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Fram Tough Guard phased out? #5405740 04/17/20 08:57 AM
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Was in Walmart and they don’t even have a shelf spot for Tough Guards anymore.


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Re: Fram Tough Guard phased out? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5405749 04/17/20 09:05 AM
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Of 3 W*M's that I frequent, 1 doesn't carry any part# of ULTRA anymore.
I wonder if your store is doing the same with the TG's.


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Re: Fram Tough Guard phased out? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5405756 04/17/20 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Was in Walmart and they don’t even have a shelf spot for Tough Guards anymore.


Ill be going to a WM Superstore in Epping, NH. this weekend; Ill take a look to see what;s going on in the oil section.

I see a lot of shelf and display changes being done at or local store - but mainly in the Tech and Electronics area.


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Re: Fram Tough Guard phased out? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5405763 04/17/20 09:19 AM
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Fram offerings vary among Walmarts in my area too. The nearest store has all three versions, but the bigger supercenter has no Ultras. That was good for me...scored an XG8765 for $3 on clearance during the phase out period!


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Re: Fram Tough Guard phased out? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5405774 04/17/20 09:23 AM
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Wonder why Walmart is phasing out the Ultra's. They are great filters and seem to sell well.

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I've been running the TG's on my wife's Optima SXL. I had stocked up, so I haven't noticed. I just looked online at Walmart and the TG9688 filter for her car is $18.68 /ea !!
Holy smokes!


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Re: Fram Tough Guard phased out? [Re: diyjake] #5405834 04/17/20 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by diyjake
Wonder why Walmart is phasing out the Ultra's. They are great filters and seem to sell well.

I'm not sure they are.
But if they are, it's probably because so much dishonest purchasers remove the Ultra from the outer box and swap it with a Fram Extra Guard box and that means big $$$ savings

If that occurs enough times, the product gets discontinued.


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Re: Fram Tough Guard phased out? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5405846 04/17/20 10:31 AM
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Given the choice,would you run a Wix.M1,or Honda oem? I’m not about to pay $10 for an Ultra. I also noticed there were no orange cans of deliciousness either to fit in my car.


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Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Given the choice,would you run a Wix.M1,or Honda oem? I’m not about to pay $10 for an Ultra. I also noticed there were no orange cans of deliciousness either to fit in my car.


This month, my choice would be Napa Platinum (Wix XP) since it's on sale for $5.99 smile

Otherwise, I'd use the PH7317 since it is an A02

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Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Given the choice,would you run a Wix.M1,or Honda oem? I’m not about to pay $10 for an Ultra. I also noticed there were no orange cans of deliciousness either to fit in my car.


Honda OEM is a Blue Can of Deliciousness. M1 have had some recent issues since Purolator started to make them (ADBV having SharkBite marks on them). Wix are good filters but can be pricy.

Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog

This month, my choice would be Napa Platinum (Wix XP) since it's on sale for $5.99 smile

Otherwise, I'd use the PH7317 since it is an A02


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Re: Fram Tough Guard phased out? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5405884 04/17/20 10:52 AM
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I recall seeing the new packaging style for tough guard somewhere, I think on this site. The theft problem is real though some of the reviews even say I opened the box and its supertech lol. Fram should seal the box, at least on the ultras.

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If a grocery store no longer has a certain brand on the shelf anymore, does it mean it’s no longer made? Or are you just talking about certain Walmarts?

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Is the orange can or gray can Fram the Honda oem clone?


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tough guard, grey.


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Originally Posted by haggler
I recall seeing the new packaging style for tough guard somewhere, I think on this site. The theft problem is real though some of the reviews even say I opened the box and its supertech lol. Fram should seal the box, at least on the ultras.


FRAM uses a security decal on the Ultras.

But it's a decal. And I bet 99.9999% of cashiers and 100% self-checkouts have no idea.

I liked waaaaaaay back when FRAM sold the Ultra in "Pringle / Tennis Ball Can" pop-top cannisters. I imagine it was ousted for a cost-save!

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