From experience I can say bad things about the cheap shit fram and the ultra. Once helped a friend rebuild a 454SS. He was an idiot and through a Fram on it. Literally one start up we started having issues. Pulled the filter off and the entire guts of it has come apart. Had to pull apart a fresh engine.
The Ultra. A couple of months ago helped my friend drop his 408 LS into his WS6. Used a ACDelco for the break in. Heard "good things" about the Fram Ultra so threw it on because it was discounted with the oil at the time. About 100 more miles on it and a couple of wide open throttle pulls we saw the cars oil pressure being low at idle and incredibly low at WOT. Started getting a lot more noise from the engine so we decided to pull the filter and replace it because I know the older Frams had this issue. Threw on a K&N Gold filter and oil pressure came back and no more noise. Again I will not use a Fram. EVER.
Well that's good enough of an experience to say hell to the naw for me too. I've never used one myself. I am seriously struggling to find one that will ship to me. Where are you guys ordering them from? I can't just run down to "wally-world" they don't have them in the UK. Amazon UK has them for about 40 pound...sooooo nope to that too. Amazon won't ship them to APO.
Just need to find a good place to order and I'll snag it up.