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#4707822 - 03/26/18 07:40 PM Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics
Nick1994 Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 9830
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
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 76k PU 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 227k M1 AFE 0w30 & Wix
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 145k M1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra

#4707878 - 03/26/18 08:24 PM Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994]
PimTac Offline

Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 3475
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Looks like they used plenty of glue.
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

#4708004 - 03/26/18 10:42 PM Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994]
maxdustington Offline

Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 233
Loc: Toronna
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!
03 Jetta AWP/09A 200k kms

#4708168 - 03/27/18 06:40 AM Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994]
MParr Offline

Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 458
Loc: Georgia
SHAZAM! “Protects Up To 2 Years” Almost all OE style air filters will do that unless, you drive in a 2 year sand storm.
2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: Castrol Magnatec GTX 5W30 synthetic &OE filter
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 5W30 & WIX 51348

#4708557 - 03/27/18 02:27 PM Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994]
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline

Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3223
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
I'll stay with the OEM/*&@#$ air filter for my Toyota. Well made more than adequate filtration.

#4710047 - 03/28/18 08:51 PM Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: MParr]
Ducked Offline

Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4073
Loc: Taiwan
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.

#4710765 - 03/29/18 05:58 PM Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994]
TheLawnRanger Offline

Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 117
Loc: Mississippi
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

#4710984 - 03/29/18 09:47 PM Re: Fram Ultra XGA3901 - Lots of Pics [Re: Nick1994]
Nyogtha Offline

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 2156
Loc: San Antonio, TX
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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