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Wiper blades : Recommendation please

Peteybabes

redneck drivin' a tesla...
Apr 8, 2016
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'murica
This sounds interesting, seems like they offer replacement blades too. Which ones did you order for your S ?

I always just got the "Si-Tech" blades as being slightly more affordable (still like $38-$40 per blade! :) ), however i notice that they offer the "Aero Vogue" option which is more aerodynamic and reduces wind chatter...

Here's the link: PIAA | Wiper Blades

edit: Apparantly only the "Si-Tech" blades work as shown in the pdf here: http://www.piaa.com/Shared/applications/2016-PIAA-Wiper-Application-Guide.pdf
 

GJ79

Member
Mar 15, 2016
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Tampa
I always just got the "Si-Tech" blades as being slightly more affordable (still like $38-$40 per blade! :) ), however i notice that they offer the "Aero Vogue" option which is more aerodynamic and reduces wind chatter...

Here's the link: PIAA | Wiper Blades

edit: Apparantly only the "Si-Tech" blades work as shown in the pdf here: http://www.piaa.com/Shared/applications/2016-PIAA-Wiper-Application-Guide.pdf

seems like the Aero Voque option is not available for the MS. Only si tech. is that what you have ?
 

bkp_duke

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May 15, 2016
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San Diego, CA
Bosch Icon 18OE and 28OE. I have them and they don't squeak like the stock blades. Especially with RainX on the windshield, my stock blades would squeak and chatter when wiping. But these solve those problems and they are very quiet.

18OE:
Amazon.com: Bosch 18OE ICON Wiper Blade - 18" (Pack of 1): Automotive

28OE:
Amazon.com: Bosch 28OE ICON Wiper Blade - 28" (Pack of 1): Automotive

Agreed. Put these on both our M-S's and they are fantastic. Far superior to the OEM blades, with the exact same look.
 
I went out and bought the Bosch Ikon wipers and that solves the chatter problem on my windshield with Rain-X on the windshield. Rain sensor wipers worked well in the day time except when they first start, they go crazy and then they calm down to more normal operation. At night they don't want to come on. Well they did once but I have no idea why, then later quit working again unless I used manual mode. Still a software bug that needs to be fixed. Th Ikon wipers are smooth and quiet. They are higher rated on various sites than the PIAA and much easier to get since local auto stores tend to carry them.
 

Daniellane

The Tesla Guy
Supporting Member
Aug 13, 2017
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Camas, Washington
I posted this a while back:
PIcked up a set of PIAA Si-Tech Flat Blade wiper blades a few months ago for my 2017 Model S after seeing a recommendation on TMC. They seem to do a much better job than the factory blades.
Not cheap, but well worth it here in the northwest.
I actually went to their physical location in Portland OR and they installed them for me.
Also available on Amazon:
PIAA 97070 28" Si-Tech Wiper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8MDZZP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_ifClAbP9VAWXZ
PIAA 97045 Si-Tech Silicone Wiper Blade - 18" 450mm (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BT8DJG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_XgClAb1GKXDWF


3004 NE 181st Ave.Portland , Oregon 97230
P: 800-525-7422
PIAA | Si-Tech Flat Blade
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Order Details
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Item : 28" (700Mm) Si-Tech Silicone Wiper Blade
SKU : 97070
Quantity : 1
Item Price : $32.99
Item Total : $32.99
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Item : 18" (450Mm) Si-Tech Silicone Wiper Blade
SKU : 97045
Quantity : 1
Item Price : $29.99
Item Total : $29.99

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Sub-Total: $62.98
Shipping Method: Flat Rate
Shipping Amount: $0.00
Estimated Tax: $0.00

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Total: $62.98
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