing may be different for others, i dont know.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:57 AM   #11
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Bosch Icons, $20/blade and do it yourself. Easy and better blades than OEM by far
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:35 AM   #12
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Do the Bosch Icons "lift off the glass" at high speed since there is no spring support arm on them? Just wondering because I am considering them for purchase.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:02 AM   #13
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Go to Autozone or Pep Boys tell somone there to find the blades that fit your car, buy them and have them install them. They do it FREE!!!!!!! Once they are done, pick up your jaw off the ground, it is that easy and cheap. Call SOA and complain.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:03 PM   #14
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I bought some Valeo Ultimate blades from TireRack and have been very happy with them and their quietness and lack of streaking.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:45 PM   #15
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Go to your local Nissan dealer and get p/n 28895-3W400 for the LH refill and 28895-2Y910 for the RH refill (refill = just the rubber part). It should cost you about $10 and they work much better than the original Subaru wipers.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:26 PM   #16
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That is crazy unless it is for the entire wiper arm assembly and all.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:51 PM   #17
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Rubber Refils.

SOA591U222R MSRP 4.95
SOA591U217R MSRP 4.95

Full Blades
SOA591U217 MSRP 9.95
SOA591U222 MSRP 11.50
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:06 PM   #18
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Do the Bosch Icons "lift off the glass" at high speed since there is no spring support arm on them? Just wondering because I am considering them for purchase.
The Bosch Icons are designed without the spring support. Not only don't they lift, they wipe much better because the pressure on the windshield is much more uniform.

They are the best wiper blades that I've ever used, and well worth the $20.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:38 PM   #19
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I bought some Valeo Ultimate blades from TireRack and have been very happy with them and their quietness and lack of streaking.
+1

Plus, they're having a buy one, get one free deal right now on those blades. I got mine the next day!

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Old 07-24-2007, 04:00 PM   #20
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I cant beleive this forum lol Go to Advance Auto Parts, buy blades for your car, put them on duh
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:50 PM   #21
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+1 for Valeo blades. Lasted 3x longer than Bosch Icons I had before that.

Same concept for the both and the new Michelins also @ Walmart
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:06 PM   #22
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Where do people go? My dealer is telling me 150$+ to replace my blades??? is there an aftermarket source or what?
Are you serious?
Wow what pieces of s***s. Goto Advanced Auto Parts and you can have a set for half the price.

I have Bosch Icons(I think that's what they were called). They're nice and better than stock.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:29 PM   #23
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We charge under 40 for blades here at the dealership using Subaru parts.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:51 PM   #24
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Rubber Refils.

SOA591U222R MSRP 4.95
SOA591U217R MSRP 4.95

Full Blades
SOA591U217 MSRP 9.95
SOA591U222 MSRP 11.50
that price may vary though.

The dealer charged me 12$ for the STI driver side refill.
Crooks. They just lost all business with me.

Only reason I paid it was because I wanted the OEM STI air wing for the wipper, rather than the 5$ full replacement from walmart
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:13 AM   #25
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I bought some PIAA Super Sporza wipers about a year ago and really like them a lot. Linky
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