Hello everyone, I've read in more than one thread that Bosch wipers are some of the worst you can get for your Cooper. Me, being the oblivious person that I am, hadn't checked my own blades after reading this, but maybe a week ago, I caught a glimpse of the name "BOSCH" on the blade. Now I know why they screech and vibrate all the time. Any suggestions for other, BETTER wiper blades? I've heard PIAA wipers are some of the best; any others??? Thanks for the help.
Well not through experience, by all accounts though the PIAA wipers, like you say, are probably the best on the market. For me though, at the time of replacement I couldn't quite justify the extra cost that they are in the UK...particularly as I also use a Rain X type solution on the windscreen/shield. So it seemed like overkill. Also like yourself, had heard numerous accounts that Bosch blades are terrible, which is suprising, as, as a rule their standards are high with other products. So.........for me that left OEM blades and I'm glad to say they perform fine. No screeches/streaks/vibration etc at all !
I tried the Bosch on my old MINI One. At first they were pretty good, but after a few miles of use, the started to shudder and were useless. Now I've got a new Cooper, so haven't needed to change the blades yet, but when I do, I'll just go with OEM.
2006 MINI Cooper with JCW Sound Kit - sold July 2009
Now driving Golf VI GT TSI 1.4 160PS
I got mine from speed.co.uk or something like that. maybe I'll have to have another look around as it is quite annoying to have 'laddering' on the screen. Where did you get yours?
I should mention that I have an M7 Extreme Bonnet Scoop extension which has been reported to cause more turbulence at speed than the smaller stock unit, so my experiences with wiper lift may not be typical (at motorway speeds they are fine, just autobahns that cause me the problems)
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