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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:28 pm 
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I have decided to go back to the OEM wiper blades on my ED, they aren't cheap, but perform a lot better then aftermarket ones.

At $32 per side, they are not cheap
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Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 10:02 pm 
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Yeah I have been told by numerous people that the ford wiper blades are so much better than any aftermarket ones you can buy. They seem to wipe better and have a longer lifespan.
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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:39 am 
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This doesnt surprise me.. the wiper blades were changed by ford on the EDXR6 a while back and I couldnt believe how good they worked compared to all the various brands I'd tried on all my cars over the years.

Money well spent I guess, nothing worse than bad wiper blades.

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:52 am 
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i just bought some teflon blades from autobarn ..$12 each .
they come cut to length .ill be fitting them this week .


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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:49 am 
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i really should get some new ones.. they miss patches :P

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:14 am 
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when i was still into the ricer stuff (i know flame me) i used the Mtech ones which were nice and light and was working well for about a month until it just hit the bricks. still on my EA......the EL stock wipers are like king of wipers for me.

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 10:11 am 
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I have decided to go back to the OEM wiper blades on my ED, they aren't cheap, but perform a lot better then aftermarket ones.

At $32 per side, they are not cheap


OEM are Trico. Trico make the blades and refills for most aussie made cars.

Feel safe to buy Trico they are exactly the same. Probably cheaper too.

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:01 pm 
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Do you know if these accept the 2 peices of wire on either side or just slide into the plastic that fits into the wiper arm.
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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:30 pm 
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I use genuine rubber inserts because I get them real cheap and they are pretty good.
when you say $32 per side you got the whole blade aswell?

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:40 pm 
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I use whatever they sell at repco. cost me all of ten bucks IIRC, just replace em ever 3 to 6 months.

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:02 pm 
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i bought some at repco 3 weeks ago...$6 in total. Cant remember the brand, but works a treat. Said "top quality" on the box..

I wouldnt mind trying this OEM one. Does that come with the actual wiper arm also?

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:06 pm 
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The genuine ones (aka Trico ) definately work the best I have used only 3 sets in 200000 kms :roll: :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:11 pm 
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djmikey wrote:
Do you know if these accept the 2 peices of wire on either side or just slide into the plastic that fits into the wiper arm.


The two new Trico blades I installed last month came with metal backed refills. The Trico refill has the two wire strips in it.

 

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Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:25 pm 
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i bought some from work - el cheepo's that seem to work!

 

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