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Fram-less at the advance zone! #4451488
07/06/17 04:11 PM
07/06/17 04:11 PM
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Tug Hill, NY
Corelokt Offline OP
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Tug Hill, NY
Well wth? I went to get a couple Ultras for my 2 vehicles and only one place even had the basic filter. Ended up going wix napa gold.

Last edited by Corelokt; 07/06/17 04:12 PM.

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Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt] #4451493
07/06/17 04:16 PM
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Waco, TX
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That's why I buy in bulk from Rock auto (or in your case, 6-packs on eBay)


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt] #4451499
07/06/17 04:19 PM
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The Northeast
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Should've gone to Wally World.


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2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt] #4451501
07/06/17 04:22 PM
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Connecticut
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Got my 3 year supply when Benny's had them on clearance for $6 each.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt] #4451533
07/06/17 05:05 PM
07/06/17 05:05 PM
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PA
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In our AZ they look like they are owned by STP. They also removed the books so you can't even look up what STP filter fits your car even if you wanted one.
With no book, you stand in line behind the guy who wants the clerk to explain how to replace his alternator.
I find myself going there less and less and it's the closest place.

Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: PhillyJoe] #4451619
07/06/17 06:34 PM
07/06/17 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: PhillyJoe
In our AZ they look like they are owned by STP. They also removed the books so you can't even look up what STP filter fits your car even if you wanted one.
With no book, you stand in line behind the guy who wants the clerk to explain how to replace his alternator.
I find myself going there less and less and it's the closest place.


I was in Florida and checked out the local AZ and it was just as you said. They hid all the books!!!

Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: PhillyJoe] #4451627
07/06/17 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: PhillyJoe
In our AZ they look like they are owned by STP. They also removed the books so you can't even look up what STP filter fits your car even if you wanted one.


I truly, honestly resisted getting a smart phone for many years...
Now, I look up the numbers I need as I'm walking in the store.

Or, if there's a promotion - just have shipped to my house.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt] #4451629
07/06/17 06:44 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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Well since STP filters use the Fram numbering convention it's not too hard to cross over between those 2 brands. The letters are different but numbers generally fit the same applications.

Fram has lost a LOT of retail shelf space over the last several years.

Motorking let me know Fram is planning on their own web store site, to be operational by the end of this year. No idea on how cost competitive plans are vs. Walmart.com and Amazon.


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Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Nyogtha] #4451748
07/06/17 09:08 PM
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Virginia
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Exactly Nygotha. Fram size for my car is the 6607 and it's the same number for a STP XL oil filter. I like the STP XL filter in combination with a good oil deal. Thus I got my Valvoline Maxlife Full Synthetic as a part of the deal.


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Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: bbhero] #4451878
07/06/17 11:15 PM
07/06/17 11:15 PM
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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Yep, the STP XL is a good substitute.


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Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt] #4452186
07/07/17 10:04 AM
07/07/17 10:04 AM
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New England
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New England
Auto Zone is like the Big Lots of auto parts.


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'11 Ford Fusion 2.5L
Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt] #4453795
07/08/17 09:01 PM
07/08/17 09:01 PM
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Texas
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AZ is overpriced on everything, especially oil.
I don't understand how anyone would go there for oil or filters.
Wally is king.


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1987 Ford F-150 302
Smittys 5-30
Motorcraft filter
Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Dallas69] #4454418
07/09/17 04:03 PM
07/09/17 04:03 PM
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Tennessee
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They are overpriced because of the 25% off $100 dollar purchase deals. So everything needs to be marked up an additional 25%.

Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: bbhero] #4454422
07/09/17 04:07 PM
07/09/17 04:07 PM
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In the shop
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Originally Posted By: bbhero
Exactly Nygotha. Fram size for my car is the 6607 and it's the same number for a STP XL oil filter. I like the STP XL filter in combination with a good oil deal. Thus I got my Valvoline Maxlife Full Synthetic as a part of the deal.


I nabbed some Synpower 0w20 and a STP XL-3600 for the Camry son smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

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Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Nyogtha] #4456725
07/11/17 08:52 PM
07/11/17 08:52 PM
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Holly Springs, NC USA
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Holly Springs, NC USA
Originally Posted By: Nyogtha
Fram has lost a LOT of retail shelf space over the last several years.


I have noticed this too... last time I went to an Advance Auto Parts store they had zero Fram filters on the shelf. Basically most of what they had were MANN+HUMMEL products... either Purolator, or the CarQuest versions. I won't buy Purolator due to the tearing issues, so I guess I won't be buying any more oil filters from Advance any time soon.

Haven't been to an Auto Zone in a while... they still show some stock on their web site, but it seems they only carry the Extra Guard for my applications.


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