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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #16
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Have u compared the wix and fram side by side? The difference is scary.
when you jump up to the nicer frams they're similar sizing and filtering. Infact my fram filter is bigger then some of the mopar filters.

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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:30 PM   #17
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:32 PM   #18
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when you jump up to the nicer frams they're similar sizing and filtering. Infact my fram filter is bigger then some of the mopar filters.
I didnt mean size but the materials and build quality. For a few bucks more the wix is 2x the filter. At least vs the frams at my parts store. Lol. To each their own it's just my preference
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #19
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I didnt mean size but the materials and build quality. For a few bucks more the wix is 2x the filter. At least vs the frams at my parts store. Lol. To each their own it's just my preference
I think he means the more expensive Frams are actually made much better than the cheap Frams.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #20
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I didnt mean size but the materials and build quality. For a few bucks more the wix is 2x the filter. At least vs the frams at my parts store. Lol. To each their own it's just my preference
nothin against it, I've ran fram filters on 3 vehicles, 2 jeeps. Never had an issue. i will def look at the wix next time I do an oil change, I'm not against anythign new and better. Just never had an issue that's all.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:07 AM   #21
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Agree with MaintMech that NAPA Gold is a WIX and they just add a 5 in front of the Wix number (eg. NAPA gold oil filter for 4.0 is a 1085 and Wix is a 51085).

Around here every NAPA store has a Spring (Feb) filter sale on all their gold series filters. Have saved some $ in buying bulk oil filters, air & fuel filters for our multiple Jeeps for the year. Paid $4.67 per NAPA gold oil filter this year.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:31 AM   #22
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I think he means the more expensive Frams are actually made much better than the cheap Frams.
I'm aware and I can't say which level fram one I compared to either. I just know once I ran a wix I never looked back. From comparisons of other brands and personal experience that's what I choose to run.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:36 AM   #23
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nothin against it, I've ran fram filters on 3 vehicles, 2 jeeps. Never had an issue. i will def look at the wix next time I do an oil change, I'm not against anythign new and better. Just never had an issue that's all.
Not trying to act like I'm more knowledgeable or anything just trying to help out fellow jeepers. Lol. Not saying I'm right either. I think it's good to examine quality of anything we put on or in our vehicles. After all they treat us only as good as we treat them
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Unread 06-08-2013, 04:28 AM   #24
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I use wix on my 5.2
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:03 AM   #25
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Unread 06-08-2013, 07:12 AM   #26
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Everything I've ever driven has gotten Fram. Never had an oil-related issue and I like the textured end. Never need a filter wrench.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 10:58 PM   #27
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I think I heard that mopar filters are fram?
last i heard purolator is the current supplier

if i had to wager a guess i'd say it's on the same quality level as Purolator Classic... which happens to be a couple bucks cheaper

i've been using the puro classics for a while with no issues... will be switching to wix because oreilly recently had a promo that made it possible for me to get wix filters for under $2 each so i have a nice filter stash going
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Unread 06-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #28
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I have used Wix and Puralator Pure One. I also believe that Puralator supplies the Chrysler/Mopar filters. Also According to this, Mobile one is basically the K&N but cheaper. http://minimopar.net/oilfilters/reference.html
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Unread 06-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #29
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Almost Everyone I have ever know has sworn by fram filters....
I believe that's due to their business model though.
One person warned me about them and told me to never go near them and if you check out that comparison I think I know why now.
After some googlin I have found people accusing their fram filters for causing an engine knock and falling apart within 3000miles.

No offense to those of you that use fram! Maybe I'm just super paranoid and they were just campfire ghost stories that scared me!

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Unread 06-11-2013, 10:17 AM   #30
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I've used Pureolator PureONE for a while now, only seem to be able to find it at Advance Auto though. Best filter IMO, most filtering material, big ol thing. Had heard great things about Wix before too, but it's only sold at O'Reiley around here.

Try the Pureolator PureONE. It's been great to my 4.0
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