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Old 01-20-2007, 04:26 PM
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ya i dunno if im really diggin those, they look to simple.. i know it sounds weird, but ya i guess im also lookin for a look factor in the wipers because my OEM ones are just fine for me, but if i can find some better lookin ones then im in
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:38 PM
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stock wipers look weak compared to Bosch Icons
have you seen them in person???
it updates the cars 100%
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:01 PM
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stock wipers look weak compared to Bosch Icons
have you seen them in person???
it updates the cars 100%
True dat!
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:32 AM
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In regard to what "Persanongrata" said about the Valeo's being the same brand as "SWF" I find that absolutely amazing. The wipers on my X5 are no different in design (or function) than the wipers on a 1985 3 series, and they do say "SWF" on them. The work like crap and the fact that BMW has essentially kept the same lousy wipers for all these years is the single worst thing the company has done in my opinion. How anyone on the autobahn traveling 120 mph in the rain can see anything with the stock wipers is a mystery to me. Anyway, if SWF's are Valeo's then I'm going with Bosch Icon's.


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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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bringin this post back to ask... if i install these BOSCH ICONS does that mean next time i go into the dealer, they wont be able to replace my wipers for free?
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bringin this post back to ask... if i install these BOSCH ICONS does that mean next time i go into the dealer, they wont be able to replace my wipers for free?
After using the Icons, you won't want the dealer's wipers!
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bringin this post back to ask... if i install these BOSCH ICONS does that mean next time i go into the dealer, they wont be able to replace my wipers for free?
You're joking, right?
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After using the Icons, you won't want the dealer's wipers!
Surely he is joking
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:41 PM
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Icons changed the way I see life !

Hi all,

Just picked up my Icons from this store. Part numbers:
424A , 422B (right side) and 418B (rear). Total bill = $60

I purchased them from: KRAGEN AUTO PARTS (2300 16TH ST STE 290
SAN FRANCISCO) and they had them on stock.

I send to trash my old OEM wipers. I installed the Icons yesterday and the results is that "I see the world with different eyes now", I am so impressed n how clean and silently the wipers work, even with few rain. From now on, I will use this Icons. Will post some pics tomorrow.

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Has anyone installed these on a 2005 yet? Do they fit ok on front and rear?

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