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Old 1st December 2016, 14:25   #1156
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Can someone please let me know what is the exactly wiper size of Toyota Altis and Fortuner? Both are previous gen 2010 model
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Can someone please let me know what is the exactly wiper size of Toyota Altis and Fortuner? Both are previous gen 2010 model
Sahil you don't get Altis blades outside easily. Toyota will try and sell you the entire wiper blades for nearly 6K which is robbery.

What you need to do is go to the parts counter at the dealership and get him to give you just the rubber insert of the blade. Toyota sells just the rubber insert of the wiper assembly which is roughly 1.5K for the pair of blades.

Aftermarket blades are not available and u need to get from aliexpress type places.
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Sahil you don't get Altis blades outside easily. Toyota will try and sell you the entire wiper blades for nearly 6K which is robbery.

What you need to do is go to the parts counter at the dealership and get him to give you just the rubber insert of the blade. Toyota sells just the rubber insert of the wiper assembly which is roughly 1.5K for the pair of blades.

Aftermarket blades are not available and u need to get from aliexpress type places.
You can check in this website once.

http://www.toyotapartsconnect.in/

Guess they only ship at Bangalore currently.

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Old 1st December 2016, 15:25   #1159
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Can someone please let me know what is the exactly wiper size of Toyota Altis and Fortuner? Both are previous gen 2010 model
21" and 19" for the Fortuner.
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You can check in this website once.

http://www.toyotapartsconnect.in/

Guess they only ship at Bangalore currently.

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They have cleverly not mentioned the wiper size
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They have cleverly not mentioned the wiper size
But you can filter by the car model and year.

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But you can filter by the car model and year.

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Don't bother with that site. It's junk. Photos are wrong. Details are wrong and even prices are wrong!!

Just go to dealer. Size I can tell you by evening but you just need to get the rubber insert from dealer.
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Ordered Bosch Clear Advantage, one for Fortuner was available only in Rediff. Hope I get it right this time

http://shopping.rediff.com/product/b...3314-/19018953
Rediff took more than 15 days to deliver after lot emails and escalations, the set that arrived was more than 16 months old. Driving side wiper started leaving heavy watermarks from Day 1 and I could not find any return policy for Rediff. Then I found Bosch Clear Advantage Fortuner size available in Amazon and they were selling in singles (not as a pair). I got one for the driving side, it worked well for 2 months, but has started leaving marks now. I am planning to go back to the Toyota originals though they are much more expensive
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Got myself a pair of Bosch Conventional wipers for my Swift
Anurag - how is the Bosch eco doing? Just ordered a pair of 20"/18" for my TUV as the OEM blades are conventional and did a good job during all the monsoon drives.
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Anurag - how is the Bosch eco doing? Just ordered a pair of 20"/18" for my TUV as the OEM blades are conventional and did a good job during all the monsoon drives.
They are fantastic buddy. I am customer for life hereon. Better than OEM too.

I am not exaggerating

I have a fair wiper usage and all I keep check is to keep the blades + windshield clean of any debris/insects and also use the OE windshield washer fluid solution.
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Hi guys,

I have a query. When driving at over 80 kmph and in windy conditions my Fortuner's wiper blades lose "traction" while going up and run normally while coming down.

My question is will switching to a different blade design than the OEM ones make a difference? Which one according to you is the best? I am considering the following and open to other options:

Bosch ECO,
Bosch Aerotwin
Minda Soft Wipers
Rain-X

Thanks in advance!
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Hi guys,

I have a query. When driving at over 80 kmph and in windy conditions my Fortuner's wiper blades lose "traction" while going up and run normally while coming down.

My question is will switching to a different blade design than the OEM ones make a difference? Which one according to you is the best? I am considering the following and open to other options:

Bosch ECO,
Bosch Aerotwin
Minda Soft Wipers
Rain-X

Thanks in advance!
All you need is a wiper arm spoiler. At such high speeds due to the air flow from the bonnet towards the windshield, a low pressure is developed near the wiper arm. Hence they tend to lift slightly away from the windshield.
Wiper arm spoilers are small plastic wings attached to the wiper arm to deflect such low pressure points and ensure proper pressure is available on the wiper blade.
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All you need is a wiper arm spoiler. At such high speeds due to the air flow from the bonnet towards the windshield, a low pressure is developed near the wiper arm. Hence they tend to lift slightly away from the windshield.
Wiper arm spoilers are small plastic wings attached to the wiper arm to deflect such low pressure points and ensure proper pressure is available on the wiper blade.
Thanks ilangop. That makes sense.

Any idea from where could I source them? I tried searching on internet but could not find one. Although there are some wiper blades that are aerodynamically designed better. For e.g. Bosch Aerotwins.

It seems new Fortuner wiper blades have those spoilers factory fitted. Not sure though. Will check with my service advisor during my next visit if they fit the old Fortuner.
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Or FNG's. I recently got my set from Technokraft, JP Nagar.
How is this TechnoKraft, JP Nagar workshop? Are they good with car service?

Cartisan has allocated this workshop for my swift VDi regular service.
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How is this TechnoKraft, JP Nagar workshop? Are they good with car service?
Looks fine. My neighbor is a regular there. Technokraft does servicing + body repair.

Last visit was for a bumper-bender, and I had asked them to just set the bumper back in place. They did just that, without pushing for more stuff.

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The main guy there communicates via sign language !
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