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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:10   #1
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Hi Folks,

FYI, I just picked up 2 (21" drivers side and 19" passenger side) of these Michelin Radius Wiper Blades at Costco for $10.XX each usually $12.99 each. These are frameless all season wiper blades. After having a demo of these with the CT Reflex version in Nigel's car these were a steal at $10.XX compare to $20+ at CT.

When replacing my old ones I found that the previous owner had fitted 20" and 18" blades on my car. So now I can see more out of my windscreen

Btw, the Costco $2.XX coupon expires today, If the correct size is not in stock you can get a 30day raincheck.

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Old October 23rd, 2006, 04:37   #2
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I'd like to hear what you have to say about them. I was reading about them on another forum, and a lot of people were complaining about squeeking/rubbing noises on the windshield.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 06:42   #3
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I picked up a set yesterday, no complaints yet..

The stock attachement points suck, and are super loose. I replaced them with the ones from the OEM VW wipers I took off the car. Snapped right into place and are nice and tight.

For $24 for 2 blades, you won't find a better blade for a better price...

No 21's at the Barrie store, I am running a 20 and 19...
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 07:44   #4
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I have no complaints with these blades. If I ever have a problem with them I know Costco has one of the best return policies out there. $10 a blade is a great deal! Even Michelin has a satisfaction guarantee on the packaging.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 11:11   #5
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I'd like to hear what you have to say about them. I was reading about them on another forum, and a lot of people were complaining about squeeking/rubbing noises on the windshield.
I bought the CT version for my A3 and my wife's Intrepid last fall.

On my car they are absolutely horrible, worst wipers ever made. They chatter and squeak under all conditions except very heavy rain. However, they work perfectly on the Intrepid - same wiper, but longer blade. Perhaps it's just the short ones that are no good.

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Old October 23rd, 2006, 17:20   #6
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I bought a set too for the NB. No complains so far. I had used the CT ones on my A4 Jetta and never experienced any chatters at all.

LNXGUY: At first, I thought the Michelin clips were too loose also. After fiddling around, I noticed the clips have 2 positions. Just pull a little harder and they'll snap into the inner position. Nice and secure.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 05:31   #7
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TDI'er, thats awesome. I think I will take my chances with the stockclips, as I didn't bust anything during the install,
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the stock clips seem to loose as do the ones I took off with the OEM blades. what the hell?
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followed LNXGUY's advice! All good
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thanks for the tip, the driver's side is so clean, I put one on the passneger side as well!

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Old October 26th, 2006, 06:39   #11
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thanks for the tip, the driver's side is so clean, I put one on the passneger side as well!

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No prob We'll see how these work when the crappy weather gets here...

I think I am going to do the heated nozzle hack soon enough...
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Old October 26th, 2006, 10:50   #12
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What about these:





http://www.boschautoparts.com/Produc...lades/Icon.htm

Brian sells them for $22 & $25.

They are the same as the new OEM wipers.

About twice as much as the Michelin ones, but they are OEM and have the spoiler on them to hold them to the windsheild. I have a reflex wiper on my drivers side now and it was $25. It does not hold the windsheild very well at 140kph. I should have looked at Brians site first. DOH.

I think I might go with these and take my reflex blade back to Can Tire.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 13:22   #13
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I have the Icon's. Excellent so far.! The Reflex ones from CT suck from most of what Ive heard.
In the rear (Wagon) Im using the View Max from Wal-Mart. Similar to the Icon.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 23:39   #14
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precision tuning sells them too Nigel...dats where i got mine.

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http://www.boschautoparts.com/Produc...lades/Icon.htm

Brian sells them for $22 & $25.

They are the same as the new OEM wipers.

About twice as much as the Michelin ones, but they are OEM and have the spoiler on them to hold them to the windsheild. I have a reflex wiper on my drivers side now and it was $25. It does not hold the windsheild very well at 140kph. I should have looked at Brians site first. DOH.

I think I might go with these and take my reflex blade back to Can Tire.
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Old October 27th, 2006, 05:19   #15
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I think QMR has them as well. Quick question for those with the Bosh Icons...can one replace the rubber insert only, or is it a once piece unit like the CT ones? The nice thing about the OEM ones is that the rubber insert is replacable, but at $200 for the wipers and arms, that's pretty steep. Was hoping that these Bosch Icon wipers have a replacable insert. Otherwise, the regular OEM wipers are working quite well for me, and I can just replace the inserts every year.

(yeah yeah...so sue me, I don't feel like spending $50 on wipers every year)
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