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Old 03-20-2006, 04:46 PM
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Wix Racing Oil Filters???

Are any of you running Wix "racing" oil filters? I am at a stage in my project where I am mounting my remote oil filter set-up. It is a "racing" set-up (huge filter). I bought a case of filters (Wix Racing) probably 6 months ago I never bothered to open the case until today. I noticed on the box of the filter it says "Caution: not intended for street use." It is a very heavy duty filter it goes on to say how strong they are (500psi burst rating, anti drain back, and all the great ebenefits of using it (including more HP, however that works). There is another warning that says "Wix racing filters are designed for racing purposes only and if used on street-driven vehicles, pre-mature wear is possible." The part number my kit calls for is 57004R or equivalent (I bought the 57004R). At $15 each I plan to use the 6 I have but, maybe I need to look for something different for future use?

My question is why would this filter not be "recommended" for street use? Does it not filter as well as other "street" filters?

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Royce

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Old 03-20-2006, 04:52 PM
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Yep, just like K&N filters. Passing oil at a high rate means more crud makes it through. If you change your oil fairly often it won't be a concern.


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Hey Royce, Im using a 51515R on the dragster and havent noticed any abnormal stuff getting thru.IE:dont see anything gong thru the bearings.Changing about every 4 races depending on how many passes. This is on alcohol.Was told by the local dealer that it just has a higher burst pressure is all.
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I had the same question so I called Wix and the tech person stated that the media is different then the street version and it will allow more dirt and particles to make it through the filter in return for the higher flow.

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Old 03-20-2006, 07:28 PM
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Thanks for the input. I always change my oil regularly but, I will drive the car on the street. I proabaly change my oil every 1000 miles, only because of the time factor. I don't drive it daily and it will see a ot of short trips to burger runs, cruises, etc.. It will also see 2 -3 trips a year of 300-500 miles, that's about it. So You figure maybe 2 oil changes a year, sometimes more.

I'm going to give the Wix filters a try. I think they are more free flowing and that's why they don't "recommend" them for the street, there are a lot of guys that don't change their oil regularly.


Edit: Thanks Tmod, you posted while I was responding. Good info I should have thought to call them.

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