I thought that I'd post this in distaste of marketing schemes.
Many of you, I'm sure, have already experienced this, but I felt I needed to disseminate this appropriately so someone doesn't get gypped like I could have. Plus, I need to vent a little bit.
So I just recently changed my fuel filter on the truck for the first time. When I went to buy it, they tried selling me an entire kit with the filter and housing. They were saying that the WIX filter would not fit without buying the WIX housing.
It seemed very fishy to me, so I left the store, did some research, got under the hood and took some mental pictures of it. I went back to the auto parts store and asked to see the kit. It was a Cummins/Fleetguard housing with a Cummins/Fleetguard filter. They wanted 74 bucks for this kit! The filter was only 41 bucks (yes, I know; still a bit pricey, but I was in a hurry and way over due to replace it). It was exactly the same as the one under my hood. The ONLY difference is that it said WIX on it. Apparently, WIX makes the OEM filter for Cummins, and likes to screw people out of 33 bucks saying the Mopar marketed housing doesn't work with it. So, in conclusion, don't trust the auto parts store!(which I'm sure many of you already know this)