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    Wiper Blade Sizes

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    I wanted to buy some new aero wipers for my A4 B7 Cab today and there seems to be a discrepency with the sizes, the shops application book says both are 22" but I have a 22" passenger blade and a 23" drivers, can anyone tell me what I,m supposed to have it would be really appreciated.

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    Sorry can't help you on the size but recommend that you go for Audi OEM made by Valeo I think at all times. All the others brands I have tried eg: Bosch etc squeek like mad across the screen and you may end up purchasing OEM anyway in the long run. Good luck in qualifying your size am sure someone will confirm shortly.

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    They're both 22" on a cab.
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    The OEM sizes you have been quoted are correct. Maybe the previous owner adjusted the sizes before you aquired the car. I do this and I have upped the size of each by 1" to get the biggest clearance possible. I've done tis for yeas with all my cars but I only do it at the point when the blades need replacing, no need to waste cash but when that point comes around there is no extra cost for a little better vision.

    Manufacturers usually leave a gap so an extra 1" can be squeezed in.

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    Cheers for the comments guys, I take onboard regarding using the Valeo ones, though the ones I am buying are the Aero type the make I have used on my AMG which I have found to be be far superior even to the Merc OEM items.

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    here is a great plave for wipers enter your reg and details and BOOM ! enjoy

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    stick with Bosch blades, still the best and I've tried them all over the years. Bosch use the best quality rubber compound for super smooth operation and squeak free.

    Personally I wouldn't fit any other manufacturer other than Bosch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffDunk View Post
    stick with Bosch blades, still the best and I've tried them all over the years. Bosch use the best quality rubber compound for super smooth operation and squeak free.

    Personally I wouldn't fit any other manufacturer other than Bosch.
    Well, maybe I must have something strange going on with my windscreen then, because I fitted new, genuine bosch blades and the noise and screech from them were unbelievably bad. I switched to OEM Audi blades and they were silent in operation. Maybe it only affects the Avant windscreen, however, I have read other forum members who experienced the same issues.

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    Hi,
    I always used Bosch on my Mercs, then thought I would try the Aero type, as I was finding the Bosch Blades noisy, and the difference was very marked a vast improvement, quiter, smoother, and quicker.
    I have since used Bosch Aero, and a few weeks ago I bought a BlueCol aero blade for my AMG, and noticed a vast imporovement over the Bosch Aero, so with this in mind I bought a pair of BlueCol blades for the Audi, I decided on 2x 22"Blades in the end.
    Noz, I had already tried Euros, put my reg plate in and it came up with three sets (pairs) and again confusion as they were giving the option of either 22" x 2 and 22" & 23".

 

 

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