Originally Posted by scada
Purolator makes a filter exactly the same as the P10241 except for the length. If you have the clearance it is common for 2 filters to be exactly the same except for the physical length. There is plenty of room in the 2012 FoFo for a longer filter. If you use a longer filter you benefit from it having a higher surface area as well as being able to hold more oil.
If you're positive they are identical in all other respects, including how the bypass valve is calibrated, and the additional filter media doesn't cause an oil pressure drop, go for it. For me, the extra bit of oil and filtering capacity aren't worth a debate with Ford in the admittedly unlikely event of an oil-related problem.