Wiper blades

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  1. SRT_HC_707

    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    OK, I know the Challenger is a retro design but has anybody else noticed that the wiper blades look like NOS (new old stock) from 1971?

    I mean seriously, this is 2015 and it's a $60K+ car. I prefer the beam type wipers (Valeo, Bosch etc.)

    I picked up a set of Trico Onyx blades today (22" on both sides if anybody is looking to get some beam style blades).

    I haven't tried the Trico yet but they seemed pretty decent. The Trico Onyx was made in Mexico and the Bosch Icon blade was made in China. I figured I would give the Trico's a shot.

    I'll have to snap a picture when I get home and install them later.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    HOPE THEY ARE BETTER, OF COURSE THE ONLY THING THAT DID NOT WORK ON MY '70 WAS THE WIPER MOTOR.
     
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    tsc SRT Hellcat Enthusiast

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    Whatever blades came stock on my 2010 lasted nearly 64,000 miles when I traded it in.. Driven almost every day. Regardless of appearance I expect the Challenger and Charger blades to last a while, too.
     
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    I didn't mean to imply they are junk (just my very poor attempt at humor). They are just the older style blade. The newer beam style blades put more even pressure on the blade and tend to wipe very clean.

    If you like them and they work for you no point in changing!

    Edit: Also, the beam style don't freeze up in the wet/cold/snow. Something that some may like if they are daily driving.
     
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    Drove the Challenger all winter.. Plenty of snow, ice and below zero temps. No issues with the wipers and they wipe very clean. Love that the washer nozzles are heated too. :)
     

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