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Old 10-23-2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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what is a good set of spark plug wires to buy.after going to pepboys and seeing there "taiwan made wires" im going to order probally a set of NGk's.
those pep boy wire where pathedic looking and cosy 60 bucks.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:59 PM   #2
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i'm still using the originals, i'll change em if they go bad. In the past i've used magnecors and accels(300-thunder i think). actually thought the accels were nicer, don't know if they make a miata set.
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I think general consensus is that stock wires are usually shot at around 30k miles. I think I hear people talk about Magnecor's more than any other brand. That's what I run. http://www.good-win-racing.com/mazda/miata/14-1004.html
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I use the NGK blue wires, have worked fine for me.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:13 AM   #5
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If you've got an advance around you can get a set of 8.5MM magstars in red blue or yellow for 45 bucks. made a pretty big difference for me, even from the NGK blues that i had. (use my employee discount if you want to, justsay you're an employee and your number is 304534....won't ask for a name or anything, you just have to sign your name on the receipt)

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What sort of difference has it made for you? Is this a boosted or NA application?


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If you've got an advance around you can get a set of 8.5MM magstars in red blue or yellow for 45 bucks. made a pretty big difference for me, even from the NGK blues that i had. (use my employee discount if you want to, justsay you're an employee and your number is 304534....won't ask for a name or anything, you just have to sign your name on the receipt)

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my car came with some newish Magnecor wires when I bought it. They've been fine so far and don't seem to have issues when picking up the spark fire at the dyno like a lot of others do.
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I had a much smoother running engine, better throttle response, and it felt like a little more power. I put them on about a week before my greddy kit went in.

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http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...e=5004&ptset=A

theses are the shitty wires at the pepboys near me ,i opened them up out side and walk back in and returned them.:gay:

thanks brian for that offer i think im just going to order them from there website.no advance autos on **** island.im sure they have them in jersey.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:45 PM   #10
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Don't compare new fancy wires to old shot ones. Of course the new wires performed better; the old ones were shot!

All wires will perform the same until they're shot out. The magnacores should last longer than the ngks, but don't think they'll work better.


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I run Magnecors on both of mine, they've not failed me yet.
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If you go to the dealer and get wires, they are now NGK blues
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:37 PM   #13
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The magnecores cost double the ngks but outlast them by at least triple. I think it's a no-brainer. Just don't expect new magnacores to work any better than new ngks.
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8.5 Magnecores seem to do the job. Had Taylors before and I didn't care for them, terminal contacts developed corrosion too soon, lifetime warranty was practically worthless.
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The Magnecores are definetly the best long-term alternative. May cost a bit more up front, but they last a long, long time.
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