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This is vehicle related and I'll ask this specifically for your Dodge vehicles. Which wiper blade replacement(s) do you prefer? Please consider the following.....
Price Performance Length of service Weather in your part of the country Ease of replacement Availability
Thanks
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stencil wrote:

I prefer rubber ones.
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ummmmm..... why do you ask? </spam sniffer>
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You guys are so suspicious... and I guess that's a good thing. I'm not a member of the "wiper-blade protection program". I just replaced mine again. I splurged the last time going with Bosch, and they were great for first few weeks. After that, they began to make that rubbing noise until they got good and soaked, then they worked ok. They've gone to pieces on me more often than not, and I just replaced them with the cheapy-Auto-zone model. Quiet so far, but the premium I paid for the Bosch didn't seem worth it for the length of time they were in use. I live in Texas where it is hot and dry, but when it rains it pours.
Just looking for your experiences
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Dodge Dakota Quadcab 5.9 V8 Magnum
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Well, I have used and currently still use those cheap blister packed double bladed sets that you can get at Wal-mart and Autozone/CSK/Pep- boys and have never had a problem with them. They have held up and worked great in AZ monsoons and NY snows.
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Thanks, I was really trying to get experiences from people in general. I didn't want this to become another one of those synthetic vs dino, or K&N vs regular air filter things. I mainly wanted to see if people saw any benefit from using the higher priced models.
I don't post here often (ok, not at all) but I read frequently and have gotten used to some of the humor between you guys. I wasn't sure if there were a secret handshake that I had to attach to this email LOL
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stencil wrote:

I had the same experience that you did with Bosch. I also live in Texas and the sun can be a killer on wiper blades. It's time to change them again and I don't know whether to buy the triple edge blades or the cheap Wal Mart specials. I know I won't be buying Bosch. I have had good luck in the past with Anco. Although Anco's have a tendency to lift up off the windshield at highway speeds more than other brands.
Bob
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Bob M wrote:

I use Mopar or Trico. No matter what brand I have to replace mine 1 or 2 times per year. The hot dusty summers here destroy them.
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stencil wrote:

I live in Atlanta. We don't need windshield wipers here. If you want help with your market research send me a free pair. I'll let you know how they hold up against dry-rot.
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lawn.....
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He lead a prayer for rain yesterday. The noon news covered it live on TV. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Sonny's relying on the supernatural to solve our problems, but building permits are being passed out like candy. We only have enough water for so many people. When are they going to figure out that more businesses and people relying on a fixed water supply will make matters worse? Probably never.
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http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id848139
Looks like the drought is over...everything lush and green here.

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KenS wrote:

I guess Sonny's prayers were answered. It did rain here a bit yesterday.
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Same in Baja.. 2" of rain a year but sun every day.. the wiper blades fall apart about one a year..
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stencil wrote:

Any kind that doesn't leave metal scratching the glass after the rubber begins peeling away.
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I just use the factory blades. Only problem I have is when plowing snow and it's doing that freezing rain/misty shit I get a build up of ice on them. Every so often I gotta get out and thump them a bit to clean off the ice.
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You gotta be kidding!!! I can't let this go by!!
I have a couple of thoughts and perhaps a solution or two for ya, before I head to the beach. I want you to know that I offer this as a friend, as I'm trying very hard to get all thoughts of snow out of my mind.
I'm surprised that truck is able to pull your fat ass and push snow at the same time.<VBFG>
Secondly, I'm amazed that it can do both and do it fast enough to cause snow to blow back on the windshield.. Ya must have put the bottle on it.<BFG>
By the time you haul your wide ride in and out of the truck a few times I'm surprised the snow hasn't melted<GBG>
Okay time to get serious, ya right , well sorta.
Solution 1
Get out the "jaws of life" to pry your wallet out and buy some winter blades. You know the one's with the black booties on them. They shouldn't get packed with snow and lift.
Solution 2
Do the right thing and put a foil on that blade!!! Especially if your doing high speed pushing. Although I doubt the truck is able to do high speed plowing with you in it.
Solution 3
Put a driver in the truck that is of normal size and know's how the fuck to plow snow. Shit!! It just hit me!! You and the Idiot are neighbors and he claims to know something about snow plowing, then again he claims to know something about everything and we all know how much BS that has been. Scratch that thought.
That's it! I'm done, off to the beach.
<GBMFG> Roy

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I can see this is gonna take some time......

It's a Dodge. It can do it...

Nope, not at all. Why do you think I munch White Castles???

There's a lotta snow out there at times....

Shouldn't but they do. I tryed those a couple of times and found they don't work any better than the stock ones. Just cost a bunch more.

If you need one of those floppy deflectors you're going too damned fast!! Then you start breaking things, sliding into things and whatever. I can get just as much done at 20 mph as the idiots do at 40.

Thanks but no thanks. Best idea you've had all day is scratching a thought. I'm betting that thought is the smallest thing that'll get scratched today..

God help the locals....
Denny
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I'm going to snip all the bs

I never had that problem with them. Do you have the defrost on?<G>

No, no, no. Not one of those. It is metal and bolts on top of the blade, it is curved. It adds to the hieght of the blade and helps stacking. Here take a look. http://www.fisherplows.com/spacc.asp Maybe the foil and the winter blades will work for you. The foil is a help pushing anyway.
At 20mph it is blowing over.

Yup, I apologize, that thought wasn' t called for.

Now I am a local<G>
Roy

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Barring crotch itch, of course?
No way was I gonna pass on THAT line...
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