Ok guys, here are the long awaited photos of the Fram Extended Guard filter. After cutting open the filter with a hacksaw, I discovered that the casing is EXTREMELY tough and hardly flexible. The construction of the filter itself is very tough and durable. I was unable to pry apart the filter itself to get out the steel mesh screen that gives the synthetic media its shape. All in all, I am VERY impressed with this filter and will continue to use it on both vehicles. This came off of my Honda Element, but I also am doing a trial run on my DMax. I was an Amsoil junkie and swore by their filters, but after this, I am even going to say that this Fram is a little better made. For $8 versus $15-$20, I just don't buy into "better protection" and I can walk right into Wal-Mart or any auto parts store and pick one up. Anyhoo, enough gabbing.....enjoy!!