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What wipers?

Post by Jewell » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 08:32

Trojan just passed his MOT @ Scotthall BMW with an advisory: "wiper blades noisy across screen". I told them to go ahead and fit new, but luckily, they didn't have any in stock (£40.63) :shock: Any recommendations please :?:

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Post by fwj01 » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 08:43

I got some Aero ones off ebay for around 7 quid, they are really good. No noise at all!!
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Post by Hard Top » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 08:44

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Post by Ian_C » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 09:03

Bosch :thumb:
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Post by jayson f » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 09:06

bosch at euro car parts are about £15.00

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Post by Titan » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 09:26

I tried a cheap set from eBay and was disappointed LINK
They didn't sit tight on the passenger side and left a streak at the centre of each blade.
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Eventually got a set of GoodYear from Costco (£6 each + VAT) and am really pleased with them.
Totally silent and streak free.
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Post by Vic-Z3 » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 17:13

Aero of Ebay ..................... Cheap, work and legal.
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Post by Guest » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 20:06

fwj01 wrote:I got some Aero ones off ebay for around 7 quid, they are really good. No noise at all!!
Thanks for the recommendation, just made a purchase on ebay, need them for MOT as current ones must have dried out solid and happily skp across the windscreen!

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Post by wildeboy » Sat 08 Oct, 2011 22:34

I also got the aero type of ebay but I bought 20/19 inch rather than 20/20 inch, they do fit much better. The 20 inch on the passenger just looked too long.

I do get some smearing in the center though. They do the job ok but I would probably spend the extra money next time for something better.
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Post by DC » Sun 09 Oct, 2011 09:05

I fitted a pair of AR480S Bosch 19" aerotwin retrofit flat last year and they've been great,
very little wind noise, no screeching and wipe well for less than £20-00.
As in Titan's post I still get a slight overlap on nearside when wipers parked.
http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/search/?keyword=AR480S

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Post by Titan » Sun 09 Oct, 2011 09:33

wildeboy wrote:I also got the aero type of ebay but I bought 20/19 inch rather than 20/20 inch, they do fit much better
Good idea :thumb:
wildeboy wrote:I do get some smearing in the center though
Same problem that I had - it's as though the stiffeners are TOO strong and arc the blade off the screen at the mounting point.
The more expensive variants seem better in this respect ;)
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Post by wonderloaf » Sun 09 Oct, 2011 10:56

I've fitted these to my zed and my wifes Civic, no complaints so far:
http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/aeroblade- ... er-blades/
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Post by Jewell » Mon 10 Oct, 2011 17:53

I'm gonna give Bosch a try. Thanks Hard Top for the link and everyone else for your words of wisdom :)

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Post by Zaskar » Mon 10 Oct, 2011 18:12

Titan wrote:Eventually got a set of GoodYear from Costco (£6 each + VAT) and am really pleased with them.
Totally silent and streak free.
I also got a set of GoodYear blades from Costco and have been pleased with them.
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Post by Devon Z » Mon 10 Oct, 2011 19:24

A local discount store sells Wipac blades for £2.50 with the spoiler their spot on :lol: easily as good as Bosch.
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Re: What wipers?

Post by BonBon » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 10:38

In case anyone is looking to fit Bosch Aerotwin wipers to a LHD - I found that for some reason to fit properly I needed one 18" and one 19". (and not 19" and 20" as has been recommended here for RHD).
So far (24hrs) they look and sound good. :wink:

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Re: What wipers?

Post by mrscalex » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 11:38

I've just put 20"/20" Bosch Aeros on. They certainly fill the screen but I'm perfectly happy with them.
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Re: What wipers?

Post by BonBon » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 11:48

Fine - on mine they would overlap onto the rubber edges.

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Re: What wipers?

Post by Robert T » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 18:08

Biff, baff, Bosch. Though my previous set went noisy after about 18 months. New ones have been on a while now and still nice and quiet.

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Post by abh29 » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 18:57

jayson f wrote:bosch at euro car parts are about £15.00
Called in ecp for set Bosch for wife's QQ had them on counter ,gave me price so I asked for the discount of 25% available on line with discount code. He could not do that but suggested I went out to my car,ordered them on line,then come back in. Did that, great got the discount.
Last year when getting new windscreen fitted at dealers I asked them to put new blades on at same time ,they came back screen was exstock but blades were on back order 8 weeks,suggested I pickup a set of Bosch and they fitted then ,no extra charge as blade were off for screen. My insurance only increased the excess by £10 if I required a genuine bmw screen dealer fitted.
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