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Unread 04-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Plug Wires

I'm looking for plug wires to complete the tuneup on the new niner and i was wondering what everyone else is running as a performance wire. I'm looking at a set of 10mm livewires but im thinking that may be extreme overkill.
I'm not to worried about price that much, i just want the best really.
Thanks for any input

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Unread 04-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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I had the "Firepower" kit on my 4.0 and loved it. The bigger coil and wires and copper tipped cap/rotor made a noticeable difference then my previous OEM tune-up. I imagine it would be even greater on the 5.2
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Unread 04-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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I run MSD wires on both the Orvis and the 5.9 . Never had an issue . I also used them on my 454 Chevelle for 7-8 yrs w/o issue .
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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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I run MSD wires on both the Orvis and the 5.9 . Never had an issue . I also used them on my 454 Chevelle for 7-8 yrs w/o issue .
are they the 8.5mm ones or just stock replacement ones? because i definitely want to stick to bigger name brands with performance stuff, plus i know msd makes good stuff since thats what goes into my dads drag car
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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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8.5's . If you haven't bought your plugs yet , I'm recomending the Champion dble platinum . Best plug I have ever used yet .
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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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8.5's . If you haven't bought your plugs yet , I'm recomending the Champion dble platinum . Best plug I have ever used yet .
i was just going to use the coppers because i put the double platinums in the 5.2 and it never really ran great, but when i put the coppers back in it ran perfectly
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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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i was just going to use the coppers because i put the double platinums in the 5.2 and it never really ran great, but when i put the coppers back in it ran perfectly


I'm on my 2nd set and got 35K from the first . My MPG's are far greater than reported by other members .

I do run an MSD coil , but , fail to see that changing much . Perf PCM , maybe .

They worked so well for me I have every intention of using them in the Orvis also .

Champion 7436's are what I use
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I'm on my 2nd set and got 35K from the first . My MPG's are far greater than reported by other members .

I do run an MSD coil , but , fail to see that changing much . Perf PCM , maybe .

They worked so well for me I have every intention of using them in the Orvis also .

Champion 7436's are what I use
maybe i'll have to give them a second chance then if your having such good results. is the performance pcm in your 5.9?
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Shoot Nick an email - kolak@aol.com

He's a great resource on the performance items, particularly for the niner.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:47 PM   #10
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Shoot Nick an email - kolak@aol.com

He's a great resource on the performance items, particularly for the niner.
i just sent him a pm a little while ago about bilsteins so ill have to ask him about some other performance stuff when he gets back to me
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Yes , got the perf PCM in both jeeps , MSD coil/wires in both also .
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Unread 04-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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Yes , got the perf PCM in both jeeps , MSD coil/wires in both also .
i'm definitely getting the blaster coil for the niner, ive always wanted one for the 5.2 but never got to it, and ive also wanted a perf pcm for it. hw much was the pcm if you dont mind my asking?
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Unread 04-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #13
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Bought mine gently used from the original owner on SF's . He told me it was the last one available from any dealer at the time . Cost was $300 IIRC .

They do make a difference for sure . Worth the $300 too , however , looking back , I should have gotten a tuner . They are 'suppose' to be better . I can see that after having one on my deisel . I think the tuners are $400+
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Bought mine gently used from the original owner on SF's . He told me it was the last one available from any dealer at the time . Cost was $300 IIRC .

They do make a difference for sure . Worth the $300 too , however , looking back , I should have gotten a tuner . They are 'suppose' to be better . I can see that after having one on my deisel . I think the tuners are $400+
that was another thought i had had, like an sct tuner from that guy hemifever if i remember correctly. but the sticker shock is the biggest drawback of those. they may be one of the last things i do to it.
I want to build this thing back to a reliable stocker and then start throwing go fast goodies at it, but i figure i might as well go performance tuneup since that going to be on there for a while.
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