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Hey everyone how's it going? I just want to know if you guys recommend NGK plugs? If not, what kind should I go with to get the best performance? But if I should go with the NGK's What web site sells them for a 03 3.8 Mustang? I live in a small town in Texas called Abilene. All of our local automotive stores don't carry NGK. Please I can really use your help. I just want to get the most out of my car. Thanks...
 

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Ok here is the real deal on Sparkplugs. They deliver Spark. There is no magical HP to be gained by switching to High dollar spark plugs especially on a stock or near stock motor. But for me and most of the V6 guys around here will tell you Motorcraft or Autolite copper work well with our motors.
 

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NGK PLugs ?

Thanks Guys for your inputs. I think I will stick with Motorcraft.
 

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Platinum +4 are expensive, but I have the same set in my 93 Suburban I've had for 3 years and over 60k miles... still clean and firing great and NO GAPPING!
 

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Platinum plugs are always a good choice because they will last thousands of years.
Really, they ARE super durable.

I push NGK at the parts house where I work not because they tap into vast pools of hidden HP, but because with their V-cut electrode, they will still get a spark across even if there's a lot of carbon buildup, therefore they maintain your efficiency a lot longer. That's the principle behind Accel plugs (really Nippondensos), Splitfire, AC Rapidfire, et al.

Don't get me wrong, Motorcraft/Autolite are excellent plugs--the best testimony I can give them is that they are HARD to foul out! Very reliable plugs. But NGK's have NEVER let me down in Fords, Chevys, or anything else I've put them in.

Danger Dude can tell you that plugs are a lot like motor oil. Everyone's pushing their brand, but there is precious little actual proof that one is better than the other.

Biggest thing is to go with the plug you feel is good for your ride, and not rely on hype to steer you around. After all, the 'Stang is all about good times!

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NO my basic problem with all the expensive plugs is the diminished results on the dyno. The fact is bifferent brands of sparkplug behave differently. I had platinum plugs on my Trooper started acting weird and started pulling plugs and I found 2 platinum tips gone, lost in the engine. The fact is brand new Sparkplugs act real impressive on the first 6 or 7 pulls on a dyno then after that they are all about the same. Dyno after Dyno claims of Accel plugs, Splitfire, AC Rapidfire,and Platinums fall way short. Interesting note though.

Will at Extreme Velocity said the biggest gains from a spark plug he has seen were from champion for 5 or 6 pull on the dyno they were worth 8 hp then any pulls after that they were down to base HP. Interesting isn't it !!!
 

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I'll believe a dyno test anytime...my thoughts came from my customers' real-life experiences, and my own.

The Champion tests make me wonder if they've got a super-secret coating on their electrodes that's wearing off...

Danger Dude, were the plugs in your Trooper Bosch's? The guys at our local AutoZone tell me that the quality is going steadily down. Bosch has probably cut their costs so much to be able to sell to the Zone that their quality control has slacked.

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Confirmation is sweet! I knew I was trashing Bosch's reputation for a good reason.

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