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Old 02-03-2006, 07:00 PM   #1
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Just as a warning to everyone. I bought a set of Borg Warner wires for my Riviera. Installation went smoothly but a week later I went to add some power steering fluid to my car when I notice that number 1 plug was on but looked deformed. When I tugged on it (mind you it was a light tug) the wire fell apart in my hand. Well I put the old wires back on and returned to Pep boys. I got a new set of wires. Put them back on and started the car. It began to chug like a train. Checked the firing order to make sure I hadn’t made a mistake. Pulled them all back of again and started the car. Frrruuummmmm, like a regular car. I returned the wires to pep boys and got my money back. Anybody else have an experience like this?
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$30-$40 lifetime AC Delco wires are the way to go...
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Can't say it loud enough...buy the GM wires, they work very well and don't cost a fortune. Do it right the first time...AC Delco wires

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an't say it loud enough...buy the GM wires, they work very well and don't cost a fortune. Do it right the first time...AC Delco wires

I learned my lesson. Got them last night and they will be on the car in the morning.
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Can't say it loud enough...buy the GM wires, they work very well and don't cost a fortune. Do it right the first time...AC Delco wires

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Too bad they don't come in red. :P

Ah well function over fashion in this case.
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NAPAs Belden wires are good too, theyre a little cheaper and still have the lifetime warranty IIRC.
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Can't say it loud enough...buy the GM wires, they work very well and don't cost a fortune. Do it right the first time...AC Delco wires

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Too bad they don't come in red. :P

Ah well function over fashion in this case.

AC Delco Wires and DEI Protect-A-Wires - Best Of Both Worlds
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