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After trying every brand of every type, I buy OEM. They work the best without querstion for me. I don't go to the dealer though, I buy online, usually eBay. Always way cheaper than going to my dealer.
I had to modify my triple edge wipers to fit my 4th gen f-body.. only 1 rain storm with them in 15 years. lol
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I'd like to raise a more serious Question...

Does anyone have water spotting in humid type areas when raining? Wipers wipe clean - but before next wipe - it looks like your windshield is water spotted?

I only ask this - because I had a 1992 used w-body that was bad.. I was caught out in the rain once in my new 2014 imp and couldn't believe I was experiencing the same issue.

I have never had this issue in any previous j-body or f-body I've had...

It's like the spots are always "inside" the windshield...can't get rid of them?...
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I can tell you too stay away from Michelin Stealth wipers, I put them on my 2012 and If they lasted a year I be surprised. I live in Michigan where we experience true 4 seasons style weather and my car is not garaged, but only lasting maybe a year (plus they where a little noisy ) disappointed me. I currently have Bosch Icons and they appear much better than the Michelin ' s .

I'll agree with some of the previous posts about the factory wipers,
For some reason they last long and it will be something I'll consider if the Icons don't give me a few good years.
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I appreciate the suggestion about other brands but I will try ACD if these are really what we have. just wanted to make sure these are the original because even on the ACD site there are more than one type for our cars

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188K on 2014 Blue Ray Metallic 2LTZ with 19s and nav. sadly new trans at 140K. Used to own 1995 DCM SS with only 260K!
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Do the 9th gens come with "beam" type blades from the factory? I know that the 2012/2013's did not. Personally, while I originally thought that the beam-type blades were cool, I ended up not liking them. They don't do a very good job at keeping the wiper pressed against the glass, in my opinion. They are especially bad on my LaCrosse - I guess it has to deal with the curvature of the windshield. I'm sticking with "normal" wiper blades going forward (the metal kind).

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I know in my previous SS the blades lasted 5 years 160k no joke. not a streak or line to be had and cleared the window at 150k as the day I drove it off the lot. I don't expect that from my 15 LTZ as the wipers don't look of the same quality. Every car I have owned the most I have seen is 2 years in Chicago winters (cruze lasted 1.5 years) so whatever they used on my old SS I wish they would get back to that. I only replace when they start leaving lines or show signs of wear.

Looked like they used the RAIN-X style wiper back then.
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I'd like to raise a more serious Question...

Does anyone have water spotting in humid type areas when raining? Wipers wipe clean - but before next wipe - it looks like your windshield is water spotted?

I only ask this - because I had a 1992 used w-body that was bad.. I was caught out in the rain once in my new 2014 imp and couldn't believe I was experiencing the same issue.

I have never had this issue in any previous j-body or f-body I've had...

It's like the spots are always "inside" the windshield...can't get rid of them?...
Its water spots on the outside of the windshield. Physical polishing is often required to remove them. At the shop we use "Hard Water Stain Remover" from bio-cleanproducts.com works great. My windshield was a mess because the car was on the lot for 500 days before I bought it. there was water spots, ghost imprints from "SALE" writing,etc. Another really good and more readily available option, is BonAmi powdered dish soap.
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OH.....as an added bonus the cleaners I mentioned work great on the 9th gen alloy window trim
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