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#2406842 - 10/15/11 04:20 PM stp air filter quality??
DanielinTheLions Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 106
Loc: Central IN

Anybody familiar with the stp air filter? Picked one up today at Auto-zone. Was planning to pick up the Fram air filter but they weren't in stock. I noticed the stp filters had the same part numbers as the Frams so I'm wondering if it's the same filter re-branded. Thoughts?
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#2406860 - 10/15/11 04:47 PM Re: stp air filter quality?? [Re: DanielinTheLions]
david_ES2 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 573
Loc: Fresno, CA
im pretty sure theyre different but very close in price. i have one in the 07 civic. Fitment was great.
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#2406862 - 10/15/11 04:48 PM Re: stp air filter quality?? [Re: DanielinTheLions]
hardcore302 Offline


Registered: 11/23/09
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Loc: Suffolk County, NY
Works fine.
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#2406897 - 10/15/11 05:38 PM Re: stp air filter quality?? [Re: DanielinTheLions]
Dan55 Offline


Registered: 06/07/08
Posts: 707
Loc: jersey
I used them for my 2006 mercury milan It was an OE filter (Ford Logo) inked out.
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#2406930 - 10/15/11 06:20 PM Re: stp air filter quality?? [Re: DanielinTheLions]
EricF Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 1609
Loc: SF Bay Area
stp's are made by champion labs.. anything's better than a fram.

If you compare the paper element of the stp vs. the fram equivalent.. you'lll notice the stp is much more stiffer/less flexible.

Dunno if that's a good or bad, but the stp's have always worked when I had to use 'em.
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#2406952 - 10/15/11 06:54 PM Re: stp air filter quality?? [Re: EricF]
HyundaiGuy Offline


Registered: 05/03/10
Posts: 430
Loc: Orlando, FL
Have one in the wife's Accent. No issues.
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#2406954 - 10/15/11 06:56 PM Re: stp air filter quality?? [Re: DanielinTheLions]
DanielinTheLions Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
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Loc: Central IN
Thanks all, just wanted to get the community opinion before putting it in.
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#2407002 - 10/15/11 07:59 PM Re: stp air filter quality?? [Re: EricF]
DanielinTheLions Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 106
Loc: Central IN
Originally Posted By: EricF
stp's are made by champion labs.. anything's better than a fram.


I know that's true of the frame oil filters but it was my understanding that their air filters are actually pretty good.
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#2408955 - 10/18/11 07:37 AM Re: stp air filter quality?? [Re: DanielinTheLions]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 1134
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, STP engine air and cabin air filters are a price point and quality (perceived) I prefer. The Mann filters I get do seem a little heavier than a STP or Fram therefore possibly better. Charcoal impregnated cabin filters at $39-$45 aren't what I want to buy. I believe they can't last more than a few hours because they're exposed to the air. STP offers me a disposable, rugged paper element. I've come to prefer them. Also, the real cheap, vacuum formed, wavy white fiber filters-like the TYC brand-are so cheap they should be $2-$3 but they're not. The parts warehouse I go to had those at $7. I went for my second one and the price was $17. Sorry to mix engine and cabin in my post but you get the idea. Kira

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