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Old 03-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Wiper Blade size for 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited

Hello, I'm wondering what size I should buy for the drivers size windshield wiper on a 2013 Impreza Sport Limited.

My preferred brand is Trico. A quick search on tirerack shows 26'' wiper blades but no Trico, but for when I search for a 2012 Impreza on Trico's website, I see 24'' blades. Which one should I go with?
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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wiper size is 24 and 16 for front

trico 16b for the rear

rockauto.com plenty of trico wipers there so you can see which one you want
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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Hello, I'm wondering what size I should buy for the drivers size windshield wiper on a 2013 Impreza Sport Limited.

My preferred brand is Trico. A quick search on tirerack shows 26'' wiper blades but no Trico, but for when I search for a 2012 Impreza on Trico's website, I see 24'' blades. Which one should I go with?
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wiper size is 24 and 16 for front

trico 16b for the rear

rockauto.com plenty of trico wipers there so you can see which one you want
According to rain-x's website, they're saying the 2012 is 24&16 and the 2013 is 26&16
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #4
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i am using the bosh icons 24 and16 on both cars, no issue or missed spot, dunno about the 26.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:10 AM   #5
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Measure it yourself if in doubt....
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:52 AM   #6
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Amazon suggests 24 and 16 for the 12, which is the exact same as the 13, so follow that size. BTW just saw a sale on amazon, two blades for 20 of this model. Reviews are good so I bought em. I'm gonna put em on in a few days so if you need to know whether they fit or not I can post here, if anyone would like.

Bosch 24-CA Clear Advantage Beam Wiper Blade - 24" : Amazon.com : AutomotiveBosch 24-CA Clear Advantage Beam Wiper Blade - 24" : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #7
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2012 = 24/16
2013 = 26/16

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:43 AM   #8
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hmm wonder what triggered the change, oh well 24 works fine so apples to oranges
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #9
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I'm sure it does. Attahments are universal. It's just 1" shorter on the top and 1" on the bottom.

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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Well you would want the largest coverage as possible so shouldn't we all be getting 26 16? Can someone confirm the 26" works for either model year?

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #11
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Doesn't the dealer do free wiper blade replacements while the car is under warranty?
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #12
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I don't mind paying $20 for a better pair of blades. Because the ones they give you are basically as cheap as they get I would imagine. Mine squeek and make streaks all of the time.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:20 PM   #13
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I don't mind paying $20 for a better pair of blades. Because the ones they give you are basically as cheap as they get I would imagine. Mine squeek and make streaks all of the time.
i'll tell you how those are (the ones posted above) once I get em
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #14
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i'll tell you how those are (the ones posted above) once I get em
Are you getting the 24 or 26 inch? Also, which Bosch series type did you order?
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #15
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Amazon suggests 24 and 16 for the 12, which is the exact same as the 13, so follow that size. BTW just saw a sale on amazon, two blades for 20 of this model. Reviews are good so I bought em. I'm gonna put em on in a few days so if you need to know whether they fit or not I can post here, if anyone would like.

Bosch 24-CA Clear Advantage Beam Wiper Blade - 24" : Amazon.com : Automotive
Just ordered a pair of these myself, to take advantage of the sale.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #16
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Nice. Thanks for the Amazon link.

Funny that according to Amazon it doesn't fit our cars. I've notice that several other parts that I know fit our model that Amazon says "does not fit".....

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #17
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That's because Amazon thinks we need 24", not 26", on the driver's side. I ordered 24" myself.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #18
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I just looked at the wiper on my car, and question whether the 26" would even fit. 24" seems like its more than enough, so I'm going with that as well.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #19
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been using the bosch icons for months now, I have always used them on my cars so I am 1005 bias, i like em, and they get the job done.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:41 PM   #20
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I just measured the wiper blade and it's 25 9/16, so it's 26"

Edit: Some of these websites need to update their info. Rain X, Bosch, Anco & Trico show 24", while Tirerack.com and Michelin show the correct size at 26".

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:13 PM   #21
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I looked at my car last night and it looks like the 26" will definately fit and will bring the blade right up to the top of the windshield while adding an inch more of blade on each side. I definately would not go longer than 16" for the smaller blade because that one is already flush with the top of the windshield.

Edit: Just ordered the 16/26 CA Bosch Icons from Amazon for $20 and free shipping. Jumping on that deal. I'll update when I receive them. I also measured the windshield wipers that came with the car (2012) and they were just over 24 inches.

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #22
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Adding the inch to either side will make the wiper less effective because the force of the wiper arm is spread over longer distance making less pressure against a dirty windshield.


lol that was a joke, as long as its not rubbing against anything but glass, either size will fit fine, regardless of oem size.

just bought mine. nice find. I guess dan really IS the man.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #23
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bahah :P glad to hear they're good, can't wait to try em once I get home from work.

Edit: just put them on, pretty nice!

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Old 03-29-2013, 05:59 PM   #24
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Looked in a wiper application book today while picking up some oil and a filter....according to the book, depending on the blade manufacturer it is either 24 or 26 for the driver's side. There was about 8 manufacturers listed...some said 24, some said 26....same car same year.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:13 AM   #25
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Welp, since having my wipers I noticed in the top left corner on the driver's side there's an inch or two which isn't touched by the wiper blades. Guess I should've ignored Amazon's size recommendation and gotten 26", eh?
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