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#2649500 - 06/09/12 02:28 PM Purolator vs. Wix
zerosoma Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2233
Loc: south dakota, usa
What's your favorite? And why?
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#2649504 - 06/09/12 02:38 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
jsnyder49090 Offline


Registered: 05/31/12
Posts: 346
Loc: south haven mi
they seem to be very comparable from what i have read here wix has always made a good filter they may even be a couple dollars more.I believe purolator makes several different filters all are suppossed to do different things.
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#2649505 - 06/09/12 02:41 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Bill in Utah Offline



Registered: 11/11/02
Posts: 12782
Loc: UT
Between those two Purolator.

Same "size" filter, same app. Photo worth a thousand words.

Wix on the left, Purolator on the right.




Bill

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#2649507 - 06/09/12 02:41 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 9168
Loc: OH
Purolator, for price and availability.
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#2649514 - 06/09/12 02:46 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Thax Offline


Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 630
Loc: VA
Wix/Napa Gold , just personal preference really. Wix filters do eliminate any cold start ticking on my dodge and jeep so I stick with them.
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#2649523 - 06/09/12 03:02 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 6652
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
The WIX is a studier filter in the cartridge type.
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#2649531 - 06/09/12 03:17 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Jordan_FX4 Offline


Registered: 07/05/11
Posts: 91
Loc: Southern IL
I think that Wix and Purolator both produce great filters but for oil filters Purolator gets my vote for the simple reason that they list their efficiency and Wix's don't seem to. I'm sure that Wix is still efficient, but I like to know what I'm getting.
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#2649560 - 06/09/12 03:56 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 8039
Loc: The Old North State
I like them both and think that are both solid filters. Bill's pics above show one of the things that occurs with Wix. Because the thread end bypass takes up considerable space, media area tends to be reduced. I don't like the newer Wix/NG apps using nitrile adbv and calling them Napa Gold. But I'm not affected by that, yet.

But as said above, for price and availability it's Purolator P1 and Classic. But, when I can occasionally get 40% off NG at my local Napa store, I'll pick up a couple.

I do like and use the Wix cartridge filter at 40% off, they are well made, and priced right compared to OEM even before the discount.

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#2649643 - 06/09/12 05:37 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 2936
Loc: Lakeville, MN
Wix for me. Easier to source near me, heavier canister just feels much sturdier, and the bypass type in the filters I use is closer to OEM.

As far as the media being larger or smaller, than can be accomodated by using different filter material with different flow properties as well. Size is not everything.

Wix publishes more information on removals in my applications than Purolator, for whatever thats worth.

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#2649645 - 06/09/12 05:42 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: Jordan_FX4]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 8435
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Originally Posted By: Jordan_FX4
I think that Wix and Purolator both produce great filters but for oil filters Purolator gets my vote for the simple reason that they list their efficiency and Wix's don't seem to. I'm sure that Wix is still efficient, but I like to know what I'm getting.
Wix list comprehensive beta on their site and for particulate MUCH smaller than what purolator advertises. 40um is like gravel for the love of Pete! I agree with Bill that in the small form factors the preferred Wix base-end bypass displaces too much filter area for my liking. On my Honda 1.5L. only the WIX allows the engine run correct. Even the Honda service part (fram) makes the engine sound like a box of parts - i had to remove it after 2 days of intense racket - which all disappeared with the Wix 57356 (NOT 51356). Why can't the dealer sell the proper JDM original part for the love of goodness!
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#2649662 - 06/09/12 05:54 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: ARCOgraphite]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11165
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
ARCO: You need to devise an ARCO-approved logo for Wix and Defy. wink
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#2649679 - 06/09/12 06:18 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 5564
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
I prefer Wix, but I use either interchangably and have no issues with either. I'm leaning towards using whatever I can find cheaper; they're both fine.
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#2649693 - 06/09/12 06:36 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
LT4 Vette Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12227
Loc: USA
For me its Purolator.

Very cheap with AAP discount codes and easily available. I really don't buy in all the beta ratio of a filter media and splitting hairs.

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#2649864 - 06/09/12 10:12 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 4496
Loc: Mahzurrah!
I would use either in a heartbeat, both are very well made, have had (rarely) start up noise in the Jeep with Puro's and Puro made Motorcrafts, never with a Wix or now Baldwins.

Never any noise in our other vehicles with any of them, even Fram, the Jeep is a bit picky.
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#2649948 - 06/10/12 01:06 AM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: KCJeep]
Malo83 Offline


Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 1030
Loc: Cali
Wix, just because thumbsup

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