Toughguard vs wix

Joined
Jun 28, 2014
Messages
236
Location
In the field
The fram is much easier to find for me and I know it's liked on here, but wix seems great too...TG3506 vs 51042. Thoughts? Will be doing 2 oci at 4k each most likely. Short trip gm truck. Wix Xp better?
 

Bud_One

Site Donor 2021
Joined
Apr 19, 2014
Messages
2,173
Location
Spring,Texas
Personally I prefer the Tough Guard - I've used it and will continue to use it in the future. But I don't think you can go wrong with using the Wix either. Both will meet the demands of your usage intentions with ease.
 
Joined
Jan 30, 2007
Messages
17,501
Location
Clovis, CA
You gotta be kiddin' .... you're comparing a Wix to a Fram? That Wix is superior to the Fram in every way shape and form.
 
Joined
Sep 30, 2013
Messages
13,600
Location
Indiana
Both are good and will work fine for your needs. The TG is definetly more efficient and easier to find though. WIX is good if you have cardboard phobia. I use both depending on my mood. laugh The WIX XP is a joke. Locally they are $15+.. I could buy 3 TGs with that!
 
Joined
Dec 26, 2005
Messages
19,262
Location
Upper Midwest
Please give some examples of the superior shape and form of the Wix vs. a Tough Guard.
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
You gotta be kiddin' .... you're comparing a Wix to a Fram? That Wix is superior to the Fram in every way shape and form.
 
Joined
Jul 24, 2011
Messages
1,477
Location
Missouri
Toughguard has a higher rated efficiency and costs less as well.(Parts store for Wix vs WalMart for Fram)
 
Joined
Nov 5, 2011
Messages
5,444
Location
MTL, CANADA
TG has held up well for most. Unless there is a common theme of cardboard not holding up, the TG gets my vote since i choose filtration over build (unless its built like a puro)
 
Joined
Jan 30, 2007
Messages
17,501
Location
Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: kschachn
Please give some examples of the superior shape and form of the Wix vs. a Tough Guard.
I B --------->trolling U B -------->hooked crackmeup
 

CT8

Joined
Oct 9, 2014
Messages
15,387
Location
Idaho
Any quality built filter will do. The air filter and its plumbing will have more effect on the life of an engine than the oil filter.
 

ZeeOSix

$100 site donor 2022
Joined
Jul 22, 2010
Messages
29,679
Location
PNW
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
The WIX XP is a joke. Locally they are $15+.. I could buy 3 TGs with that!
The efficiency on the XP is also a joke.
 

ZeeOSix

$100 site donor 2022
Joined
Jul 22, 2010
Messages
29,679
Location
PNW
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: kschachn
Please give some examples of the superior shape and form of the Wix vs. a Tough Guard.
I B --------->trolling U B -------->hooked crackmeup
Weak cover-up attempt. grin
 
Joined
Jun 20, 2011
Messages
1,238
Location
SE Ohio
Both are great. I use the Wix because I got their 12 count case on ebay for about $55 with free shipping. Sometimes i'll throw in a napa silver during the summer that I got on sale for about $2.70 this summer.
 
Joined
Dec 26, 2005
Messages
19,262
Location
Upper Midwest
Exactly what I thought.
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: kschachn
Please give some examples of the superior shape and form of the Wix vs. a Tough Guard.
I B --------->trolling U B -------->hooked crackmeup
 
Joined
Oct 30, 2013
Messages
1,742
Location
North Carolina
I prefer WIX. "Local" company too. As far as superior, FRAM can't hold a light to WIX... because FRAM does not make a filter with the correct bypass setting for Subaru outside a harder-to-find Orange can and this WIX/NAPA filters are easier to find, cheaper (for what I get), and perform better. It is more about specific application than blanket statements.
 
Joined
Apr 8, 2013
Messages
3,506
Location
Delaware
Originally Posted By: FutureDoc
I prefer WIX. "Local" company too. As far as superior, FRAM can't hold a light to WIX... because FRAM does not make a filter with the correct bypass setting for Subaru outside a harder-to-find Orange can and this WIX/NAPA filters are easier to find, cheaper (for what I get), and perform better. It is more about specific application than blanket statements.
Well Fram makes the Subaru OEM filter..... smile
 
Joined
Mar 12, 2009
Messages
1,606
Location
Regina, Saskatchewan
Originally Posted By: Alltherage
The fram is much easier to find for me and I know it's liked on here, but wix seems great too...TG3506 vs 51042. Thoughts? Will be doing 2 oci at 4k each most likely. Short trip gm truck. Wix Xp better?
Either the TG or the Wix (not XP) will serve you well for a 8k FCI.
 

CT8

Joined
Oct 9, 2014
Messages
15,387
Location
Idaho
Originally Posted By: Nate1979
Originally Posted By: FutureDoc
I prefer WIX. "Local" company too. As far as superior, FRAM can't hold a light to WIX... because FRAM does not make a filter with the correct bypass setting for Subaru outside a harder-to-find Orange can and this WIX/NAPA filters are easier to find, cheaper (for what I get), and perform better. It is more about specific application than blanket statements.
Well Fram makes the Subaru OEM filter..... smile
There aren't a whole lot of oil filter making companies in the world.
 
Joined
May 6, 2014
Messages
1,127
Location
Virginia, USA
I would use either one (FRAM TG and Wix/NAPA Gold) on my vehicle without hesitation. I would choose FRAM TG or Wix/NAPA Gold over Wix XP/NAPA Platinum. FRAM TG and Wix/NAPA Gold have better filtering efficiencies than Wix XP/NAPA Platinum (according to information I have read here on BITOG) and they cost much less.
 
Top