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Old 29 Aug 2011, 10:58 pm
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Hi Folks.......before I get flamed......I cant find on the board what are the best plugs and wires to use with an 06 Turbo Cruiser. I know the info is there someplace but I cant find it.....sorry. The other question is what do I gap the plugs at????? I read that the Chrysler gaps are wrong.........
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Old 29 Aug 2011, 11:31 pm
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On a completely stock vehicle, I'd run .035 gap.

As far as what plugs, I've always used NGK coppers (4306) and replaced them every other oil change. I know it's a bit extreme but they're not expensive.

As for wires, anything is better than stock. I personally chose Taylor 8.2's when I modded my PT GT.

PS Don't use platinum spark plugs on a turbo PT.
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On a stock vehicle I'd use the stock copper plus plugs at a .040 gap. It is recommended on my Stage 2 (srt-4) kit to run a .035 gap so I wouldn't run it on a stock vehicle. I like the MSD wires on both my stock GT and my srt.
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PS Don't use platinum spark plugs on a turbo PT.
Why not use the platinum plugs?
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Why not use the platinum plugs?
It's a following everyone goes by in the PT-Turbo and SRT-4 community....no but really, don't use them.

Platinum plugs are meant for durability, not performance. Don't expect it to perform as well as the slightly less expensive copper equivalent.

If you want durability, I suggest NGK Iridium plugs otherwise go with NGK coppers.

PS If your car is a GT and not a turbo-lite, I hope you're using 91/93 OCT fuel.

Full synthetic only, regardless if it's a GT or Turbo-lite.

No boosting in 4th gear (OD) if you've got an automatic.
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Why not use the platinum plugs?
There are reports that the way the platinum is bonded on breaks down in heat of turbo engine and the tip copmes off....
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On a completely stock vehicle, I'd run .035 gap.

As far as what plugs, I've always used NGK coppers (4306) and replaced them every other oil change. I know it's a bit extreme but they're not expensive.

As for wires, anything is better than stock. I personally chose Taylor 8.2's when I modded my PT GT.

PS Don't use platinum spark plugs on a turbo PT.
Can you tell me what part # the Taylor wires are? I have been looking here for some?
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man get the granatelli's from modern performance
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man get the granatelli's from modern performance
I would but I am in Canada and I believe they only ship UPS and USP screws us on brokerage handling fees.
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I would but I am in Canada and I believe they only ship UPS and USP screws us on brokerage handling fees.
I've ordered plenty from Modern Performance and no issues with this whatsoever.
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