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Old 03-18-2003, 11:18 AM   #1
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Anyone know where to find NGK plug wires? The NGK web site is pretty much useless.

I'd also be glad to hear from anyone that actually uses these wires. How do they fit and do they ever pop off? Looking for an alternative to the whole Magnacore-fits-no-they-don't-yes-they-do thing.
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Old 03-19-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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So everybody has just glued on their Magnacores?

Bump for anybody that has NGK wires or knows where to find them.
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Old 03-19-2003, 03:58 PM   #3
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I have NGKs!, I got them from a local shop, I don't know if they ship....


http://www.speedbump.info

there you go!

BTW, no problems, no popping off, and they're nice and blue!
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Old 03-19-2003, 04:25 PM   #4
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anyone know the NGK part number?
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Old 03-20-2003, 12:03 PM   #5
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After some digging, I got ahold of NGK's parts phone number. According to them, they do NOT make plug wires for the 2000 Impreza. That doesn't mean another year's wouldn't fit, but the support guy couldn't answer that question.

So question for Yeoman, exactly what NGK wires did you get and can you post the part number?

And for anyone that wants to call and double-check, NGK's customer service/parts line is 877-473-6767.

Post if you hear differently.
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Old 03-20-2003, 01:11 PM   #6
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what year do they make them for? I would assume all 4 years of the 2.5l engine would be the same...
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Old 03-21-2003, 12:49 AM   #7
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I'm liable to get kicked in the head for this.

I think that the whole plug wire upgrade thing is negotiable. A lot of people say that it's really only good for looks.

I'm a car stereo nut. A while back, I got involved in some online discussions (I think in the www.audioreview.com forums) regarding Monster Cable versus Home Depot/Radio Shack plain copper cable. The argument being that you're paying out the nose for a pretty look, just regular cable, maybe twisted in a fancy fashion, but it it offers no discernable advantage over plain speaker cable you can buy off a roll somewhere. Now, the undeniable fact is that you need the proper gauge. After that, the rest is a HUGE, heated debate.

Some time later, I looked into some plug wire arguments. I made a comment somewhere stating that perhaps the line of thinking might be the same... I mean, essentially it's just the passing of electrical current, right? So, as long as it's the proper thickness, what advantage, performance-wise, will there truly be?


If you're in it for looks, go for it. Otherwise I don't know of a real value to these things. No I'm not bashing anyone's choice, just trying to get a discussion started.

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Old 03-21-2003, 12:46 PM   #8
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what year do they make them for? I would assume all 4 years of the 2.5l engine would be the same...
I think the boots that attach to the head part are 2 different shapes IIRC from another post, maybe the one about mangnacore’s popping out.
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Old 03-30-2003, 10:55 AM   #9
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The later 2.5s have coil towers with terminals that resemble the terminal half of a spark plug, so the connectors on both ends of the spark plugs are very similar.

As for them popping off, it may be related to another problem. They're also very hard to press onto the spark plugs. I found a solution to that problem; it just occured to me that it may also be a solution to the popping-off problem with new-style coil towers:

http://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?t=263
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Old 03-30-2003, 02:57 PM   #10
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I changed out my stock set (found a split inside one of the boots) to a Beck/Arnley blue OEM match set

anyone have these? they are blue, like the NGK's, and the match the stock wires exactly.... maybe a little bit longer, that's all

anyway, they work great.
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