Royal Purple 20-820 no longer made?

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So what is the difference in the 10-48 which is what the RP site shows for my 2019 5.7 and the 20-820 that most of you seem to be using?
 

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Thanks to research done by @Burla "the diameter of 20-500 is 2.97 and the diameter of 10-48 is 2.98, lol? 20-820 diameter 3.65"
 

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So what is the difference in the 10-48 which is what the RP site shows for my 2019 5.7 and the 20-820 that most of you seem to be using?
Amsoil has a clone of that filter that due to psi issues they literally don't recommend for the hemi. There has never been this issue with larger filters. FCA had the larger filter spec'd for years, then out of the blue went small, some say it was a clearance issue. How much testing went into that decision, yeah we all know, none. Just winging it =fca. The larger filters have always still fit, but it is a choice, small or large.
 

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I am a loyal user of Royal Purple products. Some of the replies might be considered irrelevant, but may have some truth such as the company being bought out. Used to be Champs lab manufactured the filters. Yes, Calumet bought them back in 2012. What is more interesting is that First Brands acquired Champ labs recently in 2020.

Anyway, the last couple of years it has been a challenge to find some of our usual products on the shelf. Even though the filters are manufactured in the USA some of the materials may be outsourced from overseas and with the 500,000 containers waiting to be offloaded there may be a container sitting some where waiting to be delivered. It could be something First brand did to the filter plants too. Maybe someone on this forum lives near one of the filter plants and can fill us in?
Hopefully they will be available soon!
 

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Here is what I was able to dig up.

1: RP 20-820 is still being made, you can order it from RoyalPurpleDirect.com, I ordered 2 for cheaper than Amazons listed price.

2: Amazon shows "Out of stock" due to the massive amount of them being returned to Amazon for damaged packing (Like every Amazon package).
Apparently Royal Purple was sick of the Returns and stopped using Amazon as a supplier.

3: Buying it in person at an Auto Parts store is probably going to be challenging (At least it was for me in SouthEast Michigan)
I'm not sure why Royal Purple isn't stocked on shelves like Wix and STP, It should be if you ask the People! We Ram owners want our proper filter and we want it now!
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Here is what I was able to dig up.

1: RP 20-820 is still being made, you can order it from RoyalPurpleDirect.com, I ordered 2 for cheaper than Amazons listed price.

2: Amazon shows "Out of stock" due to the massive amount of them being returned to Amazon for damaged packing (Like every Amazon package).
Apparently Royal Purple was sick of the Returns and stopped using Amazon as a supplier.

3: Buying it in person at an Auto Parts store is probably going to be challenging (At least it was for me in SouthEast Michigan)
I'm not sure why Royal Purple isn't stocked on shelves like Wix and STP, It should be if you ask the People! We Ram owners want our proper filter and we want it now!
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Back to the original start of the thread…. Royal Purple Direct has none in stock. Apparently nobody does. And nobody can explain why.
 

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+1 (210) 863-6644 is the manager to the “Royal purple direct” place in Texas that sells these filters online. He is above all Royal purple filters/oils and looks after their products. I finally got a hold of him after 3 weeks of fishing around to get a hold of a superior in the Royal purple field as I bought a 6 pack from the RPD in Texas and charged however the products did not ship. Also, my credit card had been stolen and purchases made online from that area. Anyways I was shocked when he called and talked about the company and politely asked me about how I found their products, where I resided (saw I was in Ontario Canada) and shot the breeze about the weather and my vehicles. He told me to contact him personally if I ever had any issues with their products and provided me with his personal office contact number. I forget his name though. I should have wrote it down. I saved his number on my cell as “RP Manager” lol.
 
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