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Old 05-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #176
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i bought the cheapest, most-available blades i could find, and they do a great job.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #177
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Are everyone's wipers working out okay, still? Did anyone switch up from their initial selections?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:53 PM   #178
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I switched from those cool one blades to a traditional blade. Works much better. No streaks hops or anything.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #179
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Are everyone's wipers working out okay, still? Did anyone switch up from their initial selections?
Still using the PIAA Super Silicone Wiper Blades (not si-tech). Same pair on my 04 WRX for 7 years now (only 63,000 miles and garage kept). Still work like new.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #180
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I keep buying new cars. haha Now that I have the BRZ and it's been raining and snowing heavily, I'm considering beefier wipers. I'll have to read through this thread again to see what my resolves were before.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:52 PM   #181
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I got the PIAA super silicone based on responses from a similar thread. Do it. They aren't that expensive and do an awesome job.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #182
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My silblades are doing pretty well. I bought them over the PIAA's because they also make a rear wiper for my hatch.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:19 AM   #183
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Rain-x has some weather-beater wipers that may be heavy duty. I have the fusions and they seem to work pretty good for the heavy rain in the D.C area.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:16 AM   #184
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Costco Goodyear blades are great bang for the buck especially when they have their buy one get one free deals.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:45 AM   #185
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^Goodyear FTW. used it for over a year and still works fine
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #186
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PIAA super silicone blades. Won't ever use anything else.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:25 PM   #187
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Bosch Icons FTW. I live in AZ so I could actually be fine with not having wipers at all.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #188
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I second the Bosch Icons, they usually last me 16 months before they start to streak. Just clean the blades every time you wash the car. They were the longest last blade I used even saw ice/snow when I lived up in the northeast.

Get em on sale buy one get one half off.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:19 PM   #189
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I also had Bosch icons on my old car. They lasted close to two years before the streaking got bad.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:23 PM   #190
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PIAA
I've been using mine for about 2 years now and they still do exactly what their supposed to do. Yeah, they freeze up a little in the winter, but what blade doesn't.
I might replace the silicone blade itself this year, and it's cheap. worth the initial investment to never have to worry about your blades.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #191
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i second the PIAA. they work amazingly well. period.

they NEVER leave streaks on my window. PIAA Super silicon FTW
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:13 AM   #192
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Oem for me. Every aftermarket wiper i have tried hasnt worked as well.
The OEM's were garbage for me as well, after the car's first winter I bought some rain-x blades and they are a huge improvement.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:08 AM   #193
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i second the PIAA. they work amazingly well. period.

they NEVER leave streaks on my window. PIAA Super silicon FTW

Just go with the PIAA and never look back. I had the metal frame originals on my '03 that lasted 6 or 7 years. I would actually recommend those over the SI-Tech.

I have the SI-Tech currently on my '10 and have had them for 12-18 months now. They still wipe better than the Ikon's and obviously the stock blades but they don't seem to quite have 100% even pressure across the blade that I would like to see. Keep in mind I'm being overly critical. You can only notice in the faintest of drizzle. I've also had the winshield replaced due to stray rock and never applied the silicone to the new glass. Slowly but surely the blades did re-apply the silicone as advertised and the entire path of the blades acts like rain-x again.

If you're looking to buy a set new, stick to the original Super Silicones. They may not look as cool as the flat blade style but they will last a VERY long time. The SI-Tech's are still better than any blade other than the Super Silicone for if you just HAVE to have that "look".
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #194
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I buy Bosch wiper blades with a discount but they don't sell blade refills. Thin blades don't work as well in the larger sizes. Clean windows wipe better and I wipe off the blades often as dirt reduces performance. Try it - you will always get black dirt,sap, and rubber residue on the paper towel. Try not to use the wipers until all the ice on the windshield has melted as ice will cut blades.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #195
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Again, been using trico neoform beam blades on all of my vehicles since 2009. Nothing's perfect but I'm very happy with the quietness and how well they squeegee. They look good and don't have snap-on sub-assemblies. the attachment is more secure than than traditional wipers.
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