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Old 09-20-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Is there a compelling enough reason to NOT buy NGK wires?

I'm freshening up the car to start doing some competetive stuff down here in SoCal now that I've moved.. fuel pump/filter, spark plug wires, etc.

I've not had any issue with my spark not being strong enough so far as I could tell up to almost 12 psi... when I dyno'd the car it was smooth and flawless, lately I've been getting stuttering - almost like hitting the rev limiter for just a second every once in a while during a hard pull near the top of the rpm range, but not actually near the 7k redline.
It's not my overboost protection, I checked.

My NGK wires came on the car when I bought it, and I bought it with 62k miles, which means I've put 65k miles on the car - so the wires have 65k+ miles and I'm pretty sure that's way past the recommended lifespan for them... so I am pretty confident my stuttering is wire related

Finishline has the NGKs for 39.00 - I'm about to buy them but just wanted to confirm with you guys that they are adequate - I don't seem to have had any issues with them so far, I know in the turbo world some people swear by the thicker wires made by I think magnecor? But it seems to me like if one's going to pay 100+ for wires they might as well switch to Sav's COP setup and be done with wires for good....

So, is there any reason to not buy the nice affordable NGKs?

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If sticking to wires... I would Only buy NGK blues.
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i think ngk blues are all that's needed. although i did buy the magnecor wires. reason being i pay cost for most parts through the shop i work for. i got them way under $100 and that was for the "race" magnecor's 10mm set, not the std. 8.5mm everyone usually gets.
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i think ngk blues are all that's needed. although i did buy the magnecor wires. reason being i pay cost for most parts through the shop i work for. i got them way under $100 and that was for the "race" magnecor's 10mm set, not the std. 8.5mm everyone usually gets.
And your impressions?
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i don't like how the magnecor boot "snap onto the plugs" that is, they don't really snap. but they work great. unfortunately, i've been having problems with old brittle wiring (harness) and haven't been able to test the possibility of running a larger plug gap with the better wires. although i will be doing some testing at an event next weekend and can report back after that.
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So, is there any reason to not buy the nice affordable NGKs?
Yes.

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Find some COPs for cheap and DIY. I did mines for 30 something bucks.
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Having fiddled around with wires some I think the NGK blues are the best. Magnacors don’t fit the head and valve cover as well and I have had some come apart on me if you take them on and off allot. Some of the other brands have similar issues. The NGK’s fit well work well and last well.

I now am back to Magnacore as I needed custom ones to work with my LS coils however.

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I survived easily on NAPA's $20 set. They got eaten up just as fast as the NGK blues. I think I went through 3 sets in 2 years, and one of those was just a "why not" purchase when I was at NAPA.
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Having fiddled around with wires some I think the NGK blues are the best. Magnacors don’t fit the head and valve cover as well and I have had some come apart on me if you take them on and off allot. Some of the other brands have similar issues. The NGK’s fit well work well and last well.

I now am back to Magnacore as I needed custom ones to work with my LS coils however.

Bob
did you have the 10mm race magenecors? i forgot to mention that mine had a book that states that the loose fitment is on purpose for race applications that get plug wires removed often. that don't snap onto the plug so hard, but they never come off or anything on mine.
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