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Old 10-24-2022, 11:22 PM   #1
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Wiper Blades....

We have had rain now in Seattle - YEAH!!!! LOL - I am actually happy. We absolutely needed it.

Also in need - are new wiper blades for all my cars.
I ordered new OE blades for the E38 and 997. That was pretty straight forward.

But - for the F250 and Escalade... LOT's of choices.
Any recommendations? The blades I have now are ok - at lower speeds. They do tend to lift a bit on the highway. They are beam type - but I think the lower end (non Bosch) types....

Thoughts?
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Old 10-25-2022, 11:17 AM   #2
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The conclusion that I've come to is that if they didn't come from the factory, the beam type blades are probably not an upgrade. I've been getting better results from the old style on those cars.

Edit: The problem is that modern car windshields are very flat. The beam blades tend to be adapted for a flat windshield. Curvy older car windshields just don't seem to be a good fit. If an older car *does* have a very flat windshield, then they're likely fine.
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Old 10-25-2022, 11:46 AM   #3
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I have been happy with the RainX replacements on my GMC Sierra
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Old 10-25-2022, 03:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies - I may go back to the regular blades and try the rain-x ones...
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