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You can drive a Lotus in the rain????? Who knew? I was afraid that if I got mine wet and it shrunk at all I wouldn't be able to get in it.
Yes, British sports cars are perfect for the rain...

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Hopefully it's ok to tag along this thread with something I discovered.

I recently swapped my wipe blade and did a bit of a research myself.

The local auto shop didn't carry Trico refills or any Bosch wipers. So I tried RainX RX 30226 and Trico 15-260. True enough the fitting wasn't perfect. Both are 26" and are the older design (steel bar hanger type). Before convincing myself to go with the newer 1-piece Bosch Ikon or RainX Lattitude, I examined the Lotus OEM wiper and Trico 15-260. The difference obviously is the curvature of the OEM wiper steel hanger (pointed by red arrows, not the two medium ones and four little ones hanging below).



So what I did was to bend the steel hanger to mimic the curvature of the OEM wiper.

And indeed, it fits much better. Hopefully this will help someone else down the road.


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wiper blade

A rainex 26" from Wallmart installs easily and works very well. Will try a 24" the next time.

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I replaced the factory unit with a Bosch Icon blade, size 24". It works well and was no problem to secure properly.

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24" is NOT the right length! I ordered the 24" based on this thread and it's about 2" too short! My Elise is essentially brand new and still has the stock blade, which is 26". Now I'm stuck with a blade that's too short. 24" is NOT the correct length.

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I have bought wrong length wiper blades in the past...it's a pretty easy fix. Take wrong wiper blade plus receipt to store and swap for right size. Most auto shops are pretty cool about it.


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Bought a 26" "Goodyear" brand at Costco today for $8---seems perfect. 30 seconds to install.
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Bought a 26" "Goodyear" brand at Costco today for $8---seems perfect. 30 seconds to install.
At costco. Biggest they sell here is 24". 3 bucks off so 5 bucks. Fingers crossed.

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got the Bosch Icon 26". Sure enough, the last few inches hangs off the because of the curvature... I'm gonna return it and get refill inserts. for 30 bucks, definitely not worth it hanging off the edge like that...
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Got the inserts, and replaced it... There are some deadspots... gonna go with the goodyear from costco and see what I can do about that...
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