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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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3rd Set Of Plug Wires???

I am on my 3rd set of wires in 5 months..... Bosh wires from AutoZone..... Has anyone had this problems??
But of course if they are lifetime i will just keep taking them back...

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 03:01 AM
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Hmm. The ford OEM's are good. I use the MSD's currently and so far no problems. The MSD's are supposed to increase the spark and thus increase horsepower, but i really couldn't tell the difference. I mostly got them because they look a little more visually pleasing...
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I have autolites from advance and I have had no problems (had to replace them once cause my intake was leaking and ruined the wires, not the wires fault though) What I did was wrap them in wire coils. Protects them better. I did have advance brands on for a while but it seems that normal engine heat broke them down, not strong at all. Id try first to put wire coils over them, and make sure the bare wires arent touching the alternator. Use wire spacers so they dont touch.

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Wire coils???? What exactily are you refering to?? The seprators are still there...

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Wire covers, i dunno I cant think of the name right now, I havent slept for 2 days because of work. Heres a pic of what im talking about, taken when i switched over to the PI intake.


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I think those would be wire looms.

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got a set from ford motorsport 10 mm work great not alot of dough.
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I had the same problem with their duracrap wires

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Whats the problem?? Do they just break down that fast??

1997 LX 4.6 Stock--Future upgrades-- Flowmasters, 70mm TB, PI Head Swap
1997 Explorer 5.0--Future upgrades-- 31x10.5, 3" lift
1988 Mustang GT--Future upgrades--Tremec, Larger Cam, Better upper and lower intake
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on a 4.6 use motorsport or stk ford only

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Carbon core verses stainless core.

Original plug wires, as well as low priced aftermarket wires ,are usually just a thin carbon-aramid fiber core. They work good as long as they are not near heat, which makes them brittle, which allows several actual breaks within the silicone core,which you cannot see, which permit various missfires to occure.
The stainless coil-wrapped around a carbon core work the best (MSD,etc), and they usually have better silicone insulation,which makes them less sensitive to heat,which allows for a near forever life,which makes the higher price actually cheaper in the long run.
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I'll stand by that I have a set of MSD's on my 95 that have been on the car since 97 still going strong no issues. Paid like 80 bucks at Advance get a set for the 96-98 Mustang GT.

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