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Old 09-11-2008
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New wipers from Rain-x

Anyone seen this addy. They r about 25 dollars a piece. Looks like they will work a lot better than normal ones.
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just get normal wipers and a bottle of rain-x . put the stuff on the windshield yourself and the wipers cost about $10 each. (if you buy the blade with the holder)
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just get normal wipers and a bottle of rain-x . put the stuff on the windshield yourself and the wipers cost about $10 each. (if you buy the blade with the holder)
can tell you havent seen them.. its a whole new wiper design it doesnt have "rain-x" on the wiper

i would love to see how they work in snow/ice.. but other then that normal wipers are fine for me
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I have them on my truck. Been running them a couple of months so far. The work well, slightly better than a standard wiper imo but they seem like they will last a while longer, the rubber feels rather different.
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newer styles do work better and are on just about every new car on the market. Must be something to it....
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I've got them on my ranger. They work very well IMO. Between them and rain-x I got no problems at all.

I bought them at Meijer on sale for $10 each. Reg price there, is like $16-$17 Don't think I'd pay $20 each though.

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I like Trico blades. I replace the assembly when needed. I read that some new ones are made of Teflon. They probably do work better but I have been happy so far.
IMO the most important thing to keep your wipers in good condition the longest is NEVER use them when ice or frost is on the windshield, that just cuts the edge up and makes them go bad real fast. A little reminder make sure to turn them off when you park. :P
I make sure to use the alcohol wipe on all new blades to get the stuff they have on them so they come out of the mold easy off.
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I have some cheap off-brand version of that single arm no bracket wiper stick thing. They suck. They aren't curved enough so the ends are up in the air. I hope the Rain-X ones fit better.

I'm a little concerned about their ability to move snow without an y reinforcement.
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I just use some cheap one, I will probably buy some better ones here soon. I use the rain x windshield wiper fluid and that works pretty well....
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I use the normal Rain-X ones and they work really good, just don't use them in the snow.
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I use the normal Rain-X ones and they work really good, just don't use them in the snow.
Why?
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It scratches the rubber on the blades and make them not work as well in normal conditions anymore. I keep a old set in my toolbox that I swap out when it starts snowing.
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any of you guys eve bought those dual blade ricer wipers at autozone? I was wandering if they are any good at all... I was kinda diggin the CF looking ones...
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I used to use those a long time ago, but the ones without "ricer styling". It was a wiper are with two blades. They were nice but they were built so cheap that they would fall apart.
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I used those no frame wipers, and I was quite impressed until they started falling out. The little plastic things that hold them on are one size fits all and they don't fit very well. You can clamp the hook at the end of the wiper arm a bit more... I just went back to the stock metal frames with inserts.

The frameless ones did move snow well, they had an aluminum strip along the blade and were fairly rigid... this of course also keeps the passengers side tip off the glass lol.
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i have the Trico neoform ones i think they were 17$ a peice and i love them got them 2 years ago and there still on my truck never toutched them and never any streaks and they are good in the winter with the snow. i got them for my gf accord and she loves them to.
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I used those no frame wipers, and I was quite impressed until they started falling out. The little plastic things that hold them on are one size fits all and they don't fit very well. You can clamp the hook at the end of the wiper arm a bit more... I just went back to the stock metal frames with inserts.

The frameless ones did move snow well, they had an aluminum strip along the blade and were fairly rigid... this of course also keeps the passengers side tip off the glass lol.
yup mine are doing that... I bought the BOSCH brand too and paid ~$20 each, bought them last year after I got the truck b/c the factory ones were almost dry rotted from sitting on the lot... guess I might be going back to the metal ones...
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I just use the plain metal wipers for spring, summer and fall. I use winter blades for the winter....obviously. LOL
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I have Michellin, love them!
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