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NONE! Those wires are WAY TO THICK
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Big thick TAYLOR WIRES 10.5mm!!!

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Old 10-27-2003, 10:06 PM
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I've thought about getting heat shields for rear 3 wires but my boots are shaped different, they flare out. Where can I get some boot protectors? And how much?
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So sounds like none of you guys like my big fat wire idea huh? What should I get instead than?

And nobody answered my question about wire sets that are equal length wires vs. unequal lengths. The fat ones are equal length.
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Old 10-28-2003, 12:38 AM
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what is dbtk2 running on his L67'*? It seems like the other havily modded L67s dont have much of a problem with the 8.5'*. Save your money for the next project
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Keep different sizes, i believe the ignitino system takes this into consideration, my chilton talks about how diff wires need to be diff resistances. And if you try to keep yoiur #1 wire 44" long you'll have A LOT of cable wrap. Go to www.grandprixstore.com if you want red or blue. If you want others, talk to Ty or Rat.
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Originally Posted by bonnie94sse
I've thought about getting heat shields for rear 3 wires but my boots are shaped different, they flare out. Where can I get some boot protectors? And how much?
Taylor does make some kevlar things... I remember a bigger price then i woulda paid...
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Old 10-28-2003, 07:37 AM
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Taylor, these wires will work very well on your car, and will obviously be very durable, but $115!?!?, not worth the money IMHO. Get some Taylor 8mm, or MSD 8.5mm wires for $60 instead. Then you can spend the other $60 on some other mods. Everybody knows unless your wires are bad there is no gain switching to different wires. The companies that make the wires will tell you that. The only reason to get new wires is if your wires are bad, or if you want better looking wires, or you want wires that are easier to use. So, honestly, I don't see how those wires wouldn't work on your car, but I also don't see the point in wasting the extra money when all of the "big dogs" running 11'* and 10'* run 8.5mm wires.

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Thanks Shawn, didn't you say sometnigh before that the MSD 8.5 didn't fit that well, wasn't it the boots that were a tight fit or something? I only liked these wires once I saw them in person. I want to get new wires and plugs soon so that'* why I'm replacing them. Apperance is a bonus.
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Shawn, where can you get pre-made MSD 8.5 Super Conductors for $60? Please fill me in, I can only find 'em for $79.
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Thanks Shawn, didn't you say sometnigh before that the MSD 8.5 didn't fit that well, wasn't it the boots that were a tight fit or something?
Yes, the stock heat shields don't fit over the boots, so you either don't put on any boot protectors, or you have to buy bigger ones that are made for the MSD wires. This would be the same with the 10.5mm taylors, because they have the same boots. They don't like to stay on the coils either. They stay on enough to give a spark, but it doesn't take but about 100 miles and you can open the hood and at least one, usually 2 or 3 will click on if you push on them. The taylor 8mm wires impressed me more than the MSD'* because they fit in the stock looms, the stock heat shields fit on them, and they stay on the coils better. Yeah, the MSD'* are bigger, and look a little tougher, and probably are a little more durable, but the 8mm Taylors just seemed to be a little better designed for the more stock like L67.
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