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Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics #4707822
03/26/18 06:40 PM
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Nick1994 Offline OP
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I know the Fram Ultra air filters have been posted about, but I figured I'd post pics. Picked one up at Walmart for my Jeep. Boy does it fit like a glove. I replaced a Motorcraft air filter I got on Amazon for $2 a few years ago that didn't really fit, I had to cram it in the air box.

I also weighed the Fram Ultra, 11.7 ounces while the Motorcraft was 8.3 ounces.

Fram customer service was going to email me the other week with some more info but they haven't gotten back with me. From what i was as told though, more retailers will be eventually receive the Ultra filters as well. It doesn't seem they've got a lot out yet though.

The last picture is the Motorcraft filter with around 150 miles on it



















2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 89k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 232k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994] #4707878
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Looks like they used plenty of glue.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994] #4708004
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I expected something much cooler than that. The molding looks pretty sloppy, but I guess I would prefer that to ensure that all of the air travels though the filter. Fram's flagship air filter is made in mexico? Come on!


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Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994] #4708168
03/27/18 05:40 AM
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SHAZAM! “Protects Up To 2 Years” Almost all OE style air filters will do that unless, you drive in a 2 year sand storm.


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Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994] #4708557
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I'll stay with the OEM/*&@#$ air filter for my Toyota. Well made more than adequate filtration.

Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: MParr] #4710047
03/28/18 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: MParr
SHAZAM! “Protects Up To 2 Years” Almost all OE style air filters will do that unless, you drive in a 2 year sand stormt.


A time limit doesn't seem to make much sense in that application, unless the media degrades.

Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994] #4710765
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It looks a lot like the microgards from O'reilly which are also made in Mexico. However, the microgard filte serial numbers match up with Wix.


'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
*regular Wix oil filters for all
Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994] #4710984
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The full pleat depth Fram CA9401 & TG9401 air filters in my stash were all Made in Mexico. The reduced pleat height CA9401 & TG9401 are contracted out by Fram to Champion Laboratories starting around when Frampion was born and Made in USA. Final word I tecently received from Motorking is Fram decided to stay with the 25% reduced pleat height models after all. I have zero problem with my Made in Mexico Fram air filters.


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