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Bit of a shock today,

Told Wipers are dealer only and i called them - $46 each.

FCP Euro - $18.58 a pair (OEM Part)

They sell a lot of OEM parts for LR/RRs, may be worth a look.
 

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Keep the arms, change the rubber blade only. Rubber blades are available at any auto store, or get any wiper arm from any store and simply remove the rubber blade and install on the original arm.
 

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Do not attempt replacing/removing the wiper blades without also having a pair of the plastic clips on standby... They get brittle over time and snap.
 

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Go to Rockauto.com they have the ANCO 2226SL blades for $9.03 each, the Valeo 800265 for $11.04 ea, the TRICO 2611 for 17.19 ea and the BOSCH 3397005808 for 20.79 for a pair. All are 26" long blades with the slide clip type attachment. They don't have the latch itself from the end of the arm, but they all fit. Do order a spare latch or two because its easy to break the originals if they have been on there a long time, and then your screwed if you don't have any replacement parts.
 

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Thank you, as i said in the OP i found alternatives, but its good to know where else to get them.

Great advise from you and brad s1 about having spare clips, here in AZ plastics get very brittle very fast. Ill order some.
 

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Wow, i was reviewing the suggested maintenance schedule for my 2012 from Atlantic British and I was really surprised how frequently they "suggest" to change the wipers. Mine are working perfectly, but I was going to do it anyways just to keep up with the schedule. Since I'm trying to stick with OEM I was going to bite the bullet and get their 7503TSKAG kit which includes both OEM fronts, two spare clips, and OEM rear wiper. Is there any material advantage to the OEM blades? OR is the price difference simply sticker/label value?
 

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Wow, i was reviewing the suggested maintenance schedule for my 2012 from Atlantic British and I was really surprised how frequently they "suggest" to change the wipers. Mine are working perfectly, but I was going to do it anyways just to keep up with the schedule. Since I'm trying to stick with OEM I was going to bite the bullet and get their 7503TSKAG kit which includes both OEM fronts, two spare clips, and OEM rear wiper. Is there any material advantage to the OEM blades? OR is the price difference simply sticker/label value?

Land Rover don't make wiper blades, they subcontract to Equipment Manufacturers who make the Originals = OEM

had the same thing last month with my porsche, water pump failed - dealer quoted $1200 for the pump and labor. the Pump was $900 on its own.
OEM Part - $36.50, again - the one Porsche contracted outside companies to make. Same - exactly the Same as the Porsche one.

Auto Factor Parts are the ones to avoid (Aftermarket copies), as they were never privy to the OE specs and tolerances and simply make a copy based on what it looks like, usually from cheaper materials.
 

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You can also get a kit of the same Eurospare blades from Amazon via Roverparts for roughly the same amount but within two days with Prime.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096W4ICO/
I bought a set of those and were great for about 2weeks, now been on car for6-7 weeks and streak and chatter. They look to be a decent set maybe I need to wipe them with some vinyl conditioner and see if they improve.

The first couple weeks they were awsome. If there’s a lot of rain there’s no chatter, only when it’s light mist or rain. Can’t slow the wipers as they are on auto, if I do a manual wipe there needs to be a bit more water on the window and still some light streaking.
 

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Anyone have a part number/supplier for the clips?

New blades arrived and in true "FFS" fashion, the passenger side was already cracked..... fortunately here in AZ it rains about once in a blue moon.
 

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I’ve been thinking about replacing mine with Silblades. But I’m not sure how well they will fit since everything seems proprietary with Rover.
I have Silblades on my other Rover for 4 years and they’re still great.
Had a set on another vehicle for more than 10 years and the arm rusted before the blade could fail.


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Thanks for the heads up on the clips. Getting stuff to Canada is a chore but better than the blank stare at the parts suppliers.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the clips. Getting stuff to Canada is a chore but better than the blank stare at the parts suppliers.
You want to have fun with those blank stares at the parts store? Next time you’re there, tell them you need a water pump for a ‘69 Volkswagen Beetle. If it’s a young kid behind the counter, it could prove worthwhile as he goes through the catalog database.

But I know what you mean. I bounce between Autozone and NAPA. Always hard to find parts even for my ‘02 P38.


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Thank you to previous posters on this thread I ordered the wiper set from amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096W4ICO/?tag=rangeroversconvert-20) and put them on tonight. Will post how they do in a few weeks when I've had a chance to abuse them.

One thing that made me laugh: The front wipers in this set are from LUCAS! Those of you acquainted with vintage British cars will know Lucas (electrics) as "The Prince of Darkness". Because Lucas is notorious for quirky electrics and if you have something from Lucas that SHOULD illuminate it probably, at some random and frequent time, won't. So I figure my wiper blades from Lucas which SHOULDN'T illuminate probably WILL at some point :)
 

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Why does no one make a winter blade for the fronts of RR's, you know the ones with the thin rubber boot covering all the joints in the blade supports. You would think a truck designed for off road in all kinds of weather would have them as an option. With the below 0 weather here in the NE this week, my wipers become little more than a couple of 1/2" clear arcs on the glass and the rest is frozen slush and dirt because the joints on the blade all freeze up and the blade won't conform to the windshield anymore. I suppose if I wanted to change the slide to a hook style connector at the end of the arms I could use regular J hook blades, but I don't want to do that.
 

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Noob question, but related to wipers. Do any year L322's come with the wipers that fold out so they're not resting on the windshield during snow falls? I tried to do that yesterday and, very much to my surprise, it looks like the wipers do not fold out of my 2012.
 

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My 2009 arms pull out, and stay out, about 2". I don't do it as the heated windscreen has heating elements under the wipers to free them from the glass. You REALLY have to pull up on the arms, to get them up.
 

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Why does no one make a winter blade for the fronts of RR's, you know the ones with the thin rubber boot covering all the joints in the blade supports. You would think a truck designed for off road in all kinds of weather would have them as an option. With the below 0 weather here in the NE this week, my wipers become little more than a couple of 1/2" clear arcs on the glass and the rest is frozen slush and dirt because the joints on the blade all freeze up and the blade won't conform to the windshield anymore. I suppose if I wanted to change the slide to a hook style connector at the end of the arms I could use regular J hook blades, but I don't want to do that.
I was thinking about 3d printing a j hook adapter that just fits onto the stock wiper arm. The available wipers are terrible. I will say with the heated windscreen on and assuming the car is garaged not so bad... But the second you get any real ice/snow on the windscreen from the car sitting outside the stock wipers really don't cut it.
 
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