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FRAM® Extra Guard® Oil Filter - Installation Instructions

  1.  Unscrew oil filter and clean mounting base. (illus. 1)
  2.  Apply film of clean oil to filter gasket. Do not use grease. (illus. 2)
  3.  Screw new filter on until gasket reaches base. Then tighten according to instructions on filter using tightening guide markers. (illus. 3)
  4.  Add oil to "full" on dipstick. Idle engine for five minutes and check for leaks.

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FRAM® Extra Guard® Air Filter

FRAM® Tough Guard® Air Filter

FRAM® Washable Premium Air Filter

 

FRAM® Extra Guard® Air Filter - Installation Instructions

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  1.   Loosen fasteners or detach clips to remove filter cover. (illus. 1)
  2.   Remove old air filter. Clean filter cover and housing. (illus. 2)
  3.   Install new air filter. Replace cover and fasten. (illus. 3)

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  1.    Loosen fasteners or detach clips to remove filter cover. (illus. 1)
  2.    Remove old air filter. Clean filter cover and housing. (illus. 2)
  3.    Install new air filter. Replace cover and fasten. (illus. 3)

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FRAM® Fresh Breeze® Cabin Air Filter with Arm & Hammer® Baking Soda

FRAM® Fresh Breeze® Cabin Air Filter - Installation Instructions

Once you determine your specific FRAM Fresh Breeze Air Filter model number, click on the appropriate installation instructions below.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Where can I find more information regarding FRAM RACING OIL FILTER HP4 and HP8 SAFETY RECALL?
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    Q: Where can I find more information regarding FRAM RACING OIL FILTER HP4 and HP8 SAFETY RECALL?

    A: Please visit http://www.fram.com/recall/

  2. Where can I find information about the FRAM G3727 Fuel Filter recall?
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    Q: Where can I find information about the FRAM G3727 Fuel Filter recall?

    A: Please find information here.

  3. Where can I buy FRAM® filters?
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    Q: Where can I buy FRAM® filters?

    A: See Where To Buy.

  4. How often do I need to change my filters - Oil, Air, Fuel, Transmission?
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    Q: How often do I need to change my filters - Oil, Air, Fuel, Transmission?

    A: Always check the owners manual to determine when fluids and filters should be replaced. It is very important to note that there are different recommended change intervals depending on the type of driving you do.

    The Severe Maintenance Schedule is described by the following conditions:
        * Short trips of less than 5 miles.
        * Short trips of less than 10 miles when outside temperatures remain below freezing.
        * Towing a trailer, using a camper, roof-top carrier, or carrying maximum loads.
        * Operating in severe dust conditions.
        * Stop and go driving.
        * Excessive idling.
    If your driving habits frequently include any of the above conditions, you should follow the Severe Maintenance Schedule.

  5. What can I do to find an obsolete number and if there is a cross-to a new number?
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    Q: What can I do to find an obsolete number and if there is a cross-to a new number?

    A: Call our catalog department at 1-800-890-2075 then press "2".

  6. How do I know what filter will do the best job at taking the contaminants out of my oil?
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    Q: How do I know what filter will do the best job at taking the contaminants out of my oil?

    A: All FRAM® oil filters are designed to do a superior job at removing contaminants.

    FRAM® Extra Guard® Oil Filter for the average motorist who commutes regularly to work, the local store and occasionally embarks on a long road trip. FRAM® Extra Guard® offers 95% Multi-pass efficiency @>20 microns and our exclusive FRAM® No-slip/Sure grip feature makes it much easier to grip during installation and removal- even with oily hands.

    FRAM® Tough Guard® - If you do a fair amount of off-roading or tow a trailer frequently, you need to pay special attention to your engine's cleanness and use products which are specially formulated for these tough driving conditions. FRAM® Tough Guard® filter protects your engine when operating in such tough conditions as extreme hot or cold, stop-and-go-traffic, heavy loads and towing, and unusually dirty roads. FRAM® Tough Guard® offers advanced innovations along with a Multi-pass efficiency of 99% @>20 microns.

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    Q: How does the oil filter work?

    A: The vast majority of oil filters used in automobiles today are full flow filters. With this type of system, all of the oil is filtered before it passes into the engine. Full flow filters must provide low restriction to oil flow while having a high degree of Multi-pass efficiency. This means that a filter must remove as much engine-damaging dirt and grit as possible from the oil during every pass through the filter.

    Pleated Media. The majority of automotive oil filters today use pleated filter media, which increases surface area for high filtration efficiency within a relatively small space. However, the number of pleats in the media does not have as much bearing on filtration efficiency as the quality of the media itself. With thicker, high-quality media, the filter design may, in fact, call for fewer pleats to improve fluid flow and filter performance.

  8. What causes over-pressurization?
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    Q: What causes over-pressurization?

    A: Over-pressurized Filters. From time to time, a used oil filter will appear bulged or deformed. A bulged oil filter is one that has been subjected to too much pressure -- a condition that occurs when the oil pressure regulating valve is malfunctioning. When a bulged oil filter is discovered, the pressure regulating valve should be serviced immediately.

    What causes over-pressurization? Excessive engine oil pressure is the result of a faulty oil pressure regulating valve. To properly separate the engine parts and prevent excessive wear, the oil must be under pressure. The pump supplies oil at volumes and pressures greater than what the system requires to lubricate the bearings and other moving parts. The regulating valve opens to allow excess volume and pressure to be diverted.

    There are two ways that the valve fails to operate correctly: either it sticks in the closed position, or it is slow to move to the open position after the engine has started. Unfortunately, a stuck valve can free itself after filter failure, leaving no evidence of any malfunction.

    Note: Excessive oil pressure will cause filter deformation. If the regulating valve still remains stuck, the gasket between the filter and the base can blow out or the filter seam will open. The system will then lose all of its oil. To minimize the risk of an over-pressurized system, motorists should be advised to Change the oil and filter often.

  9. What valves are in oil systems and are they in the oil filter?
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    Q: What valves are in oil systems and are they in the oil filter?

    A: Oil Pressure Regulating Valve. The oil pump pressure regulating valve, usually built into the oil pump, helps control the operating pressure of the lubrication system. The regulating valve is set by the manufacturer to maintain the correct pressure. The valve utilizes a ball (or plunger) and spring mechanism. When the operating pressure is below the preset PSI level, the spring holds the ball in the closed position so that oil flows to the bearings under pressure. When the desired amount of pressure is reached, the valve opens enough to maintain this pressure. Once the valve is open, the pressure remains fairly constant, with only small changes as the engine speed varies. If the oil pressure regulating valve becomes stuck in the closed position or slow to move to the open position after the engine has started, the pressure in the system will exceed the regulating valve setting. This may cause an over-pressurized oil filter. If a deformed oil filter is observed, the oil pressure regulating valve must be serviced immediately.

    Relief (By-Pass) Valve. In a full flow system, all of the oil passes through the filter to reach the engine. If the filter clogs, an alternative route to the engine must be provided for the oil, or the bearings and other internal parts may fail, due to oil starvation. A relief, or by-pass, valve is used to allow unfiltered oil to lubricate the engine. Unfiltered oil is far better than no oil at all. This relief (by-pass) valve is built into the engine block in some cars. Otherwise, the relief (by-pass) valve is a component of the oil filter itself. Under normal conditions, the valve remains closed. When there is sufficient contaminant in the oil filter to reach a preset level of pressure differential to oil flow (around 10-12 PSI in most passenger cars), pressure differential on the relief (by-pass) valve causes it to open. This condition can occur when the oil filter has become clogged or when the weather is cold and the oil is thick and flows slowly.

    Anti-Drainback Valve. Some oil filter mountings may allow oil to drain out of the filter through the oil pump when the engine is stopped. When the engine is next started, oil must refill the filter before full oil pressure reaches the engine. The anti-drainback valve, included in the filter when required, prevents oil from draining out of the filter. This anti-drainback valve is actually a rubber flap that covers the inside of the inlet holes of the filter. When the oil pump starts pumping oil, the pressure will unseat the flap. The purpose of this valve is to keep the oil filter filled at all times, so when the engine is started there will be an almost instantaneous supply of oil to the engine.

    Anti-Siphon Valve. When a turbocharged engine is turned off, it is possible for the turbocharger's lubrication circuit to siphon oil from the oil filter. To prevent this from happening, the turbocharged engine's oil filter is equipped with a specially designed, one-way, shut-off called the anti-siphon valve. Oil pressure keeps this spring-loaded valve open while the engine is turned on. When the engine is turned off and oil pressure drops to zero, the anti-siphon valve automatically closes to prevent the back-flow of oil. This valve insures that there will be a continuous supply of oil available to the turbocharger and the engine's lubrication system upon start-up.

    Not On Dry Starts: If a vehicle has not been operated for several days or after the oil and filter is changed, some oil may have drained from the filter in spite of the special valves. This is why it is always a good idea to start the engine slowly, letting it run on idle for 30-60 seconds so the lubrication system will be fully charged with oil before a heavy load is placed on the engine.

  10. How are filters tested?
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    Q: How are filters tested?

    A: Filter Engineering Measurements. Measuring efficiency must be based on the premise that the filter is present on the engine to remove harmful particles and thus protect the engine from wear. Filter efficiency is the measurement of the filter's performance in preventing harmful particles from reaching the wearing surfaces of the engine. The most widely used method of measurement is Multi-Pass Efficiency test developed by the ISO (International Standards Organization). This and other standard industry tests used to evaluate filters are described below.

    1. Multipass Efficiency. This procedure is specified in ISO 4548-12 and is the most recently developed. It involves a newer test technology in that automatic particle counters are used for analysis instead of simply weighing the dirt. The advantage of this is that the particle removal performance of the filter can be found for different size particles throughout the filter's life. The efficiency determined in this test method is an "instantaneous" efficiency, because the number of particles before and after the filter are counted at the same instant. These numbers are then compared to generate an efficiency measurement.
    2. Filter Capacity is also measured in a the ISO 4548-12 test method. To create a successful filter, a balance must be found between high efficiency and long life. Neither a long life filter with low efficiency nor a high efficiency filter with short life is useful in the field. The contaminant holding capacity as defined in ISO 4548-12 is the amount of contaminant removed and held by a filter from the oil during a constantly recirculating flow of contaminated oil. The test is terminated when a predetermined pressure drop across the filter is reached, typically at 8 psid. This pressure drop is associated with the setting of a filter by-pass valve.
    3. Mechanical and Durability tests. Oil filters are also subjected to numerous tests to assure the integrity of the filter and its components during vehicle operating conditions. These tests include Burst Pressure, Impulse Fatigue, Vibration, Relief Valve and Anti-Drainback Valve operation, and Hot Oil Durability specified in other ISO and SAE test methods

FRAM® Oil Filters

What is Engine Protection? FRAM Engine Protection ratings are a ratio based on multiplying an oil filters dirt-trapping efficiency by its dirt-holding capacity and dividing the result with the same multiplication of another filter. The FRAM Engine Protection rating increases for filters that allow fewer particles to pass through it and when the filter contaminant holding capacity is higher. Engine Protection is the FRAM measure of a filter's ability to not just trap dirt but hold it for the life of the filter.


  • FRAM® Extra Guard® Oil Filter

    Advanced Engine Protection

    • Uses cellulose and synthetic glass fiber blended media to provide 3X MORE engine protection than the average of leading economy oil filters
    • 95% Dirt Trapping Efficiency

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    FRAM® Extra Guard® Oil Filter

    Advanced Engine Protection

    • Uses cellulose and synthetic glass fiber blended media to provide 3X MORE engine protection than the average of leading economy oil filters
    • 95% Dirt Trapping Efficiency


    Advanced Oil Filter Media Gives The FRAM Advantage

    With an ideal balance of dirt-trapping efficiency and dirt-holding capacity, every FRAM oil filter uses a special blend of fibers and resin providing a proprietary filter media that delivers excellent engine protection.

    • The most commonly used filter media is cellulose, which is a natural material that presents a random and irregular field of fibers to the oil. By itself, it can only deliver about 80% dirt-trapping efficiency.
    • By adding microscopic synthetic fibers, small windows are created that trap the smaller dirt particles without affecting the flow of oil. Blending synthetic fibers with cellulose increases a filter's dirt-trapping efficiency and its dirt-holding capacity for higher levels of engine protection and longer filter life.

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  • FRAM® Tough Guard® Oil Filter with the SureGRIP® Feature

    Superior Engine Protection

    • Uses a 9% higher level of synthetic media to provide 6X MORE engine protection than the average of leading economy oil filters
    • Outstanding 99% Dirt Trapping Efficiency
    • Silicone anti-drainback valve holds a reserve of oil in the filter to help protect the engine during start-ups

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    FRAM® Tough Guard® Oil Filter with the SureGRIP® Feature

    Superior Engine Protection

    • Uses a 9% higher level of synthetic media to provide 6X MORE engine protection than the average of leading economy oil filters
    • Outstanding 99% Dirt Trapping Efficiency
    • Silicone anti-drainback valve holds a reserve of oil in the filter to help protect the engine during start-ups


    Advanced Oil Filter Media Gives The FRAM Advantage

    With an ideal balance of dirt-trapping efficiency and dirt-holding capacity, every FRAM oil filter uses a special blend of fibers and resin providing a proprietary filter media that delivers excellent engine protection.

    • The most commonly used filter media is cellulose, which is a natural material that presents a random and irregular field of fibers to the oil. By itself, it can only deliver about 80% dirt-trapping efficiency.
    • By adding microscopic synthetic fibers, small windows are created that trap the smaller dirt particles without affecting the flow of oil. Blending synthetic fibers with cellulose increases a filter's dirt-trapping efficiency and its dirt-holding capacity for higher levels of engine protection and longer filter life.

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  • FRAM® Xtended Guard® Oil Filter

    Our Ultimate Engine Protection

    • Specially engineered filtering media arranged in two plies and reinforced with a metal screen to deliver up to 10,000 miles of engine protection.
    • Traps and holds more than double the dirt of leading economy oil filter brands' average.
    • 97% Dirt Trapping Efficiency
    • Silicone anti-drainback valve holds a reserve of oil in the filter to help protect the engine during start-ups

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    FRAM® Xtended Guard® Oil Filter

    Our Ultimate Engine Protection

    • Specially engineered filtering media arranged in two plies and reinforced with a metal screen to deliver up to 10,000 miles of engine protection.
    • Traps and holds more than double the dirt of leading economy oil filter brands' average.
    • 97% Dirt Trapping Efficiency
    • Silicone anti-drainback valve holds a reserve of oil in the filter to help protect the engine during start-ups


    Advanced Oil Filter Media Gives The FRAM Advantage

    With an ideal balance of dirt-trapping efficiency and dirt-holding capacity, every FRAM oil filter uses a special blend of fibers and resin providing a proprietary filter media that delivers excellent engine protection.

    • The most commonly used filter media is cellulose, which is a natural material that presents a random and irregular field of fibers to the oil. By itself, it can only deliver about 80% dirt-trapping efficiency.
    • By adding microscopic synthetic fibers, small windows are created that trap the smaller dirt particles without affecting the flow of oil. Blending synthetic fibers with cellulose increases a filter's dirt-trapping efficiency and its dirt-holding capacity for higher levels of engine protection and longer filter life.

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  • FRAM® High Mileage® Oil Filter

    For Vehicles With Over 75,000 Miles

    • Industry exclusive, patented time-released gel additive conditions oil through the entire change cycle
    • Gel additives help balance oil PH and helps neutralize acids and helps slows down viscosity increase
    • Ideal for older engines that are more susceptible to oil break-down
    • Uses cellulose and synthetic glass blended media to provide 3X MORE engine protection than the average of leading economy oil filters
    • 95% Dirt Trapping Efficiency

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    FRAM® High Mileage® Oil Filter

    For Vehicles With Over 75,000 Miles

    • Industry exclusive, patented time-released gel additive conditions oil through the entire change cycle
    • Gel additives help balance oil PH and helps neutralize acids and helps slows down viscosity increase
    • Ideal for older engines that are more susceptible to oil break-down
    • Uses cellulose and synthetic glass blended media to provide 3X MORE engine protection than the average of leading economy oil filters
    • 95% Dirt Trapping Efficiency


    Advanced Oil Filter Media Gives The FRAM Advantage

    With an ideal balance of dirt-trapping efficiency and dirt-holding capacity, every FRAM oil filter uses a special blend of fibers and resin providing a proprietary filter media that delivers excellent engine protection.

    • The most commonly used filter media is cellulose, which is a natural material that presents a random and irregular field of fibers to the oil. By itself, it can only deliver about 80% dirt-trapping efficiency.
    • By adding microscopic synthetic fibers, small windows are created that trap the smaller dirt particles without affecting the flow of oil. Blending synthetic fibers with cellulose increases a filter's dirt-trapping efficiency and its dirt-holding capacity for higher levels of engine protection and longer filter life.

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FRAM® Air Filters

The FRAM® team has redefined the air filter category by applying its engine protection rating to the FRAM® Extra Guard® air filter, providing a clear choice over other brands.


  • FRAM® Extra Guard® Air Filter

    All filter media is not created equal. FRAM® Extra Guard® Air Filters contain scientifically engineered filter media for a higher level of Engine Protection. This filter is proven to provide 2X the engine protection than the average of leading standard retail brands. Engine Protection is the FRAM measure of a filter's ability to trap dirt particles and keep them from entering your engine. FRAM air filters let through 2X less dirt than the average of leading standard retail brands.

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    FRAM® Extra Guard® Air Filter

    Outstanding Engine Protection from FRAM® EXTRA GUARD®Air Filters

    All filter media is not created equal. FRAM® Extra Guard® Air Filters contain scientifically engineered filter media for a higher level of Engine Protection.  This filter is proven to provide 2X the engine protection than the average of leading standard retail brands. Engine Protection is the FRAM measure of a filter's ability to trap dirt particles and keep them from entering your engine. FRAM air filters let through 2X less dirt than the average of leading standard retail brands.

    Extra Guard Steps

    It's easy. In most cases replacing an air filter is a 15-30 minute job that's as easy as 1,2,3. To help you out, every FRAM® EXTRA GUARD® Air Filter package has step-by-step instructions on the back.

    12000 Miles to 20000 KM

    For optimal performance, we recommend replacing your air filter every 12,000 miles.+

    * Based on Honeywell testing of air filter efficiency of models CA4309, 8755A, 8039, 326 and 6479, and their standard retail brand equivalents, under ISO 5011.
    + See your vehicle owner's manual for recommended change intervals.

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  • FRAM® Tough Guard® Air Filter

    The harsh driving habits of today demand an air filter with premium protection features. The Tough Guard® Premium Air Filter is constructed with advanced features to help protect your engine under tough driving conditions.

    • Increased dirt holding capacity - Pre-oiled media formulated for holding more dirt and dust particles.
    • Increased durability - The heavier filter screen extends into urethane to provide greater integrity and lessened likelihood of collapse and tearing in tough driving conditions.
    • The Pleat lock* glue bead feature allows for pleats to "lock" into place for greater pleat stability and consistent airflow.

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    FRAM® Tough Guard® Air Filter

    The harsh driving habits of today demand an air filter with premium protection features. The Tough Guard® Premium Air Filter is constructed with advanced features to help protect your engine under tough driving conditions.

    • Increased dirt holding capacity - Pre-oiled media formulated for holding more dirt and dust particles.
    • Increased durability - The heavier filter screen extends into urethane to provide greater integrity and lessened likelihood of collapse and tearing in tough driving conditions.
    • The Pleat lock* glue bead feature allows for pleats to "lock" into place for greater pleat stability and consistent airflow.

    * Available on Flex Panel models only. May be application dependent.

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  • FRAM® Fresh Breeze® Cabin Air Filter
    with Arm & Hammer® Baking Soda

    The FRAM Fresh Breeze® Cabin air filter is the only cabin air filter that uses the natural deodorizing qualities of ARM & HAMMER® baking soda. These two powerhouse brands have joined forces to help absorb odors and freshen the air. * Premium Efficiency - Filters 98% of road dust and road pollen. * Odor Absorption - Arm & Hammer® baking soda combined with carbon embedded into the filter assist in cleaning outside air flowing through the vehicle's ventilation system.

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    FRAM® Fresh Breeze® Cabin Air Filter
    with Arm & Hammer® Baking Soda

    The FRAM Fresh Breeze® Cabin air filter is the only cabin air filter that uses the natural deodorizing qualities of ARM & HAMMER® baking soda. These two powerhouse brands have joined forces to help absorb odors and freshen the air. * Premium Efficiency - Filters 98% of road dust and road pollen. * Odor Absorption - Arm & Hammer® baking soda combined with carbon embedded into the filter assist in cleaning outside air flowing through the vehicle's ventilation system.

    *Road dust and pollen particles ranging in size from 5-100 microns
    **ARM & HAMMER® is a registered trademark of Church & Dwight co, used under license.

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  • FRAM® Washable Premium Air Filter

    Stop Replacing Your Air Filter! FRAM® engineering has developed a revolutionary Washable Premium Air Filter. This 100% synthetic media is designed to:

    • Wash in minutes for like-new performance
    • Filter 99% of harmful particles
    • Perform 20X longer than standard disposable filters

    Using a bucket and common liquid soap the FRAM® Washable Premium Air Filter can be easily washed in 15 minutes. The filter is also built with a high-density gasket for increased durability and heavy gauge stainless steel screen to ensure long life and reliable performance.

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    FRAM® Washable Premium Air Filter

    Stop Replacing Your Air Filter! FRAM® engineering has developed a revolutionary Washable Premium Air Filter. This 100% synthetic media is designed to:

    • Wash in minutes for like-new performance
    • Filter 99% of harmful particles
    • Perform 20X longer than standard disposable filters

    Using a bucket and common liquid soap the FRAM® Washable Premium Air Filter can be easily washed in 15 minutes. The filter is also built with a high-density gasket for increased durability and heavy gauge stainless steel screen to ensure long life and reliable performance.

    *Designed to be washed 20 times. Shop Now

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