Purolator Classic is a great filter at a low price, good for a 3,000 to 5,000 mile oil change interval. Purolator Pure One is a great filter as well, and it can be run to 7,500 miles if you want to follow a longer oil change interval and/or use synthetic oil. Both are made here in the USA. Wix is also an excellent filter. You can buy a Wix-branded filter or a Napa Gold or Carquest Blue, those are both re-badged Wix filters. All 3 are exactly the same except for their labels and all 3 are excellent quality American-made filters. Wix also makes the lower line Napa Silver and Carquest Red filters, and the O'Reilly Microgard. Wix makes those filters to Napa, Carquest and O'Reilly's specs and all 3 are good quality American filters, good for a 3,000 mile oil change interval.
The only Fram filter that is said to be good quality is the expensive Fram Ultra. Many people say it's best to avoid the rest of the Fram line. I don't know much about Fram, I don't use them. Even the basic Fram orange can filter costs more than a Purolator Classic. I would also stay away from the Advance Auto Parts Driveworks filters, they are a cheap-made Purolator Classic clone, made in China and personally I would not trust their quality.
I like the Napa Silver/CQ Red and Purolator Classic filters. Those are the only filters I will use. Both have excellent quality construction. I believe the Puro Classic may flow a little better than the Wix-made filters, because my oil pressure gauge reads a bit higher on a hot idle and also at 2,000 RPM driving down the road. The Dakota oil pressure gauge is not exactly a precise measuring tool but that is how it works for me.
FWIW, there are no more cheap Walmart brand (Super Tech) filters. Walmart dropped those when they started carrying Purolator Classics. The ST filters were the same as the STP filter you can buy at Autozone and both are made by Champ Labs. Both are also E-core design with less filter media and a plastic inner supprt tube instead of a metal tube. No thanks, I do not want any plastic parts in my oil filter. I would never ever run an E-core in any vehicle. There may be millions of cars running both E-cores and Fram filters and they may be doing fine but I would rather use a better filter, and better filters can be had for the same or even less money than Fram and E-core Champ filters.
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