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Old 05-15-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Wire boots vs header

I got the accel 8mm wires and the boots touch my headers will they melt ?
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I got the accel 8mm wires and the boots touch my headers will they melt ?
Yes, eventually they will.
They make fiberglass sleeves to help protect the boots and wires, but you still need to figure out how to keep them from directly contacting the headers.
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Dang .... You have any suggestions ?
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Dang .... You have any suggestions ?
Yes, use the sleeves over the boots and plastic wire ties to keep them from touching.


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What if I were to wrap them in heat wrap?

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That's a neat set up ! I ll have to do that!
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What if I were to wrap them in heat wrap?
You could, but the fiberglass plug wire sleeves are much neater and made to fit better.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #7
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Where do you get them at ?
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Where do you get them at ?
Click the link in my post above or try American Muscle, Jegs, etc., etc..
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:48 AM   #9
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You are welcome.


A few pictures of your wires and we might be able to offer some suggestions for tying them up.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #11
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Use a 90° or adjustable end on that wire.
You can get them at Summit or Jegs.
Just cut that one off and crimp on the new one.
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Do I just cut the old boot off , and use the now one ?
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Yep it's not hard search it on YouTube
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Do I just cut the old boot off , and use the now one ?
What you will cut off will be just the connector inside the boot.


Spray the wire inside and just above the boot with some silicone spray.
Slide the boot up on the wire far enough to allow you to be able to work on the wire.
Cut off the wire right at the connector.
Approximately 1/2" to 5/8" up on the wire carefully cut and remove the outer and inner insulation. Try to not nick the center wire.
Once the insulation layers are removed and you are left with just the center wire, fold it back over the outside of the insulation.
Slide your new end connector on, then crimp it into place.
Spray the wire and inside the boot with a bit more silicone spray, then slide it back down to cover the connector and you are done.
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I picked mine up from summit racing for 30-40 dollars. I don't remember exatly. And I got these wire seperators from AutoZone for 5$
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What you will cut off will be just the connector inside the boot.

Spray the wire inside and just above the boot with some silicone spray.
Slide the boot up on the wire far enough to allow you to be able to work on the wire.
Cut off the wire right at the connector.
Approximately 1/2" to 5/8" up on the wire carefully cut and remove the outer and inner insulation. Try to not nick the center wire.
Once the insulation layers are removed and you are left with just the center wire, fold it back over the outside of the insulation.
Slide your new end connector on, then crimp it into place.
Spray the wire and inside the boot with a bit more silicone spray, then slide it back down to cover the connector and you are done.
What he said. But make sure you use a good set of wire crimpers.
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I must say the zip tie wire separators look fancy! I know what I'm doing today
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I must say the zip tie wire separators look fancy! I know what I'm doing today
Makes me wish I had spark plug wires so I could do it too! Lol
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Makes me wish I had spark plug wires so I could do it too! Lol
You could always get some fake ones. That would really mess with people.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the help guys ! I got boots from autozone ... And I used pliers to crimp
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I must say the zip tie wire separators look fancy! I know what I'm doing today
That's an old trick I learned literally "years" ago. Works great and the ties are plastic so they won't contribute to the plug wires grounding out.

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You could always get some fake ones. That would really mess with people.

I was thinking the exact same thing, then I scrolled down and read your post.

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Thanks for all the help guys ! I got boots from autozone ... And I used pliers to crimp

A dedicated plug wire crimper would have been better, but pliers work in a pinch.
If you ever get a miss, check that wire first.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:50 AM   #24
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A crumper came with the boot kit but idk how to use it
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You should be able to find a youtube video of it being done.
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A crumper came with the boot kit but idk how to use it
If it is like many I have seen, you clamp one piece in a vise, position your wire and connector, then slide the other piece in place and tap it with a small hammer.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #27
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They came in the mail install them and they work great
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