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windshield wipers..

This is a discussion on windshield wipers.. within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; with spring here, i see i need new wiper blades.. i haven't had much luck finding any that work well ...

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    windshield wipers..

    with spring here, i see i need new wiper blades.. i haven't had much luck finding any that work well w/ the curvature of the windshield (especially on passenger side), and they don't seem to work well past a few months.. i've tried bosch in the past, have the rain-x wiper blades now.. anyone have recommendation on which ones works well?

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    Only ones I use. Is Goodyear. I buy them at Costco. They are cheap and work great. When u look for the size you need if you can. Get the shorter blades. On my Z I bougt the longer ones and they hit each other when they in use.
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    Teflon.. I can't remember whom makes them but Advance carries them. Just ask for the teflon blades..

    They are a little more pricey depending on your means, but well worth it.

    I've had them for a couple of years and they still wipe the entire area they're supposed too..

    Had the same issue before them as you..

    Stupid things seemed no matter what they would skip wipe..

    As a last ditch effort I tried the Teflone.

    Perfect!
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    I kinda like those RainX beam style ones. I have something similar on my car but I can't remember the exact brand name....

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    the rain-x ones are what i have now, expensive,.. and worked well for about 3 months. maybe i'll see if i can find the ones smittro mentioned..

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    If its not totally wiping parts of the windshield, check the bracket at the end of the transmission where the wiper arm bolts onto, they have been know to crack in the past. If its cracked , it wont put down enough pressure for good wiping.

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    Bosch all the way iv had them on our plow truck for 2 years now and i have them on my camaro .... my whole girl friends family also has them on their vehicles and not a single issue... i will never get the over rated RAIN-X blades again they are JUNK!!! if the beam blades streak just clean them off and that should fix your problem!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by My00Z28 View Post
    Bosch all the way iv had them on our plow truck for 2 years now and i have them on my camaro .... my whole girl friends family also has them on their vehicles and not a single issue... i will never get the over rated RAIN-X blades again they are JUNK!!! if the beam blades streak just clean them off and that should fix your problem!!!!
    +1. bosch icon.. had them on my jeep for 4+yrs now. Still work as good as the day I got them. A little more pricey, but you DEFINITELY get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichoLaS1 View Post
    +1. bosch icon.. had them on my jeep for 4+yrs now. Still work as good as the day I got them. A little more pricey, but you DEFINITELY get what you pay for.
    Can't say this isn't true. I've only had my TA for 8 months now, the last 4 of which it's been garaged (taking it out the 13th!) but, the first blades I bought at Advance were Bosch Icons. Little pricey as expected but, they contour perfectly to the windshield and work very well.
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    I just put the Bosch Beam blades on my DD V6 and they work great.
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    I got the neon green framed wipers, they add 20 hp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileyCoyote View Post
    the rain-x ones are what i have now, expensive,.. and worked well for about 3 months. maybe i'll see if i can find the ones smittro mentioned..
    I think mine are the bosch evolution blades...they been great to me a few years now.

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