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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Wiper Blade Sizes

Now doesn't that just rot your socks. Thought I'd be wise and replace the OEM wiper blades with winter wipers (normal practice in Canada and recommended by Subaru in the Owner's Manual). However, the local parts stores and the blade makers I checked on-line don't have size charts that include the '14 and Subaru failed to include the wiper blade sizes in the manual. They go into great details about how to replace them but not what to replace them with. I had to find a measuring tape somewhere in my frozen garage, don my snowshoes, dig out a flashlight, and then go chop through the ice and snow on the Forester to measure the blades. If anyone else is considering the same, I'll save you the trouble. The blade sizes on my 2.0XT with Eyesight (in case that makes a difference) are:

Driver - 26"
Passenger - 17"
Rear - 14"

Now to go warm up...
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Thank you for this info! I plan on getting winter wipers this week!
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I have the 14 XT 2.0 service manual download and in the wiper section there is also no mention of the wiper sizes.
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Driver - 26"
Passenger - 17"
Rear - 14"
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26" is a mighty big blade for sure.

'10 Foz 2.5X Auto, '14 Foz 2.5i CVT
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Has anyone found a full set of replacement (winter) blades? I can't find winters anywhere.

2014 forester ltd
prev: 2010 Foz Prem w/AWP
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I have trouble finding the rear wiper in anything but plain models. I prefer the RainX Latitudes but haven't seen one for it.

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The blade sizes on my 2.0XT with Eyesight (in case that makes a difference) are:

Driver - 26"
Passenger - 17"
Rear - 14"

Now to go warm up...

Thank you for this.


Now if I could just choose which set of wipers...

Any forum members willing to chime in on their favourites?
I've heard good things about both Bosch ICON and PIAA Super Silicone.
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I have trouble finding the rear wiper in anything but plain models. I prefer the RainX Latitudes but haven't seen one for it.
I prefer the bracket-less wipers, like the Bosch ICON. So, for the rear wiper, I followed this thread and changed out the wiper arm to something that will accommodate the ICON. did this on my 2006 Foz, 2008 OB, 2012 OB, and 014 FXT. Basically, the 13" ICON works great with this.
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I prefer the bracket-less wipers, like the Bosch ICON. So, for the rear wiper, I followed this thread and changed out the wiper arm to something that will accommodate the ICON. did this on my 2006 Foz, 2008 OB, 2012 OB, and 014 FXT. Basically, the 13" ICON works great with this.
thanks for this!

So, the Bosch Icons will fit the front on a 14' as-is? There is no winter wiper available for the rear as-is?

I just got my 14 a week ago...are the wipers from the factory worth changing to winter blades? From looking at the description of the ICON they say they are all-weather....not specialty winter blades.

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I don't use "winter" blades. I use ICON all the time. The problem is that Bosch hasn't put out a fitment for the 2014 Foz yet, so I'm stuck with the stock blades for now.

The rear? The 13" ICON (and many other bracket-less wipers) work ONLY with the replacement wiper arm indicated in the attached thread. Replacing the wiper arm gives you an arm with a different type attachment for the wipers - one that will fit ICON, etc..
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I don't use "winter" blades. I use ICON all the time. The problem is that Bosch hasn't put out a fitment for the 2014 Foz yet, so I'm stuck with the stock blades for now.

The rear? The 13" ICON (and many other bracket-less wipers) work ONLY with the replacement wiper arm indicated in the attached thread. Replacing the wiper arm gives you an arm with a different type attachment for the wipers - one that will fit ICON, etc..
Nitrojedi has the ICON's on his 2014 Forester. Waiting to verify if he used the 26A and 17A
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...7/#post2925993
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Nitrojedi has the ICON's on his 2014 Forester. Waiting to verify if he used the 26A and 17A
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...7/#post2925993
Great post. I'm outside Chicago with my new FoZ (stock wipers) and my wife said the wipers froze the other day. It was very cold but it sounded worse than it should have been. The aftermarket wipers on my (non Subaru) car did not freeze.

I'm also looking at these:


Trico Ice Exact Fit Winter Wiper Blade, 26" Part No: 35-260
Trico Ice Exact Fit Winter Wiper Blade, 17" Part No: 35-170

They are on Amazon (Prime too) but I'm thinking of picking them up at Advanced Auto Parts. There is a 15% coupon and in-store pickup.

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Great post. I'm outside Chicago with my new FoZ (stock wipers) and my wife said the wipers froze the other day. It was very cold but it sounded worse than it should have been. The aftermarket wipers on my (non Subaru) car did not freeze.

I'm also looking at these:


Trico Ice Exact Fit Winter Wiper Blade, 26" Part No: 35-260
Trico Ice Exact Fit Winter Wiper Blade, 17" Part No: 35-170

They are on Amazon (Prime too) but I'm thinking of picking them up at Advanced Auto Parts. There is a 15% coupon and in-store pickup.
How's it going? I feel bad for people in Chicago and Boston. Seems like there is no break from snow storms for you guys. Then again, people on these boards are probably excited to get snow to drive their Subie in My brother has a 2013 Outback and is always excited when NJ is forecasted to get snow.

Thanks for the heads up on the Advanced Auto Parts 15% coupon. I haven't tried the Trico Ice blades. I had experience with the ICON's on my CRV and even though Bosch doesn't promote them as winter blades they did well in the winter time. If you do decide to try out the Trico Ice Blades let us know what your experience with them are.
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I don't use "winter" blades. I use ICON all the time. The problem is that Bosch hasn't put out a fitment for the 2014 Foz yet, so I'm stuck with the stock blades for now.

The rear? The 13" ICON (and many other bracket-less wipers) work ONLY with the replacement wiper arm indicated in the attached thread. Replacing the wiper arm gives you an arm with a different type attachment for the wipers - one that will fit ICON, etc..
Nitrojedi is using the Bosch Icon 26A and 17B. He suggested trying 17C (I believe he meant 17A). Here's why he suggested to try something other than 17B:

"... i would recommend a 17C instead, as the last inch of my 17B doesn't make the best contact lower on the windshield.... either not enough flex, or 1" too long.........."
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Going on 30 years in auto parts I'll let Ya'll know an easy fix on any car. Measure the blade, make sure the mount matches the arm on your car and you'll have what you need no matter what a catalog nor web site says. About 10% of listings out there are wrong to start.

I see European stuff all the time where Trico, Rain-X etc won't have a listing yet get customers perfect fit without going to pay $$$ to dealerships just because someone didn't take a few minutes to help them.
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