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Old 11-27-2007, 12:41 PM   #31
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Where can I buy Bosch Icons?
I bought one from states. I will sell you mine cuz I am going back to normal wiper. pm me if you want.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:42 PM   #32
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btw it is only a month old.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:49 PM   #33
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Rain-X is the way to go. If you're going fast enough you won't even need to use your wipers.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:05 PM   #34
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the valeo's are still 2 for 1 on tirerack, are these good? lets hear more reviews.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:36 PM   #35
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My friend's Audi came with Valeo. he says replacement inserts are about $25 each, but the arms are about $100 or so. Says he'll never go back.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:46 PM   #36
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they're 20$ for 2 for the whole thing (for valeo's) on tirerack.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:49 PM   #37
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one more qestion, Do I really need to change my wiper arms too??

I see little rust there but seems like they don't really need to be replaced..

I called BMW toronto to ask them about the price,

$66/each for wiper arm $73/pair for the blades..

I might go with dealer blades..
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:46 PM   #38
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what the ****? 73$ for the blades?

you gotta be kidding. almost any shitty wiper will last a few months. I just want to get some b etter ones for winter.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:17 PM   #39
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$73 for the blades must be the whole assembly. this thread got me thinking, and i went out and bought the new rubber blades today from the dealership. $30 for the pair. not sure how old the last ones were, but the new ones work way better.

need to top-up the rain-x tho
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:58 PM   #40
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I think there are 3 big parts

1. Wiper Arm : Metal that controls Wiper blade (#1 in the picture)

2. Wiper blade : this attaches to wiper arm (#3 in the picture)

4. Wiper blade insert : actual rubber that contacts with wind shield. (#10 in the picture)

I think you paid $30 for 2 blade inserts.

$73 for wiper blade: this might comes with wiper blade + insert (rubber)

My queestion is... do we need to change our wiper arms??


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Old 11-27-2007, 11:07 PM   #41
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^^ You just need the wiper blade which is ~$73.00 at the stealership.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:50 AM   #42
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I have the Michelin frameless on my beater, hands down the shittiest wiper I've ever used, they freeze up constantly, miss vast areas of the windshield, and smear water instead of wiping it.

I still have the same wipers on my 328 that came with the car over 5 years ago (80,000km ago), but then again it's not winter driven and I use rain-x.
anyone else have experience with the michelin frameless wiper blades.... i was really interested in getting a pair fro wal-mart..... but if there that bad.. then..........

maybe i might order a pair of valeo from tirerack.com if it's a good steal...?

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Old 11-28-2007, 09:26 AM   #43
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I think you only need to change the rubber insert on the blade. I wouldn't bother changing the whole blade.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:34 AM   #44
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Went back to the cheap CTC metal blades, $6.99 each or so. Replace when worn. Rinse and repeat.


Although I like the original bosch with the wing on the drivers side, had them for 7 years before finally replacing them this winter
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:44 AM   #45
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anyone have experience with the Rain-X wiper blades?
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