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Old 30 May 2008, 03:18 pm
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Hi Mopar brethren,

I just reached the 50k mark on my 2003 n/a PT. I'm doing pretty well in the mileage department using some hypermiling techniques (regularly getting 27-28 MPG) but I'm looking for more.

I've seen some guys talk about improved performance from new plugs and plug wires. Since mine are still the orignial factory stuff, I'm guessing (along with other 50k service items) it's past time for new plugs/wires.

So what plugs and wires do you guys like? And where do you buy them? (links!) I'm not trying to get "pretty" wires, just the most functional ones. As for plugs, well I want the best bang for the buck. I'm thinking platinum or NGK's...but I've also heard copper works well for PT's.

What do you guys like? What has worked best for those of you who have played with this?

How about plug gapping? What does the manual say? What do you guys gap at?

Tom

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I've got Bosch platinum plugs in my wife's na '04 and they work great. The Bosch plugs came pregapped and the car has run great. For wires I've used both Magnecor and MSD wires and I've been happy with them. Crane makes good wires, too. Are you saying you have 50k without any wire and plug change? 30k is tuneup time so you are probably running on the raggity edge.
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Old 30 May 2008, 05:03 pm
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Well *thinks about it) I may have had plugs put in at my local independent shop around 30k, I'd have to double check my paperwork to be sure.

I know the wires have 50K though! No doubt about that. Should have changed them a while ago....*bad Tommy!*

So the bosch platinum work well on the na's? Okay great I'll mark that down.

I'll check out the Magnecor and MSD wires. Any suggestions on where to buy? Summit? Jegs? Autozone?

Thanks,
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what are hypermilling techniques?
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I asked the same question and took the adivce. Double plat champion and crane wires. The car runs a lot smoother, changed at 30,000
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Old 03 Jun 2008, 07:55 pm
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discovering06,

Yep, same here but going one step farther with my change from original is an air raid open filter set up. It's all coming in the mail buy this weekend and got the air raid and wires from http://www.raceandstreet.net

The air raid was $178.00 free shipping. I saw it on another PT.C web-site for $204.00 which was supposed to be a discount there!

The crane fire wires from the same place with the air raid system for $48.00 plus shipping.

My plugs from e-bay NEW for $8.89 total shipping and all -Champion double Plats!

Next is the outside for our 07 cruiser.
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what are hypermilling techniques?
Something to read......

Great 'Hypermiling Techniques' From An Expert - Auto Motto
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