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Wix vanilla filters? #5362752 02/28/20 08:33 PM
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Rock auto has a sale going on the filters for my 02 Ranger and I was thinking of grabbing some filters from the sale. I haven’t used a vanilla wix in years. It will be paired with Castrol Edge 5w30 in the 3.0 Vulcan. Ive been using the Fram ultra XG3600 for the last few years.

Are the vanillas good to go? Or should I spend the extra money for the XP? Been wanting to stock up and the sale is tempting me.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,2002,ranger,3.0l+v6,1438306,engine,oil+filter,5340

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Re: Wix vanilla filters? [Re: NavyVet88] #5362758 02/28/20 08:42 PM
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What OCI are you running?

Edit: Or more specifically your filter service interval...

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Wix are good mid-level filters. How long will your OCI be?


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Re: Wix vanilla filters? [Re: NavyVet88] #5362774 02/28/20 08:53 PM
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My apologies guys. My commute to work is now 20 miles shorter(80 miles round trip now) and I was running 6-7k oci prior with fram XG3600 and Castrol Edge 5w30.

About a 50/50 blend of highway/city driving.

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Re: Wix vanilla filters? [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5362788 02/28/20 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Wix are good mid-level filters. How long will your OCI be?


Whats better ?

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Originally Posted by NavyVet88
My apologies guys. My commute to work is now 20 miles shorter(80 miles round trip now) and I was running 6-7k oci prior with fram XG3600 and Castrol Edge 5w30.

About a 50/50 blend of highway/city driving.



I would be comfortable with the Wix in that application- though I'm not well versed on any vehicle specific concerns for your applcation. I used to run the napa gold (wix) on my 5.0L for about 8000-9000 mile OCI and they seemed to hold up well. I did go to the Fram Ultra just because cost is about the same either way for me.


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Originally Posted by NavyVet88
My apologies guys. My commute to work is now 20 miles shorter(80 miles round trip now) and I was running 6-7k oci prior with fram XG3600 and Castrol Edge 5w30.

About a 50/50 blend of highway/city driving.


With that driving scenario, I'd run an Ultra for two 6-7K OCIs.

Re: Wix vanilla filters? [Re: NavyVet88] #5362798 02/28/20 09:24 PM
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Is there enough space for the fatter XG8A on the Ranger, that'd probably last a good 3 OCIs, which if you're doing about 80mi a workday that'd be about 20000mi a year, so do 3 drains a year and replace the XG8A once a year.

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Think I will go for it


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A regular Wix looks good after 10K miles in my F150. They're good filters. The only reason I'd run Ultras is if I got a great deal or running for multiple OCI.


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Wix/NAPA Golds are good filters, the trick is catching the filter sale at a local NAPA when they have one, otherwise the Ultra is basically the same price.


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I go 10,000+ miles with WIX for well under $4 the last ones I think were $3.68 apiece from Rock Auto for the 51515 but prices have risen. If you are going to compare like for like on price the WIX XP filters are a dollar cheaper than Fram Ultra, at Rock Auto.

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I've never had any problem with Wix vanilla. This video was uploaded a few weeks ago and does a nice job at showing how terrible Fram is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVSWPweJmkY

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Originally Posted by hunter29
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Wix are good mid-level filters. How long will your OCI be?


Whats better ?

The Wix might be the best for your older vehicle application. Some engines need more trapping - some desire more flow.
If every new vehicle was better-off using Fram Ultras, then all new vehicles coming out of the factory would be wearing one. Nobody (0%) would care if the new vehicle sticker price on the rear window was $5 more, due to the Ultra's added cost.

But.... I haven't seen any manufacturer install an Ultra inside a new passenger vehicle costing 50K or less - despite what many BITOGERs here call, the best oil filter for passenger gas vehicle-only applications.

Get the Wix for your older vehicle and sleep well.

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