Originally Posted by nookie
No way I'll be switching to an aftermarket filter on this rig!!.
Saving 30 bucks a year all good but...OEM may save me a major battle down the road with Chrysler.
Devils advocate....can you provide proof those filters off EBay were made to OEM specs ?
For you U.S. guys, I'm sure there will be good aftermarket filters available for the Jeep. Always have been for other makes.
For us here in Australia, we have Wesfil and Ryco. Both good brands, both been around a long time, both have quality which is right up to spec, both a FRACTION of the price (under $20 compared to about $84, which is pure extortion..) I've been using Ryco filters for maybe 45 years on all my vehicles, and Wesfil for five or more.
It's illegal under Australian law to knock back warranty because different branded after market filters or other parts are used, unless they can PROVE quality is NOT ok. I suspect it'll be the same in your part of the world, just ask at your local Pep Boys or somewhere similar.
Without laws like that, manufacturers could charge $1,000 for a filter!
(Ryco and Wesfil come with their own warranties WRT quality.)
Manufacturers just love using scare tactics to justify their rip off prices. And they absolutely love people who are prepared to pay the extortionate prices.