Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site
 

 


 
Go Back   Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site > Technical Forums > DIY / Maintenance / Service
  The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-11-2017, 06:49 PM   #1
Pinchlite
 
Drives: 2007 yaris HB
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Barrie Canada
Posts: 535
Good winter blades that will keep contour in very cold weather.

UPDATE:

Decided on this brand.

https://www.amazon.ca/TRICO-35-260-E...ype=automotive


The issue is not moving the snow off the windscreen but the blade freezing so it leaves a missed spot where the center of blade is.

Seeing cars have somewhat different contour to the windscreen what is the best for our yaris?

I have read hingeless is the best?

Dont want to buy before finding the recommended winter blades do not work too well on the yaris windshield.

One example of what works well for some and not so well for others.Probaly because different length blades and contour of wind screen?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Calgary/com..._wiper_blades/

I may give these a try...?

https://www.costco.ca/TRICO-Ice-Extr...100222330.html

Last edited by Pinchlite; 12-13-2017 at 07:32 PM.
Pinchlite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 07:29 PM   #2
IllusionX
It's the illusion you see
 
Drives: 07 Yaris Sedan Aero
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brossard, QC
Posts: 3,721
The problem is not the cold. I've never had issues with metal frame wipers for the winter cold.

It's only when it snows, and weather is warm, so the snow melts a bit and freezes overnight, then things won't go well.

That said nothing beats OEM metal frames for contouring the windshield.

I haven't had a frameless blade since Walmart doesn't sell the viewmax 13" anymore, and is still hard to find a 13" frameless wiper blade for my sedan...

Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
__________________
IllusionX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 10:35 AM   #3
Bluevitz-rs
1NZ-6spd Turbo
 
Bluevitz-rs's Avatar
 
Drives: '05 6-Spd Vitz RS Turbo
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Courtice, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,947
Not the same car, but I found the the last gen Camry driver side blade was the length I was looking for. It's a hybrid of plastic and metal, hinged and very aerodynamic. Works perfect and now I can just buy factory refills for it cheap.
Bluevitz-rs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2017, 11:54 PM   #4
xdarkxfirex
 
Drives: 2015 yaris le
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: hamilton, on
Posts: 128
Any decent quality hybrid wiper blade is good to use all year round. I have had michelins on mine i got for $8.99 each two years ago
xdarkxfirex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2017, 02:06 AM   #5
KimmoKekki
 
KimmoKekki's Avatar
 
Drives: Yaris T-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Finland
Posts: 163
Champion is good quality

sent with OnePlus 5T
KimmoKekki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2017, 10:49 AM   #6
MickZEL
 
MickZEL's Avatar
 
Drives: Yaris sedan
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Russia,Moscow
Posts: 234
I'm buying DENSO
__________________
I like very much travel
MickZEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2018, 11:54 PM   #7
David C
 
Drives: White '07 3dr LB
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Montreal
Posts: 475
Bosch Icon for me. I've changed the 26" driver side to the Icon in June 2016, and put a Anco one on the passenger side and rear.

These holidays I've purchased a 13" Icon for the passenger side, because in 1.5 years I've been trough 2 Anco blades while the Bosch Icon is still doing great. Now both sides are doing great, I live in Montreal and we get ice storms and shitty road weather as well as very hot summer.
David C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 12:07 AM   #8
IllusionX
It's the illusion you see
 
Drives: 07 Yaris Sedan Aero
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brossard, QC
Posts: 3,721
Holy thread revival!

I hate the bosh icon. They don't work well, and don't last long. At least, they aren't worth the price imo. We have them on all the cars at work. Our garage only install those, and they do really crappy. They need to be changed every year.

Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
__________________
IllusionX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 12:14 AM   #9
David C
 
Drives: White '07 3dr LB
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Montreal
Posts: 475
Quote:
Originally Posted by IllusionX View Post
Holy thread revival!

I hate the bosh icon. They don't work well, and don't last long. At least, they aren't worth the price imo. We have them on all the cars at work. Our garage only install those, and they do really crappy. They need to be changed every year.

Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk


Wonder how long the other brands would last if you're only getting a year out of your Icon.
David C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 12:27 AM   #10
IllusionX
It's the illusion you see
 
Drives: 07 Yaris Sedan Aero
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brossard, QC
Posts: 3,721
About 2 years. Original wiper frame from 2006. Been getting blade refills from dealer every other year.

Even the Michelin blades from Costco Mazda5 is on its 2nd year.

Although, I believe we are running on a 2nd year with the icon on the Mazda5 at work. But they perform worse than the Michelin now.

Just too bad they don't make the Michelin in 13"

Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
__________________
IllusionX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wiper blades .... Lafiro General Yaris / Vitz Discussion 81 02-02-2012 07:54 PM
Winter Gas yaris2010RS DIY / Maintenance / Service 12 12-06-2010 01:50 PM
winter prep.... yaris2010RS General Yaris / Vitz Discussion 23 09-22-2010 02:40 PM
Winter Gas Causing Drop in MPG? MadMax Fuel Economy Forum 66 03-21-2010 04:46 PM
Selling winter tires and low profile floor jack with 2 stands voodoo22 Canada 10 11-16-2009 10:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 AM.




YarisWorld
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.