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Windshield Wipers

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by 650h1, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Jan 18, 2014 at 1:11 AM
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    650h1

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    Figured I would start a thread on what everyone seems to think the best wipers are. I just spent close to three weeks, and a couple different kinds of wipers to finally find a set I can be happy with. I had the Bosch Icons, and within a week, they started to streak, and not wipe right in the middle of the wiper. They were also horrible in snowstorms, and seemed to run a little small on their sizes. Overall, they were a disappointment for $20 each. After a week of that bull shit, I went to O'Reilly Auto Parts, in search of some better ones. The guy in the store said the most popular blades he had were the "TRICO Ice" blades, and at $11 ea, I figured I'd give them a shot. After figuring out exactly how their clips worked (they are a little different than stock/BOSCH clips), I got them on. So far, they are great. No noise at either end of the wiper blade cycle, unlike the BOSCH's that were really loud, and they don't streak at all. They work well in the snow, and ice too. So, FWIW, I'm on week #2 with the TRICO Ice blades, and they are better than the stock blades, and the Bosch Icons.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    I haven't had much luck with finding perfect blades. Streaks with most or they don't last as long as they should. Least problems with the rainex winter ones.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2014 at 8:37 PM
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    Anyone else with wiper recommendations?
     
  4. Dec 13, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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    I usually buy the Goodyear ones at costco. Great price and solid performers. Haven't needed wipers on the Tundra yet though, only 3 1/2mo old at the moment and the OE ones have been fine. Minor streaking
     
  5. Dec 14, 2014 at 6:47 AM
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    I'm still rocking the stock ones, but this should be good info for when its time to pick up new ones!
     
  6. Dec 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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    Got rid of my stock ones last month....they're horrible.

    Picked up some BOSCH Icon wipers...I've had them on my last Tundra, and Tacoma and they performed well.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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    I just replaced my stock wipers with a set of Rainex Latitudes. I ran a set of them on my 06 taco and got a year out of them, and my taco was outside all the time rain or shine. Put them on my wifes rig which is garage kept and got the same results. I will buy them again.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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    Still have the stock wipers on my 2010 DC and they are doing great (for some reason). I've never had luck with wiper blades until these. No streaks and quiet still. Subscribing to this thread though, my days must be numbered.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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    Still on stock as well...after over 2 years. I feel like I've barely used them... Just got the wife some Cosco ones (Goodyear) and they seem to be working well.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2015 at 1:21 PM
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    15 months and I'm still on stock. They wipe well, but are NOISY. I used the Rain X Latitude on my Trooper and they worked great. We don't get the snow and ice (except last year when we had a foot), but the rubber kept the sand and salt out.
     
  11. Jan 9, 2015 at 4:08 PM
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    My passenger side one (i think its stock still) has a big spot in the center now that doesn't get touched at all. Going to actually have to buy new ones now. Thanks for the recommendations. I will let you know what i get and how they work.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    Glad I bumped into this thread, not a fan of the base ones that came along with the truck, little "cloudy" to it. Looking into the Trico ones, holding out pretty good so far?
     
  13. Apr 9, 2015 at 8:13 AM
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    Normally I go with Bosch Icons. Heard good things about OEM Toyota Sightline Hybrids. Picked up a pair at the stealer for just under $25. I think they are as good as the Icons IMO.
     
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