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pilotmass

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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:28:43 AM

Anyone try them? Care to share your opinions?
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 7:29:58 PM

NY10 writes: wiper blades are recommended to replace every 6 months regardless of brand
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I've never heard that. Maybe for the cheap ones. The ones (PIAA) I bought 10 years ago still work fine.
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 6:44:15 PM

Haven't tried that brand.
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 6:38:07 PM

Use them, love them
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 3:48:19 PM

No
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jes
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 10:35:02 AM

Got a set early this past Spring and they have worked great. I would definitely purchase another set when the time comes.
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forresj
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 12:36:48 PM

No but I don't see the appeal. Don't be fooled by marketing gimmics. Keep your windshield streak free and you shouldn't have problems with obscured view.

[Edited by: forresj at 12/7/2013 12:36:43 PM EST]
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ny10
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 11:44:44 AM

wiper blades are recommended to replace every 6 months regardless of brand
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 2:21:40 AM

i have 3 sets of silicone wiper blades

2 of them have lifetime warranty

one of them have a 5-year warranty
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 1:11:46 AM

Just updated the lower priced Rain-x yesterday....previous lasted less than 1 year,other brand ? splitting away...?
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 10:42:04 PM

I had a set of Bosch for a year. Then replace with Goodyear, for 4 months. Junk. Have a set by Trico on my Jeep and those have worked well for this 2nd winter.

Went back to the Bosch, but I will try a set of Michelin. But I need a slim beam stype to fit under the bonnet.
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 7:30:10 PM

I haven't tried that particular brand for a windshield wiper.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 3:30:03 PM

I bought PIAA windshield wipers 9 years ago and they are still doing great.
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panj
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 2:51:32 PM

Michelin lasted 4 years on a neon without streaking, fantastic!
Bosch on the neon for a year, they're already shot.
RainX on the main car for a year, they're already shot.


verdict? after spending $70 on Bosch and RainX I'm replacing both of them with Michelin...of course i expect results to vary because the quality is probably not as good as it was 5 or 6 years ago.
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 4:03:13 AM

I just bought a new set of Bosch wiper blades. So far so good.
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chipote
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 3:21:58 AM

They work great but are expensive
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 4:30:56 PM

Michelin RainForce (sold as High Performance at Walmart) is a decent wiper. To me, it's the most cost effective. There is a Valeo wiper that is much more expensive but only slightly better.
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jadeusa
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 9:21:43 AM

RainX have been good. Will look the next time I'm in Auto Parts store.
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WES03
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 9:13:37 AM

No opinion.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 8:52:43 AM

Never tried them
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 5:55:33 AM

RainX for me
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:26:35 PM

Anybody use RainX wipers? Anything to report?
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area_51
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:01:24 PM

Had them for a year, and working fine.
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 3:40:41 PM

Try the Bosch, they are great!
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:24:26 PM

haven't seen them as yet
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:04:28 AM

not yet
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hornet17
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:21:17 AM

Haven't tried them myself.
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MazdaDriver
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:49:41 AM

Put them on my Mazda Tribute in November. Work fine
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:25:29 AM

Have not tried them.
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cv
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 6:37:29 AM

I am using them now on my Tundra, they seem to be doing fine right now.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 7:07:44 AM

Have not tried them.
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:13:00 PM

Tried them. Removed them. (22" version for my truck). The could not put enough consistent lateral pressure across the entire blade. Put Delco units back on. Work great.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 8:39:24 AM

I have no experience with them, but I have to change blades pretty soon, so maybe I'll try them out.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:12:46 AM

I didn't know Michelin made wipers until I saw their ad (Super Bowl, I think).

I'm using the Bosch Icon wipers.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 4:55:02 PM

i've been using them for about a year so far they have been good
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DHomz
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 8:30:05 AM

Put a set on my wife's car last week. They work very well, as for long-term performance don't really know yet but got them at Costco for $20 a pair, so it was a good deal.
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 8:26:24 AM

anco or trico
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djp071158
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:39:59 AM

I'd like to try the Rain X blades.
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jes
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 4:53:59 AM

Haven't tried them.
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:07:45 AM

I tried the Michelin RainForce in 2007. It was sold by Target but they don't carry it anymore. It was reasonably good and lasted about a year with no noise and no streaks. It started streaking after that and I changed them after 18 months. They were made by Pylon in the U.S. The Michelin High Performance is the same wiper but sold by Walmart.

Later, Pylon moved production of both of these to mainland China. I do not know how good they are. I plan to try them later this year and then decide.

Michelin also make the Stealth, a beam/frameless design that costs more.

I found that the U.S. made RainForce is better than the Anco 31 and about the same as the Valeo 900. Michelins are about the same as the Bosch Excel Plus but the Boschs in late 2012, at least here, started to have mainland Chinese made models which are different. The silver metal tension bar is no longer enclosed by rubber but wraps around it.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:03:37 PM

pilotmass, As this is the Fuel Economy discussion category, are you asking how they Michelin wiper blades affect fuel economy? They really shouldn't have any effect on fuel economy.

Or are you asking something else?

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Fastwalker1TX
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:16:18 AM

Big Lots has Rain-x wiper blades on sale for $10.00 each, they release Rain-Xto your windshield over the life of the wipers.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:06:20 AM

They are not too bad - but I found they seemed to "harden up" much sooner than their Tridco counterparts
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:31:19 AM

Seems like a question better asked in car talk.
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