Trans filters-some better than others?

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I am going to change my ATF on my 98 Jeep w/4.0L and 32 RH trans. Dealer does not have this filter in stock. Who makes the best aftermarket filter-sold at auto store?. i will be using castrol Tranmax +4 fluid, and want a good filter.
 
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Just picked up an Auto Extra (should be made by WIX) from Rock Auto yesterday for the AW in the XJ in my sig-I'll put up some pix when it comes in next week.
 
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I would go with a WIX. Make sure you do not end up with a cheapie cork gasket. Sometimes they include a cheap gasket with the filter. Toss it and get a good one. Install a Magnefine inline filter and forget about changing the internal filter for a good long time.
 

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Yes 32RH trans -like I posted. I can get a Wix brought in (from O'reily), after calling around to see what is available. I am guessing everyone perfers the black rubber gaskets VS the cork. (rubberized cork used to be the norm some time ago).
 
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Can you get an OEM gasket even if you can't get an OEM filter? I find OEM gaskets superior to almost every aftermarket transmission gasket. Also, I see numerous OEM filters marked "SPX/Filtran." If you can find an SPX/Filtran transmission filter, you basically have an OEM unit. Some aftermarket filters are from SPX/Filtran, even if the box has a label from some other company.
 
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