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Old 01-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Whats everyone using Custom for sparkplug wires? I bought some universal ones but I am having a hard time getting them into the hole, because the plugs still so deep.
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why would you buy universal plug wires?
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http://www.kingsbornewires.com/categ...?categoryId=99

All the parts you need to make your own, or they will assemble anything you want. Very high quality, great customer service, and some of the cheapest stuff I've found.
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Magnecor will make you custom wires for around $100 depending on the length of the wires.
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Magnecor.

But fug it I would not buy em again. It's just a frikken wire and some connectors. I would just make my own.
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What are plug wires? Just run COPs.
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COPS. /thread
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last week magnacore quoted me $160 for 8.5mm wire 12" long with mazda spark plug ends and ls coil ends. that was too much so i asked for just the boots and terminals and it was only $18...then i got msd bulk wire 8.5mm 6' and the msd crimper at the local speed shop for $28 tax in. (where did the other $114 come from?)
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Or you could do like I did and get 8mm custom wires for less than 75 made.
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What are plug wires? Just run COPs.
Cops are so 2008. It is all about LS2 coils now. Depending on where you mount them you can still run stock spark plug wires.

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That looks fugly, cops are so clean
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That looks fugly, cops are so clean
More spark and cheaper > clean.
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I also prefer having quality plug well seals.
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More spark and cheaper > clean.
your math is much too difficult for me to understand.
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My toyota COPs don't like to fire when temps get cold & battery voltage goes below ~11volts or so. Instead of buying a new battery I swap back to the OEM coils for the winter and run MSD wires.
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good quality plug well seals for reference.
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good quality plug well seals for reference.
Is that from kingsborne wires?
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...I am having a hard time getting them into the hole...
sounds like a personal problem
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Is that from kingsborne wires?
no they are from magnacore Spark plug boot, part no. SP1797 - $2.39
Terminal for above, part no. T995 - $0.79. and i went with ls coils ends on the other side.
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no they are from magnacore Spark plug boot, part no. SP1797 - $2.39
Terminal for above, part no. T995 - $0.79. and i went with ls coils ends on the other side.
You sure of the number? I cant find any listings of them(Sp1797)
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