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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject:  Windshield Wipers Reply with quote

What is everyone using these days?
I've been running the Rain-X Latitude blades for the last 3 years and these are finally shot. They've been a great set of windshield wipers that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again, but I'm open for all suggestions and as to why you use them? One thing I like about these blades is that they don't "chatter" on the windshield even once it's dry.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I used a set of Rain X latitudes on the Monte but didn't notice much of a difference compared to the 10 dollar wiper blades at Autozone. I get about 18 months out of the Autozone wiper blades and I think I got about 2 years out of the Latitudes. Not worth the price premium, IMO.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I used a set of Rain X latitudes on the Monte but didn't notice much of a difference compared to the 10 dollar wiper blades at Autozone. I get about 18 months out of the Autozone wiper blades and I think I got about 2 years out of the Latitudes. Not worth the price premium, IMO.


Only reason I'd go with the Rain-X Latitudes again is because they're $9 a blade on Amazon....Never again will I buy them in the store-$23ish a blade!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i might have to try these rain-x latitudes since you guys are saying so much about them... been using bosch icons for awhile and kinda not happy at how quickly mine streak :-\

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have the latitudes on my ride and they miss part of the windshield on the passenger side. Confused I don't know if anyone else has this problem.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have used Bosch Icons on all my cars (they actually have a new style now).

They usually last me a good 3 years, yes they streak, but you just need to clean them when you wash the car. It is rubber, you can't let them dry out.

There is some "chatter" at the very bottom on the Monte, but that doesn't bother me.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

In the end it comes down to what you want to pay for every 6 months... I prefer silicone, especially wiperblades that you can refill the silicone with. Almost any car on the track you will see uses some sort of wiperblade with silicone. I'm not sure about the rain-x latitudes having silicone, I believe they just have degradable rubber. I usually buy PIAA stuff, but I have used some form of rain-x blades before, If I remember they lasted a good amount of time but did leave alot of streaks sometimes.

But for PIAA... I mean just look at these...

http://www.tirerack.com/wipers.....toModClar=
Shocked Powdercoated frame??? Pretty much will last forever, and all you have to do is change the silicone every 6 months which is 7 bucks a piece.

Ofcourse... if you want to be the coolest kid of the block...

http://www.autozone.com/autozo.....66810_0_0_
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

rain-x. I intend to get latitudes next time.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:19 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I also like too note that if you use Rain-X water repellant wax on your windshield, your wipers will streak, no matter what kind they are.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Only reason I'd go with the Rain-X Latitudes again is because they're $9 a blade on Amazon....Never again will I buy them in the store-$23ish a blade!


I see Latitudes at 16.99 a piece and Weatherbeaters at 6.90 a piece. The weatherbeaters are currently not for sale because customers told Amazon they are terrible (and I agree with the experience I had with them a few years ago).

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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i might have to try these rain-x latitudes since you guys are saying so much about them... been using bosch icons for awhile and kinda not happy at how quickly mine streak :-\


look who decided to come back to naioa...youve been gone a while lol

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've had all kinds, expensive and cheap. I just get the cheap ones now. They last about a year. I've noticed the "better ones" start to wear out slowly and the cheap ones kinda die at once. I like it when they give it their all even if its a short while. But I think a cheap blade lasting a year is good. $10 evey year or $50+ every 3. Plus I've never had a good blade last more than two.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I have the latitudes on my ride and they miss part of the windshield on the passenger side. Confused I don't know if anyone else has this problem.


I have this problem. Do you think getting a 1 or 2 inch shorter blade for the passenger side would fix this problem being that they are bent to contour to the windshield,so it will hold the windshield better?

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PushrodPower wrote:
I have the latitudes on my ride and they miss part of the windshield on the passenger side. Confused I don't know if anyone else has this problem.


I have this problem. Do you think getting a 1 or 2 inch shorter blade for the passenger side would fix this problem being that they are bent to contour to the windshield,so it will hold the windshield better?


I'm not sure if that would work or not. I guess I could be a test mule. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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billy101 wrote:
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I have the latitudes on my ride and they miss part of the windshield on the passenger side. Confused I don't know if anyone else has this problem.


I have this problem. Do you think getting a 1 or 2 inch shorter blade for the passenger side would fix this problem being that they are bent to contour to the windshield,so it will hold the windshield better?


I'm not sure if that would work or not. I guess I could be a test mule. Laughing


If you do, please let me know. I have to replace mine within the next month or so. The passenger side no matter what I do, leaves streaks and is getting worse.

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