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Old 05-15-2006, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default Just ordered some NGK parts...

Yea, well, almost nobody carries NGK parts in general I have found, let alone for a Subaru. So I did some searching, and it turns out sparkplugs.com(or ngk.com works to the same place), has all the NGK products that are available for our cars.

Finally ordering a set of plugs(Iridium IX), and wires for the car. The Denso's don't seem to be so hot, and the wires have seen better days. And I'm glad to know there is a place I can order them from now.

BTW, it was $6.95/plug for the Iridium IXs. Not too bad for a plug designed to go 50,000-100,000 miles. And $47 for the wires.
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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So what's the difference between the IFR6E-11 $11.71 plug and the BKR6EIX-11 $6.95 plug? (note that I'm including part numbers for the EJ253)
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:48 PM   #3
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OE Laser Iridium

The next generation of spark plugs. NGK is a pioneer in Iridium Spark Plug design and manufacturing, and has been supplying Iridium Spark Plugs for Automotive OE since 1994.
More Durability and a Higher Melting Point Than Platinum
Better Center Electrode Anti-Oxidation and Anti-Erosion
Improved Ignition
Superior Anti-Fouling
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Iridium IX®
The Spark Plug Serious Enthusiasts Rely On

Iridium IX Spark Plugs are the most technologically advanced high performance plugs available. Featuring a 0.6 mm iridium center electrode tip, they offer superior ignitability without sacrificing durability. The tapered ground electrode increases flame kernel expansion, while the superior heat range design is ideally suited to the demands of high performance environments. Specially designed to meet the needs of serious enthusiasts, Iridium IX Spark Plugs offer outstanding acceleration, high fuel efficiency and long life. When you demand the most from your engine, rely on the proven performance of NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs.

NGK's new Iridium IX is the personification of these qualities and takes premium performance spark plugs to a new level. A level that is expected from the world leader in spark plugs.

The future has never looked so good.
That's from NGKs website. I don't know why the OE plug is more expensive though.
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:57 AM   #4
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what?

dude, advance, the zone, etc all carry NGK.
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:34 AM   #5
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The autozones around here don't carry NGK.

I haven't checked Advance yet, though......
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:35 AM   #6
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i got lucky and looked up part number on NGK site and went to ebay and got steal-deal... $20 for 4 iridium plugs which included S&H..
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:47 AM   #7
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I get my plugs from Napa Auto parts. They carry NGK. But I also know that the Carquest and Schucks in the area carry them also. Basically anywhere I've ever looked for them I've found them.

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Old 05-22-2006, 09:50 AM   #8
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I get my plugs and wires from clubplug.net
They have the cheapest prices on the web.
Advance and Autozone sell the NGK FX 4001 wireset for $65+
I got it there for $40 shipped!
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:12 AM   #9
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i have a question...what brand/model is best for our legacies???
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:54 AM   #10
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Just a note, I use Sparkplugs.com for all my ignition plugs/wires. Good retailer, cheaper prices, although slow to get your parts. I order the NGK Iridium's by the 20 pack and change every 7~10k miles
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:22 PM   #11
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I need to switch to the NGK coppers eventually.....
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:07 PM   #12
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what?

dude, advance, the zone, etc all carry NGK.
Advance is being built right now, so I don't have one here yet. Lee and Autozone only stocked regular coppers I think, and I wanted Iridiums. They would have had to order, for more money and same time, as sparkplugs.com. PLUS, they didn't stock, nor would order, NGK wire sets.
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:10 PM   #13
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I get my plugs from Napa Auto parts. They carry NGK. But I also know that the Carquest and Schucks in the area carry them also. Basically anywhere I've ever looked for them I've found them.

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I don't think I tried Napa or Carquest. I'll have to check next time I need some plugs.
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:11 PM   #14
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I need to switch to the NGK coppers eventually.....
What are you running right now? From what I understand, the iridiums give the same performance as copper, but last way longer.
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:37 PM   #15
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i have a question...what brand/model is best for our legacies???
Subarus run the best on NGK's.. you would be suprized how crappy BOSH Platinums (any of them) are for subarus..

I think the stock model of NGK's for legacies is BKR6E-11, Imprezas have different but its just because of gaping.
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:14 PM   #16
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why are impreza's different? same engine...

(older ones)

yeah, OE plugs are like $10/ea

when i pulled mine at like 80,000 they looked great, so i think they are worth it. i put NGK V-Powers in though, we'll see how they look when i take them out in a couple weeks
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:37 PM   #17
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why are impreza's different? same engine...
Not 100% sure but might have been for turbos..
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:44 AM   #18
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What are you running right now? From what I understand, the iridiums give the same performance as copper, but last way longer.
I don't have a problem with having to change them more often.

Iridium supposedly doesn't conduct as well as copper, but lasts much longer. A trade-off, really. Besides, there seem to be quite a few 1g legacy guys that have tried others and stuck with the coppers.

Also, it doesn't hurt that they are only $1.77 per plug versus $6......
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:39 PM   #19
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I think the ratings for copper vs. iridium vs. platinum were:
4000, 2000, 1000...I don't remember the unit of measurement, but it was a measure of electric conductivity.

I'd go with copper unless you like having your plugs in for a long time without having to mess with them.
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:13 PM   #20
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why are impreza's different? same engine...

it could be that the impreza runs a cooler plug due to the smaller engine space and higher temps? Same engine, so same plug, but with a cooler rating?!?
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:39 PM   #21
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One weird thing that I have noticed on that site, and at least one other, is that they give two engine options for the 2000 Legacy, but come up with DOHC plugs. If I choose the 2001, it usually comes up with the EJ253, and lists SOHC plugs, which is what I want. I'm not sure why these sites have the EJ251/2 listed for the 00 Legacy, but keep this in mind if you're shopping online and in the store.
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:42 PM   #22
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I don't know what to buy
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:18 PM   #23
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I don't know what to buy
If it's easy to access ur plugs, I would go with the NGK V-power coppers.
They are the best but they need to be replaced more often than iridiums.
Get a nice NGK performance wire set and u'll be all set
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:12 PM   #24
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i thought that the iridiums burn too hot for our motors. i had them for about 5 months in my 98' sedan. they seem to be about same performance-wise as the copper NGK's. i didnt seem any increase or decrease in mileage or power when i had them in....but my car is still stock powertrain-wise so....


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