I'm not going to run an Ultra past 10k, but at the same time, I suspect it could handle 20k in one of my vehicles, as the driving profile is pretty easy on oil. I'm sure they've done lots of testing and found that in a well maintained engine, they can consistently perform adequately at 20k.
My daughter is running M1 EP and a Fram Ultra in her Renegade. I did that just in case she piles on the miles faster than anticipated and gets lazy with maintenance. I can't imagine her going 20k, but I could certainly see her get to 15k or so before either she or I catches it.
First real evidence from a source testing facility, in my opinion, that the Fram filters better in the stated test than "OES filters." They don't say which OES and it has to be assumed they mean factory OES not aftermarket who supply" OES." I think it means factory OES like Toyota Denso, etc. Not second hand information as they say they test.
*up to 20,000 miles. It just means it holds twice as much as an EG. Doesn't say everyone can go 20,000 miles.The big news is they have tested OES filters themselves, and even the EG is better in the test. This was not on the old box.
What is this box design number 3 or 4 in 5 years? I don't think this one is an improvement.
I'm not super excited to see Trico messing around so soon, I suggest keeping a close eye out, because if they are mucking with boxes, they will be mucking with the filters and I'd be surprised if that was good...
As for the current ones, no issues with 20,000 on one unless your engine is a hot mess inside IMO...