Which Oil Filter Relocation Kit do you have?

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    Did you ever get around to installing that kit yet?
    I was thinking about mounting the filter horizontally to make it cleaner to do, the oil can drain out right into the pan without getting all over the filter. Has anyone mounted theirs that way?
     
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    That I have done. May slide it up higher and add some kind of bracing to this for protection from road debris

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    ^^^^^^ Nice. I am looking to do this next oil change so I have to get ordering.
     
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    I used a small piece of tupperware to catch this excess oil, now I dont want a relocation kit anymore. Much cheaper and easier...
     
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    I have a silly question....what is the purpose of relocating the oil filter? Is this needed for some type of mods?
     
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    I did mine for less hassle and to aid in cooler oil as i installed mine in direct airflow. I noticed my oil stays about 6° (204°) cooler around town and about 3° (212°) cooler highway for extended periods of time.
     
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    Be carefull cooling your oil too mutch, you want it hot enough to get water from combustion blowby to evaporate out or you will get sludge.
     
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    Yup. Still 212 on highway. ;)
     
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    So I think I'll mount the filter on the frame horizontally so it doesn't get all over the filter. It will be below the engine filter mount so it won't drain down when the engine is off. Anyone try that yet?
     
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    If you can find a top in filter mount then I don’t see why it would be bad. Less bends the better. I wanted a top in mount but couldn’t find one in the stock filter size.
     
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