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#1 favero

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:21 AM

Hi:

 

Can anyone recommend any good windscreen wiper blades (front only) for my 2001 Ford Focus 1.6.

 

Thanks in advance.



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#2 Andy H Dibley

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:55 AM

Get onto www.wiperblades.co.uk - use their online comparison thing and get some aeroblades or which ever variety of the flat wiper blades.

As your car has the old hook style attachment, you'll be looking at purchasing ones that have an adaptor on them, all this does is sometimes raise the air up by about half an inch. That will be the only difference from stock, however the clean and wipe will be much better for much longer.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

Even a cheap set for a tenner off ebay (aero style) can last you the best part of the year and perform excellent, I tend to opt for this as opposed to going to Ford or Halfords to get replacements, you pay a small portion of the cost, and you get the decent performance also.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:29 PM

I'm a bit of a sucker and buy a ford set every year, or when the dot turns yellow. They do have the little Ford logo on them though!

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

Got any websites or even high street stores
to buy the Ford ones from?

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:42 PM

I've used Bosch aero wipers. Can get a set for around £20 or so online. A year/10,000 miles later and all is fine.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

Are these the ones you are talking about minnis - 22" 19" Front Bosch AeroTwin Aero Twin Flat Wiper Blades Windscreen Wipers

 

eg. http://www.ebay.co.u...=item484f377280



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

Are these the ones you are talking about minnis - 22" 19" Front Bosch AeroTwin Aero Twin Flat Wiper Blades Windscreen Wipers
 
eg. http://www.ebay.co.u...=item484f377280


If you're asking about the brand/model etc then yes. If you're asking about the size/fitting then I'm afraid I'm not sure. Even if I could remember what size mine are, they might not be the same as we have different model focus's. I get mine from http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk so just pop in your reg number and they'll give you the right ones.

Hope this helps :).

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

had these on my mk1 and they lasted 18 months even through the crap weather no issues with streaks not clearing or splits etc they were extremely good http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d04ca4140



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:58 PM

There is no point in buying Ford wipers because they are just re- badged Bosch or Valeo wipers with a sticker on them, i looked on www.wiperblades.co.uk for some Aero's for my little monster and i found that there prices are either bang on or cheaper than the average, i also found that i could get a full set of Valeo's for over £10 less than the equivalent Bosch offerings, and the front wipers on mine believe it or not are original and Valeo's so they have done well to last 9 years (although most in a garage after only doing 25k in those years). Avoid Halfords for wipers they are very expensive.   



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:04 PM

did someone find a rear aeroblade style wiper for the mk2.5 focus before as the standard rear blade is the old style??



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:15 PM

I'm sure they don't exist below a certain size so you won't find one however hard you try.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:28 AM

I think it's nigh on impossible to get an aero blade onto the back of a MK2/2.5 because of the type of mount the arms use.
Probably need a totally different style arm.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

I know its an old thread, sorry  :) but are the rear wipers on the ST170 the same or similar?

 

Found a How To on replacing an ST standard rear with Citreon parts! Looks pretty good to me.

 

http://www.fordst170.co.uk/howto11.php



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

It will be exactly the same, as it's probably or most certainly using the same motor and arm, I would see no point in putting a smooth one on because the only person who sees the rear wipers are the ones left in the dust. And as for the tutorial I see no reason why any wiper arm assembly from any car wouldn't fit so long as the blade and arm are the same size as the ones coming off, and the fitting hole fits over the spindle, but I wouldn't spend the time doing it.

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