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Old 04-04-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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best plugs and wires?

wondering what the best brand/style/type of plugs and wires are to get.. 5.0 1993
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Taylor Spiro-Pro. I prefer the Motorcraft OE plugs.
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I've herd things about having the same brand of plugs and wires helps true or faulse?
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I always used the 9mm Ford Racing wires and Boush Plat 4 plugs in my 94 5.0. Always ran great.
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I always used the 9mm Ford Racing wires and Boush Plat 4 plugs in my 94 5.0. Always ran great.
I think I have 8mm ford racing does mm make a diffrence and ware can I get them?
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Granatelli wires are the best wires I found out after I bought my Ford racing wires

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You guys can check it out is on YouTube type in granatelli wire test
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As long as you get iridium plug you will be ok there is no difference
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Granatelli wires are the best wires I found out after I bought my Ford racing wires

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You guys can check it out is on YouTube type in granatelli wire test
Cool video. And informative. Would be nice if the FMS wire was in the test. When i went to the racing shop for new FMS wires, the owner suggested for $5 more that i go with tayloy. After arriving home i did an ohm test on the FMS and taylor wires. The difference was significant. I then disassembled one of each brand wire and saw the difference.

I wonder which wires in the video is the best buy when comparing cost to resistance per foot.
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I think I have 8mm ford racing does mm make a diffrence and ware can I get them?
I use the Taylor Thundervolt 50 10.4MM wires.
The low resistance and extra insulation helps to ensure you get as much power as possible to your spark plugs.


sixpac, The extra thick insulation helps to keep your wires from crossfiring and lets them deliver the current to your plugs instead of it being lost along the way.
You can get those and many other brands from almost any auto parts supply. I have included a link to the wires at Summit above.


Granatelli? Sorry man, but my past experience with some of their products has left a lasting impression on me and I won't ever buy their parts again.
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I use the Taylor Thundervolt 50 10.4MM wires.
The low resistance and extra insulation helps to ensure you get as much power as possible to your spark plugs.

sixpac, The extra thick insulation helps to keep your wires from crossfiring and lets them deliver the current to your plugs instead of it being lost along the way.
You can get those and many other brands from almost any auto parts supply. I have included a link to the wires at Summit above.

Granatelli? Sorry man, but my past experience with some of their products has left a lasting impression on me and I won't ever buy their parts again.
10.4mm?!..jeeez well I guess you cant complain about not having enough insulation!..
Im using msd 8.8mm wires,and autolite plugs...
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10.4mm?!..jeeez well I guess you cant complain about not having enough insulation!..
Im using msd 8.8mm wires,and autolite plugs...
They are the "Fat Boy" of plug wires.
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I like my mad super conductor 8.8mm wires with ngk iridium plugs.

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I like my mad super conductor 8.8mm wires with ngk iridium plugs.

MSD- not mad. Lol
I have a set of the MSD Superconductor 8.8 wires too.
They are also good wires and I plan to use the Autolite Iridium plugs once I pin down the heat range I will need.
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I have a set of the MSD Superconductor 8.8 wires too.
They are also good wires and I plan to use the Autolite Iridium plugs once I pin down the heat range I will need.
Makes for an expensive tune up.
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Makes for an expensive tune up.
Yes it will be.
That's why I intend to tune with regular Autolite plugs first then switch to the iridium plugs after I know the heat range I will need.
I just hope the iridium equivalents are the same and the material and tip do not negate my efforts.
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Yes it will be.
That's why I intend to tune with regular Autolite plugs first then switch to the iridium plugs after I know the heat range I will need.
I just hope the iridium equivalents are the same and the material and tip do not negate my efforts.
Well I do know the iridium plugs seem to hold up a lot better than most any other plug. I would think they would perform better in the long run using your method.

I've had electrodes on new auto lite and motorcraft plugs come out of the plugs themselves when I took them out the box. Since then I have avoided buying them, never had a problem with ngk as of yet.
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Well I do know the iridium plugs seem to hold up a lot better than most any other plug. I would think they would perform better in the long run using your method.

I've had electrodes on new auto lite and motorcraft plugs come out of the plugs themselves when I took them out the box. Since then I have avoided buying them, never had a problem with ngk as of yet.


I hope they hold up well, for what they cost.
That's strange to hear of your issues with them.
I've been using the Autolite/Motorcraft plugs for over 30 years and never had any problems with them.
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