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I bit the bullet and paid the price for a set of Bosch Icon wiper blades. Well worth the price. Smooth...quiet and clean. So far the best wiper blade out of the box I ever bought. Advance Auto Parts has a deal of $6 off a set right now.
 

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The beam type blades are very good compared to the standard blades, that's why you pay the higher price for them. I have a set on my Windstar that have been on it since I bought the van which was in October 2011. The yellow "wear indicators" have been bright for the past 5 months and they work perfectly. The next time I replace the wipers on the Sable I'll be replacing them with Beam blades :)
 

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I bit the bullet and paid the price for a set of Bosch Icon wiper blades. Well worth the price. Smooth...quiet and clean. So far the best wiper blade out of the box I ever bought. Advance Auto Parts has a deal of $6 off a set right now.
I have the same ones and I love them, wouldn't think twice about buying them again. Only other ones id consider would be the similar michelins or possibly the top of the line rain-x.


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Trico ONYX blades are pretty damn nice. That's what I had on my sable.


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I personally like the Trico HB series blade...it's a hybrid design between the OEM and the beam style (like the Michelin Stealth) with out the gaudy looking attachment clip
 

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I have the same ones and I love them, wouldn't think twice about buying them again. Only other ones id consider would be the similar michelins or possibly the top of the line rain-x.


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I've used just about all of the brands on various vehicles, I have the Rain-X top of their line ones on the SHO currently...but I don't think I would purchase again. Surprisingly, it seems that the best blades I have found are the Motorcraft blades. They just seem to last and work better then any of the aftermarket blades. Although, on the SHO I don't use the wipers much...between regular application of Rain-X on the windshield and my refusal to take it out in bad weather, the wipers don't get much use.
 

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I seem to have the best luck with ANCO blades, purchased from Wal-Mart. I have tried the more expensive "trick" blades and have been disappointed with their function.
 

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The beam type blades are very good compared to the standard blades, that's why you pay the higher price for them. I have a set on my Windstar that have been on it since I bought the van which was in October 2011. The yellow "wear indicators" have been bright for the past 5 months and they work perfectly. The next time I replace the wipers on the Sable I'll be replacing them with Beam blades :)
Does anyone have a problem with the beam-type wipers not making full contact with the windshield particulary with the pass. side and if so what can be done to correct this problem. MANY THANKS!!:lol2:
 

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No offense to anyone here, but wiper blades have historically been a yearly maintenance item. Find a set that works for you, and replace yearly. Don't fall for hype that one set is going to 'outlast' another, and overpay. I personally like beams because they don't have crevices for ice to grip into in winter months, but still do not expect any blade to 'outlast' another.
 
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