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#4451488 - 07/06/17 04:11 PM Fram-less at the advance zone!
Corelokt Offline


Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 163
Loc: 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.


Edited by Corelokt (07/06/17 04:12 PM)
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#4451493 - 07/06/17 04:16 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
That's why I buy in bulk from Rock auto (or in your case, 6-packs on eBay)
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#4451499 - 07/06/17 04:19 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
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Loc: The Northeast
Should've gone to Wally World.
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#4451501 - 07/06/17 04:22 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
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Loc: Connecticut
Got my 3 year supply when Benny's had them on clearance for $6 each.
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#4451533 - 07/06/17 05:05 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt]
PhillyJoe Offline


Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 656
Loc: PA
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.

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#4451619 - 07/06/17 06:34 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: PhillyJoe]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
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!!!

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#4451627 - 07/06/17 06:42 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: PhillyJoe]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
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.
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#4451629 - 07/06/17 06:44 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt]
Nyogtha Offline


Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 2319
Loc: San Antonio, TX
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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#4451748 - 07/06/17 09:08 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Nyogtha]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4613
Loc: Virginia
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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#4451878 - 07/06/17 11:15 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: bbhero]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8754
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Yep, the STP XL is a good substitute.

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#4452186 - 07/07/17 10:04 AM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt]
Peter_480 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 122
Loc: New England
Auto Zone is like the Big Lots of auto parts.
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#4453795 - 07/08/17 09:01 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Corelokt]
Dallas69 Offline


Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1661
Loc: Texas
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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#4454418 - 07/09/17 04:03 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Dallas69]
C4Dave Offline


Registered: 04/25/04
Posts: 501
Loc: Tennessee
They are overpriced because of the 25% off $100 dollar purchase deals. So everything needs to be marked up an additional 25%.

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#4454422 - 07/09/17 04:07 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: bbhero]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10252
Loc: Southwest PA
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
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#4456725 - 07/11/17 08:52 PM Re: Fram-less at the advance zone! [Re: Nyogtha]
jim302 Offline


Registered: 04/17/10
Posts: 409
Loc: 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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