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Old 04-26-2006, 02:02 AM   #11
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I like these wire here for the money. I know it'* higher then your local auto parts store brand wires but the ohm resistance per foot is the lowest on the market that I can find. I don't think they make a set for a V6 but a V8 set should work just fine. Here is a link to the ones that are on my wish list. http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

These are just my personal preference.
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I don't think the extra 1mm will do much unless the wired is labeled as low resistance to begin with I would guess that extra 1mm is just extra insulation.
Here is the Impedance from my MSD Super Conductors

#1 wire: 45 ohms
#3 wire: 70 ohms
#5 wire: 136 ohms
#2 wire: 84 ohms
#4 wire: 145 ohms
#6 wire: 153 ohms

Even though stock coils are more then good for most boosted apps I figure I'm getting the most spark I can without a total make over of my ignition.

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arnt AC delco 7mm or something? I thought they would not be as good as a 8mm wire, especially when I upgrade my coils.
I must be thinking of another brand.

I thought the extra 1mm was just thicker insulation.

I may go with Taylor again. Anyone know where to get them (it'* been a while).
Pete, you can get a set from Oregon Wren'* post about Taylor wires and a very funny response.
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A couple of the gray wires in that pile of spaghetti are not longer available. They went into a 1980'ish Monte Carlo. Doing great there.

The rest are still available.

If you want red wires, buy Napa Belden Premiums and use wire loom. My 93 has the Premiums, my 95 has the Belden standard wires. Both have done well for the last year. A few of our quickest track hounds here run the Premiums.
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Well I won't go with Taylors. Not that I'm really partial to them, I just used to have them and didn't have problems..that I knew of anyway. From what I've read I'll probably go with AC Delco or Belden Premiums.
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so know the debate continues is the 8mm really a difference?
I heard there is absolutly no affect on performance. I say just get OEM AC Delco. Gotta admit the stock wires are pretty damn good. Most last well over 100K.
I use stock wires as well. My GT has acdelcos on it and they seem to work just fine. I'm not sure if they are original or not, but if they are, I'd say 207k miles is pretty good.
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Stock wires here too... Their isn't really a reason to change.
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well, this may or may not even be relevant, but on my L27 i broke a wire when changing my plugs, and i always try to upgrade when changing anything. i was on short notice and couldn't find anything, so i picked up a set of the accel custom fit wires, built my own set of awesome wires. i was also able to run the wires where i wanted them (over the alternator rather than under) i have been nothing but happy with them.

here'* the part number if you guys want it:Accel 4040B, ran me just over $30, had them installed in like a half an hour. real happy with them...
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Well I guess my wires aren't original after all. I checked my wires out and found they are "Carquest" 8mm wires. They look ok, the inside of the boots look good, but I will still replace with something better.
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guess what guys....












Belden Premiums are 8mm.

Went with the TR55 as well, idle seemed to improve slightly. old plugs and wires were recently replaced though. It was running AC Delco platinums.
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