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#6240719 - 05/15/18 12:33 PM Fram Filters made in China now!
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 13502
Loc: Central, SD
Always thought Fram filters were made in the US the last batch I got the other day were made in China great!
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#6240729 - 05/15/18 12:50 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
racerboy108 Online   content
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 3822
Loc: Perham Minnesota 54
Dang near everything comes from over there.

Trump is working on it though.

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#6240742 - 05/15/18 01:14 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
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Sent them a Email told them they are the last Fram filters I will buy!
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#6240761 - 05/15/18 01:43 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
beartooth trapr Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 2603
Loc: Montana
Wow just changed oil, in the truck and wife's car and used x'guard filters from fram. Guess I'll go to wix that's what I have used on my classic car for ten years now.

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#6240764 - 05/15/18 01:46 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
beartooth trapr Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Montana
Very sad, because I have the old fram service board thsr grandpa had in his service station. It had the new seals for the old style oil filters

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#6240767 - 05/15/18 01:52 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24846
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I guess I don't see why it's a big deal where a simple oil filter is made. Consider how much it would cost if it was made in the US. I suspect a lot of folks would be looking for something cheaper if that was the case.
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#6240769 - 05/15/18 01:55 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 3660
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
All this being typed on machines that were made in China...lol oh the irony.

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#6240770 - 05/15/18 01:56 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
charles Online   content
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Registered: 08/28/10
Posts: 4147
Loc: Asheville, NC
Fram makes an inferior filter according to several utube mechanics who cut them apart and compared them to others.

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#6240782 - 05/15/18 02:22 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Tweed]
Hal Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tweed
All this being typed on machines that were made in China...lol oh the irony.


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#6240800 - 05/15/18 02:56 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
Canvasback2 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/16
Posts: 1189
Loc: NY
Check out Baldwin filters. Supposed to be made in the USA

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#6240805 - 05/15/18 03:01 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Tweed]
Law Dog Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tweed
All this being typed on machines that were made in China...lol oh the irony.



How is that E machine working for you? LOL
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#6240814 - 05/15/18 03:13 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: white17]
Law Dog Offline
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Originally Posted By: white17
I guess I don't see why it's a big deal where a simple oil filter is made. Consider how much it would cost if it was made in the US. I suspect a lot of folks would be looking for something cheaper if that was the case.


They are the same price they were before so who's making out on this change the US worker the consumer or the Fram Corp? LOL Wix are $10 and yes I will pay that for a US made filter Fram missed the mark to make a little more money.


Edited by Law Dog (05/15/18 03:15 PM)
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#6240816 - 05/15/18 03:17 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
beartooth trapr Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Montana
Just always hard to take, will there be anything that stays made truly in the great u.s.of a. Just saying. Heck who knows wix are foreign made to.

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#6240817 - 05/15/18 03:19 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
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Wix filters are made in many countries South Korea and Mexico to name a few I will keep looking!
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#6240833 - 05/15/18 03:47 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
cotton Offline



Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5129
Loc: Piney va. soon be 19
dang fram is all i have used since i started driving.
time to change i reckon
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#6240837 - 05/15/18 03:50 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
lumberjack391 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/17
Posts: 222
Loc: PA
"I guess I don't see why it's a big deal where a simple oil filter is made. Consider how much it would cost if it was made in the US. I suspect a lot of folks would be looking for something cheaper if that was the case."

The price usually stays the same or goes up. Some people still demand quality. Look at rubber footwear now mostly outsourced, the quality is terrible and they are up to a couple hundred dollars for brand names.

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#6240846 - 05/15/18 03:56 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: white17]
Getting There Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 900
Loc: West Michigan
Originally Posted By: white17
I guess I don't see why it's a big deal where a simple oil filter is made. Consider how much it would cost if it was made in the US. I suspect a lot of folks would be looking for something cheaper if that was the case.


I guess if you worked for fram and no longer have a job you would feel differently.
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#6240849 - 05/15/18 04:00 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 3660
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
You're right...government should intervene and force private companies to stay in the US despite what might be best for their business.

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#6240855 - 05/15/18 04:12 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24846
Loc: McGrath, AK
I really doubt that losing a job packing some sort of fiber in a can matters much to the US GDP. Seems to me we should encourage low value manufacturing be done where labor is cheap to begin with. Much better to have China and Chinese make a small amount of money so they are in a position to buy high value items made by Americans in the US.

Fram is New Zeland owned and has been since 2011. Fram also owns Autolite. Anyone use those plugs ????

It's economically better for everyone involved to make products where capital can be allocated most efficiently.

Would you rather fight China economically or militarily ?
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#6240869 - 05/15/18 04:40 PM Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog]
FlyinFinn Offline
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Registered: 11/18/12
Posts: 9937
Loc: MN
Maybe Cheeto will put on a oil filter tariff. That'll help.

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