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they make the cheap filter for Fram. Do a search this subject has been discussed in detail,thumb up
Better re-search the research.

Fram is a Rank Group product. Affinia owns Wix. These are competing multinats and don't share manufacturing, onshore or offshore.

Fram is junk. Wix is not (so far).
 

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Polaris/Victory now sells in their dealerships a oil change kit in a box. It includes the exact amount of oil for the Freedom 106 and 2 new washers and they even threw in an oil filter. The one that is made for these bikes. didnt know if anyone knew that :eek:
 

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They list the part number as Wix 51356 which is the exact same number as the regular Wix filter so I'm going to go out on a limb and say they are the same thing. They added the word "Filtron" to make it sound fancier or better but it's the same thing.
 

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having looked at the filtron website i think there are a different company manufacturing the Wix 51356 alternative. I have therefore purchased the original Wix to be on the safe side. Cheers All

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Bought a couple of K&N oil filters for my 455 Buick, box said Nascar Performance made in USA, filter had Made in CHINA.
Fitted one and had double the correct warm idle pressure (Restrictive filter!)
Emailed the supplier with pics and got a full refund.
Managed to track down a Wix supplier in my capital city Brisbane, as they arent readily available here local, he couriered me two Wix filters, oil pressure back to normal?
 

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Been using K&N for quite some time, on my HDs and now on my CC. Never had a failure or problem that could be even remotely linked to the filter. For the couple bucks more than WIX, I'll stay with what I know works.
 

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having looked at the filtron website i think there are a different company manufacturing the Wix 51356 alternative. I have therefore purchased the original Wix to be on the safe side. Cheers All

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I wonder if the Filtron in the UK is the XP Wix in the USA...

Maybe there was some kind of patented name issue so they had to call it something else. If this is the case then the Filtron Wix would need to be used with synthetic oil just like the XP filters.

I agree; stick with the original Wix. The Filtron may be too restrictive for semi-synth oil.
 

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Thank you for the link. A 12 pack comes to $75.97 with shipping to my zip code. The same 12 pack on Amazon Prime is $92.28 delivered.
Careful; that's the wrong part number. The last two numbers are reversed. The correct link for these 12 filters is below.

WIX 51356 Case of 12

The good news is those will still work. They are a match with the 51356 filters.

https://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com/convert/Wix/51356

Not sure what the difference is. Probably not much if any.
 

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If I remember correctly - which at my age who knows, I believe I read that the only difference was in the length of the filter, one is just a tad longer than stock. Thanks for the catch...
 

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I run the longer filter, just because. More surface area, more capacity has to be better. Same reason I run a FL1 on my dodge instead of the half sized one. So if you have an Oreilys their store brand filters are made by Wix. I try to stay with either the Wix or Oreilys, I used purolators for a long time but they changed the thread on part and on the RSV at least the filter will not draw down enough to seat.
I will not run a fram on anything, not even the mower. I was working in a Dodge deal and we got a TSB that specifically not to use fram filters on the 5.9 diesels as they were coming apart and the materials were getting into the oil pumps and starving the pump. We had a 4.7 that spun bearings out and lo and behold fram filter.
 

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Am I hearing correct?
Synthetic, semi- synthetic, and mineral oils
need different types of oil filters???
Do we have any solid evidence on that?
if do please post links...
 

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Am I hearing correct?
Synthetic, semi- synthetic, and mineral oils
need different types of oil filters???
Do we have any solid evidence on that?
if do please post links...
Search engines are your friend.

WIX® Filters Launches New XP Line of High Premium Oil Filters

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

XP Scientifically Designed to Maximize Synthetic Oil Performance,

WIX® Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands, has launched a new XP line of high premium oil filters engineered to withstand the toughest of driving conditions and scientifically designed to maximize the performance of synthetic motor oils.


WIX Filters - New Article
 

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Am I hearing correct?
Synthetic, semi- synthetic, and mineral oils
need different types of oil filters???
Do we have any solid evidence on that?
if do please post links...
I did a couple searches and my take away was: as long as the filter meets you vehicle spec IE: drainback/non-drainback, pressure relief valve/spring and micron filter size. It dont make no never mind. A better filter (higher % @ lower micron) is basically an upgrade.
 
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