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Replaced my rear wiper blade with a Rain-X blade .. The blade doesnt work right, it doesnt have the correct curve to it. It doesnt make complete contact to the window .. Does the edge wiper fix this?


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if you have a zx3 you can get the smallest bosch icon (17" i think, or maybe 15") and it works great.
 

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I have the Edge blade which LOOKS great, but doesn't always sweep cleanly at the top of the arc...

Prior to that, I had a Trico Teflon something-or-other (ICON imitation), which was 1" longer than stock (so 15", I think) and which worked GREAT and cleared a noticeably wider area than stock (and, yes, it clears the SVT spoiler). So I'd recommend one of those, or of course an ICON.
 

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I think im going to try a different blade... Id rather have functionality than looks..
 

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use either bosch icon or Valeo Ultimate (similar to ICON and theres a deal on them on tire rack)
 

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Ive got a rain-x wiper and I have no problem at all with it.
 

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It snowed a little this morning....and I got to test out my new Michelin Optimum rear blade. It looks similar to a Bosch Icon, which I could never find in a 16" size.

This 16" Michelin contacts the rear window at the top edge much better than the standard 15" Bosch blade that was on there. I like it....looks nice, cleans well. Found it at Target for $15.
 

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i have the wiper off the ford edge, it works very well for me.
 

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i think rain x blades suck . front and back, front the blade will get frozzen with a arch in the winter and the blade will not remove watter in the middle of the window and the back it doesnt get the whole rear. im going to give the silacone blades a try.
 

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i think rain x blades suck . front and back, front the blade will get frozzen with a arch in the winter and the blade will not remove watter in the middle of the window and the back it doesnt get the whole rear. im going to give the silacone blades a try.

PIAA Silicone ones are the only way to go. I have had my PIAA ones for over 2 years and they are just now starting to show wear.
 

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i think rain x blades suck . front and back, front the blade will get frozzen with a arch in the winter and the blade will not remove watter in the middle of the window and the back it doesnt get the whole rear. im going to give the silacone blades a try.
You do know that there are winter and summer type blades right? winter blades have rubber covering to prevent the freezing issue.
 

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Which wipers will fit on these cars to give it the euro look? And where can I get one? I dont like the stock metal arm....
 

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^^ Get the wiper from the Ford Edge - it's cheap, direct fit, looks great, and does a decent job on the window (I know all this because I have one).

The Mazda 3 hatch wiper also fits - and may or may not look and work better - but it's more expensive.
 

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Where can I get one? And how much is cheap, lol.
 

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I'm pretty happy with my rear wiper delete, prior tot hat, I also had the issue of the blade not aking full contact, but since removing it, I can honestly say I don't miss it.
Yes, I know I'm lucky enough to live in the desert where I take my front wipers off and don't need them for months at a time, but when it does rain the heavy rain mixes with the dust in the air and it literally rains a thinned out mud. even with that brown slurry pouring down, the rear window with 5% tint still work enough for my needs without the wiper, I don't even bother putting rain-x on it anymore,
 
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