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Old 12-25-2002, 05:42 PM   #1
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I need new plug wires, what do you guys suggest. Plus where do I order them? I prefer blue!! lol
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Old 12-25-2002, 09:29 PM   #2
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Magnecor...do a search on them.


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Old 12-26-2002, 09:21 AM   #3
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ditto on magnecor.....and you'll prob get several more dittos on them as well.
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Old 12-26-2002, 01:54 PM   #4
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I'd wait to see some more suggestions, the boot that goes onto the spark plug isn't correct...the connector in the boot is about .25" too far up in the boot --don't know if they(magnecore) fixed this,if not you'll need to hack the top of the boot or use silicone to keep them from popping off...suk!
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:04 PM   #5
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:12 PM   #6
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ive had magnecor 8.5ml and hes right, full throtle and i was pullin over to push a couple of them back on, i then went with sparkco 9ml and they were fine for about a year an a half until they blew a hole in the boot. im back to stock now so all i can tell you is what not to go with
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:19 PM   #7
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actually i have Supermax 7mm silicone wires, grey with red boots, and they work fine for my n/a old school scooby
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:23 PM   #8
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my opinion...... if your goin to spend the cash on wires, go at least 8.5. when i went with 9 i did notice beter throtle responce. anyone have the web address to nkg??
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:36 PM   #9
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http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

so if i go from a 7mm to a 9mm, it would make a difference? what exactly does it do?
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:43 PM   #10
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with such i minor change it hard to really feel a power increase, the main thing that i noticed was that the responce was instant,you punch it and theres no delay at all. dont get me wrong, ive never tryed 7s myself so the responce might not me that noticable. i just know that it sucked when i had to go back to factory
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:52 PM   #11
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nkg's web site sucks! they dont tell you what vehicles they make wires for nor the price of anything. they do say that they are 7's, so maybe thats all you need. i cant knock nkg cuz there product i great, so ya, i guess i sould shut up about goin with 9's untill i try there 7's
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:53 PM   #12
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I have magnecor's 8.5mm plugs and have had no problems with them whatsoever. I recently pulled the engine to replace my clutch and none of the wires had come loose. I have noticed that the car runs smoother and I get better throttle response than stock wires. I also run NGK V-Power plugs and its a perfect combo for NA engine setups.



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Old 12-26-2002, 02:59 PM   #13
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find out if magnecor has fixed there problem cuz i wouldnt trust buyin another pair of them. if there ok then great, but if they pop off like mine did, youll be doin allot of swearin. and make sure you keep your motor clean cuz if you have a nice shirt on, you dont want to be reachin in to push em on!!
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Old 12-26-2002, 03:06 PM   #14
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Sorry, I should have stated that Magnecor has fixed that problem. Also, whenever replacing plug wires, it is always good to use silcone lubricant on both the wire end of the spark plug and the distributer connections to keep out moisture that will cause corrosion and reduction in spark.



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Old 12-26-2002, 03:09 PM   #15
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sweet post. then i have to say magnecor is a good option. asfar as color goes.... does magnecor come in any other color then red?? i also only want blue
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Old 12-26-2002, 04:40 PM   #16
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i got ngk's... they're blue. i got 'em from a dealership, actually.
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Old 12-26-2002, 04:41 PM   #17
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and???
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Old 12-26-2002, 08:45 PM   #18
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Sorry, I should have stated that Magnecor has fixed that problem. Also, whenever replacing plug wires, it is always good to use silcone lubricant on both the wire end of the spark plug and the distributer connections to keep out moisture that will cause corrosion and reduction in spark.



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Well thats news to me, I just bought a set from Primm Racing and these wont fricking stay on.
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Old 12-26-2002, 10:46 PM   #19
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Haven't used 'em on the Roo yet, but I and many others use Magnecors on our Land Rovers.

One thing that is known with the Rovers is that the boots are actually "too well made", in that they actually hold a little pocket of air when you're fitting them to a sparkplug.... when that air-pocket warms up, the boot would pop off.

But if you squeeze the boot enough as you put it onto the plug, then you can milk the air out from in the boot, and won't have that problem. I use dielectric grease around the sparkplugs, working it into the ribbing of the plug, too...helps keep water out when you're wading around in rivers in a Rover.... wouldn't suggest doing that in the Roo, mind you, but if you like to drive through puddles at high-speed, it might not hurt......


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Old 12-26-2002, 10:48 PM   #20
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Also, FWIW, the Magnecors I used on the Disco were blue.....

7mm were black, 7.5mm were blue, I think.... need to go look at the site again sometime.....



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Old 12-27-2002, 01:51 AM   #21
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Yeah, the dielectric grease (I called it silicone lube before cause I didn't recall the name) really helped with putting them over the plugs. I ordered mine directly from magnecor. Like Inbright said, you gotta work the boots on really well to insure that they won't pop off. I put mine on about 4 months ago and have not had any problems with them popping off.


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Old 12-27-2002, 07:36 AM   #22
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and they fit properly (from the dealer... they have a subaru part #, they have to fit) and the blue color has gotta add at least 12hp, right? maybe yellow ones wuolda given me that proven 15hp jump but oh well. no seriously biggest change was noticed in changing the plugs, i just did the wires because i found one plug corroded and said might as well get rid of it all.
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Old 12-27-2002, 08:43 AM   #23
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Just like everyone has said.......if you put the magnecor's on properly.....they'll stay put just fine.

They've been on my car longer then most of your cars have been built
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Old 12-27-2002, 09:48 AM   #24
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and they fit properly (from the dealer... they have a subaru part #, they have to fit) and the blue color has gotta add at least 12hp, right? maybe yellow ones wuolda given me that proven 15hp jump but oh well.


Yeah you might want a big MAGNECOR sticker, that'll add at least 5 whp also...
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Old 12-27-2002, 02:43 PM   #25
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Yeah, the dielectric grease (I called it silicone lube before cause I didn't recall the name) really helped with putting them over the plugs. I ordered mine directly from magnecor. Like Inbright said, you gotta work the boots on really well to insure that they won't pop off. I put mine on about 4 months ago and have not had any problems with them popping off.


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Just out of curiosity,do you know for sure magnecore fixed the problem?...cause I had mine on for 10 months with no problems what-so-ever and then one real hotweek during the summer,#4 wire popped off every day coming home from work.Also my car isn't N/A.

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