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Old 17 Apr 2004, 03:08 am
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I'm curious as to which brand of wires to buy when I change to Champion Double Platinum #7440. I've got a non-turbo 03, 5 speed
and do 80% of my driving on the freeway(500-600 miles/week).
I'm thinking of 8mm Magnecor Blue Wire. Will that be OK??
Any help would be appreciated. Also, can you get wires and plugs at
a Kragens, AutoZone, etc?
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Old 17 Apr 2004, 04:06 am
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I like Magnecore's. Can buy them at Revel, http://www.revelenterprises.com/pt_cruiser_magnecor.htm . And they carry the KV85 and R100 wires too at a reasonable price. If you can afford it, buy the KV85 or R100 wires. Otherwise the blue Magnecore 8mm Electrosports 80 are a fine replacement set.

Truck Performance carries JBA wires, http://www.truckperformance.com/prod...oductID=703100 , the cylinder #'s are marked on each wire.

Taylor wires is another good choice. They make branded wires for Crane and many other well known performance companies.

Spark plugs can be bought locally fairly easily. Spark Plug wires that you want may be problematic, depending if your parts or speed shop can special order the wires for you and at the price you are willing to pay.
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What are benefits of getting the larger mm wires?
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The stock wires gave me a miss somewhere around 30,000 miles. I got Crane wires (which I guess are Taylor) from RaceAndStreet. Now have 72,000 miles, haven't skipped a beat.[?]
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What are benefits of getting the larger mm wires?
In general, internal construction is better and the increased thickness of the outer shell helps extend longevity or resist breakdown of the wires from engine heat. Some claim less resistance without compromising on "full" suppression of RFI and EMI emissions, which is critical for today's cars and their computer controlled systems. Failure to properly control/limit RFI/EMI emissions can affect your car's computer systems. The increased use of computer controlled systems in today's cars, even race cars, is the main reason you do not see any solid core SP wires being made or offered anymore. 10mm wires are considered overkill for a daily driver and the internal construction is typically the same as a performance 8.5mm wire, the thicker insulating jacket is for extreme heat protection and/or extreme-output ignition systems. Other than that, SP wires are just a conduit or conductor for the spark, so there is no need to over analyze your choice.

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Sci-Fi,
Thanks bro, this does help some.

So basicly your info breaks it down to two wires.
Magnecor 8mm Electrosports 80 Ignition Cables
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Magnecor KV85 Competition 8.5mm

So now which one is the best.
I would say the blue one for my everyday driver. Im I right?
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The choice is up to you. Compare some of the specs:

Magnecor 8mm Electrosports 80 Ignition Cables

OVERALL LEAD ASSEMBLY

Outside Diameter of Cable............8mm.

Colour...........................................B lue.

Boot/Terminal Configuration.........Various - to suit different applications worldwide, as well as

customer special requirements.

Country of Manufacture.................Cable: USA. Assemblies: USA, UK and Australia.

CABLE

Construction Type..........................Silicone rubber insulator, re-enforcing braiding, high-tear strength silicone rubber outer jacket.

Insulator Material...........................High dielectric silicone rubber.

Outer Jacket Material....................Extreme high-tear strength silicone rubber.

Heat Resistance.............................260o C (500o F) service temperature.

Dielectric Strength....................... .55,000 volts.

CONDUCTOR

Conductor Size........................................1.75 mm in diameter.

Conductor Type..........................................Magn ecor Metallic Inductance CN20 RFI and EMI Suppressed.

Core.............................................. Ferrimagnetic base over Kevlar.

Windings.......................................48 turns per cm (120 turns per inch).

Windings Material.........................Chrome-nickel.

Resistance.....................................98 ohm per cm, 3K ohm per ft. + 10%.

Capacity.........................................5 5,000 volts, 2kVA.

TERMINALS

Spark Plug.....................................Stainless steel snap-lock 180o bendable and fixed 90o styles.

Distributor and Coil........................Brass, stainless steel and beryllium snap-lock 180o and 90o styles.

PROTECTIVE BOOTS

Spark Plug.....................................Silicone 205o C (400o F) - selection of straight, 45o and 90o styles used

where applicable - special connector assemblies for some applications.

Distributor and Coil........................EPDM or Silicone - some sets will be fitted with OE style connectors.


Magnecor KV85 Competition 8.5mm



The KV85 conductor size (for lack of a better term, the internal wire size) is about 45% thicker in diameter than the 80 series (2.5mm vs 1.75mm). Resistence is reduced about 25% (2.2kOHM ft vs 3kOHM ft. There are other differences you can compare for yourself. Ultimately, you have to decide whether or not the price difference (about $10.00) is worth it.
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I ordered the 8.5 red wires.
Thanks for all your help Sci-fi.
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King Good choice IMHO I like the Magnecors....
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I think it's hard to do worse than the stock ones. [xx(]
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