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Old 05 Apr 2014, 08:15 am
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Default Spark plug Wires. What is the best

Im looking to do a tune up on a 06 pt cruiser. I bought some NGK Iridium IX plugs. What would be a set of wires to use with it?
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Old 05 Apr 2014, 08:46 am
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To some, ignition components are almost like politics or religion...
(but not as bad as tire loyalties)
I like Crane wires
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cr.../applications/

Low resistance, and they really last.

Be sure to put a tiny dab of anti-seize on the plug threads and dielectric grease on the plug boots.
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Don't get too caught up in any advertising hype about resistance because the length of the Cruiser plug wires is so short that doesn't matter all that much. You're also not going to be able to buy any actual power or MPG advantages so reliability should be your plan. Look for good quality insulation and terminal ends. Like anything else, you get what you pay for so the budget specials might not be worthwhile. My choices in the past have been the thicker, 10mm style and something in red for a little extra color pop.
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You're also not going to be able to buy any actual power or MPG advantages so reliability should be your plan.
If your old wires are really bad, new ones (with new plugs) can restore what you lost, but you won't be better than new...
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To some, ignition components are almost like politics or religion...
(but not as bad as tire loyalties)
I like Crane wires
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cr.../applications/

Low resistance, and they really last.

Be sure to put a tiny dab of anti-seize on the plug threads and dielectric grease on the plug boots.
Did the Crane 255-4040 have a good fit in your PT?
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Old 06 Jun 2014, 07:23 pm
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Did the Crane 255-4040 have a good fit in your PT?
Certainly no excess length. There are 2 lengths - 2 for "inner" plugs, 2 for "outer" plugs.
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Old 09 Aug 2014, 10:24 am
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I purchased the Crane 255-4040 PT Cruiser wires from Summit Racing, they are all the same length and 3 inches too long. I have a 2002 Limited 2.4 Auto, non-turbo. I left the wires I had on for now, the brand is Standard Plus. So which Crane wires is everyone using?
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Got Granatelli wires from this site....Ignition & Electrical
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