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craig e

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26 posts

46 months

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Sunday 15th January 2012 quote quote all
Just realised lifelong dream and bought 2005 DB9 in tungsten /black ,had a run out last sunday got caught in rain on way back from york and realised wipers needed replacement, had bosch aerotwins on other vehicles so got a set, not hard to fit (passengers one a bit awkward), will see how they perform at various speeds / conditions , One thing i noticed straight away was they look much "cleaner" than the standard units.
Sitting in the car they are much less visible , the standard ones seem to dominate the view at the bottom of the screen,will see how they go.
Many thanks to all forum members for invaluable info

JA51ON W

220 posts

102 months

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Sunday 15th January 2012 quote quote all
Hi craig, if the turn out to do the job could you post there part numbers please, jason.

mikey k

9,483 posts

102 months

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Sunday 15th January 2012 quote quote all
Did this on my last Vantage make sure you get the right length and decent make.
I didn't and they didn't clear properly frown
S already has them along with a different arms.

Edited by mikey k on Sunday 15th January 12:30

B4rnst4ble

417 posts

35 months

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Sunday 15th January 2012 quote quote all
Welcome to the fold Craig I think we have matching cars and we are not a million miles from each other......! Guessing by the website

Dan1heMan

99 posts

104 months

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Tuesday 6th March 2012 quote quote all
Just to reiterate Craig's post, I have just been to Costco and purchased a 24" and 20" Goodyear wiper blade that they sell and they fit perfectly. If anyone shops there they are £6.50 for each wiper.

Old Wipers


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DB9Mark

672 posts

57 months

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Friday 9th March 2012 quote quote all
Thanks all! Very usefl info! Now just need to find a costco smile

Stefanolux

107 posts

32 months

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Saturday 31st March 2012 quote quote all
Gentlemen,
only for additional information, herebelow the result of a thorough but time-consuming enquiry in Hela Profi Zentrum, Luxembourg.
Bosch set of Aerotwin (made in Belgium) is the A 297 S, expressly for Audi A4 11.07-> , A5 and S5 6/07-> (code 3 397 007 297 AUC).
The 24" blade is available also individually in the "Twin" serie as 368 and as "ordinary" blade as 12.
Thanks for attention.

petecowie

190 posts

113 months

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Tuesday 3rd April 2012 quote quote all
No costco anywhere near me, so on to the internet! Are these the correct wipers?
http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/ABD-Car-Specific-...
http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/ABD-Car-Specific-...

Thanks
Pete

Stefanolux

107 posts

32 months

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Tuesday 3rd April 2012 quote quote all
Pete,
the sizes are surely the right ones.
I may admit that in Luxembourg we do not know ABD: it might be a good alternative.
In any case, in a rainy country like Luxembourg, wiper blades are not the thing on which we are "tight"!.
Cheers

petecowie said:
No costco anywhere near me, so on to the internet! Are these the correct wipers?
http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/ABD-Car-Specific-...
http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/ABD-Car-Specific-...

Thanks
Pete

MichaelV8V

542 posts

147 months

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Wednesday 4th April 2012 quote quote all
I've tried dozens of pairs of Bosch wipers over the years, until I realised that squealing and graunching across the screen after 6 months isn't normal, its only Bosch ones that do it.

Can we review this thread in 6 months, to see if your new wipers are behaving like Bosh wipers normally do? Where were those Goodyears?


Stefanolux

107 posts

32 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
Stefanolux said:
Gentlemen,
only for additional information, herebelow the result of a thorough but time-consuming enquiry in Hela Profi Zentrum, Luxembourg.
Bosch set of Aerotwin (made in Belgium) is the A 297 S, expressly for Audi A4 11.07-> , A5 and S5 6/07-> (code 3 397 007 297 AUC).
The 24" blade is available also individually in the "Twin" serie as 368 and as "ordinary" blade as 12.
Thanks for attention.
Gentlemen,
only to inform you that from now on Bosch appears to sell its AERO Twin blades individually.
Accordingly, the 24" blade is the AM600U and the 20" is the AM500, about 15€/each .
Thanks for attention.

yourtheguy

85 posts

31 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
I went the whole hog and had the later arms with aero blades fitted list price £465 but bit of discount £354 fitted, i know more money than sense.

BingoBob

1,093 posts

33 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Can you post a photo? For comparison?

yourtheguy

85 posts

31 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Hi Bob can't do any photo's at present i'm in work and they won't let you do normal things like that, i will try to post some at the end of the week when i'm off.
I will say that they look a lot sleeker that the old style, very happy even at the price.

BingoBob

1,093 posts

33 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Yes, I think it is worth it. I did this mod on another car and it looks much better with the wiper arms that were designed for the aerotwin than the old arms with aerotwin adapters.

Stefanolux

107 posts

32 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Gentlemen
(to all participating to this thread)
I regret to inform you that I posted a wrong information about the new Bosch Aerotwin: I apologize and beg your pardon.
The "new" Bosch AeroTwin wipers ("made in China", in fact) which fit the old wipers "U" arms are named AR20U (code 3397008534 8CT) and AR24U (code 3397008538 8CT 24") respectively, their total price being a bit lower than the "old" Bosch Aerotwin set A297S.
I already mounted them and they look "very nice and clean".

SS972

407 posts

69 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Stefanolux said:
Gentlemen
(to all participating to this thread)
I regret to inform you that I posted a wrong information about the new Bosch Aerotwin: I apologize and beg your pardon.
The "new" Bosch AeroTwin wipers ("made in China", in fact) which fit the old wipers "U" arms are named AR20U (code 3397008534 8CT) and AR24U (code 3397008538 8CT 24") respectively, their total price being a bit lower than the "old" Bosch Aerotwin set A297S.
I already mounted them and they look "very nice and clean".
Are those ref for LHD or RHD?

brakedwell

1,041 posts

85 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Are the Goodyear blades as quiet as they claim?

drmw

190 posts

26 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
SS972 said:
Are those ref for LHD or RHD?
The blades are symmetrical so they will fit either.

Just did mine yesterday - two minute job - look much better

brakedwell

1,041 posts

85 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
I have just fitted a pair of Goodyear assurance blades and the jury is out about their effectiveness. During a check in the garage they sound more clunky than the original blades when tested on a wetted windscreen and the middle of driver-side blade is not pressing down firmly enough to clear all the water away. Maybe it will reshape in situ, but at the moment I am tempted to refit the OEM blades.
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