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Old 04-14-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Sparko? plug wires

What's up peeps? Hey where can I find those plug wires that I saw on Scoobymods. The sweet blue Sparko ones designed (allegedly) for the 2.5s? A search reveals nothing. I've read too many wine and cheese posts about the Magnacores.

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Old 04-15-2004, 12:35 PM   #2
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-- cmon.. someone has to know about these wires

9mm blue Sparkco plug wires for 2,5rs's

check em out on scoobymods.com thru 01 my forums
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:33 PM   #3
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not many use them.
read and search

they are GARBAGE for the most part
i've read nothing but bad reviews on these wires.

they're not made for our cars.
they tend to burn up (literally) or pop off often.

most use OE as they're designed for the car and perform very well

hope this helps
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:58 PM   #4
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Jamie -- from the people that get em to stay on, the Magnecores seem to make the engine happier no? -- if the sparkco's are crap.
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:26 PM   #5
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my opinion?
magnecores are a $100 waste of your money
(unless you've got an aftermarket set up Tech II Tech III etc.)

they pop off often..
they do not add anything to the performance of the car
there are NO gains from these wires.

how is that a good investment?

really, get something made for the car, the best way to go.


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Old 04-15-2004, 07:26 PM   #6
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Old 04-16-2004, 04:18 AM   #7
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my opinion?
magnecores are a $100 waste of your money
(unless you've got an aftermarket set up Tech II Tech III etc.)

they pop off often..
they do not add anything to the performance of the car
there are NO gains from these wires.

how is that a good investment?

really, get something made for the car, the best way to go.


Jamie
I have to agree. Other than the supposed longevity of these wires (they are supposed to last forever thus saving you the money of having to buy new ones every so often) I didn't notice any gains or differences.

BTW...I didn't pay anywhere near $100 for mine.
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:14 AM   #8
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"really, get something made for the car, the best way to go."
That may hold true for plug wires on a Subaru, but not for everything. Sorry, it just sounded like a blanket statement.
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:21 PM   #9
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Quote:
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"really, get something made for the car, the best way to go."
That may hold true for plug wires on a Subaru, but not for everything. Sorry, it just sounded like a blanket statement.
didnt mean it that way.
of course i meant that in reference to the conversation we're having here in this thread.

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Old 04-16-2004, 02:29 PM   #10
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I USED THAM. IT LEAK WATER... I THOWED THAM AWAY..
MAKE ME LOOK LIKE A FOOL ON THE STREET..

CEL light, poping sound, car want to stall... wet my spark plug.
don get it.. it is stupid
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Old 04-16-2004, 04:01 PM   #11
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Maybe we can get a spell checker on this site??
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Old 04-16-2004, 04:08 PM   #12
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Dude, please use proper internet language
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Old 04-16-2004, 07:09 PM   #13
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I USED THAM. IT LEAK WATER... I THOWED THAM AWAY..
MAKE ME LOOK LIKE A FOOL ON THE STREET..

CEL light, poping sound, car want to stall... wet my spark plug.
don get it.. it is stupid
Arn't you the guy who gave us "Grap on my tired?"

If so, then It's an honor to meet you.
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Old 04-17-2004, 10:26 AM   #14
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Old 07-09-2004, 09:44 PM   #15
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Subaru Stars Sparkco wires

The guy that runs it is named Peter . I just placed a order for the 9mm sparkco wires with him today . He has a website www.sparkco.com , he just got the website up . but there is contact info .

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Old 07-09-2004, 10:20 PM   #16
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I found one potential reason Magnecors sometimes pop off. The ones I got were assembled with the spark plug contacts too far up in the boot, so the boot interfered with the contact clipping onto the plug. Using my original wires as a guide, I just tugged firmly with a pair of needle-nose pliers to adjust the contacts and have had no problems with the wires popping off for tens of thousands of miles.

Normal ignition leads are wear parts; Magnecors aren't. That could be a good investment depending how you look at it.
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:48 AM   #17
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The reason Magnacor wires don't need to be replaced is that they have a piece of wire in them versus carbon/graphite impregnated polyester of most "radio suppression" wires.

The radio suppression wires break down over time and increase their resistance. This leads to missfires, while the "real wire" ignition wires don't break down.

The only way theu fail is abuse or carelessness. Such as not being careful removing them or letting them hit the exhaust.

I used them for years on small block Chevy's. They can add ignition noise to your radio though when the plugs get old.
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