2022 WRX oil filter recommendations

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So, I just bought HPL passenger plus oil (0w-20) for my car. I'm curious what a high quality oil filter would be to go with it aside from the OEM. I've seen the K&N 1004 for my car which had pretty good reviews but I wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions. Whatever the highest quality is, I want to get that.
 
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Depends if you are picky about the bypass pressure spec or not. If so, either the blue OE filters or a Napa 7055 are the best options. If not, a Fram Ultra probably.
 
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I'm sure the group will have lot's of opinions on high end filters, but why not OEM...? This is the filter designed for your vehicle. If I can't get OEM I use Motorcraft because I think they are reasonably priced for the quality they provide especially at WM or F&F.

just my $0.02
 

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Its the same reason you put aftermarket parts on your car in general. They generally perform better than oem
 

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I’d stick with the OEM oil filter. They seem to be well made. That’s what I did with my WRX. And on the oil, the 19 WRX calls out 5w-30.
 

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I bought the best oil I could. I was just wondering if there's also a filter comparable or better at filtration than the OEM
 

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I bought the best oil I could. I was just wondering if there's also a filter comparable or better at filtration than the OEM
The two I mentioned*.



*technically the new Ultra is just as efficient, but they dropped the fully synthetic media, which I consider a downgrade.
 
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Unless the oil filter fails catastrophically during your ownership of the car the oil filter choice will not be why you trade off the car in the future.
 

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So, I just bought HPL passenger plus oil (0w-20) for my car. I'm curious what a high quality oil filter would be to go with it aside from the OEM. I've seen the K&N 1004 for my car which had pretty good reviews but I wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions. Whatever the highest quality is, I want to get that.
I bought the best oil I could. I was just wondering if there's also a filter comparable or better at filtration than the OEM
Yeah, lots of aftermarket filters at 99% @ 20u available that will have better filtration than OEM. Looks like @OVERKILL already mentioned a few.
 
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