: Best Wiper Blades



stlgasman
12-07-05, 10:48 AM
Should I use dealer replacements or are there other choices?

sgilbert
12-07-05, 12:22 PM
No recommendation! 4 months ago I bought some very expensive ones and they now chatter like crazy! They're all crap! If you want good, you have to replace every few months, I guess.

MortnCyn
12-07-05, 12:38 PM
Anybody tried these?
TRICO has developed a revolutionary wiper blade design that represents the future trend in the wiper industry - in both performance and styling. Innovision™ is the wiper blade of tomorrow - available today from a trusted industry leader.
http://www.tricoproducts.com/common/images/Trico/ezlit/Innovision_AirFlow_crop1.jpgAlready Original Equipment on a growing number of new vehicles, "beam blades" are expected to grow rapidly in popularity - making them the dominant blade type in the near future. Designed with sleek modern styling to complement the aesthetics of today's vehicles, Innovision blades feature a low profile that reduces windlift at higher speeds (up to 115 mph).
Uniform Wiping Performance
This advanced wiper blade design provides constant, even pressure across the entire windshield for a smoother, more consistent wipe. Typical traditional wiper blades have only 6 or 8 pressure points, while Innovision's infinite number of points provides continuous pressure across the length of the blade.

http://www.tricoproducts.com/common/images/Trico/ezlit/InnovisionWindshieldShot.jpg
The Innovision line is uniquely engineered to provide conformed wrap to today's highly curved windshields - featuring a 10º window of reversibility of the wiping element to ensure proper contact with the windshield.
http://www.tricoproducts.com/common/images/Trico/ezlit/InnovisionRubberprofile.jpgThe rubber element utilized in the Innovision line has a unique profile that has two hinges. The first hinge dampens reversal noise for a quieter, smoother wipe, while the second hinge allows the rubber element to pivot most efficiently to resist permanent set and improve reversibility.

Enhanced Durability
Innovision blades are designed with a jointless structure with only three main components (a laser cut spring steel beam, wiping element and coupler) to maximize durability and enable highly efficient operation.
http://www.tricoproducts.com/common/images/Trico/ezlit/InnovisionBlade.jpg

All Weather Performance
Innovision blades outperforms traditional blades in snow and ice tests. As there are no exposed to parts clog up with ice and snow, Innovision provides excellent wiping performance in winter conditions.
Easy Installation
As with all TRICO blades, Innovision is easy to install. It comes with a pre-assembled connector for simple installation on the most popular arm style right out of the package. Innovision wiper blades are available in lengths ranging from 16" to 24" to fit the vast majority of vehicles on the road.

sgilbert
12-07-05, 02:59 PM
YES! Those are the ones I was referring to above. They were excellent when new, but make noise now with anything less than a full rain now.

The problem, I believe, is that they all take a "set" from lying on the windshield and then aren't perfectly perpendicular when needed.

BTW: They might be as much as 6 months old now.

syrob@MSN.COM
12-08-05, 08:31 AM
Very easy answer: PIAA (silicone or graphite) http://ww.piaa.com/WiperBlades/WiperBlades.html

Used the silicone on my SRX, last over 1 year OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!! (YOU MUST TREAT WINDSHIELD FIRST)

Makes Rain-x look like junk, NO CHATTER EVER, never will due to design. (In fact avoid using rain-x ever)

Very, VERY important to prep windshield according to directions!!!

http://ww.piaa.com/WiperBlades/silicone.html

or a cheaper alterative

http://ww.piaa.com/WiperBlades/graphite.html

SYROB

MortnCyn
12-08-05, 10:26 AM
YES! Those are the ones I was referring to above. They were excellent when new, but make noise now with anything less than a full rain now.

The problem, I believe, is that they all take a "set" from lying on the windshield and then aren't perfectly perpendicular when needed.

BTW: They might be as much as 6 months old now.
Reminds me that Anco blades can no longer be flipped over. It used to be that the blades would get the "set" you refer to and all you had to do was stop and flip the blade over to eliminate the set causing the blade to bounce and stutter.

sgilbert
12-08-05, 11:32 AM
Looks like the PIAA blades depend on the beading treatment of the windshield and not on a superior blade.

syrob@MSN.COM
12-09-05, 01:35 PM
Looks like the PIAA blades depend on the beading treatment of the windshield and not on a superior blade.

No, it is a complete sytem, and the blade is also superior to any out there. You ONLY treat the windshield once a year ! Blade works all year long.

SYROB

marklachniet
04-21-06, 09:19 PM
Bosch Icon's (http://www.boschusa.com/AutoParts/WiperBlades/ICON/) I have put them on all our vehicles and recommend them to anyone that wants a high quality windshield wiper. Advance Auto Parts (http://www.advanceautoparts.com/)carries them.