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Old 10-16-2000, 09:53 AM   #1
Eddie
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Post plug wires???

I hit the 30,000 mark and it's time to tune up. I'm gonna be changing to the denso iridium plug but where can I get a godd set of wires?
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Old 10-16-2000, 10:01 AM   #2
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This may sound sad, but if pepboys wires are 8mm and fairly new, they are the best wires for the $$ I have found. If they are 7mm don't get them.

I have had a little bit of trouble with the wires that had been on the shelf for 3-4 years though so watch that.
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Old 10-16-2000, 10:19 AM   #3
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The TecII kit uses magnicore wires. so they have to be good right. try and search the internet for them.

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Old 10-16-2000, 10:54 AM   #4
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Hello,

MAgnecors are the gold standard that all other wires should be compared to. They cost about $80 for a set and like the ads say, don't expect a power gain from Magnecors. They tell it like it is, no wires give more power unless compared to bad wires that were robbing power.

That all being said, NGK (blue) wires are pretty damn good and are half the price

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Old 10-16-2000, 11:19 AM   #5
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...and they fall off! for my $80, they should at least stay on!

Best bet...make your own, using Accel', MSD's, etc.

The iridium plug is a whole other issue.
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Old 10-16-2000, 01:08 PM   #6
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Good Good Good.

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Old 10-16-2000, 06:15 PM   #7
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What's wrong with the iridium plug? I'm not expecting more power out of changeing the plugs and wires I just want the cleanest best spark possible for my subie.
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Old 10-16-2000, 06:22 PM   #8
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Then get plain NGK copper plugs and replace them every 10,000 - 15,000 miles. Performs great and it's a lot cheaper, even buying 5 sets to one.

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Old 10-16-2000, 07:33 PM   #9
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The site is http://www.cyberauto.com Ask them for a quote. The last quote
they sent me was for $66.52 about a year ago so the price may have changed.
the part number is Manger KV85 Competition Spark Plug Wires #45350. It took me a few weeks to get them.
Pics of the wires installed in the Misc pics of the Mods section here:
http://www.azscooby.com/
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Old 10-16-2000, 08:52 PM   #10
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I know they're pretty expensive but, what do you guys think of the 9mm Sparkco wires?
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Old 10-17-2000, 12:51 AM   #11
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Waht do you mean they fall off.

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Old 10-17-2000, 12:52 AM   #12
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Hello,

Adam, the ones that fall off are the ones that were designed off Alex's wires Too short! Magnecor rectified the situation already quite some time ago.

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Old 10-17-2000, 08:25 AM   #13
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I don't know Joel -I have the 'redesigned ones" too, and had the same problem. after some hard launches, or rough roads (I occassonally take mine off road), the #4 and #3 plugs on the cylinder side fall off. Both times, i bunred holes in the insulation from the arcing.

As for the iridium plugs, I just have my own opinions of them. I tend to just looka twhat the racers use, and go from there. I have tried the iridium ones in my ZX, which serves as a test bed for various new items on the market, in hopes of every extra 1/0th or extra 1mph. Bottom line is I played with the entire heat range set of the HKS's, and they worked no better nor no worse than the regular NGK's I have always used so i stuck with them (much, mcuch cheaper to0). I am not saying what you should or shouldn't get, just my opinion.

as for wires, on the subaru, I am sticking with the stock ones...work just fine, and are cheap enough to replace. if I ever feel the ned for new ones, I will make my own set o MSD's, which i hapen to like the connectors on (i.e. they have yet to fall off!)
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Old 10-17-2000, 09:32 AM   #14
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Gonna have to agree with Adam - the $80 set of Magnecore's are a waste of money, IMHO. I saw no improvement over the stock wires. Stick to the stockers, and if they need replacement, go NGK! (Always go NGK! )
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