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#4355082 - 03/16/17 12:26 AM What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better?
DrRoughneck Offline


Registered: 02/05/16
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I keep reading that Fram Ultras are the bees knees.
Which attribute(s) make the Fram Ultra spin-on filter better than its competitors?


Edited by DrRoughneck (03/16/17 12:27 AM)

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#4355085 - 03/16/17 12:33 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck]
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Efficiency and holding capacity. It doesn't hurt that Fram is forthcoming with technical questions either.
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#4355090 - 03/16/17 01:00 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: 901Memphis]
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Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Efficiency and holding capacity. It doesn't hurt that Fram is forthcoming with technical questions either.


+1

99% efficient @ 20 microns... plus maintaining good flow rates with their synthetic media... plus having properly set bypass settings (at least in my application)... plus having good build quality inside and out... plus they have the "grippy stuff" at the end to help us DIY'ers get a good grip to remove them. The Ultra filter for my wife's Fusion is $9 everyday. No other manufacturer gives all those features at that price point. Period.
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#4355091 - 03/16/17 01:06 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck]
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IMO....all Fram Spin on Filters are the Bee's Knee's. I'm currently running the Fram High Mileage, and have done so for the past few OCI's, with no problems to report. IMO....these filters have been very good for 8K+ miles.
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#4355130 - 03/16/17 05:01 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck]
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Wire backed synthetic media.

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#4355147 - 03/16/17 05:55 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck]
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I like specs you get for the price but it is not my only choice ...

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#4355186 - 03/16/17 07:15 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck]
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Originally Posted By: DrRoughneck
I keep reading that Fram Ultras are the bees knees.
Which attribute(s) make the Fram Ultra spin-on filter better than its competitors?


Let me pile on. FRAM Ultra has great efficiency (99%@20 microns). Huge capacity (new box released in March will show 20k change intervals). Silicone adbv, the only dual layer synthetic media filter in the market, all other brands with syn media are single layer. Pleated wire backed media, not plastic like others. Sure grip for easy install and removal. Can get them delivered through Amazon to your door. And, they are 9-10 bucks at retail while many filters without the same performance are priced much higher. There is no better filter than Ultra and that is a fact.
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#4355193 - 03/16/17 07:27 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Motorking]
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biased?...heck yeah and proud of it... grin

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#4355197 - 03/16/17 07:39 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck]
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And they are sold pretty much everywhere.

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#4355206 - 03/16/17 08:15 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Bottom_Feeder]
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Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
And they are sold pretty much everywhere.


This. I love my Napa Golds but the local Napa closes at the same time I get out of work.
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#4355214 - 03/16/17 08:22 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Motorking]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Originally Posted By: Motorking
Originally Posted By: DrRoughneck
I keep reading that Fram Ultras are the bees knees.
Which attribute(s) make the Fram Ultra spin-on filter better than its competitors?


Let me pile on. FRAM Ultra has great efficiency (99%@20 microns). Huge capacity (new box released in March will show 20k change intervals). Silicone adbv, the only dual layer synthetic media filter in the market, all other brands with syn media are single layer. Pleated wire backed media, not plastic like others. Sure grip for easy install and removal. Can get them delivered through Amazon to your door. And, they are 9-10 bucks at retail while many filters without the same performance are priced much higher. There is no better filter than Ultra and that is a fact.

FG StrataPore is a syn dual layer but then the efficiency is lower.
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#4355219 - 03/16/17 08:30 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: mongo161]
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I hope you know that the insides are exactly like the orange can and only rated for 5000 miles.
I would try to stay in that range.
If you want to go more then use the Tough Guard.
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#4355222 - 03/16/17 08:36 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Motorking]
WhizkidTN Offline


Registered: 12/05/16
Posts: 482
Loc: E. Tennessee
Originally Posted By: Motorking
Originally Posted By: DrRoughneck
I keep reading that Fram Ultras are the bees knees.
Which attribute(s) make the Fram Ultra spin-on filter better than its competitors?


Let me pile on. FRAM Ultra has great efficiency (99%@20 microns). Huge capacity (new box released in March will show 20k change intervals). Silicone adbv, the only dual layer synthetic media filter in the market, all other brands with syn media are single layer. Pleated wire backed media, not plastic like others. Sure grip for easy install and removal. Can get them delivered through Amazon to your door. And, they are 9-10 bucks at retail while many filters without the same performance are priced much higher. There is no better filter than Ultra and that is a fact.


Let's not forget that at least for the models I've seen, they have actual holes in the metal central core and not louvers (that many times are not fully formed/punched out on competitors products).
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#4355229 - 03/16/17 08:42 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Dallas69]
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Registered: 12/07/08
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Loc: Occupied Virginia
Originally Posted By: Dallas69
I hope you know that the insides are exactly like the orange can and only rated for 5000 miles.
I would try to stay in that range.
If you want to go more then use the Tough Guard.

The insides of the Ultra are nothing like an orange can. Where did you get that?

EDIT: Never mind. I didn't see who you were replying to at first. Quoting them directly would have helped.

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#4355301 - 03/16/17 10:20 AM Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck]
TomYoung Offline


Registered: 06/06/08
Posts: 607
Loc: New Jersey
I am pleased to see that BITOG is moving to a place where FRAM products can be discussed intelligently. A few year back, it was a shout fest about high prices, OCOD, tall (completely unsubstantiated) tales of engines getting fried because of filters. The truth is that the company has always produced good value, good performing filters at reasonable prices. The Ultra is way up there in filters and I have used it a few times on a 225000 mile car with 10k OCIs.

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