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  1. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I seem to have decent luck with the Michelins from Walmart. They are only like $6 each there.

    Even if I had to replace them once a year it doesn't feel like I'm being raked over the coals with $20/each Bosch blades.
     
  2. SHOdown220

    SHOdown220 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've never changed the OEM blades on my 2016 ST. Over 4 years old and they still clean well somehow. I'll replace them with OEM when the time comes. I replace the inserts on my wifes civic with OEM because my cost is only around $9 to do both sides, but they only last 6 months-1 year.

    I love seeing the people at a stop light with wipers WFO in a drizzle, their wipers can't last long
     
  3. TerminatoRS

    TerminatoRS Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I'm right there with ya. I'll be at a lower intermittent setting and other clowns have theirs at full tilt. What the hell do they do when it actually rains? Drama queens...
     
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  4. SweetSVT99

    SweetSVT99 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I had Rain-X on my last truck and they were awesome. I put them on my current truck right after I got it, and they were the worst blade I've ever had. No idea what the difference was. I scored a killer deal shortly after that on some Michelin "High Performance" blades, and they've been really good for me for the 6 months or so I've had them on.
     
  5. lOOKnGO

    lOOKnGO Keep'um smiling Established Member

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    I have never driven in the rain! Stated for future sales add! Lol
     
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  6. Ohio Snake

    Ohio Snake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My OEM are still on my GT500 since 2011. They have never seen rain or winter weather...just hand car washes. Ill replace them with OEM at some point.

    My Explorer is my daily driver and has silicone Rain X blades....right at two years. No streaks at all.


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  7. Blown38

    Blown38 Active Member Established Member

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    I've had bosch Icons on my truck for 4 years, still good. I rarely wash the truck. Tried rain x didn't last long on a different vehicle.

    Sounds like its hit or miss with any of them.
     
  8. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Funny, my 03 is almost 18 years old. Still has the OEM blades.
     
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  9. Ohio Snake

    Ohio Snake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The truth comes out those never seen rain cars with OEM blades. Im at 9 years and your at 18 assuming yiur 03 is not a daily driver.(☞ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)☞

    BTW, my '99 cobra had the OEM battery last for 9 years.


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  10. JetmechF16

    JetmechF16 Under Pressure Established Member

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    Same here, I have Goodyears from Costco on all cars, great blades during Houston thunderstorms.
     
  11. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yeah, it's a garage queen with 20K on the clock.
     
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  12. Deceptive

    Deceptive Brad's Spirit Donkey Premium Member Established Member

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  13. TAF

    TAF Trilogy Twin Screwed #004 Established Member

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    No...Cool Hand Luke's

     
  14. cosmic charlie

    cosmic charlie Member Established Member

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    If you like Rain X you should try Aquapel. Like Rain X but it lasts a lot longer.

    Aquapel-glass-treatment-sm.jpg

    What is Aquapel - Aquapel Glass Treatment
     
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  15. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My wife has guns with huge tips. I’ve posted them before. Just not in that fashion.
     
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  16. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Convertible Mystichrome TERMI owner?


    LoL
     
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  17. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    If you've never tried silicone blades, you should. IMO silicone is superior to rubber. Well, thankfully wiper blades aren't that expensive, so replacing them annually isn't a big deal, dollar wise.
     
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  18. Blown38

    Blown38 Active Member Established Member

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    Wiper blade threads are like oil threads.:D
     
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  19. MarkOPKS

    MarkOPKS Active Member Established Member

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    I had the stockers on my f150 for almost 4 years. First 3.5 never parked inside. Hot summer, ice in the winter. Paid up for them 1.5 years ago again and they’re still going strong
     
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  20. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Zircon Encrusted Tweezers Established Member

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    I usually get the Rain-X blades.

    Reminds me of the early Terminator days on Stangnet. User by the name of Kilgore Trout had an anniversary model Terminator and listed Bosch Icon wiper blades as one of his mods. :D

    U.M.
     

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