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spark plug wires to stay away from?

Posted by dboyle23, Apr 15, 2012

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  1. dboyle23

    dboyle23 Proven Member

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    I've searched the forums for the best spark plug wires and the answers are all over the place.

    What I would like to know is not "what is the best?" but rather "what should I steer clear of".

    I need to replace my wires and I don't really want to order something online, I would rather pick it up locally...so, what wires should I NOT buy? I've read that the Bosch ones are junk....any others?

    edit: I'm running Beck Arnley right now and am getting some nasty hesitation in 3rd gear and high rpms. One of the plugs wires is not plugging in to the coil pack very well. It doesn't feel like it is snug at all.
     

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  2. l8vr14dsm95

    l8vr14dsm95 Proven Member

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    Stay away from napa auto parts I love them but their wire suck. I been using accel wire for two years and I love them.
     

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  3. jpmxrider489

    jpmxrider489 Supporting VIP

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    You can use ngk wires. That's what I'm using. Or look on extreme Psi. They got some good ones.
     

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  4. DSMTyson

    DSMTyson Proven Member

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    OEM or NGK. I stay away from the auto parts stores plug wires.
     

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  5. jpmxrider489

    jpmxrider489 Supporting VIP

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    I'm having no problems with ngk.
     

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  6. ktgurl87

    ktgurl87 Proven Member

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    We have the Autolite Professional Series wires from Advance on the gst. No problems here. I also have them on my gs and on my dodge ram truck. No issues.
     

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  7. Rsawd95dsm

    Rsawd95dsm Proven Member

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    Could try the dealership for OEM but you might have to trade them an arm and a leg for them LOL
     

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  8. dboyle23

    dboyle23 Proven Member

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    Are the ones I'm using bad?
    Do I need better than OEM at around 300awhp?
     

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  9. alex209

    alex209 Proven Member

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    I use Ngk no problems at all
     
  10. Borgratt

    Borgratt Proven Member

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    You can't go wrong with NGK.
     

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  11. jpmxrider489

    jpmxrider489 Supporting VIP

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    Actually the stock coil and afyermarket wires can support almost 600.
     

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  12. pyanac711

    pyanac711 Proven Member

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    Magnecor are pretty decent.
     

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  13. 907gs-t

    907gs-t Proven Member

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    NGK's work great for me.
     

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  14. dsmboost84

    dsmboost84 Proven Member

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    I've had Accel wires on my gst for 5 years now with no problems
     

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  15. Mr PopUps

    Mr PopUps Proven Member

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    Nothing wrong with Beck-Arnley, but NGK works just as well. I made some 10mm wires years ago and they worked great too.
     
  16. 1990AWD

    1990AWD Supporting VIP

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    NGK are the way to go, plugs and wires.
     
  17. bo0st

    bo0st Proven Member

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    I prefer the NGK plugs & MSD wires & ignition coil great combo! saw gains tbh
     

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  18. DeadlyScone

    DeadlyScone Proven Member

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    I use Taylor Wires.
     
  19. DSMReviver

    DSMReviver Proven Member

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    dont buy Duralast autozone wires. lasted about 6 months LOL
     
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  20. Yamahaulin

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    Msd wires for sure.
     

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  21. gusu

    gusu Proven Member

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    Ngk plugs and wires did come stock...
     
  22. eclipse gsx

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    duralast wire from auto zone suck balls man go for ngk.
     

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  23. sparky1987

    sparky1987 Proven Member

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    I was using nology hot wires when I first got my car those things sucked.
     

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  24. And_44

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    Can get NGK on Amazon, brand new for $32 shipped.
     
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  25. 4g63t

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    I have these and they dont clip down on the plugs vary well.
     

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