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Old 07-19-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has used the spark wires off intense'* page for $70.

Are they worth it or can I pick up something just as good locally for cheaper?
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When I do mine in another 10k miles, I'll be using the Belden Premium wireset from NapaOnline.com. At $38.99 per set and a lifetime warranty, you really can't go wrong.
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plug wires wont gain performance, there isnt much difference between different brands...
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Except for obvious quality differences, but I have never had too bad of an experience running Autolite or Belden plug wires. The Jacobs wires for the 3.5L dodge motor were absolute CRAP! And Bosche plug wires have always been bad in my book.

Any quality OE replacement wire will perform as well as the best name performance wire.
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I would say Mallory, MSD, GM Performance Wires, Accel or Bosch... Intense are very pricey not worth it in my book!
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Good luck finding Mallory or MSD wires for a 'decent' price and Bosche have been known to be crappy quality. Back when I didn't know any better, I had a problem with 2 separate boxes of Bosche wires. Each box had 2 wires each that were bad and their outside jacket on the wires would tear just by sliding them down into the wire retainers.

The Belden Premium wires that I just put on my bravada had VERY resilient outer jacket.
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I used the Accel in my 91 Sonoma with a 4.3L engine and I am happy with the performance.
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I used the Accel in my 91 Sonoma with a 4.3L engine and I am happy with the performance.
some people dont like accell, they got a bad wrap a few years ago, but are recovering nicely and their products are just as good as competitors now
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I bought the Accel tune up kit, Plugs, wires, dist cap and rotor for $95 including shipping from Summit. Made a huge difference and has performed flawlessly since January.
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Stay away from Taylor spiro pro, they're junk mine didnt last a year.
The Bosch didnt last a year, junk too.
The Belden Premiums that I have now look good and are well made plus they come with a life time warranty over the counter with receipt (dont throw away).
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