Notices
928 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by: 928 Specialists

Time for new wipers, whats best?

 
Old 11-12-2012, 05:26 AM
  #1  
danglerb
Super User
Thread Starter
 
danglerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Orange, Cal
Posts: 8,550
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default Time for new wipers, whats best?

I like the Rainx Latitudes on my domestic cars, but not so sure on the 928's. What are people liking lately? (snow not an issue in SoCal)

I think I have Bosch micro edge on them now, but I am game for new blades if better is out there.
danglerb is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 07:48 AM
  #2  
NoVector
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
NoVector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 2,415
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

I've notcied in Renlist pics that more and more 928 owners are using the Bosch Icons. Roger has them on his website.
NoVector is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:34 AM
  #3  
Asiandude
User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SE Asia
Posts: 102
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

PIAA silicone blades all the way, especially if you have problems with blade judder. You can get them from Amazon, a little bit pricey but worth it.
Asiandude is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:39 AM
  #4  
Kevin in Atlanta
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 5,208
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

I use the Rainx Latitudes on my 87S4 and they perform well.
Kevin in Atlanta is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:01 PM
  #5  
danglerb
Super User
Thread Starter
 
danglerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Orange, Cal
Posts: 8,550
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

I bought the Latitudes I have now almost two years ago, and the ones on our Lincoln (20 and 24 inch) after cleaning them and the windshield "well" are working fine, 16 inch on Mustang have some chatter until its fairly wet, but I haven't given them or that windshield a good cleaning yet.

Bosch MicroEdge had issues after a few months, but again I haven't given them any attention yet.
danglerb is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:05 PM
  #6  
Bilal928S4
Super User
 
Bilal928S4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New Canaan, CT
Posts: 2,851
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Does anybody know what will fit in the original wiper housings? I don't want to change too much from original, just want good refills.
What are the sizes?
Sorry for the hijack.
Bilal928S4 is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:07 PM
  #7  
Tom in Austin
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Tom in Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas!
Posts: 3,260
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

What sizes are you guys using?
Tom in Austin is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:42 PM
  #8  
[email protected]
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
j.kenzie@sbcglobal.net's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Park Ridge, IL (near Chicago)
Posts: 2,842
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I just used Bosch Icons. 20A on driver, 20B on passenger. They fit the front without any modification. The rear is another story.
Good luck,
Dave
j.kenzie@sbcglobal.net is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:49 PM
  #9  
Want to be
User
 
Want to be's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: INDY
Posts: 1,271
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I have never had any luck with any brands except for Bosch in regards to the blades. I use Bosch on all my cars and trucks. From my own experience they seem to last longer than 6 months. Just my 2 cents
Want to be is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 02:58 PM
  #10  
Ducman82
 
Ducman82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 6,951
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

mine has new bosch wipers. work great........... so i have been told. never drove the car in rain.... heheh.. but they work great on my nissan.
Ducman82 is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 05:08 PM
  #11  
JHowell37
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
JHowell37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Davidsonville, MD
Posts: 2,725
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Bilal928S4 View Post
Does anybody know what will fit in the original wiper housings? I don't want to change too much from original, just want good refills.
What are the sizes?
Sorry for the hijack.
The normal size on the fronts are 18". I use 19" Bosch Icons, and I think some people even go as high as 20". As for refills, I tried dicking around with refills one time on a car I had when I was 16. They sort of worked. But to hell with originality, IMO, as my eyes get older, I want a product that works. Icons do the job for me.
JHowell37 is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 05:20 PM
  #12  
Kevin in Atlanta
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 5,208
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

19" Latitudes is what i use on the S4.
Kevin in Atlanta is offline  
Old 11-12-2012, 11:46 PM
  #13  
danglerb
Super User
Thread Starter
 
danglerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Orange, Cal
Posts: 8,550
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by Bilal928S4 View Post
Does anybody know what will fit in the original wiper housings? I don't want to change too much from original, just want good refills.
What are the sizes?
Sorry for the hijack.
I'm not sure of names, arm, blade, for a refill, but I think the original was a Bosch MicroEdge which takes a more narrow than normal refill. I've been told the articulated thing that the refill goes into needs replacement from time to time, so big maybe on it being original.
danglerb is offline  
Old 11-13-2012, 12:40 AM
  #14  
dr bob
Chronic Tool Dropper
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
dr bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 18,026
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Default

I still have the original arms and blades. I shop for refills every couple years. Used to be able to find MicroEdge refills locally but the usual sources have pretty much given up on them in favor of full blade replacement. The local Carquest store still has the narrow refills in their own brand. They last three plus years for me, so if they only last two thirds as much so what... MicroEdge refills are available online, with ship costs exceeding refill costs. If they lasted longer on the shelf I'd just get a few sets and toss the extras in the spares bin.
dr bob is offline  
Old 11-13-2012, 01:44 AM
  #15  
Arnoud
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Arnoud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 597
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

PET part #: 928 628 901 02, which is indeed the Bosch Micro Edge Excel wiper blade. Cost around 21 EUR per piece in Europe.
Several weeks ago I updated them for Bosch aero twin 20" AR20U on the front, and a Bosch aero twin 24" AR24U for the back (as I was not able to find Bosch Icon wiper blades, but these are almost the same), and I like them a lot - they work very well, good improvement over the originals.
For more info and pictures on how to install that rear wiper see: https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...-blades-4.html and posts #51 and #60.
Arnoud is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Time for new wipers, whats best?


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: