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Old 24 Jul 2004, 01:43 am
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Almost 30,000 miles and time for new plugs. Is everyone staying with the stock plugs? I haven't had any problems with them.
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Old 24 Jul 2004, 09:05 am
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Mean Green,

I purchased a replacement set (ie Champion Copper Plus) from my dealer. I just gapped them to 0.040 . No problems.

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I got a set of the Denso Iridium plugs 2 ranges colder for the extra hp I am getting.


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Old 25 Jul 2004, 04:32 pm
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I just installed stock Champions last night but I changed to Magnacore wires. As you look at the engine the last plug on the right was a challenge.
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Old 25 Jul 2004, 05:45 pm
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I just installed stock Champions last night but I changed to Magnacore wires. As you look at the engine the last plug on the right was a challenge.
I installed Champion Copper Plus 470 RE14MCC5 plugs today with a .040 gap. That plug next to the throttle body is easy if you remove that little black cover. I thought that even at almost 30,000 miles on the factory plugs my GT was running well. After I installed the new plugs, WOW! With my butt dyno the car pulls harder and seems to be quicker and gets to redline faster. The old plugs still looked great but I guess the new plugs look great and perform great. No complaints here. [8)][?]
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Old 26 Jul 2004, 08:41 pm
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what do you guys think of the irdidium plugs on sparkplugs.com website?
are they worth it??? should i see a gain???
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Old 26 Jul 2004, 09:21 pm
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I thought someone on the SRT site said that the Iridium plugs are not good with Turbos..maybe it was the PVO guy here which left? Perhaps I am thinking of another type of plug.

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Old 27 Jul 2004, 02:58 am
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Guys make sure you check plug wires for melt down. My daughters Neon got only 60,000 on her factory set then I put in MOPARS and it has lasted her another 60,000 and they still look new. I think the factory wires are a little light on heat protection!!
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I thought someone on the SRT site said that the Iridium plugs are not good with Turbos..maybe it was the PVO guy here which left? Perhaps I am thinking of another type of plug.

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MX-5 says go with copper for turbos - do a search.
The Densos require a special ground-down socket and non-stock wires - sounds like forcing a square plug into a round hole.
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