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Old 07-01-2012, 09:47 AM
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Question Fram or polaris oil filter?

seems like the price of oils and filters just keep going up, i will always run polaris oil but i seen at wal mart they sale fram oil filter for the 850 and only $6.47...polaris filter $11.97...my ?? is do they both provide the same protection..witch one would buy?
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:57 AM
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I wonder who makes the Polaris filter? I know Polaris does not.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:04 AM
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I would not run a fram. Most tests and opinions rate fram very low. Some fram automotive air filters do rate very high. I was told that Polaris oil filters were made by Wix. I have no proof of that. My family has run Polaris oil in all atvs with Car Quest filters that are made by Wix. I have only used Polaris filters on my 850 though. The Car Quests we used were on 425s, 700s, and 800s.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:41 AM
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Mobil 1 0w40 and Mobil 1 oil filter..oreilys is where I buy mine
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:58 PM
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I use the NAPA Gold/Wix filter. I stock up when NAPA has their spring filter sale.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:05 PM
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Run a good Properly oiled foam filter. There is a reason NO other atv or dirt bike manufactured comes with a paper air filter. Some others have a dry cotton filter but they have a foam sleeve around them.

Paper air filters are nothing but a wast of money and allow dust to pass right through. A good foam filter will offer far better protection and if you only need to buy it once. Uni, twin air, no toil, moose, whatever you pick foam is the way to go. Polaris uses these paper filters cause they are cheap, period. Dry paper filters are not suitable for anything ridden in fine dust.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:25 AM
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Mobile 1 0w40 and I run the Fram oil filter. Never had an issue.
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I've ran fram before and never had a problem. You gotta remember you don't usually put 3-5k on an ATV oil change like you do a vehicle. On my new 850 I run Polaris strickly because the metal can is a heavier steel than all your aftermarket ones. I do too much rockcrawling and don't want to risk a knocking a hole in filter on the 850. The old 800s filter was on the side and protected a lot better.
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Run a good Properly oiled foam filter. There is a reason NO other atv or dirt bike manufactured comes with a paper air filter. Some others have a dry cotton filter but they have a foam sleeve around them.

Paper air filters are nothing but a wast of money and allow dust to pass right through. A good foam filter will offer far better protection and if you only need to buy it once. Uni, twin air, no toil, moose, whatever you pick foam is the way to go. Polaris uses these paper filters cause they are cheap, period. Dry paper filters are not suitable for anything ridden in fine dust.
The OP is asking about oil filters
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Run a good Properly oiled foam filter. There is a reason NO other atv or dirt bike manufactured comes with a paper air filter. Some others have a dry cotton filter but they have a foam sleeve around them.

Paper air filters are nothing but a wast of money and allow dust to pass right through. A good foam filter will offer far better protection and if you only need to buy it once. Uni, twin air, no toil, moose, whatever you pick foam is the way to go. Polaris uses these paper filters cause they are cheap, period. Dry paper filters are not suitable for anything ridden in fine dust.
I agree, paper is junk in a dusty area. Do you know the part number for the twin air 850 exp
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