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Old 12-05-2002, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default PIAA wipers

Anyone here have them on their car? The PIAA site says 22in for the drivers side and 17in for the passenger side. Is this right?
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Old 12-05-2002, 01:15 PM   #2
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Sounds about right, but I haven't bought blades for a while.

PIAA, huh? Does this mean they are overpriced and fail quickly?
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Old 12-05-2002, 01:51 PM   #3
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Probably. I'll let ya know.

Don't know how you can mess up a silicone blade, but of course I also don't know how you can design a light bulb to burn out that fast either.
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Old 12-06-2002, 10:50 AM   #4
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I assume you're talking about the 02 WRX, and I just replaced the wipers on mine. The sizes are indeed 17 and 22 in. but while I was in the store looking at the book for wiper sizes it listed 20 for some brands and 22 in. for others. (I guess they use difference inches .) Anyway, I guessed wrong and bought a 20 in. blade that I had to take back.
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Old 01-22-2003, 02:33 PM   #5
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Default PIAA Wiper Blade..anyone use them?

The ads are starting to get me to wonder ...Do they work as good as they say? {PIAA Wiper Blade}
Here is the fluff...

From the initial design process to extensive laboratory testing under the harshest conditions, this blade outperforms every other blade currently on the market...

* The Super Silicone Wiper Blade secures a wider field of vision in inclement weather, ensuring greater visibility.

* The Super Silicone Wiper Blade offers better resistance to all climates - heat, ozone, ultra-violet, and wear - clearly out performing the industry standard.

* Super Silicone coating removes squeak and drag, regardless of the shape of the windshield, providing greater comfort for both driver and passenger.

* The Super Silicone Wiper Blade maintains a sharp, clean edge, even after 230,000 operations.

Wiping action makes windshield water repellent so rain beads up and repels easily by wind pressure (in high speed) or by ordinary wiping (in low speed). Super-smooth glide, no squeaking (Elimination of annoying and inefficient chattering)
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Old 01-22-2003, 02:41 PM   #6
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yes, they work great as advertised. every other type (including bosch) i have tried has chattered on the wrx's windshield, whereas these just swipe smoothly.
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Old 01-25-2003, 02:05 PM   #7
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They do work as advertised. Mine were installed about a month ago and they haven't froze up like the stock blades. My car is kept in a condo parking lot and is subject to the elements. Once the stock blades got a taste of the freezing weather, they didn't work the same.
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Old 01-25-2003, 06:42 PM   #8
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I have Bosch wiper blades on my 02 2.5 RS. They work just fine
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Old 01-25-2003, 06:52 PM   #9
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what is the price on a pair of PIAA wiper blades for the WRX?
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Old 01-27-2003, 04:15 PM   #10
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Yep....cost??................Also do they make replacement blades or do they only sell them as a unit.
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Old 01-28-2003, 09:07 AM   #11
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what is the price on a pair of PIAA wiper blades for the WRX?
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Old 01-28-2003, 05:51 PM   #12
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Try options auto, I think they're cheaper.

<--------loves his PIAA wipers
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:41 PM   #13
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I've never had luck with the expensive wiper blades (Bosch etc.).
I found the best ones were the cheapo ones at less than half the price of the Bosch. Consumer reports did a big writeup on all of them a couple years ago and the (nearly)cheapest ones won all categories. I can't remember the name but I want to say the packaging is blue with yellow lettering-sorry it's so vague, I'd have to goto R!ceBoys to see. To be honest, I'd kill for OEM ones. They seem to last longer than ANY replacement blades.
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Old 02-15-2003, 11:04 AM   #14
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I wanted to wait a while and use them before I posted about the so here goes:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...=4736#post4736

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Old 02-15-2003, 05:42 PM   #15
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rain x is bad to use with any blade(it dries out the rubber)
The PIAA wiper blades are #1 in my book, never skipped, streaked, made any noise what so ever.
I have had them for about 8 months andhave never had a problem.
the good news is, you can buy refills for them that cost about $5 each instead of spending $20 for new ones.
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Old 02-15-2003, 06:28 PM   #16
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>rain x is bad to use with any blade(it dries out the rubber)

Unless you get the Rain-X fluid (it contains methyl alcohol) on the rubber how can it dry out the rubber? The methanol evaporates. It leaves behind a coating that repels most stuff so I'm not sure what is getting on the blades to dry it out. Can you elaborate? I've been using it for at least 15 years w/ no problems.
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