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Old 01-11-2007, 06:32 PM
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I installed these a few weeks ago and by far this is the best $45 I ever spent! No more shuddering wipers...just smoooooth, dead quiet operation. Anyone's X5 that suffers from the noisy, studdering stock wipers needs these! And, they look much better!

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While everyone is pleased with these wiper blades have you tried Aquapel by PPG? Its like rainx but you dont have to constantly reapply.

It takes 10 minutes to apply and lasts forever. My windshiled still beads and runs off - its been approx a year since I last reapplied. Never had wiper shudder or any noise from the wipers.

http://www.ppg.com/gls_aquapel/default.htm

You can get them off ebay for about $5 bucks - just FYI.
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:49 PM
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I've been to both the local Autozone and Kragen Auto Parts - both carry Bosch wipers, but not Icon's. But my old blades were streaking so badly and didn't want to buy just any replacement blades, so last month I bought a 4 feet length of Bosch rubber and did it the old-fashioned way, I cut the inserts to length. I'll probably need to replace them within a year's time as the SoCal heat tends to eat up blades.

I'll check out the online suggestions and report my buying experience.
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Too bad, I picked them up at my local Kragen Auto Parts. You could also order from www.tirerack.com the Valeo Ultimate Wipers which works just as well.
I just got a complete set of Valeo blades from Tire Rack. They're still doing the 2 for 1 deal so a pair of Valeo wiper blades is $20 plus shipping. You can't beat that. I also ordered a couple of the 18" rears and got the updated metal arm for the rear window and installed it all.

The Valeo blades look excellent and as KewlX5 has pointed out, Valeo supposedly makes them for BMW under the name "SWF". I compared the Valeos with the OEM blades on my E90 and they look identical in every way except for the SWF markings.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:19 PM
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Valeo and SWF are a family, I believe Valeo bought SWF, so that makes sensce.
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You’ll find it here…

http://autohausaz.com/

Thanks, pm_belo...I've seen them on the net,
and I'm an exc net shopper, ...I just like
to buy some car stuff in a store. I may get them
off the net. Otoh, we won't see much rain here
in our winter joint until we get back on the Mtn
in mid April. And, the FLA sun just beats on rubber
wipers.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:00 PM
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Thanks, pm_belo...I've seen them on the net,
and I'm an exc net shopper, ...I just like
to buy some car stuff in a store. I may get them
off the net. Otoh, we won't see much rain here
in our winter joint until we get back on the Mtn
in mid April. And, the FLA sun just beats on rubber
wipers.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:32 PM
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YAY! Another member of the Bosch Cult!!!
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OMG - The rear wiper blade actually hits the entire surface of the rear window evenly. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE I'm impressed with the ICONS after only using the washer. Should be great in the snow although I prefer to assume and not know first hand

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Old 01-13-2007, 12:58 PM
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OMG - The rear wiper blade actually hits the entire surface of the rear window evenly. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE I'm impressed with the ICONS after only using the washer. Should be great in the snow although I prefer to assume and not know first hand

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HAHA!! Glad you like them, L!!!
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HAHA!! Glad you like them, L!!!
They're awesome. No more streaks or skipping even on a dirty windshield.
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