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What wipers do you guys use?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Danno, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. Danno

    Danno 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, off the wall question, but I was thinking about it last night when my driver's side wiper decided to jump ship in that snow/slush/rain we had yesterday. Driving on the highway with no wipers suck.

    Anyways, I went and got some Bosch MicroEdge wipers, and put them on last night. They definately work a heck of a lot better than the cheap ones I had before last night! My only problem with them is they don't look like they'd handle stuff like mud.

    I know it's a goofy question, but what kind of wipers do you guys and gals run on your K5s?

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
    6.2L diesel, 700R4, 3.42 gears, 31x10.5" tires
     
  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I get bosch too. I thought that wipers were wipers, but you really do get what you pay for in most cases with wipers!
    They've been fine with mud for me. Ice/snow/sludge is prolly worse on them than mud.

    Peace and stuff [​IMG],

    Muddin

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  3. HarryH3

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    The best things I've found for winter driving are the Anco Winter Blades. The blade is much heavier than normal and the metal parts are all wrapped inside a rubber cover, so ice doesn't build up on them. They're about $6 each at Wal-Mart. [​IMG]

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  4. BurbinOR

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    Ditto for me on the Winter Blades. Used them in the winter when I lived in that crappy Western Pa weather [​IMG]. They are covered in a sheath of rubber that won't allow the ice/sleet/snow/salt muck crap to load up in between the arm and the window. Now, I don't need em and run the Bosch micro edge year round............and use a rubber conditioner to extend their useful life.

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  5. 502Burban

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    I've been using the Bosch MicroEdge on all my vehicles for a couple years, now. They work great!

    Glad you found 'em, too. [​IMG]

    Robb
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  6. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    Bosch is the only way to go IMHO.

    John

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  7. FatBoyBlazer

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    i've got the doublewiper blades, not sure on how well they for in the winter though

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  8. 90K5

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    I have some POS Anco ones and they suck...only a few months old, and the windshiled usually looks better before I turn them on.

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  9. 90K5

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    I have some POS Anco ones and they suck...only a few months old, and the windshiled usually looks better before I turn them on.

    90K5
     
  10. UseYourBlinker

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    I switch blades every two years....I just get whatever the auto parts store has...


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  11. DesertDueler

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    Wipers whats that :) Three of the four vehicle I own dont have wipers or even motors. The only one is the burb. I use the cheap ones because you have to replace them every year because they dry rot.

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  12. Slayer

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    Ran across the Bosch MicroEdge blades on sale at Pep Boys (of all places) and they are on their 2nd winter without any problems. I've tried most of the stuff on the market, even the lifetime guaranteed stuff, but they all get baked by the great Colorado sunshine and eventually give up the ghost. the worst thing is when wiper blades start peeling, not fun. But I will continue using the Bosch stuff and put on a new set every 2 years or so. And I do carry 2 spare sets in the toolkit all the time. The only problem would be that the Bosch blades are more expensive than the rest, but then I guess that you get what you pay for.



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  13. Gopherkiller

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    Well, I thought that I would go with the BEST, so last year I put Bosch wipers on all my outfits. They all rusted. Yes, here in MI, we use road salt, but I NEVER had the painted surfaces of my blades RUST. One thing that I do do,(and have done for years,) is to keep the rubber parts of the blades "wiped down." Just take some alcohol on a rag, and wipe your rubber parts of your blades. Keeps things streak-free, and lasting a long time. GOPHERKILLER
     
  14. LKJR

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    Charmin for me, like the softness

    Like em big and topless
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  15. Danno

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    Huh. I saw the Anco wipers when I bought the Bosch, didn't look at them very closely, though. I think that's what was on my truck when I got it, but they were trashed.

    I'll have to keep them in mind if my Bosch get tore up this winter.

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
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    Wow. Guess I picked the popular wipers!

    Thanks for the feedback, guys/gals!

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
    6.2L diesel, 700R4, 3.42 gears, 31x10.5" tires
     
  17. CrazeeBush

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    I worked at Advance Auto, and I've used the Bosch before, this time I put on Trico, and they work just as well, and a whole lot cheaper. I talked to the old old parts man up there, and he said that Trico was what most OE manufacturers put on the cars new. I asked him if they were basically liek Anco, and he said that Anco sucked, so there's my input.

    -BuSH
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  18. JIM88K5

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    AC Delco...

    88 5.7 5in lift( I tell my wife it's ten) 35"procomp at's
    700-208-456-3in exh w/flowlowder 10 bolts & some ORD stuff
     

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