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Old 08-01-2003, 05:10 PM   #1
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Hey, anyone have any suggestions on spark plugs? What kind should I get, where I should get them. Right now I have Bosch plugs and I guess you're not supposed to use them, so I want to get something better for my car. Any ideas?
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:11 PM   #2
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For performance the best bet will be some good NGK copper plugs. Not sure of the part # , I will be ordering some soon for my 60K maintenance.
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
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NGK BKR6E-11

You should be able to get them in most auto parts stores; a little under $2.00 each.
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Old 08-04-2003, 04:37 AM   #4
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only advice i have is dont be fooled by all of that platinum and iridium crap. the only benefit you really get from those metals is longer life of the plug, but they typically don't fire as well as copper will.

I use NGK V-power copper plugs. I believe the same ones as Compressed and Yotsuya. So, I third that motion, go with the NGKs

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Old 08-04-2003, 01:32 PM   #5
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Well, as much as other members seem to think that the Iridiums do nothing, my Denso Iridiums made a noticeable difference in my 2.2. Then again, most people here aren't running 2.2s so maybe thats the difference.

My advice is go for the Denso Iridium Power spark plugs. Check out what the high power cars are using, you'll see alot of them using the Densos.
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Old 08-04-2003, 01:49 PM   #6
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well I ended up with some NGK coppers. Put em in yesterday, they work fine. No noticable difference in anything, which is a good thing. Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-04-2003, 06:33 PM   #7
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The NGK V-power plugs last pretty long too. I bought my car used with 30K miles and didn't do my first tune up till 2 years later at 60K. When I pulled out the old plugs, they were NGK V-powers not the stock plugs. They were in good shape too.

That means that they were in there for at least 30k miles, and I don't know how much more since the previous owner never told me when he did a tune up.
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Old 08-04-2003, 06:39 PM   #8
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Well I asked the guys in the "Forced Induction" forum about the gap. I should have just asked here. What should I have gapped them at? They came to me pre-gapped at .043, is this right? Or is there some other gar which will increase performance?
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Old 08-05-2003, 10:50 AM   #9
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I am doing my forced induction on my RS and was wondering which spark plugs people would reccomend. I know this kinda borders between this thread and Forced Induction threads
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Old 08-05-2003, 11:16 AM   #10
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mprez, .043" is fine for stock wires

lazy, coppers are fine for FI... you'll just go through them a little faster. You'll also need to lower your gap to .032-.035.
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Old 08-05-2003, 01:41 PM   #11
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Thanks BOY. What do I change them to if I get bigger wires? If I change them at all.
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Old 08-05-2003, 02:00 PM   #12
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That depends (come on, you didn't think it'd be easy did you ). If you get a high resistance wire (OE replacement, Magnecore, etc) you'll keep the gap the same. If you get a low resistance wire like my custom built MSDs you will need to increase the gap pretty dramatically. IIRC I was running almost .060" before the turbo!!
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