Wiper blades?

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Curious what wiper blades you use/recommend.

For my part I’ve been using PIAA Super Silicone blades on my F-150 for the last 8 years and they have been fantastic. I particularly like that you can buy refills, which just comes with replacement rubber and is cheaper, rather than replacing the old blades in their entirety.

For context, I purchased my last set of refills in February 2017 and they need replacing now. They aren’t noisy, mind you, just leaving some wet “chatter” on the return swipe. That’s almost 5 years on one set of blades in the rainy PNW! 🤯

 
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Curious what wiper blades you use/recommend.

For my part I’ve been using PIAA Super Silicone blades on my F-150 for the last 8 years and they have been fantastic. I particularly like that you can buy refills, which just comes with replacement rubber and is cheaper, rather than replacing the old blades in their entirety.

For context, I purchased my last set of refills in February 2017 and they need replacing now. They aren’t noisy, mind you, just leaving some wet “chatter” on the return swipe. That’s almost 5 years on one set of blades in the rainy PNW! :O

I’m not sure I believe this. 😂 I can’t get a set of wipers to last a year and still clean the windshield clearly. The longest I have had a set last is maybe 6 months. I have tried all different kinds and usually use silicone ones but I’ll have to try the piaa ones.
 
I’m not sure I believe this. 😂 I can’t get a set of wipers to last a year and still clean the windshield clearly. The longest I have had a set last is maybe 6 months. I have tried all different kinds and usually use silicone ones but I’ll have to try the piaa ones.
Definitely give them a shot! Admittedly, as much as I say that the PNW is tough on wipers, it’s probably the opposite. In the lowlands the temperatures stay relatively mild, no snow or ice build-up, minimal extreme sun to degrade the rubber, and lots of moisture to keep the rubber pliable.

Sure the wipers get used lots, but it’s in pretty much ideal wiper conditions.

Still, I think they will serve you well. I also like the Super Silicone ones for the fact they have a frame. I know that’s considered a downside in this day and age, but I think it helps make them more robust and provide more even pressure.
 
Stock ones have been working pretty good for me.

Granted, my truck has seen less than a week of rain.

I did ceramic spray the glass, if that makes any difference.

Edit: misread the context of the op 🤦‍♂️
 
The ones on fire sale at Costco now are working great on the wife’s T4R
I'm not sure which ones you got,but the last two sets of Michelin wipers I bought from Costco have been horrible. One for the Acura, one for the Corolla, both are terrible. I will probably try to find something different for the Tremor.
 
Stock ones have been working pretty good for me.

Granted, my truck has seen less than a week of rain.

I did ceramic spray the glass, if that makes any difference.

Edit: misread the context of the op 🤦‍♂️
Eh, I think you got the context fine. :D

I intend to use the stock ones until they wear out. They're working fine for now, but will be interesting to see how long they hold up
 
Curious what wiper blades you use/recommend.

For my part I’ve been using PIAA Super Silicone blades on my F-150 for the last 8 years and they have been fantastic. I particularly like that you can buy refills, which just comes with replacement rubber and is cheaper, rather than replacing the old blades in their entirety.

For context, I purchased my last set of refills in February 2017 and they need replacing now. They aren’t noisy, mind you, just leaving some wet “chatter” on the return swipe. That’s almost 5 years on one set of blades in the rainy PNW! :O

I have been using them on all my Vehicles since 2003, (not the same sets), lol. They are the best wipers I have used. They have lasted for years, on multiple vehicles. I wouldn’t believe it, if I had not been using them.
 
I've been using Bosch Clear Advantage for a while, they tend to last about 10months and overall I have been happy with them. I think I started using them because they were substantially lower cost compared to the ICON, but similar construction. I can't really find the difference, but I think it has to do with the coating/rubber. I like to use RainX treatment on the windshield, side windows and mirrors - makes a world of difference no matter the wipers. Note that this is all for little or no snow/ice driving.
 
I generally change wipers once a year as annual maintenance since the truck is always outside.

I've noticed I go through alot more washer fluid on the Super Duty than the old F150. Must be the angle of windshield and being higher up, as I'm hitting bugs way more often compared to the old truck. There was a washer fluid shortage so I stocked up on 6 gallons last week.
 
I generally change wipers once a year as annual maintenance since the truck is always outside.

I've noticed I go through alot more washer fluid on the Super Duty than the old F150. Must be the angle of windshield and being higher up, as I'm hitting bugs way more often compared to the old truck. There was a washer fluid shortage so I stocked up on 6 gallons last week.

lol

The truck isn't that much bigger than an F150. And certainly not in any way that makes any sort of difference in terms of smashing bugs.
 
I really like the Rain-X ones. My local Dollar General just had some for 8 bucks each. I grabbed 2 20” ones for a truck that I don’t even have yet.

I also get the Costco ones regularly.
I thought 22" was the correct size for this truck on both driver and pax side
 
lol

The truck isn't that much bigger than an F150. And certainly not in any way that makes any sort of difference in terms of smashing bugs.
Truck has more mass, so that also can contribute (and angle of windshield). It's definitely real though because I never used to buy so much damn washer fluid in my life lol.
 
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