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What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? #4355082
03/15/17 11:26 PM
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DrRoughneck Offline OP
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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?

Last edited by DrRoughneck; 03/15/17 11:27 PM.
Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4355085
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Efficiency and holding capacity. It doesn't hurt that Fram is forthcoming with technical questions either.


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 59k - Edge 0w30 SL + Mahle OX401D
2002 Buick Century 144k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - GTX 5w30 + Fram XG3980
Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: 901Memphis] #4355090
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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.


'08 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L
'15 Toyota Prius 1.8L
Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4355091
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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.


I get by with a little help from my friends....listen with your eyes....it's the ONLY way to believe what you hear...
Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4355130
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Wire backed synthetic media.

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


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Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4355186
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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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Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Motorking] #4355193
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biased?...heck yeah and proud of it... grin


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Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4355197
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And they are sold pretty much everywhere.

Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4355206
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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.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Motorking] #4355214
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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.


"Always"....Mobil 1

Current fill: AFE 0w30
Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: mongo161] #4355219
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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.


2009 Galant-ultra oil and filter
1987 Ford F-150 302
Smittys 5-30
Motorcraft filter
Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Motorking] #4355222
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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).


His: '12 Kia Optima SX - 2.0L GDI Twin-Scroll Turbo [Tuned] (76K)
>EDGE 0W-40, Fram XG9688
Her's: '14 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - 2.5L NA (75K)
>EDGE 0W-20, Fram XG6607
Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: Dallas69] #4355229
03/16/17 07:42 AM
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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.

Re: What makes Fram Ultra spin-on filters better? [Re: DrRoughneck] #4355301
03/16/17 09:20 AM
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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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