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Old 06-12-2011, 02:05 AM   #26
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I have michelins on mine now that were on it when I bought it. I have been reading more into the PIAA's instead of the rain-x latitudes, but which piaa's are you guys referring to? The Forza Hybrids look nice but they don't make a 17" for the passenger side and idk if an 18" would be cutting it too close. The SI-Tech Silicone are ones im looking at (similar style to RX latitudes) but I also have no idea about the Super Sporza and Super Silicone Styles.

Normally I would never pay $20-30 per wiper but its worth it for my baby lol.
these are the ones i have derrick http://www.tirerack.com/wipers/detai...t=Wiper+Blades

i just recently bought the PIAA supersilicone wipers. the first few month i was amazed at how good they worked. its still working good but how often do you guys replace the silicone refill?
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:18 PM   #27
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Duralast memory steel ones that they seel at Autozone... I had them for 2 years and are great for the money. During the winter seasons, I switch to the Anco winter blades.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #28
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+1 for Bosch
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #29
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I just ordered the PIAA Si-Tech's off amazon along with a Fram fresh breeze CAF so ill keep everyone posted on how they work out
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:02 PM   #30
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I swapped out my 3 year old OEM wiper blades for some PIAA Forza Hybrid ones. A tad pricey, but worth the money and the smoothness.

http://www.tirerack.com/wipers/detail.jsp?ID=1092
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:26 PM   #31
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I prefer the R-X Latitudes. I got a set of them for my 02 WRX wagon the day I bought it, including a 16" for the rear wiper (it clears the rear upper wing, barely). Sold it with those same three blades on it 2-1/2 years, 45k miles and 2 Pennsylvania winters later. Still worked as well as they did on day one.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:54 PM   #32
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+ 1 more for OEM (tried Goodyear but went back to stock). However, I have had success increasing the life of OEM blades by applying Klasse All in One sealant.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #33
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Bosch makes the best, period.

Mine make mincemeat of the rainy road conditions of Oregon...
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:03 PM   #34
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...I haven't been impressed enough with the Bosch Icons to think they were worth the money.
I've had Bosch Icons currently and they do not perform as well as the Rain-X Latitudes that I had.

I plan to buy Rain-X Latitudes again.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:02 PM   #35
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I dig the Valeos that tirerack always has two for the price of one deals on. They last a good couple years too. I put a set on my WRX last week because my stock wipers seemed like they were shot from day one
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:21 AM   #36
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I switched to Bosch Icon a couple years ago and never looked back. They are so much better than most other blades you can find locally. They last longer too. With my previous car they would last me about a year and I have a set on my 98 Outback that is still goof strong at 9 or 10 months. For some reason they don't work as well on my 06 Legacy. I bought a pair and I'm now replacing them at only 7 months which is quite short for Icons IMO.
A pair of PIAA Si-Tech blades are on their way to me as I type this so I hope they are as good as people claim. I almost ordered Silblades as their flat blades were $14 less and have a 5 yr warranty... But figured I'd go with the name brand.

A couple things that I should mention that other people often do not.
I live in Western NY, just south of Buffalo so we get lots of snow and the flat blades are amazing for this... No more frozen blades!
I do not have a garage so my cars sit outside all the time and that severely degrades wipers.
I do not stand for streaky windshields so I change my blades sooner than is absolutely necessary.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:42 PM   #37
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Valeo 600 series. Inexpensive, no noise and very effective.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:29 PM   #38
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I put the rain x latitudes on my car and hated them. i took them off after about 2mo. cause they would streak and lift off the windsheild above 80mph. anyone have the same problem with other wipers with the same frameless body style as these?
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:09 PM   #39
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I tried a set of the new style Valeo frameless blades and I didn't like them as well as the same style I had on my SRT-4, not sure why. They wore out quick and were streaky.

Then I learned on the 08+ STI has different factory wiper blades, developed by Denso I believe, than the WRX and Impreza. Just another nice thing the STI gets. I bought those from Subaru. They are great blades, quiet and not streaky. They are still a framed blade, but an aerodynamic style and it does not look so easy for slush to get in there like the Impreza/WRX blades. You can get just refills from Subaru when replacement time comes.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #40
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I had a set of Valeos on my 05 STi for about three years before I had to change them. They were still working well enough to drive in rain with but the center of the rubber started tearing. I always used RainX washer fluid with them which helps any blade last longer and you don't have to use the wipers as often either; I could usually drive in heavy rain without using the wipers because the RainX WF and the Valeos left such a good layer of protection on the windshield. I only use Valeos on my S10 as well and they last at least a year even if I don't take care of them like I did with the ones on the Subie. The key to any wiper lasting is actually cleaning your glass/wipers properly when they get dirty and not running your dry blades over a dirty windshield. Also, treat the wiper with a rubber protectant/conditioner after washes, or better yet use 303's wiper treatment wipes. Also, keep the blades off the glass in high temps when not driving the car will help prolong the life of the rubber as well. I have not used any other blades since finding Valeos on the Tire Rack since it is always cheaper even with shipping to BOGO from The TR. If the S10 windshield beats these Valeos up(S10 ws is curves on the edge so much it wears out the center of blade prematurely, but have had Valeos last over 2 years on it) within a year I will try something else like the RainX or Bosch blades.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:36 AM   #41
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Bosch Icons are on my car now, but they are horrid. Streak, don't sit flat.

I have clayed, cleaned, rain-x, cleaned the blade.
Nothing seems to help these, i plan to switch to PIAAs
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:21 PM   #42
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bosch Icon's on the Mountaineer, both the Mazda 323's, and the WRX...

I guess I am a fan... No one sells the Piaa's locally... so havent had the chance...

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Old 07-20-2011, 12:57 PM   #43
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I have had the PIAAs on for about a month now and I have to say im less than impressed. They wipe smooth for the most part but towards the end of its sweep it smears right in the center of the blade and they are brand new, put on right after I cleaned the car. And when driving at highway speeds 60mph or above they shutter in the from the wind.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:02 PM   #44
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^^ which piaa's?
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:14 PM   #45
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odd as i've never had issues with my piaa's. have them on my wifes car and a buddy of mine. they've never complained. we've all had them on going 2 years now.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:34 PM   #46
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^^ which piaa's?
^^^^^ This - they make more than one kind. The good ones are the silicone blades. I love mine.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:52 PM   #47
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I put the rain x latitudes on my car and hated them. i took them off after about 2mo. cause they would streak and lift off the windsheild above 80mph. anyone have the same problem with other wipers with the same frameless body style as these?
I had the rx latitude blades as well and they were not worth it. They streaked and left water on the windshield. I switched to some snow blades and they worked even better, even when it was during the other seasons. Im currently on the regular rainx wiper blades and they are incredible. Although I think they need to be replaces soon because it doesn't wipe anything about 4 inches from the bottom of the blade when the wipers are up all the way.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #48
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:27 PM   #49
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Rain-X Latitude Blades, they are awesome. You can get them off of amazon for 12$ Each, and as well they are graphite coated so they dont make ANY noise what so ever. Awesome wiper blades, and I will be using them again and again.
I use these too. Amazing!
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:24 PM   #50
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I had the rx latitude blades as well and they were not worth it. They streaked and left water on the windshield. I switched to some snow blades and they worked even better, even when it was during the other seasons. Im currently on the regular rainx wiper blades and they are incredible. Although I think they need to be replaces soon because it doesn't wipe anything about 4 inches from the bottom of the blade when the wipers are up all the way.
My work sells these and everyone that buys them has loved them. No streaks, they are built well, easy to put on. The works...
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