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Old 11-21-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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well my spark plug wires are bad and its making my check engine light come on. So i decide i was going to get new ones but i have just a few choices because all there is in my town is autozone n oreilys but here are the ones from autozone which do oyu think would be best?

http://www.autozone.com/N,16200006//...eResultSet.htm
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Beldins from Napa. I've seen a lot of luck with them here. I have a set. There is a Grand Prix set of MSDs, but they are little pricey, but will work just fine and look pretty.
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prj wires
http://prjperformance.com/
the best
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Yikes. Those are Taylor'*. They don't have a very good rep here. Many of us got burned by bad sets and bad consecutive sets. 10.5mm is also a bit extreme for any but the more extreme setups here.
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i just need some cheap ones for now so i can still drive i will get some nicer ones when i can but we dont have a napa store where i live. So i was going to get jsut the cheap autzone ones for now.
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i tend to stay away from blue streak./ echlin.. can you get delco at oreilleys?
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i could of but its to late now and i needed some bad so i just bought the cheap 20 dollar ones form autozone for now i get paid friday so ill prolly go buy some better ones saturday maybe.
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The Belden Max from NAPA is a quality "cheap" wire. We've had good success with them. Probably the best lasting, quality wire you can get for a late model GM car is a factory AC Delco set. Even performance builders like ZZP run factory wires, and they're pushing these cars harder than we will. I have customers in my shop that are running with over 500,000 km on their factory wires, and they're still perfect on the scope. Wires usually "go bad" when somebody doesn't remove them carefully. Other than that, the only time you really have problems with wires is when they're routed poorly, treated roughly, or contaminated with fluids from leaks.
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I have used Accel 5040B SuperStock Spiral 8mm wire sets with no trouble for over a decade. If your not good at custom making wires then don't get them but, if you have done dozens like me then go for it.

http://performanceparts.com/part.php?partID=6893

on a side note: stay away from the 300+ race wire as they cause radio noise and I have heard they burn out the coil packs on our cars.
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It is aweful hard to route that rear driverside one one away from the o2 sensor. I had to use zip ties. No matter what it just wanted to lay up against it.

I bought autolite plugs and "autolite professional" wires about six months ago and had no troubles. They were a low mid price.
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