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Oil Filter - TRD vs. regular

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TTund16, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 at 2:51 AM
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    TTund16

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    Just in case this has been discussed before, I did a search for "TRD Oil Filter" in titles and didn't find anything ...

    so what is the deal with TRD oil filter. If you have the same engine, you would think it should have the same filter! does TRD oil filter collects dust particles better? assuming that TRD PRO cars may do more off road! That is the only thing I can think of or is it just marketing ...
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 at 3:18 AM
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    http://www.trdusa.com/filters.html

    "Simply put, a TRD Oil Filter takes the junk out of your oil giving you a cleaner, smoother running engine."

    I guess it does the same thing as a normal filter.:bananadead:
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    I use the TRD oil filter it’s definitely a quality part. And...ya know...cause its TRD... my truck is a TRD so it must be badass if they put the name on it ;)
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    The difference is negligible, imo. I have had/seen many Toyota engines run for hundreds of thousands of miles using the normal Toyota oil filter. Most I've personally seen is 880k miles on a 1989 22RE Truck with no major rebuild.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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    Regular OEM filter will work fine.
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    This was a sarcastic post. Although I do use the TRD filter it’s mostly because I bought a bunch in bulk on the cheap.
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    I use Mobil 1 oil filters.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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  11. Feb 12, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    Yeah, some dealers give a decent discount on the TRD which do use a filter element that's a notch above the OEM!
     
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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
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    lol
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    Nooooooo lol
     
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    Ditto lol^^^^
     
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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    I never imagined I would utilize 'lol' as often as I do now. It is actually quite a useful expression, though it is not used in the original application that it was designed for anymore.
    I have always used the Fram Tough guards, I know there are many people here who are not fans... They have never lead to premature engine wear, that I know of...
     
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    OEM here but I might give the TRD one a shot
     
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    Yeah if you’re going to go Fram at least get the expensive one. A while back I did some reading and compared all the filters. These are the external ones I’m speaking of. There was a comparison test and they talked about microns and build quality as well as materials used. The upper end Fram was decent. And I can’t remember all the stats but by the time you spend the money on the expensive Fram you might as well of gone with he mobile one filter. Now when it comes with Toyota canister type filters proper fit is a must. So I just feel with the design of the canister filter that it’s best to go with an OEM product. There’s a high probability that the Fram is just fine. But at the low-cost of the OEM ones that you can get online it just feels safer to me.

    “LOL” I think you’re right LOL is very useful in the online texting. I think I use it most to set the atmosphere of a conversation because were not in person. Kind of like saying in all lightheartedness I’m just fcking with you. Or im not trying to start sht with ya.
     
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    I buy Wix or Napa Gold if I do an oil change on my Chevelle, my truck and my wife's BMW get the dealer treatment and therefore OEM. As far as TRD vs. regular Toyota filter I would think that the TRD has a synthetic filter media vs. a paper element for the regular filter. Since I get the oil changed every 5K I don't think it makes a bit of difference.
     
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    I saw somewhere the TRD filter media is similar to what they use on the premium filters (napa gold, purolator pureone, fram ultra, etc.), so it'd be better for those who run longer intervals. Anyone doing 5k intervals it's not really going to matter.
     
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    the best one isn't just the oem... it's the oem filter you bought online and didn't spend $40 for at the stealorship.
     
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    I think I paid 10 to 12 bucks apiece for my TRD filters.
     
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    Glad my dealer is a good one. Last Toyota filter I bought from them was $6.
     
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    I always used OEM oil filters. I buy about 6 at the time so I dont have to worry about it for awhile.
     
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    without further investigation, sounds like a marketing thing so far ... :yawn:
     
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