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Howdy & Merry Christmas to ALL at JKOwners!!! The wipers (front) on my JKU only have around 24K miles, however, they're already falling apart. So, what are some upgrades I might consider?
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I've been looking at the Rugged Ridge ones that have a little scrubbing pad before the blade. It sounds like a good idea but I haven't heard a comment from anyone who has had them. I think they just came out on the market! I have PIAA and they claimed that they would last forever! That was bullshit....

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I replaced mine with Trico Flex blades (16").

They look good....

I have no top or doors, so they don't get used too often.

* I replaced my GMC Sierra wiper blades to Rain-X Latitude blades....They are a huge improvement over the OEM blades. I will go with them when/ if I ever replace the JK's again.

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PIAA makes great silicone wipers.

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I went with 15" Rain-X replacements. Not the Latitudes, just the regular ones. They do the job.

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I just put bosch Icons on mine.


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Another Bosh runner here. But I don't think it makes much difference.

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I put a set of Trico winter blades on last month hoping the ice wont build up on them as much. I've been pretty impressed with them in the rain, but so far we haven't had any snow. Hopefully they work better than regular blades.

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I have silblades in 16" and like them. Nothing seems to work well in the winter for me, I've tried the stockers, rain-x hybrids and now these. They all ice up, it's just a design flaw in the 2010 or older JK's. If you don't have real winters or have an '11 or newer I can't really help you except to say my Silblades perform awesome in the summer.
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PIAA makes great silicone wipers.
I just bought these on mine. And they have been great (had them for about a week). These are the smoothest-nicest blades I have ever had.

- I live over in NC, and all it has been doing for the last couple weeks is mid ~50F and pouring down rain... so much for a white christmas.

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Bosch Icons here! (16")
I also replace them every year.

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you can be more like me and just run the oem wiper blade on the driver side and nothing on the passenger side... freaks the wife out when we're driving around cuz she can't see shit! bahahaha. mine lasted about 46k

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PIAA makes great silicone wipers.
extraordinarily great at that.

I had a set on my YJ and for 3 years, those blades performed flawlessly through torrential floods, tons of mud and (a little) snow.

Those blades never even streaked until the actual blade itself started separating from the wiper frame at the 3 year mark.

will be getting another set for the JK soon since my OEM ones are crap at 18k

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post #16 of 27 Old 12-24-2011, 02:05 PM
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Got the 16" blades from Costco - I think they were Goodyear - great!
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I went with 15" Rain-X replacements. Not the Latitudes, just the regular ones. They do the job.
I have the latitude ones and IMO aren't worth the extra cash they work just as well as the regular ones.
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Anco. Can't bring myself to spend more than $5 for a wiper blade. They work great for me.

Also, why are people buying 16" blades? My 15's go past the visible area of my windshield.

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Because the Bosch Icon's don't come in 15". I think the Rain-X latitudes also aren't available in 15" either. So people use the 16" blades instead. The 16" blades do not extend beyond the edge of the windshield. They may go outside your viewing area from the inside though.
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Costco sells goodyear wipers cheep. I upgraded to 16' wipers and they are awesome.

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16" Bosch Icons here too. Look and perform a lot better.

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I ran bosch icon on the maxima all the time. I changed mine once a year at a minimum usually twice a year though. They worked great. a few weeks ago I bought a pair of the rain-x latitude ones to try. I am running the scrubblade ones on the jeep right now. http://www.scrubblade.com/ I don't know how well they are going to do because I just put them on.
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bosch icons 16'' here, work well.

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So I just got some Icons hopefully they do well in the snow! Has anyone replaced the rear? How did you get it off? I about broke the arm! Lol I don't know if it's stuck or what...

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