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post #1 of 17 Old 10-18-2011, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Don't know if this has been posted before but all of the wiper blade info says JKs only take 15" blades. I couldn't seem to find any high end 15" blades. Every wiper site I looked at said they didn't carry a high end product for the JK. I just bought 16" blades and they fit perfectly. There is plenty of clearance and they cover a bigger area of the windshield. Just wish I'd thought of this before I replaced the motorhome blades... replaced with 22s, same as the old but just measured it and it could take 28s!
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Yep, been runnin 16's here!

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16 works just fine.. Been using them for 2 years now.. rain x latitude have been my favorite
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Word to the wise....
Lightforce 170's mounted on the lower windshield corners will not allow you to lift the blades up to clean the windshield.
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Same issue with the Black Magics on KC mounts FWIW...
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I'm pretty sure PIAA makes 15" blades as I just bought some. They're fantabulously fucking awesome. You heard it here.

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Haven't bought blades yet, but my stockers suck donkey balls. And yeah, my HIDX lights present a problem every time I try to cean the windshield.

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Yep. I've always grabbed blades that were an inch or two longer than stock on all my vehicles.

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16" Bosch Icons here. They are a kazillion times better than stock and cover more of the windshield. They also look much better from in side and out.

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I went with some 15" Scrublades on Amazon. They work really well for, well...scrubbing all of the bugs and crap off.
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I went with some 15" Scrublades on Amazon. They work really well for, well...scrubbing all of the bugs and crap off.
Vids showing them in action? I watched the one on their site, but I'd rather see a real-world usage one.

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Sure you guys use rainx too, but I keep so much on the damn windshield that at over 40 mph I don't even have to use the wipers.

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Vids showing them in action? I watched the one on their site, but I'd rather see a real-world usage one.
I would film mine...but I'm extremely lazy. I can vouch for them though. I've had some nasty bug impacts on my windshield, and they've taken care of them without much effort.
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16" blades hit the fairing on my Gobi rack so I'm stuck with 15"ers
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I went with some 15" Scrublades on Amazon. They work really well for, well...scrubbing all of the bugs and crap off.
Just ordered mine for $10 shipped...hope I didn't buy just 1

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Just ordered mine for $10 shipped...hope I didn't buy just 1
Got mine from Amazon yesterday. If you ordered a qty of 1, you're most likely getting one.

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Got mine from Amazon yesterday. If you ordered a qty of 1, you're most likely getting one.
yeah, i went back like 10min later and ordered the other haha. Now i am debating wether or not i want to use them on my cracked windshield. Wonder if it would tare them up?

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