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Spark plug wires and brand quality? #4773682
05/31/18 06:34 PM
05/31/18 06:34 PM
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USA
97prizm Offline OP
97prizm  Offline OP
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USA
I'm about to order some spark plug wires for the neon, am seeing the usual brands, no bame, and performance beands. I found a comparison on a mopar forum that a guy hooked up measuring ohms. Spark plug test

I'm also seeing A/C Delco, Denso, and B&B? Wire sets. I did have a couple ac delcos go bad intermittently on the geo, so not sure. Any thoughts or real world experience? Or am i overthinking it. It is low milage and i want it to last me.


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1997 Geo Prizm
1984 Mazda RX-7 Spec 7
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773688
05/31/18 06:38 PM
05/31/18 06:38 PM
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North Carolina
rooflessVW Offline
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North Carolina
I always buy NGK wires. Good brand and a sweet shade of blue.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773701
05/31/18 06:48 PM
05/31/18 06:48 PM
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Reno, NV
redbone3 Offline
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Reno, NV
I used "Duralast" wires on my '97 Neon and they outlasted the car.


2014 Passat Wolfsburg, 1995 Miata.
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773742
05/31/18 07:17 PM
05/31/18 07:17 PM
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Iowa, United States
KMJ1992 Offline
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Iowa, United States
+1 on NGK, if they make your application. Have had a set of their 9mms on my 4g63t for 7 years now, and i always use their plugs in everything. Havent had a bad one yet. If they dont make your app, MSD ive had no issues with on American cars.

Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773787
05/31/18 07:57 PM
05/31/18 07:57 PM
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Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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Waco, TX
MSD wires, or Taylor Spiro Pro


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(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773790
05/31/18 08:01 PM
05/31/18 08:01 PM
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The Northeast
mclasser Offline
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The Northeast
Another vote for NGK wires.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773802
05/31/18 08:09 PM
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Crawfordville FL
SilverFusion2010 Offline
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Crawfordville FL
The last set of wires I did I think I went with ac delco. It was a Chevy Malibu


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773830
05/31/18 08:29 PM
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North Carolina
spasm3 Offline
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Oem, ngk, or napa belden.


13 elantra 70k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 5600 miles m1 0w30
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773851
05/31/18 08:40 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline
Chris142  Offline
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Autolite wires used to be junk.


02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773860
05/31/18 08:50 PM
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San Antonio, TX
Nyogtha Offline
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San Antonio, TX
Last set of plug wires I installed were Bosch from RA on a friend's 2005 Buick with 3800 engine. The wires outlasted the car.


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Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: Chris142] #4773901
05/31/18 09:37 PM
05/31/18 09:37 PM
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Utah, USA
28oz Offline
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Utah, USA
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Autolite wires used to be junk.


Still are. I tried some Autolite wires on an F150 a couple years ago. All kinds of weird issues and they arced like crazy in the dark. Switched them out with Motorcraft wires and they've been great. To the OP, I've had good luck with Denso and NGK.


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1990 Nissan 300zx - Castrol Edge Euro 0W-40
2004 Nissan Quest - Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4773980
06/01/18 12:32 AM
06/01/18 12:32 AM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Kalifornia Kollective
I mostly use Moroso spiral core wires. Occasionally, I'll buy similar from Napa Auto Parts. Will not use carbon rope "wires" on an enemies vehicle.

Have seen plenty of junk wires. Just buy good ones smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4774035
06/01/18 04:24 AM
06/01/18 04:24 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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ROCHESTER, NY
Another vote for NGK.


"Retired"
-----------------------------------

'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX(17K)
Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: 97prizm] #4774112
06/01/18 07:28 AM
06/01/18 07:28 AM
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missouri
ragtoplvr Offline
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missouri
I am a big fan of spiral suppression core wires over the old carbon cores. I really have been impressed with the quality of Magnecore https://www.magnecor.com/

That said, the carbon core seem reliable now, and so seldom go bad that I have not bought any in years.

Rod

Re: Spark plug wires and brand quality? [Re: spasm3] #4774677
06/01/18 05:12 PM
06/01/18 05:12 PM
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United States of America
mjoekingz28 Offline
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United States of America
Originally Posted By: spasm3
Oem, ngk, or napa belden.




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