19" or 20" Passenger side Bosch Icon work?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Snagtooth, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Snagtooth

    Snagtooth Junior Member

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    I've searched high and low as I thought this had been asked before, but will a larger wipe blade work on the passenger side - say a 19" or 20" if you also upsize the driver side to the 28" size?

    I am looking at going back to Bosch Icons as I have been unhappy with the performance of the Rain-X Latitudes over time.

    Thanks.
     
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    BerkshirePrius New Member

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    Sorry, but I really don't think so. I use Icons on my Prius. I did upsize the driver's side, but went with the stock length on the passenger. The passenger blade comes really close to the windshield on the outer edge, and close to the wiper cowl on the inner.
     
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    I'm looking at getting the Icons now... Are you happy with the driver side upsize? Any issues? And how's the performance overall? Thanks!
     
  4. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    I use genuine Toyota wiper blades, I think they work best and last longest but it don't rain much here. I'm happy with the stock size too.
     
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    BerkshirePrius New Member

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    No issues with the driver's upsize. I'll have to measure it to let you know what I went with (followed advise here on Priuschat). Overall, I'm very happy with the Icons. I've had them on about 8 months now. They clean much better than stock, having even pressure across the blade and a built in 'air foil' to hold the wiper onto the glass at speed.
     
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    I, too, am happy with the up-sized driver-side Icon. Heck, I'm happy with Icons in general.

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  7. Phil235

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    Hi gang-

    This is my first ever post to this forum. I have read through several different threads and would just like some clarification on replacing my stock wiper blades with Bosch Icons. I want to "upgrade" the size of my driver side wipers and want to make sure I am doing it properly. If I understand this correctly then that would mean going from the 26'' to 28'' on the driver side while leaving the passenger side wipers at their original 18'' size? And those of you that have done this enjoy the extra 2'' in wiper goodness? :)

    I appreciate your help.
     
  8. mfduffy

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    Yes, you can put 19in Icons on the passenger side (419A). There is plenty of room and the result is much closer to stock. An 18 in Icon will clear slightly less than the stock wipers.
     
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