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Old 13 Nov 2014, 01:56 pm
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Being a bone stock kinda guy, I am going with Champion spark plugs gapped at .040" as listed on the engine bay decal.

But plug wires-many on the spark plug sticky say Mopar is bad. I am seeing a lot of other manufacturers of wires such as Taylor (which I have never heard of), Mallory, etc. What do you guys like for good wires?
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Old 13 Nov 2014, 02:03 pm
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Crane or MSD wires.
The OEM MOPAR wires are generally very poor quality....although my 2010 Couture is at 37K with them and doing fine.
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Old 13 Nov 2014, 02:26 pm
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IMO buy what you can afford, there are some very good choices out there.

Taylor wires were popular in the early 80's because of color choices and are also a good choice. MOPAR wires are fine as long as you do not expect them to last more than 10 years and 100K miles. But than I would not expect that of any wires either?

My personal choice is MSD.
Crane are also very good as well.

IMHO you may want to only read information concerning the subject and recommendation of spark plugs, brand type and gap recommendations and ignition wires, brand and type to no more than the last 1-3 years. Much beyond that the information may really be outdated and may not be technically accurate with what works best or least and also what may be offered currently from retailers and manufactures.
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I got live wires...aint the best prob but they work for me fine.. platinum plugs as were recommended at one point
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I got live wires...aint the best prob but they work for me fine.. platinum plugs as were recommended at one point
what do you feed them? current crackers and wash it down with ohm soda?
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Old 13 Nov 2014, 02:52 pm
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any decent brand made for the pt ..generic ones suck I hate all the extra wire..just enough to fit is how I like mine ....lol.. I aint racing mine ....I do want to do a zero to 60 test soon tho with the laptop...my pt is a cruiser not a dragster ,,,MIKE
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Old 13 Nov 2014, 03:10 pm
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I cast a vote for Crane wires...
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Old 13 Nov 2014, 03:25 pm
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I used Magnecor wires last time. Next time I will probably just get the MSD wires. You can get them for around $50 online.
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IMO buy what you can afford, there are some very good choices out there.



IMHO you may want to only read information concerning the subject and recommendation of spark plugs, brand type and gap recommendations and ignition wires, brand and type to no more than the last 1-3 years. Much beyond that the information may really be outdated and may not be technically accurate with what works best or least and also what may be offered currently from retailers and manufactures.
NitroPT, the sticker on my engine bay says RE14MCC5 (2002 Touring Edition non-turbo) gapped at .050. I know that the factory now recommends a gap of .040. I am assuming this is still a viable choice?

Crane wires it is.
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NitroPT, the sticker on my engine bay says RE14MCC5 (2002 Touring Edition non-turbo) gapped at .050. I know that the factory now recommends a gap of .040. I am assuming this is still a viable choice?

Crane wires it is.
I think what most have found via miles of running, that the engine seems to rune very well with .035-.042 gap with a single electrode spark plug.
The Champion #470 (RE14MCC5) is what I prefer and install in my customers PT Cruisers.
You can usually just install them as are from the box without changing or adjusting the boxed gap.
Read the Champion installation guide on the box.

When changing spark plugs use a little anti-seize on the threads. With your new wires place some dielectric grease on the inside of both the boot ends.
Try not to pull or tug on the wire itself when installing them.
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