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Old 01-22-2013, 10:19 AM
BMW220i BMW220i is offline
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Recommended aftermarket wiper blades?

The original Bosch blades that come on the X3 are great. The cut to fit inserts at the dealer are not very good. They become noisy and streak early. What's a good replacement for the front?

I could do it by trial and error but others' experiences will help. I've tried the Michelin RainForce, Michelin High Performance (looks the same as the RainForce but sold at Walmart), Bosch Excel +, Anco, Valeo Ultimates, etc. I have not tried Rain X or Bosch Icons or Trico.

They all are good for at least 4-6 months. None of them last longer than 1 year unless you can tolerate noise and somewhat degraded wiping. Some seem to remain quieter slightly longer. As far as price and performance, the Michelins seem like the best combination. The Valeos are more than twice the price but don't last twice as long.

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