I have 12,000 on my current 9946 and the filter minder has not moved. The 9946 has a huge dirt holding capability. Your filter looks dirty because it stops alot of dirt and should easily last 15,000.Genos sells the Airraid oiled drop in for $53.94. AFE offers an oiled stock drop in also. My NAPA 9946 double deep stocker is super dirty after maybe 5,000K easy miles. I'll probably drop the AFE PG7 back in.
My Filterminder hasn't moved with any filter since I installed the psm mod. The 9946 does have a ways to go. On vacation last year my truck started smoking up a storm. It was a clogged AFE and the Filterminder still didn't move. The only signs of life that thing has shown was brand new w/stock filter. Added the psm mod and no more movement so far. I pop it open every 5,000K and inspect it.I have 12,000 on my current 9946 and the filter minder has not moved. The 9946 has a huge dirt holding capability. Your filter looks dirty because it stops alot of dirt and should easily last 15,000.
The highest silica reading I've have experienced with 25,000K and my AFE PG7 drop in has been 5 ppm(overwhelmingly urban driving). My 9946 has been in for 6K and @ 6.5K,I'll change the oil and submit it for analysis soon.all the oiled high flow filters flow better because they filter less,and only out flow the stock paper filters above 27-2800rpm. what percentage of your overall running time do you operate at that rpm level and do you want the extra grit they allow to pass thru going into your motor at 2800 rpm ????