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Friend of mine runs a garage, I asked him for some new wiper blades, and when he went to fit them he said one was the right size and the other was too small, he didn't have a tape measure on him so asked me to measure mine. I have just done so and the driver's appears to be 600mm or so, and the passenger around 480mm. Yet, looking online, many appear to offer pairs of 600/400mm? What gives? Do people on here buy them individually, or as pairs? If pairs, where from!?

 

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usually buy in pairs of the same size for mine these days .......  not from Lexus tho' ...... both rubbers are different lengths of course ......  gives a spare blade for the next time around

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5 minutes ago, Malc said:

usually buy in pairs of the same size for mine these days .......  not from Lexus tho' ...... both rubbers are different lengths of course ......  gives a spare blade for the next time around

Malc

If you buy in pairs of the same size, what size do you go for?

 

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Mine's a Ls400 so will probably be different size to yours !

Just measure the existing ?

I generally go for the simplest cheapest functional rubbers these days as they will be ok for another year I'm sure

The last set of brilliant Lexus / Toyota Main Dealer supplied rubbers weren't of the same quality as in earlier times .  previously a set lasted 3/4 years and 30/40k miles ..  the last set I bought from the Main Dealer only lasted a year ...  they dumbed down on quality methinks but still, unjustifiably,  charged a huge premium quality price 

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2 minutes ago, Malc said:

Mine's a Ls400 so will probably be different size to yours !

Just measure the existing ?

I generally go for the simplest cheapest functional rubbers these days as they will be ok for another year I'm sure

The last set of brilliant Lexus / Toyota Main Dealer supplied rubbers weren't of the same quality as in earlier times .  previously a set lasted 3/4 years and 30/40k miles ..  the last set I bought from the Main Dealer only lasted a year ...  they dumbed down on quality methinks but still, unjustifiably,  charged a huge premium quality price 

Malc

Ah. Yeah I have measured them and they're 600mm/480mm (give or take) yet looking online that seems to be a rare combination to find!

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Interesting as every single site I can find online states that the LS430/460/600 requires a 24" (600mm) and a 16" (400mm) wiper.
It's not like 17" wipers are not available in the aftermarket.

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