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#4460744 - 07/16/17 09:23 AM Subaru vs. WIX
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5266
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Friend's son just gat a 2015 Subaru Impreza Sprot Premium w2.0l engine.

Calls for: Subaru 15208AA15A Oil Filter.

Do you think the WIX 57055 (the cross reference) would be better, worse or the same?

Thanks

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#4460760 - 07/16/17 09:48 AM Re: Subaru vs. WIX [Re: Kira]
Bandito440 Offline


Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 3854
Loc: NEUS
I can't imagine there's much real world difference. I used a Wix on my 2013 Forester for 40k miles or so. No complaints there.

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#4460789 - 07/16/17 10:15 AM Re: Subaru vs. WIX [Re: Kira]
sopususer Offline


Registered: 03/17/11
Posts: 525
Loc: High Country of Western NC
I use the Wix 57055 or Napa 7055 on the wife's current 2.5 and on her previous 2013 2.5. Somewhere around 80K of total service. Correct bypass setting and quality construction. You won't go wrong with the Wix or Napa Gold.



Edited by sopususer (07/16/17 10:15 AM)
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#4460842 - 07/16/17 11:14 AM Re: Subaru vs. WIX [Re: sopususer]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
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Loc: Midwest USA
Originally Posted By: sopususer
I use the Wix 57055 or Napa 7055 on the wife's current 2.5 and on her previous 2013 2.5. Somewhere around 80K of total service. Correct bypass setting and quality construction. You won't go wrong with the Wix or Napa Gold.



True. Wix is one of the very few after market oil filters to have the correct bypass valve opening pressure threshold.

Kira, I say it'll be about same. The blue OEM Subaru filters aren't bad. Yes, made by Honeywell, but still not bad. Been using them exclusively on my '09 since new, with no issues.
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#4460878 - 07/16/17 11:58 AM Re: Subaru vs. WIX [Re: LoneRanger]
Padawan Offline


Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 333
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
The blue OEM Subaru filters aren't bad. Yes, made by Honeywell, but still not bad.


The Subaru filters are actually manufactured by Fram, which hasn't been affiliated with Honeywell since 2011.

As you stated, they are not bad filters. None of the ones I've cut open has ever exhibited any problems, even with relatively long change intervals.

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#4460949 - 07/16/17 01:22 PM Re: Subaru vs. WIX [Re: Kira]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6185
Loc: USA
I like how Fram makes the OEM Subaru filter, but can't be bothered to sell a filter with the Subaru-spec bypass under their own name crzy

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#4461034 - 07/16/17 03:45 PM Re: Subaru vs. WIX [Re: slacktide_bitog]
Padawan Offline


Registered: 08/24/08
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Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
I like how Fram makes the OEM Subaru filter, but can't be bothered to sell a filter with the Subaru-spec bypass under their own name crzy


Except they do. The PH9715 is Fram's retail equivalent of the OEM Subaru filter, complete with proper bypass pressure.

I use the PH9715 on our current car and also used it on our past Subarus. It holds up extremely well and is readily available at our local AutoZone.

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#4461054 - 07/16/17 04:07 PM Re: Subaru vs. WIX [Re: Padawan]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6185
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Padawan
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
I like how Fram makes the OEM Subaru filter, but can't be bothered to sell a filter with the Subaru-spec bypass under their own name crzy


Except they do. The PH9715 is Fram's retail equivalent of the OEM Subaru filter, complete with proper bypass pressure.

I use the PH9715 on our current car and also used it on our past Subarus. It holds up extremely well and is readily available at our local AutoZone.


I did not know this! Thank you for the info thumbsup

Looks like you can get one for only 49c after rebate on Amazon right now smile

Have you used the Wix? If you did, which one do you like better?

The PH9712 crosses to Wix's 57712, both being shorty filters. There is an XP version 57712XP. There is np 57055XP, though, and no XG9715, either.

Fram's own catalog cross-references the PH7317 for the 57055

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#4461510 - 07/17/17 08:31 AM Re: Subaru vs. WIX [Re: slacktide_bitog]
Padawan Offline


Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 333
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Originally Posted By: Padawan
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
I like how Fram makes the OEM Subaru filter, but can't be bothered to sell a filter with the Subaru-spec bypass under their own name crzy


Except they do. The PH9715 is Fram's retail equivalent of the OEM Subaru filter, complete with proper bypass pressure.

I use the PH9715 on our current car and also used it on our past Subarus. It holds up extremely well and is readily available at our local AutoZone.


I did not know this! Thank you for the info thumbsup

Looks like you can get one for only 49c after rebate on Amazon right now smile

Have you used the Wix? If you did, which one do you like better?

The PH9712 crosses to Wix's 57712, both being shorty filters. There is an XP version 57712XP. There is np 57055XP, though, and no XG9715, either.

Fram's own catalog cross-references the PH7317 for the 57055


I haven't used the Wix, but I'm sure it's a great option. Wix filters are more difficult for me to source in our area, and I prefer Fram's textured grip.

As you noted, there is no Ultra version of the 9715, and oddly, no "long" Subaru-specific model. Perhaps Jay from Fram could weigh in on why they specify the PH7317 for the "long" applications. I've used the PH9715 on all of the 4-cylinder (turbo and N/A) Subarus we've had.

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