Well I'm going to have to change my vote on these, they are JUNK! So much streaking, you think a blade as expensive as these would last more than 6-7months. If I had to recommend another I'd say go for Bosh "Icon" blades. They are of similar design but in my experience with them so far they are FAR superior at around the same price range (I caught them stocked under the wrong price at Wal-Mart and got them for $6 a piece!) I've had them on the sable for about 4 months so far and they still work PERFECTLY.
Blades should be changed every 6-12 months anyways IMO. I mentioned earlier in this thread about the Valeo 600 series blades. I switched to Trico Neoforms when thye were due for change and they are awesome. Napa carries Trico Neoforms under the Napa Neoform name. PIAA super silicone is good choice too.
I've just never been a fan of rain-x products TBH. I don't think you can go wrong with Bosch Icons or Evolutions either though.
Well with my normal "cheap" blades I'd get at least a year without streaking, these were almost triple cost and lasted about half of that time, I would have figured them to at least last twice as long.
You must have gotten a bad pair dude, mine last forever. I have them on both the Aurora and the xB. My previous pair lasted somethjng like three years and I've had these since I changed those out, at least another year? I wonder why yours went so fast.
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Not sure. I thought they'd be great for winter, harder to freeze up, they seem to be just the opposite, and no matter how much I try to unfreeze them they just seem to streak worse. The Bosh Icons on the sable I can just turn on the wipers with a foot of snow on the windshield and they still work perfect haha.
While sort of on the subject, does everyone else have the same washer nozzles as me? Where they spray so far that the fluid ends up more on the trunk than the windshield? Haha, I can't remember if my last Aurora was like that or not.
I bought some $7 Anco winter blades haha, not surprisingly they are doing a pristine job especially compared to the Rain-X Latitudes (Obviously considering they are brand new). If they can last at least 6 months then they would be well worth it over the 7-month $15 blades haha
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Post by lanceslambos on Mar 8, 2014 8:09:13 GMT -6
I got a set of these blades after the meet because Collins was raving so much about them. They have worked flawlessly so far. I also found a small bottle of this bright yellow stuff at Surplus City/ Army Surplus that you add to your washer tank. It was only $1.49 so I grabbed it up but haven't had the chance to try it out yet. It's some kind of water repellant you use in your washer tank. Sorry don't know the name of it cause I already took the trash out and burned it.
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I had a pair of Rain-X Latitudes and while they worked great one eventually flew off while driving on the highway onto the other side... Yeah, not sure what anyone driving on the other side thought but I immediately switched to Bosch Icons as the part that actually holds the blade is much more sturdy and secure. The performance is the same if not better than the Latitude.