2nd Gen R56 Cooper S Which Windscreen Wipers am I using?

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  1. genik

    genik Member

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    I want to purchase rubber blades for my R56S windscreen wipers. I just want the rubber blades and no the whole metallic wiper. The full metallic wiper is expensive, so i though i just need the rubber. From what i know, there are different sizes in their width like the ones i attach. Does anyone know which is the one our mini uses?
     

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  2. Zapski

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    Simple... Measure it...
    The chances you still have the OEM parts are kinda rare if the wipers are more than 1 year old/outside of free replacement periods....so just get what fits what you have. Hate to sound a smart azz, but sometimes self-help is more useful than a forum filled with self proclaimed know it all's!!
     
  4. caseydog

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    Keep in mind that as the rubber part wears, the spring loading of the wiper blades does, too. Keeping the rubber firmly pressed to the windshield is important for a clean, chatter-free wipe.

    I pay about 20-bucks a side for Bosch blades that click right on in seconds. I'm not rich, but 40-bucks once a year is not out of my budget.

    CD
     
  5. wmwny

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    I agree with caseydog...Bosch blades are the best...I have them on my 2 R53s and they are great.
     
  6. mrntd

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    Sorry the PIAA Super Silicone blades are fantastic. I've had the Bosch in the past and these are better. Buy the whole thing once and then you can replace the blades from there. Slim metal design holds it against our curved wind screens well. I'll never use anything else again.

    It was a great recommendation from people here before.:Thumbsup:
     
  7. ScottinBend

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    Sillblades...........5 yr warranty and they work great.
     
  8. Crashton

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    This is like a what oil is best thread. :D

    I really like the Bosch Icon blades. Yes they miss a bit of the bottom right corner of the windscreen. For me that is not an issue, I don't look out that part of my windscreen. They don't ice up as much as the open bridge type of wipers do. For me that's a plus.

    Oh one more thing: 0W40 Mobile 1. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Sicko!!!:D
     
  10. BruceK

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    Sillblades, made out of silicone, sound great in theory. In the real world they just sound noisy, chattering and screeching in use. That was my experience.

    I dumped 'em after less than a year. Actually, I just removed the wiper rubber, kept the well-made Sillblade frame, and installed some non-silicone standard rubber refills which made me much happier.

    My two cents.
     
  11. ScottinBend

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    Been running them for 10 yrs now. Only on my third set.....lol

    I also have Aquapel on the windshield and I get no chattering unless I run them on a dry windshield.
     

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