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Old 11-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Sparkplugs?

Getting ready to change the plugs in my ride and curious if anybody has any thoughts or preferences on any. Car is just basic bolt ons and full exhaust and with 69k on the odometer they have only seen OEM motorcraft plugs.
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The OEM plugs should work just fine. Just make sure not to over tighten them!!! Get a torque wrench and do it properly or else they're gonna blow out on you later on down the road
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Getting ready to change the plugs in my ride and curious if anybody has any thoughts or preferences on any. Car is just basic bolt ons and full exhaust and with 69k on the odometer they have only seen OEM motorcraft plugs.
Ngk tr55 , best choice I've ever made
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Yeah I hear that in the torque specs. I changed them when I first or the car about 20k mikes ago and I didn't right with the anti seize and only going an 1/8th of a turn after hand tightening.

Slow could you really tell a difference with the ngks?

And what's the gap on these again?
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Yeah I hear that in the torque specs. I changed them when I first or the car about 20k mikes ago and I didn't right with the anti seize and only going an 1/8th of a turn after hand tightening. Slow could you really tell a difference with the ngks? And what's the gap on these again?
I was getting terrible mpg with ford ones , idk why
When I went to NGK I felt a lot better throttle , more MPG ( 20-23 ) and better start up

Just make sure to put them to spec

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NGKs are good, so are autolites. Do NOT hand tighten these things, you are LUCKY you did not blow one out even at 1/8 of a turn after hand tight. Spend the $20 on a 1/4 drive torque wrench and set it to 12 ft lbs when you put the new plugs in. That is the factory spec.
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On stockers, built motors, boosted motors as well as nitrous motors all I use is NGK and have had way better consistent luck with them compared to other brands.
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Thanks for the feedback guys it's certainly appreciated. As for the wrench it's def worth it. No need to tear it up or have to re thread **** for a $20 purchase to do it right.
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Guys just wanted to say everything went great with the new plugs. Bought the tr55s and a inch/lb torque wrench. Little bit of anti seize and set the wrench to 144 and took about 45 mins. Scotty on a side note there were about 5 plugs that were certainly too tight after using better judgement than just 1/8 if a turn.

Slow4v crucial difference with the ngks. Start up and the pedal was smooth as silk.
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Yeah 12 ft lbs is not really that much, ppl are blowing these plugs out left and right using "calibrated elbows". Glad to hear the NGKs work so well.
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Yeah 12 ft lbs is not really that much, ppl are blowing these plugs out left and right using "calibrated elbows". Glad to hear the NGKs work so well.
Lol calibrated elbows. Yeah when I set it to 12lbs and it clicked I was thinking damn those last ones were TIGHT
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Just changed mine you can really tell a difference. Best hour I ever spent. I went with motorcraft plugs from advanced and torque them properly. Uses anti seize with some electrode stuff on the coil packs. While taking the back passenger side plug out it works better to unplug the coil and makes it much eaiser
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Guys just wanted to say everything went great with the new plugs. Bought the tr55s and a inch/lb torque wrench. Little bit of anti seize and set the wrench to 144 and took about 45 mins. Scotty on a side note there were about 5 plugs that were certainly too tight after using better judgement than just 1/8 if a turn. Slow4v crucial difference with the ngks. Start up and the pedal was smooth as silk.
Glad you like them
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Just changed mine you can really tell a difference. Best hour I ever spent. I went with motorcraft plugs from advanced and torque them properly. Uses anti seize with some electrode stuff on the coil packs. While taking the back passenger side plug out it works better to unplug the coil and makes it much eaiser
Bingo on the back passenger side coil pack. I did the exact same thing and certainly worth it
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Bingo on the back passenger side coil pack. I did the exact same thing and certainly worth it
which tr55 did you get?
I looked them up and there's IX, GP, and v power nickel. All still tr55
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Yeah it confuse the hell out of me I but after reason plenty of thread getting a feel for opinions I went with the v power tr55 which were primarily nickel instead of platinum
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Yeah it confuse the hell out of me I but after reason plenty of thread getting a feel for opinions I went with the v power tr55 which were primarily nickel instead of platinum
cool thanks. I'm gonna get some too and wanted to knock which you got. What did you gap them to?
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Gapped to 54 and the v power have been great so far. Of course it's a million different opinions but the 2 common themes I saw in all the **** I read said use ngk and avoid platinum if you wanna hammer the gas. It's good for longevity but only if u drive it like a minivan. Whether or not it's true I will prob never kno but I figured I would give it a shot
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Gapped to 54 and the v power have been great so far. Of course it's a million different opinions but the 2 common themes I saw in all the **** I read said use ngk and avoid platinum if you wanna hammer the gas. It's good for longevity but only if u drive it like a minivan. Whether or not it's true I will prob never kno but I figured I would give it a shot
cool thanks. I've been reading on these too and your opinion helped me decide to get them over oem lol
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Good to hear man. It was a great decision and I will stick with the ngks after using them. Until now all I used was oem but now with the bolt ons I figure a 1 heat range colder plug would be helpful.
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