Fram USED to have a good reputation. These days most of their products suck. Their regular "orange" oil filters are horrible quality. I'll stick with the German filters until somebody I trust makes a decent alternative.
But the point of this would be that the 99.5 oil filters are without the "can". Now we can inspect what the filter is made of. If it is close to and cheaper than VW's filter, why not. Thanks for the # !