Do yourself a favor and open up a fram filter, you'll never use one again (it's just cardboard that has been glued together). Other GOOD filters should have an anti-drainback valve, sealed metal ends and a good looking element (and they don't cost that much more). Sure I've seen people have 'luck' with these cheap filters and 'no problems,' you also hear about these people who have had Fram filters literally fall apart from the inside, block oil flow and spin bearings. Cheap filters just aren't worth it to me. On my aircooled engines I don't run oil filters (only an oil strainer before the oil pump) and I've been fine so far, I tell you that because when you say "I haven't had a problem with Fram," I feel as if I'm in a similar boat. The only difference really is I understand my liability, but most Fram owners just don't realize what they're using. Never taken apart a 'Fram Racing' but I heard the quality is better, I'd rather not waste my money to find out though.