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Bosch wiper blades versus VAG ones...no contest!

Molnboman Feb 5, 2013

  1. Molnboman

    Molnboman Well-Known Member

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    Just replaced my front wiper blades from Bosch jobs to original VAG ones for the Bus! The VAG ones are so much quieter compared to the Bosch jobs which screeched like banshees most of the time! Am sure most of you already know this, but thought I would let you know....every day is a school day!

    Yours unscreechingly,
    A
     
  2. Danny-boy

    Danny-boy Member

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    How much did they set you back out of interest buddy?
     
  3. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    When I priced them up there wasn't much in it.
    Had Bosch on my Sierra and they were noisy. Genuine VAG on my Audi though.
     
  4. Molnboman

    Molnboman Well-Known Member

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    I got a 27% discount through a Mate who works at a VAG dealership....they still were about 335sek ( 33.50 quid) plus 25% tax. They are designed differently from the Bosch ones and you can see they have reinforced lugs which keep the pressure on the screen compared to just the flexible "blade" style of the Bosch, which is I guess is where the screech was coming from.

    Cheers
    A
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  5. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Just paid £29 from local Audi
     
  6. Big Al

    Big Al Active Member

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    I found exactly the same thing. Couldn't believe how noisy the Bosch ones were compared to Audi ones. Well worth the extra!
     
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  7. Steve220

    Steve220 Member

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    Who makes the wipers for VAG?
     
  8. A19quattro

    A19quattro Active Member

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    Interesting, another one to add to the "don't do" list are the Halfords own make ones (Aeros btw), apart from not lasting any length of time they look like a cheap version of the originals and I was never really happy with them.
     
  9. psd99

    psd99 Member

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    I got mine from the internet some company called wiper blades
    good enough for me - and cheap less than £30
     
  10. Molnboman

    Molnboman Well-Known Member

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    Don't know, there is no name or brand on the box other than Audi's logo and part number etc. They look quite different from the Bosch ones though.

    Cheers
    Allan
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013
  11. i_786_i

    i_786_i Member

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    having used the Bosch for 6months... couldn't put up with the loud noise and streaks!

    Have returned back to oem and they are so much better in quality and sound. Not worth cutting corners when it comes to safety.
     
  12. jwhat

    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    I'm glad I'm not going crazy, I thought the same, I'll be getting some genuine one's soon.
     
  13. seandom

    seandom Active Member

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    I believe it's Valeo that make the vag oem blades. So others have been saying on the forums lol.
     
  14. ricostuart

    ricostuart Active Member

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    Couldn't post a pic of them so when I come to replace mine I won't go wrong? :)
     
  15. seandom

    seandom Active Member

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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  16. dannyboy75

    dannyboy75 Member

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    I can second that. I bought a set of Halfords ones about 4 months ago and already they're wearing out. Utter cr@p, and proves the old adage of 'Buy cheap, buy twice'.
     
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  17. martin1984

    martin1984 Active Member Team Silver Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    I've had bosch for over a year with no noises
     

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