Best wipers, OEM or...?
Yupp! Bosch Icons combined with Rain-X Bug and Tar wiper fluid.Bosch Icons or Evolution blade wipers, best wipers for our Rs, period. They are the manufacturers for our OEM wipers. For 04s this is the best conversion from the standard metal wipers to a aero blade for the J hook
+1, sort of. I use OE wipers (replaced ~annually) + glass treatment (either Rain-X or wax when I detail car). At night, rain is almost invisible with no glare from other headlights. No reduction in visibility through windhshield during the heaviest of downpours. Limited only by the visibility through the rain. 40+ mph = no use of wipers.PIAA silicon + aquapel glass treatment is a recipe for seeing out of your windshield when no one else on the road can.
Swap your arms for 05 or up arms. Much better blades. The newer style arms work much better in snow also.I tried a bunch of different blades, none of the aftermarket ones have been really great. RainX were the last brand I tried and they honestly didn't even fit right on the 04 arms. If I clipped them in, they bowed away from the windshield at the arm, so I had to leave them unclipped (which meant they fell off every time I lifted the arms up). Switched to OEM and they are way better than any aftermarket I've tried.