Exterior 2nd Gen R5x Wiper Blades

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  1. ChItalian1027

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    R5x owners the 2013 MINI Hardtop does it take those silly refill wiper blade inserts or can I get Bosch Icons? I had Icons for my R53 though pricey I do like them. And if I can get Icons can anyone recommend a size that will work on the passenger side of the windshield? There always seems to be that one part of the windshield that the frameless wipers seem to miss that doesn't make contact with the glass.

    Thanks!
     
  2. M1N1

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    PIAA Super Silicone or PIAA Aero. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Crashton

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    I always use Bosch Icons blades. I really like the design that keeps ice from building up. For me they work very well. Yes they miss a tiny bit on the right lower part of the windscreen. Since that is totally out of my field of vision it has never bothered me. I use a 19B & 18A, sometimes you can catch them on sale at Advance Auto Parts.

    This is sort of like which oil is best. You will get many different answers.
     
  4. Dave.0

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    The PIAA Aeros are awesome. :thumbsup:
     
  5. ChItalian1027

    ChItalian1027 Member

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    So I can use Bosch Icons on my 2013 R56?
     
  6. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

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    Yes 19B drivers side & 18A on the passenger side. That's what I use on Babs R55 clubster.
     
  7. ChItalian1027

    ChItalian1027 Member

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    Does the my 2013 have the J Hook wiper arm? I have yet to replace the wipers on the R56 but always did on the R53.
     
  8. Crashton

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    Ours does, they seem like the same ones used on the R53.

    Edit Our clubster is a 2008, but I believe it is the same. The store will not show these as fitting a MINI, but they do.
     
  9. ChItalian1027

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    Alright thanks Crashton I’ll check it out tomorrow.
     

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