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Old 24 Oct 2007, 12:45 pm
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does anyone know why people say they are terrible ( the look like all the other wires to me ) why would chrysler put such a bad wire on performance car if it could be easily avoided ?
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does anyone know why people say they are terrible ( the look like all the other wires to me ) why would chrysler put such a bad wire on performance car if it could be easily avoided ?
Cheap materials, poor design, cost cutting........
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 02:07 pm
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Maybe they come from (gasp) China!!!
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 02:18 pm
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Default Re: what makes the stock MOPAR plug wires so bad

these may be correct answers ,BuT i was trying to find out specific reasons IE. evidence of performance or mechanical explaination as for materials used and design flaws
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For one thing look at the Ohms of resistance of the stock units. If I remember correctly it is something like 2500-3000 ohms per foot (sorry, can't remember exactly off the top of my head). A good set of wires will run 50 to 100 ohms per foot.
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For one thing look at the Ohms of resistance of the stock units. If I remember correctly it is something like 2500-3000 ohms per foot (sorry, can't remember exactly off the top of my head). A good set of wires will run 50 to 100 ohms per foot.
Correct. The stock wires resistance is in thousands of ohms - the Crane wires are 25 ohms/ft.
All wires will increase resistance with time - so when you start out high... they don't last.
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