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New spark plug wires

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Old 08-30-2006, 11:11 PM
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Default New spark plug wires

I want to get this It helps with the looks but does it also deliver any HP or fuel effciency as promised? Will it work with the spark plugs I have in there now? And to install it is simply pull out old wires, put in new ones rite? thanks
 
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:28 AM
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Default RE: New spark plug wires

What size are your stock wires? 8.5mm? Those are 10.2's, I've heard people say anything over stock size in a stock engine will steal power...
 
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:09 AM
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Default RE: New spark plug wires

I would never use anything other than OEM or direct OEM replacements unless I was driving a HEAVILY modded car.

No, bolt ons do not mean heavily modded
 
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:39 AM
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Default RE: New spark plug wires

Even if you were to replace them with thicker wires, they wont do anything because the rest of your ignition system is stock. When you do an ignition system you want to do wires, distributor, the works. It would be completely useless and a waste of money if you did all the upgrades to the ignition since its not HEAVILY modded like forty said. HEAVILY modded is pretty much everything you can do, IE turbo, internals, valvetrain, fuel system, etc. It will infact make you loose power and money since the wires are oversized they are straining the rest of your ignition system and more then likely cost you a distributor. I work in a garage, and a customers civic was running like crap, popped the hood, saw the oversized wires and it cost him a distributor with a new set of OE wires. Trust us, OE is ideal unless HEAVILY modded.
 
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