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Old 02-13-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Spark plugs?

What are the best spark plugs out there?

Spark plug wires?
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Re: Spark plugs?

A lot of guys will go with Motorcraft or Autolites. I like NGK plugs, and have used them for years with no problems at all. Plug wires, I like MSD, Taylor, or Accel.
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What are the best spark plugs out there?

Spark plug wires?
I went with NGK Iridium tipped plugs no complaints
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Of course my opinion is that Granatelli Wires are the best you could install. JCWhitney sells them for our V6's. I use copper core plugs by Autolite.
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Agree with 93cobraguy. I've used NGK iridiums on everything from my car to my sportbike and have never had a complaint about them.
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I'm old school. Motorcraft or autolite for fords.
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Re: Spark plugs?

currently on the JCWhitney site.. the reviews for the Granatelli wire set are awesome! and I'm really diggin' that green color.
Do you or have you used these before?
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I'm old school. Motorcraft or autolite for fords.
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currently on the JCWhitney site.. the reviews for the Granatelli wire set are awesome! and I'm really diggin' that green color.
Do you or have you used these before?
Do not put anything other than Motorcraft or Autolite plugs. As for the wires: I, would go with Motorcraft but Granatelli is a good product
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Do not put anything other than Motorcraft or Autolite plugs. As for the wires: I, would go with Motorcraft but Granatelli is a good product
I always wondered if there was an underlying reason to specifically use Motorcraft or Autolite plugs in the Mustangs?
I've always used NGK's in all my cars, whether I was running nitrous or in my Talons which were turbo.
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Re: Spark plugs?

There are so many to choose from and everybody has a preference
I've always used motorcraft but have been looking to try others
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I always wondered if there was an underlying reason to specifically use Motorcraft or Autolite plugs in the Mustangs?
I've always used NGK's in all my cars, whether I was running nitrous or in my Talons which were turbo.
Yea I have too so many people out there say that... But I went with the screamin demon coil pack, ngk iridiums and the Davis united livewires, of course my car is turbocharged.... Maybe for more stock applications? The price to performance ratio not being worth it? Idk
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If you ever have nitrous plans do not get iridium or platinum plugs.... Ask how I know... Boom
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If you ever have nitrous plans do not get iridium or platinum plugs.... Ask how I know... Boom
Oh yeah, that'll do it!
I always get copper core for everything.
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Re: Spark plugs?

NGK's are great plugs just overkill for a stock to lightly modified vehicle. The motorcrafts are some of the best plugs on the market.
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NGK's are great plugs just overkill for a stock to lightly modified vehicle. The motorcrafts are some of the best plugs on the market.
Are they a 2 piece.... If so steer clear
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Re: Spark plugs?

I would say NGK
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Re: Spark plugs?

I have been a NGK fan since my harley shop and I have used NGK in the Mustang, I was given a set of E3 plugs and they have been great. so I would choose either one of those

As for wires MSD all the way. For me they are my coil paks.
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Re: Spark plugs?

NGK isn't netting you anything additional if your not tuned or decently modded. It's just extra spent money for a feeling of satisfaction. The motorcrafts are the best engineered spark plug designs for a stock heat range requiring Mustang
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NGK isn't netting you anything additional if your not tuned or decently modded. It's just extra spent money for a feeling of satisfaction. The motorcrafts are the best engineered spark plug designs for a stock heat range requiring Mustang
Very true that Motorcraft is an excellent plug. The Ngk plugs I buy are the same price, as I get the standard copper core "V-Power" plugs. I'm not trying to gain anything by them, but I know from experience that they are excellent in any car, whether I was N/A, running nitrous, or a turbo as well.
Brand loyalty is something I grew up with. I like Ford's and Mobil 1 oil, and NGK spark plugs. My dad likes GM, Quaker State Oil, and Bosche spark plugs.
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Very true that Motorcraft is an excellent plug. The Ngk plugs I buy are the same price, as I get the standard copper core "V-Power" plugs. I'm not trying to gain anything by them, but I know from experience that they are excellent in any car, whether I was N/A, running nitrous, or a turbo as well.
Brand loyalty is something I grew up with. I like Ford's and Mobil 1 oil, and NGK spark plugs. My dad likes GM, Quaker State Oil, and Bosche spark plugs.

Well you dad seems to be in quite a quagmire.
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Well you dad seems to be in quite a quagmire.
He used to be hooked on Fram oil filters too.
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He used to be hooked on Fram oil filters too.

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currently on the JCWhitney site.. the reviews for the Granatelli wire set are awesome! and I'm really diggin' that green color.
Do you or have you used these before?
I have them on my car. They work great. Constructed nicely, heavy duty. I replaced all of the ignition parts days before my first SCT dyno runs. Great plug wires.
Paired with SD coil and the Autolite Copper Core plugs. Works good. Getting great HP numbers so stickin with 'em.
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alot of these gimmick plugs are just that.. i bought a set of splitfires when they first came out for a 87 4cyl mustang ran great for about a week then just wouldn't start . took me forever to figure out it was the plugs . the old set were still layin on the ground in the mud wiped em off put em in started right up . i haven't used the e3s but ive heard mostly bad stuff about them . i say autolite i always use em even in chevys imports etc
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I got those 4 electrode Bosch platinum/iridium ones and I wouldn't say they were any better than any other I will be going back to coppers this summer so if anyone wants these they can have er for the cost off shipping
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Copper plugs are best in performance use. The platinum and iridium plugs just wear slower so you have to change them less often. I use motorcraft or ngk plugs. Wires are more important. Motorcraft preferably, but I do have a car with msd wires that work just fine.
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I got those 4 electrode Bosch platinum/iridium ones and I wouldn't say they were any better than any other I will be going back to coppers this summer so if anyone wants these they can have er for the cost off shipping
Ya that's just a bunch of bs. Indexing them does work though.
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Platinum Autolites my friend..... BTW autolite is made by Ford for Ford
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I ran platnium plugs in my 6r, and had no problems with them. When i switched back to copper core plugs, I noticed a slight difference, it seemed to rev quicker with copper core plugs.
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Of course my opinion is that Granatelli Wires are the best you could install. JCWhitney sells them for our V6's. I use copper core plugs by Autolite.
I hate gms! I had nothing but problems with their coil packs about a year ago... Autolite iradiums are good plugs though
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I hate gms! I had nothing but problems with their coil packs about a year ago... Autolite iradiums are good plugs though
Nobody is using coil packs here. They make a fantastic set of plug wires for the 3.8 Mustang. Its a top notch product.
I've had problems with a few different manufacturer's in the past but have never condemned all their products.
He wanted to know about plugs and plug wires. Copper Core plugs and Granatelli plug wires will perform at the highest level.
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Nobody is using coil packs here. They make a fantastic set of plug wires for the 3.8 Mustang. Its a top notch product.
I've had problems with a few different manufacturer's in the past but have never condemned all their products.
He wanted to know about plugs and plug wires. Copper Core plugs and Granatelli plug wires will perform at the highest level.
As far as coil on plugs are concerned oem are the best to buy.

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run OEM plus and if the wires are in need of replacing you can go with a good brand for about the same price as oem, it wont matter performance wise.
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