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Old 01-30-2014, 03:48 PM
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IPR Coolant Filter-Company is Lacking, I aint' impressed

So I pay the $249.00 plus $20.00 shipping for the IPR High Flow Coolant Filter. Open the box and was pretty impressed with the filter housing. Then start looking and see that this company is taking ridiculous shortcuts. No instructions, finally found them on their website next to the product. Look at the instructions and they are horrible quality pictures. But just enough to give you an idea of how to install it.

The T-fitting in the picture is metal, the one supplied is plastic.

Then they want you to get an 11/64 drill bit to pre-drill two holes into the fender to mount the overly thick filter housing. Really you couldn't supply some self tapping screws.

After reviewing the bracket design I find it lacking as well. Looks like I'll be welding an angle support to the supplied bracket to make it more stable.

They also want you to buy their tool to remove the filter from the filter housing. Looks like i'll be making a spanner wrench to alleviate that problem too.

I figured since I was overcharged for shipping at least you could have supplied instructions and self tapping screws. Or hey how about using a decent camera to take the pictures posted with the instructions.

I don't mind paying for quality and this appears to be partially well built. I won't be buying anymore for my other vehicles that's for sure.
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Yep Are they still sending it out with the ultra low quality hose clamps too?
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:54 PM
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Actually no, they sent Breeze brand stainless steel clamps.... In my opinion they are quality... I hope they realize that it's the small things that when done wrong ticks people off. Especially since I bought what I would consider one of the best coolant filters on the market.... Guess I should stop complaining and just start making my own and marketing them, after all it's not a complicated concept. If they had more competition maybe they would pay more attention to detail.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:17 PM
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I got an xdp one and it's pretty nice. Was about $110 shipped with the 10% discount. Easy to install and high quality parts. I just changed the filter today for the first time, had it on for 500 miles
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I put up a very similar review on this product last winter after installing one on my brother in laws truck while performing his bullet proofing.

I was not impressed at all with the product.
You hit on the key points I had issues with as well.

Nice filter, horrible everything else.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:10 AM
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Click below for our install sheet on the xd143.

http://www.xtremediesel.com/manuals/..._XD143_Web.pdf
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Now this is a professional looking instruction manual. The pictures are clear and it's a very nice overall design. That's what it looks like when you take pride in putting together a product instead of taking pictures with a carrot and just expecting people to just deal with it....
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When it launched, it had great hype and reviews going around but in the end after over a year of use I give it pretty much a 2/5 for the price paid. Disappointed with machining quality of the housing. On my second filter (first one rubber fell apart, filter separated) and 3rd set of o-rings (try finding the o-ring spec online or from IPR when you rip them when taking apart to clean). Oh and enjoy leaks from everywhere on the housing.
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I have nothing but good things to say about IPR. When I need something or have a question, Vince always answers the phone. So far I have his coolant filter and manifold, and EGR cooler.
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I don't like how there's not enough hose to run them properly without them rubbing on some part of the motor. If someone wanted to trade a better fitting kit, I'd do it quickly. It does kinda muck up the underhood appearance. Other than that I have no complaints.
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