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    I've had this idea for a while now. It seems like it's working well.
    I like the beam style of blade. It seems to wipe and perform better.
    But, Rain X or Bosch run $20 each, so $40 every time you want new blades.
    After some research, I realized that the newer Hondas had this I beam style, with replaceable inserts. I had the blades leftover from my moms old 08 Accord, and the passenger side works well.

    Le video:


    Drivers side:
    76620-SLN-A11 for the "beam" $27.88 Rubber included, good to go
    76622-SLN-ALL for the "rubber" $5.75

    Passenger side:
    76630-TA0-A01 for the "beam" $free, already had it
    76632-TA0-A01 for the "rubber blade" $5.28

    I'm particularly proud of this one. Nice and cheap and a good upgrade.
    Last edited by GeoffM; 09-20-2012, 10:22 PM.
    MRT
    37.5 MPG, AC on, cruising at 80.
    30.0 MPG, AC on, aggressively driving around 90.
    27.5 MPG, no AC, cruising at 90 with occasional gridlock. 40 degrees Fahrenheit

    Lots of DIY videos specifically for our car

    Get some awesome wipers! <-- It's a DIY
    Originally posted by Tippey764
    I think driving your car naked will cause the engine to overheat
    Originally posted by deevergote
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    #2
    Are these similar to the "uni-blade" style blades? They are smoother, at first, but I've found that their edges skip and jump after so long. I'd say once they're 6 months old, they're no longer as effective.

    I'll have to look into these and see if they're any better.


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      #3
      Originally posted by MikeW View Post
      Are these similar to the "uni-blade" style blades? They are smoother, at first, but I've found that their edges skip and jump after so long. I'd say once they're 6 months old, they're no longer as effective.

      I'll have to look into these and see if they're any better.
      Yes. They look very similar.
      I had that same problem with the beam style blades of rain x, like this:


      I'm hoping to get that 6 good months, then get it back, for $10 instead of $40.

      Also it looks cool as fuck.
      MRT
      37.5 MPG, AC on, cruising at 80.
      30.0 MPG, AC on, aggressively driving around 90.
      27.5 MPG, no AC, cruising at 90 with occasional gridlock. 40 degrees Fahrenheit

      Lots of DIY videos specifically for our car

      Get some awesome wipers! <-- It's a DIY
      Originally posted by Tippey764
      I think driving your car naked will cause the engine to overheat
      Originally posted by deevergote
      sneaky motherfucker

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        #4


        Edit: I have no idea if this is working. The Internet at my school just slowed way down.
        Last edited by GeoffM; 09-18-2012, 02:12 PM.
        MRT
        37.5 MPG, AC on, cruising at 80.
        30.0 MPG, AC on, aggressively driving around 90.
        27.5 MPG, no AC, cruising at 90 with occasional gridlock. 40 degrees Fahrenheit

        Lots of DIY videos specifically for our car

        Get some awesome wipers! <-- It's a DIY
        Originally posted by Tippey764
        I think driving your car naked will cause the engine to overheat
        Originally posted by deevergote
        sneaky motherfucker

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          #5
          how much do the inserts cost? Do you have to buy from Honda? I dont remember seeing any sold in stores yet

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            #6
            Originally posted by buzz11 View Post
            how much do the inserts cost? Do you have to buy from Honda? I dont remember seeing any sold in stores yet
            These are the OEM Honda inserts, so yes, they have to come from Honda.
            They were $5.28 and $5.75
            MRT
            37.5 MPG, AC on, cruising at 80.
            30.0 MPG, AC on, aggressively driving around 90.
            27.5 MPG, no AC, cruising at 90 with occasional gridlock. 40 degrees Fahrenheit

            Lots of DIY videos specifically for our car

            Get some awesome wipers! <-- It's a DIY
            Originally posted by Tippey764
            I think driving your car naked will cause the engine to overheat
            Originally posted by deevergote
            sneaky motherfucker

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              #7
              Did you price the insert holders themselves?

              I feel like this is, essentially, a permanent arm and you just replace the inserts as opposed to replacing the entire unit. Granted, it's cheaper, but I feel like these will still skip and chatter after 6 months or so. I might be wrong.


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                #8
                Originally posted by MikeW View Post
                Did you price the insert holders themselves?

                I feel like this is, essentially, a permanent arm and you just replace the inserts as opposed to replacing the entire unit. Granted, it's cheaper, but I feel like these will still skip and chatter after 6 months or so. I might be wrong.
                My hope is to just replace the inserts every 6 months. I guess when winter comes around we'll see if I made the right decision!

                I updated the main post with prices.
                This thread also has the benefit of saving the parts numbers. I had originally
                just looked for the correct size inserts and found the part number. When I took
                it to the dealership, he could tell I pulled them off a fit

                Edit: Re read your post. I'm hoping this is a permanent arm. It would be nice.
                MRT
                37.5 MPG, AC on, cruising at 80.
                30.0 MPG, AC on, aggressively driving around 90.
                27.5 MPG, no AC, cruising at 90 with occasional gridlock. 40 degrees Fahrenheit

                Lots of DIY videos specifically for our car

                Get some awesome wipers! <-- It's a DIY
                Originally posted by Tippey764
                I think driving your car naked will cause the engine to overheat
                Originally posted by deevergote
                sneaky motherfucker

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                  #9
                  I updated the main post. The drivers side I ordered came as one complete piece, so I didn't need the insert. I'll probably keep it, that's a free drivers side wiper!
                  MRT
                  37.5 MPG, AC on, cruising at 80.
                  30.0 MPG, AC on, aggressively driving around 90.
                  27.5 MPG, no AC, cruising at 90 with occasional gridlock. 40 degrees Fahrenheit

                  Lots of DIY videos specifically for our car

                  Get some awesome wipers! <-- It's a DIY
                  Originally posted by Tippey764
                  I think driving your car naked will cause the engine to overheat
                  Originally posted by deevergote
                  sneaky motherfucker

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                    #10
                    I just use Michelin Stealth Hybrid wiper blades. They are a combination of the both and they're only like $10 bucks each at Costco. I've had them for 2 years now and still running perfectly good.


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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ThePhoenix82 View Post
                      I just use Michelin Stealth Hybrid wiper blades. They are a combination of the both and they're only like $10 bucks each at Costco. I've had them for 2 years now and still running perfectly good.
                      I can use wipers that long, but I'm always surprised at how well the new ones work when I replace them!

                      Also, I don't think Costco sells them anymore. I was just there and it's either goodyear or anco.
                      MRT
                      37.5 MPG, AC on, cruising at 80.
                      30.0 MPG, AC on, aggressively driving around 90.
                      27.5 MPG, no AC, cruising at 90 with occasional gridlock. 40 degrees Fahrenheit

                      Lots of DIY videos specifically for our car

                      Get some awesome wipers! <-- It's a DIY
                      Originally posted by Tippey764
                      I think driving your car naked will cause the engine to overheat
                      Originally posted by deevergote
                      sneaky motherfucker

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                        #12
                        GeoffM, is that Go-Pro cam strapped to ur head? lol
                        Great Video, the newer style wiper looks alot better, nice edition to our rides.

                        Whatever wiper you use, I suggest that you use the liquid form of Rain-X on your windshield too. Especially in the winter months.
                        It helps make ice not "stick" to your window, much easier to clean when your
                        freezing your balls off in the morning.
                        I love this stuff, and use it on all my windows, headlights(OEM Glass) and side mirrors. I barely use the wipers on my car with this stuff on.
                        Last edited by DanCan; 09-22-2012, 03:21 PM.

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                          #13
                          I like the way the 08 wiper arms look in comparison to the store brand beam type. This might be something I look into doing soon. Thanks for sharing the info with the community!

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                            #14
                            Which 08 Accord trim these part no. came from. I'm interested on doing these but I can't find the driver's side. The passenger side match though. Just want to be sure all part no. fit our cb7.
                            Last edited by 9tAkord; 09-23-2012, 03:36 PM.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by DanCan View Post
                              GeoffM, is that Go-Pro cam strapped to ur head? lol
                              Great Video, the newer style wiper looks alot better, nice edition to our rides.

                              Whatever wiper you use, I suggest that you use the liquid form of Rain-X on your windshield too. Especially in the winter months.
                              It helps make ice not "stick" to your window, much easier to clean when your
                              freezing your balls off in the morning.
                              I love this stuff, and use it on all my windows, headlights(OEM Glass) and side mirrors. I barely use the wipers on my car with this stuff on.
                              Sure it
                              I use the rain x washer fluid. Works very well, but every year I still find myself out there chipping away at the ice. It does work somewhat as a de-icer though. A thorough soaking then go out to chip. Comes off much easier.

                              Originally posted by Mike1357 View Post
                              I like the way the 08 wiper arms look in comparison to the store brand beam type. This might be something I look into doing soon. Thanks for sharing the info with the community!
                              Thanks! It does look much smoother.

                              Originally posted by 9tAkord View Post
                              Which 08 Accord trim these part no. came from. I'm interested on doing these but I can't find the driver's side. The passenger side match though. Just want to be sure all part no. fit our cb7.
                              08 Honda Accord EX-L 4 door 4 cylinder.
                              I don't know what the guy pulled the drivers side from. I think there is a way to look it up off the part number.
                              MRT
                              37.5 MPG, AC on, cruising at 80.
                              30.0 MPG, AC on, aggressively driving around 90.
                              27.5 MPG, no AC, cruising at 90 with occasional gridlock. 40 degrees Fahrenheit

                              Lots of DIY videos specifically for our car

                              Get some awesome wipers! <-- It's a DIY
                              Originally posted by Tippey764
                              I think driving your car naked will cause the engine to overheat
                              Originally posted by deevergote
                              sneaky motherfucker

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