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Old 17 Jul 2004, 11:11 pm
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Ok, I now have 36k miles and want to change plugs and wires. I'm not sure if I should get the 8.0 or 8.5 magnecor wires or not. I'm also not sure on the champion double or single plugs. 'Autotrucktoys' seem to have the best price. I really don't need the 'high'performance, but better performance would be great. Any help? Thanks!!!
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Old 18 Jul 2004, 03:22 am
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For what it is worth, it dont make a whole lot of difference between the width in most wires. Of course most say the bigger the better but I think both would be just fine for your application!!

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Ok, I now have 36k miles and want to change plugs and wires. I'm not sure if I should get the 8.0 or 8.5 magnecor wires or not. I'm also not sure on the champion double or single plugs. 'Autotrucktoys' seem to have the best price. I really don't need the 'high'performance, but better performance would be great. Any help? Thanks!!!
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Old 18 Jul 2004, 04:59 am
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Go here - http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...ark,plug,wires
Should help answer your question.[8D]
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It Doesn't matter, becasue plugs and wires are not going to make any kind of noticable difference in the first place...
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Old 18 Jul 2004, 02:03 pm
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First, new plugs and wires DO make a difference. I had a set of stock and Magnecor wires checked at a local Chrysler dealership. The stock wires showed anywhere from 1350 to 2000 ohms of resistance while the Magnecors were consistant at 208 ohms resistance. I know that Magnecores are advertised at 250 ohms but the Fluke used does not lie. Right there you are getting more "juice" to the plugs for a stronger spark. Stock plugs are designed for a very wide range of conditions and drivers (read grandma), not for performance. The Champion double platinums (gapped at.045") are more expensive, but will last longer, provide a hotter and more consistant spark through out the RPM range.
As long as you are in there I would recommend installing a Screamin Demon coil. It provides a very consistant 40,000 volt while the stock coil struggles to make a intermittent 36,000 and drops off sharply over 4000RPMs.
I installed all the above on my 2003 touring edition with 38,000 miles on it and realized an actual 2MPG increase and picked up nearly 7 MPH at the top end. My car would top out at 99MPH before the install and 106 after. This is with a full tank of fuel and the back seats installed.
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In closing, new wires, plugs and a good coil make a difference.
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Old 22 Jul 2004, 08:09 pm
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I agree with snakepitt.
My cruiser had bad plugs at about 20000. It would stumple kind of funning while at a light stopped and backing up.

I forgot the Demon Coil, if I had known about it earlier I may have installed this also.

My deceition went to the 8.5mm wires in red and Double Plat. plugs. I noticed a difference after pulling out of the garage. Drive was smooth and clean running. I couldn't believe that the PT would turn tire off the line again. It rode like stock once again.

SnakePitt,
Do you believe that the demon coil makes that much of a difference, that it is recommended in getting it even after you already did the plugs and wires.

I had mine up to 105 at 10000 miles. Don't worry it was at 12:00AM a night with no other cars on the freeway.
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