The problem with RainX blades is they are a lot taller so they put more pressure on the windshield. Maybe that results in a better wipe but I don't like it because it means more risk of dust stuck under the blade causing scratchesI've been using Rain-X blades, they seem to be fine with no chattering like Volvo blades which have a tendency to do.
I don't disagree, but I bought a valeo arm off Amazon and I noticed that. This one: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CDCDFK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00. I just pulled out my dremel and it really didn't take much effort to make the clearance I needed, and then it worked perfect. It is aluminum so it's not rusting, and it works better than the Volvo blade that I'd bought before. The spring is weak on my car so the Volvo blade would leave an unwiped patch right in the center of the back window, really annoying. This one is taller and wipes completely.It's basically OEM or hack the metal out of the way on the aftermarket rear wiper to make it fit, which is dumb. Don't do that.
Funny, I have the same Michelin Stealth blades and I made the same mistake with the passenger side. They're working great but I'm curious what others are usingWent with OEM from IPD on the XC70 and the chatter was unbearably annoying, so switched over to Costco Michelins which have been great so far - the only challenge with the Michelins was that I ended up going with a 21 inch rather than the recommended 22 inch passenger side as the 22 was hitting the side trim. OEM rear seems fine so far.