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Old 07-14-2004, 04:04 PM   #1
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At this time, we do not make a wire set for your application. Hopefully, we should have something in the near future.

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They said they don't make a wire set for 2002 V6 mustangs. They make a wire set for 99-00s. Is this not compatible? Anybody know?
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there is absolutely no reason why a set of 8.5mm wires wont fit yours fine. i would like to know why you got that response. perhaps the brands i have been seeing are not MSD though MSD makes the most and largest variety of electrical aftermarket. wierd.

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Don't quote me on this but there are no electrical differances from 99-04 that I am aware of. The spark plug wires from an earlier model should work just fine. Sometimes when I company doesn't actually try something for itself, it doesn't advertise it. So maybe your company tried the wires on a 99 and 2000, but not on anymore recent years. Because if they did fit but blew up your car, they would be responsible. Make sense?
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there may not be any electrical differences, but the electronic distributer may be in a different location thus making different length wires needed.
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I believe that the connector to the coilpack changed after 2000.
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Its time to change my spark plugs and wires... I am looking for some 8.5mm wires, and noticed that MSD doesnt list a set for the 2003 3.8... I also noticed there was debate here on whether the other kit would fit or not, has anyone figured this one out yet?
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My friend has MSD ignition wires that he wants to sell to me out of his 2003 manual 3.8L Mustang to my 2004 auto 3.9L Mustang. He wants 30 bucks. I thought they fit with no problem but now that I saw this thread I'll check the box out for model number and check back with you guys tomorrow.
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Also, would these ignition wires make a difference in my cars performance at all, if so, how is it felt on the road?
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Guess noone knows...
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Guess noone knows...
they'll fit just fine.
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wires are worthless only reason to upgrade is the price is about the same as oem stockers, have you checked jacobs see if they have wires?
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Yes I have checked Jacobs, they give the same model yrs as all the other companies. I guess I will just buy a set and see if they work and then post my findings.
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My friend has MSD ignition wires that he wants to sell to me out of his 2003 manual 3.8L Mustang to my 2004 auto 3.9L Mustang. He wants 30 bucks. I thought they fit with no problem but now that I saw this thread I'll check the box out for model number and check back with you guys tomorrow. Also, would these ignition wires make a difference in my cars performance at all, if so, how is it felt on the road?
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My friend has MSD ignition wires that he wants to sell to me out of his 2003 manual 3.8L Mustang to my 2004 auto 3.9L Mustang. He wants 30 bucks. I thought they fit with no problem but now that I saw this thread I'll check the box out for model number and check back with you guys tomorrow. Also, would these ignition wires make a difference in my cars performance at all, if so, how is it felt on the road?
You wont feel any difference
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how often are you supposed to get new plugs/wires?
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i bought these custom 10mm wires and they felt horryble, i was told i needed a a biger coil with more voltage cuz the wires are platinum braided. so basicly i wasted 100$ on racing wires that im not using , but when i get a jacobs coil i'll be ready, the cables are cable of 40ohm resistance
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wires alow the spark to travel to the plugs with the least amount of resistance (ohms law) as you wont feel a difference the wire assures that suffecent amout of current fires the plug. a weak spark wont ignite all the fuel in the engine and cause less performance and wasted fuel. a good set of wires will have a conductor that offers less resistance and makes it easyer for the current to pass through the wire with out voltage loss (ohms law). as for a better coil pack if you have a hot coil and use stock wires you will only be able to pass as much current as the stock wire can feed to the plugs.Its like stepping on the garden hose, you have the pressure to push the water out but the hose restricts it. You have the voltage and current(current is the push) but the wires are holding things back>
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Just get a set of Bosch Premium wires from your local AutoZone.

They are the best compared to a lot of other wires.
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Wires last a few years and I change plugs every 6 months but a year is OK, unless you are shooting the juice then I would say check your plugs every week and if they seem fine change them every 4 to 6 months.

Also dont buy expensive plugs. Motorcraft or Autolite work best for 3.8's paying anything more than $2.00 a plug is a waste of money

As far as Plug wires get either MSD, Jacobs or original Motorcraft are good. After numerous complaints about the quality of Bosch going down the tube I would steer clear. Bosch quality is getting so bad in their aftermarket parts several car companies have found other vendors.
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wires & plugs

I own a 2001 V6 stang. I was wondering what type of spark plugs should i get? what do i gap the spark plugs at? what type of wires? also would i need to replace my distributur cap ?

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I own a 2001 V6 stang. I was wondering what type of spark plugs should i get? what do i gap the spark plugs at? what type of wires? also would i need to replace my distributur cap ?

thanks ,
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You dont have a distributor cap. You have a coil pack and they are just about indestructable and wont need to change it in a long time. I would stick with Motorcraft or Autolite. dont send money on high dollar plugs that dont do crap. Get either MSD, Jacobs or Motorcraft plug wires. Spark Plug Gap is 0.052-0.056
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like corey pointed out just get what you need, no need to get expensive plugs they are a waste of money, btw belongs in EEC and elect.
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belongs in a grave, this thread is old, lol.

Laser02 started it.
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yea we need one of those graveyard forums ive seen it somewhere lol BRENT MAKE A FORUM FOR REPOSTS AND BACK FROM THE DEAD THREADS! woot
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You dont have a distributor cap. You have a coil pack and they are just about indestructable and wont need to change it in a long time. I would stick with Motorcraft or Autolite. dont send money on high dollar plugs that dont do crap. Get either MSD, Jacobs or Motorcraft plug wires. Spark Plug Gap is 0.052-0.056
I think I have mine still at .055"
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I just went to Autozone and asked for a set of Autolite for my car year, wires don't matter too much to me. I say if your not having problems with the ignition, why change it? I used to have a set of Bosch 4tip platinum spark plugs and they ran like ****te so I swapped in for some Autolites that I actually gapped and the car runs 20x(well not really) better.

I say, get a cool set of wires if your worried about cosmetics or if you really need them to get the voltage to your sparkers. Just buy recommended spark plugs for your car and gap them accordingly. No need to change them unless you want to run a colder plug, and I'm betting a lot of people here don't really need it. of course there are some ;D
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I'm betting a lot of people here don't really need it. of course there are some ;D

Actually it is my experience most novice car owners neglect plugs and wire more than any maintenance except brake fluid. When you start having ignition problems you are way past needing them changed. The fact is Plugs and wires deteriorate so slowly most dont notice till they are changed and are suprised at the instant pep the engine has. On a modded car every year is about max on a set of plugs
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Well yea, change your stuff regularly, no doubting that. I change or atleast check plugs every oil change. If they look bad then I change em and find out why. I'm just saying not everyone here needs a colder set of plugs.
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Btw, that instant pep your speak of, I know what you mean. they guy I got my car off of hadnt changed the plugs or wires in the 5 years,45k mileage life of my car. My car was running on 5 cylinders (like 6 isnt bad enough :p) and the other plugs had so much gunk on them I'm amazed I wasn't running on 3 or 4 cylinders lol.
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I'm just saying not everyone here needs a colder set of plugs.
Nobody with a stock automobile needs colder plugs that is for sure. On a stock engine a set of colder plugs can cause you a 10 HP loss easily. I experienced it.
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i bought these custom 10mm wires and they felt horryble, i was told i needed a a biger coil with more voltage cuz the wires are platinum braided. so basicly i wasted 100$ on racing wires that im not using , but when i get a jacobs coil i'll be ready, the cables are cable of 40ohm resistance
Jacobs coil=waste of money, I had one a while back, saw no gain. It actally went bad a few times on me.
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My thoughts...
I only run Motorcraft plugs.
Stock wires have worked fine for me. I would replace them after alot of miles. Stock coilpack is fine, I think most igntion boosters out there are a waste of money. The only one I would ever consider using is the KB boost-a-spark.

Like a few guys said, in 01 they changed the connector on the coilpack. I will soon be offering name-brand plug wires for 94-98, 99-00, and 01-04 3.8s.
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