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Old 09 Apr 2003, 09:25 pm
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Default Ignition Questions....need help. spark plugs

Hey there all. I have a 2003 PT Turbo. I had a cracked spark plug which caused my car to really mess up and I am looking to upgrade my ignition cables and plugs so as to avoid this problem again. What I need to know is what are the best Spark Plugs I can buy for a turbo engine and what are the best kind of ignition cables I can buy for a turbo engine? I was thinking of getting ZEX performance triple contact spark plugs and magnecor 10mm racing ignition cables. Does this sound good?

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Old 12 Apr 2003, 02:38 pm
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Not sure about the spark plugs (you better double check if the reach is ok, I believe the pt spark plugs are longer), but I have Magnacore's R-100 10mm wires and am happy with them.

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Old 05 May 2003, 10:48 pm
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Try NGK; I use them on my S/C'd Vette along w/ several other Vette guys.
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Old 15 Mar 2004, 03:54 pm
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ptcrusin42, what did you end up getting? I am thinking about getting a new ignition coil with the nology wires and zex plugs. But the nology wires are really expensive.
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Old 15 Mar 2004, 04:01 pm
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I'm using the R-100 10 mm Magnecor wires, and a screamin Demon coil. I am running the Champion #3032 (single Platinum) 1 heat range colder than stock (Plug# RE10PMC5). I have pulled the plugs afer about 7000 miles and they still look and work great. They are gapped@ .042 and I run 2 stage boost, stage 1 10lbs max, Stage 2 15lbs max. Have not had a single ignition issue since I went to that setup and the car runs like a bat out of hell........
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Old 15 Mar 2004, 08:39 pm
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I'm not sure if the ZEX plugs would work for your application. I have them in my 2001 with the ZEX NOS system but they are a colder plug and thry're intention is to help stop detonation when the NOS is added. Hope this helps.

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