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Old 05-26-2003, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Ordered some Denso Iridiums the other day..

ordered from Oakos Automotive. Anyone have any first hand experience with these sparkplugs? I have heard good things about them, but any info would be cool. I never did hear bad things about them, so I ordered them.. ^_^

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ps: plus the box will have cool Japanese characters on it!

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Old 05-26-2003, 03:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ordered some Denso Iridiums the other day..

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ps: plus the box will have cool Japanese characters on it!
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what else do you need









honestly i hear good things, but from when i was considering them, i think ill just stick to ngk v power copper plugs and switch them every year
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Old 05-26-2003, 11:08 PM   #3
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i read somewhere around here that the iridiums dont do anything for the 2.5 n/a engine...plus they are very expensive...stick to the type that come with the car
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Old 05-26-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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you definently don't want tha crappy champions that came with the car, get some nice NGK coppers
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Old 05-26-2003, 11:36 PM   #5
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you definently don't want tha crappy champions that came with the car, get some nice NGK coppers
by type i didnt mean the champions
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Old 05-26-2003, 11:59 PM   #6
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Old 05-27-2003, 12:48 AM   #7
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I use NGK Coppers and they do the trick, but they're awefully hard to come by for Subarus, which is odd considering that CO is over run with Subies.
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Old 05-27-2003, 02:27 AM   #8
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Anyone have any first hand experience with these sparkplugs? I have heard good things about them, but any info would be cool. I never did
i just installed a set. i switched them in for some Autolites I bought in a pinch. The autolites were good, but I trashed the hell out of them with the bad front o2 sensor the past month.....

so, now that the sensor is replaced, I put in these and it idles and slow revs smoother than I can remember it ever doing before...
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Old 05-27-2003, 04:07 PM   #9
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Aren't they like $9-11 a plug? I don't see any plug worth that kind of money. I view spark plug myths in the same category as stickers, they don't add horsepower. If anything they may improve efficiency by .0001%. In my own biased opinion, I would save or spend my money on other stuff.

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Old 05-27-2003, 05:40 PM   #10
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Iridiums are designed for F/I applications. They conduct approx as well as copper and last longer than Pt... plus they take the added heat much better than either Cu or Pt. Congrats, you just wasted a ton of money. Hopefully you won't foul them out and they'll last a VERY long time for you, but plugs are plugs and one ign mis could douse them with enough fuel to kill em.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-27-2003, 05:56 PM   #11
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I dont get it. Why rag on me because i just spent my money on plugs that people just stated will last longer? Which i already knew to begin with. Sometimes you "car people" dont make alot of sense. I didnt buy them to add horsepower.... i bought them for the simple reason that I like to give my car what i feel it's worth. Just like i put the $4.87 per qt mobile one synthetic oil in it every time i change the oil. I do have that right, and i do have the right to be a jerk and state that anyone who doesnt is an idiot, but i dont, because that isnt true. Sorry for being testy here, but this statement was bassackwards to me.. "They conduct approx as well as copper and last longer than Pt... plus they take the added heat much better than either Cu or Pt. Congrats, you just wasted a ton of money." so i didnt waste a ton of money.. but i did at the same time?

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Old 05-27-2003, 06:41 PM   #12
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Iridiums are designed for F/I applications. They conduct approx as well as copper and last longer than Pt... plus they take the added heat much better than either Cu or Pt. Congrats, you just wasted a ton of money. Hopefully you won't foul them out and they'll last a VERY long time for you, but plugs are plugs and one ign mis could douse them with enough fuel to kill em.

Just my 2 cents.
ok? Anyway, last time I checked $50 isn't a ton of money. I don't have a crap load of money and I don't make that much but I put in synthetic oil, put in premium gas, and denso plugs, I just don't feel the need to nickle and dime things because it's pointless. They will last me long enough to get my money worth and if I foul them for some reason (which I never have) I will buy new ones. No big deal. I have the plugs and also have magnicore wires and I definatly noticed my car runs a lot smoother with them on then the stock stuff.
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:24 PM   #13
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NGK V-powers work great. They are cheap enough that you could change them every 10k miles and still save money. I think ignition upgrades should come from the other end, higher output ignitors and better coils with longer lasting wires.
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Old 05-28-2003, 02:13 PM   #14
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$50 isn't that much money? No, it isn't when talking about performance upgrades. Say you get a used WRX swaybar for $50, that isn't that much money. $50 for a set of spark plugs, yes, that is a lot of money. I agree with you WatcherInTheSky, I think you did get a little testy about the comment the other guy said about "congrats, you just wasted your money." Oh well, confrontation within the human species is inevitable and expected. Anyway, the most expensive products aren't always the best and I believe $50 bucks for four (4) plugs is a waste. I hope I didn't offend you in anyway . I would like you to know I share the same passion for caring and maintaining my Subaru as you. I will end with the cliché, "It's your money, and you are entitled to do whatever you want with it."

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Old 05-29-2003, 09:01 AM   #15
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i got the NGK V powers and my response over my old champions was definitly noticable. My engine felt alot more responsive. LIke when i tap the throttle with the clutch in, it has a very crisp sharp response.
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Old 05-29-2003, 12:51 PM   #16
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Joe, the NGK copper plug for the RS is the same one that Napa's 'puty says my Nissan KA24DE (in my 510) needs. Napa has always had them in stock, except one time when they said they just had a run on them that day due to them being the same plug called for by a bunch of different makes.
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Old 05-31-2003, 01:42 PM   #17
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Default Re: Iridium

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Aren't they like $9-11 a plug? I don't see any plug worth that kind of money. I view spark plug myths in the same category as stickers, they don't add horsepower. If anything they may improve efficiency by .0001%. In my own biased opinion, I would save or spend my money on other stuff.

-Charles-

Actually, these plugs are only $5 a piece.

Try here:

www.pdm-racing.com

click on "Subaru corner" and scroll near the bottom.

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Old 05-31-2003, 02:22 PM   #18
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But still...tactfully the question is:

Why spend more money on a plug that wasn't designed for your application? You don't have high compression N/A or F/I. Sure, you have the right to spend all the money you want on whatever, just as long as it makes you happy.



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