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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #27136
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As per my statement before, heres a quote directly from Kolak, Seems like a good deal for the jeep, especially if still restoring it like i am!
"Hi,

Here's all the information about my Kolak Ignition Upgrade for your 1995 ZJ V8 - JeepForum members get 10% off the pricing below:

My recommendations for the 5.2/5.9 ZJ ignition system are designed to improve idle quality and throttle response, and to improve and maximize current transfer. This really helps support other modifications. Here's what I recommend:

Magnecor KV85 ignition wires
MSD high output replacement coil
Heavy duty US made brass terminal distributor cap with rotor
Autolite platinum plugs (one heat range colder than stock)

EDIT: Kolak Asked me to remove pricing as it varies.


Please take some time to read the information about plug wires on Magnecor's web site at www.magnecor.com. Their wires are the finest I've found - incredibly flexible due to their pure silicone construction, and almost impossible to scorch or burn. Magnecor makes wires for many of the NASCAR teams, and their current transfer capability is amazing.

The MSD high output coil has fully 1/3 more output than the factory coil, and this really works well with the Magnecor wires. It's a direct replacement, and is easy to install. With the coil and wires, you can open up the plug gaps an additional .005 for a bigger spark. The colder plugs provide better detonation resistance.


Thanks
Kolak"

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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #27137
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As per my statement before, heres a quote directly from Kolak, Seems like a good deal for the jeep, especially if still restoring it like i am!
"Hi,

Here's all the information about my Kolak Ignition Upgrade for your 1995 ZJ V8 - JeepForum members get 10% off the pricing below:

My recommendations for the 5.2/5.9 ZJ ignition system are designed to improve idle quality and throttle response, and to improve and maximize current transfer. This really helps support other modifications. Here's what I recommend:

Magnecor KV85 ignition wires
MSD high output replacement coil
Heavy duty US made brass terminal distributor cap with rotor
Autolite platinum plugs (one heat range colder than stock)

Price for the kit is $250.00


Please take some time to read the information about plug wires on Magnecor's web site at www.magnecor.com. Their wires are the finest I've found - incredibly flexible due to their pure silicone construction, and almost impossible to scorch or burn. Magnecor makes wires for many of the NASCAR teams, and their current transfer capability is amazing.

The MSD high output coil has fully 1/3 more output than the factory coil, and this really works well with the Magnecor wires. It's a direct replacement, and is easy to install. With the coil and wires, you can open up the plug gaps an additional .005 for a bigger spark. The colder plugs provide better detonation resistance.


Thanks
Kolak"
Based on my upbringing I do see one issue with that list. A Chrysler product should run Champion plugs. Only brand that should run Autolite plugs are Fords. But that is just me. Also keep in mind that I put in E3s during my last plug change. I do still need a new coil though.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #27138
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Based on my upbringing I do see one issue with that list. A Chrysler product should run Champion plugs. Only brand that should run Autolite plugs are Fords. But that is just me. Also keep in mind that I put in E3s during my last plug change. I do still need a new coil though.
Plug manufacturer doesn't matter that much. I'm personally running autolites in the Jeep with no issue.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #27139
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Didn't do anything to mine but, the girlfriend came home with this. 1996 zj with 4.0L, 249 t-case and 4.5'' Rough Country lift. It has 213,000 miles on it and is almost rust free she paid $650.00 for it. All it needed was a battery, trac-bar, tie rod end, front pads and rotors, and front drive shaft since the previous owner still had the cv style front shaft which was in two pieces.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #27140
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Didn't do anything to mine but, the girlfriend came home with this. 1996 zj with 4.0L, 249 t-case and 4.5'' Rough Country lift. It has 213,000 miles on it and is almost rust free she paid $650.00 for it. All it needed was a battery, trac-bar, tie rod end, front pads and rotors, and front drive shaft since the previous owner still had the cv style front shaft which was in two pieces.
Now, she needs to become friends with mine to convert her! Great buy on her even with that kind of mileage.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #27141
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Didn't do anything to mine but, the girlfriend came home with this. 1996 zj with 4.0L, 249 t-case and 4.5'' Rough Country lift. It has 213,000 miles on it and is almost rust free she paid $650.00 for it. All it needed was a battery, trac-bar, tie rod end, front pads and rotors, and front drive shaft since the previous owner still had the cv style front shaft which was in two pieces.
That's awesome! Was it for herself or for you?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #27142
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That's awesome! Was it for herself or for you?
She bought it for herself so she doesn't have to drive her car in the snow. She figured since have plenty of parts stashed away for mine this would be a good deal.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #27143
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Based on my upbringing I do see one issue with that list. A Chrysler product should run Champion plugs. Only brand that should run Autolite plugs are Fords. But that is just me. Also keep in mind that I put in E3s during my last plug change. I do still need a new coil though.
A lot of the Dodge truck guys run autolites. I have run them in the past but a on the cooler side to help a little when I had a leaky plenum. Doesn't matter between Champion and Autolite copper imo.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:58 PM   #27144
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welded two patches into the passenger floor
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:05 PM   #27145
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I'm also running a bit cooler than stock Autolite platinum plugs with the Magnecor KV85, 8.5mm wires and MSD coil, purchased from our friend, Nick (Kolak)... kolak@aol.com >>> lol

glock1926, looks like your girlfriend got a good deal ! !

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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #27146
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As somebody who sells spark plugs for a living:

Champion - Chrysler, Lawnmowers
NGK - All Asian imports, Saturn
ACDelco - GM
Motorcraft - Ford
Bosch - German imports
E3 - GM Performance, Lawnmowers
ACCEL - GM Performance (in other words, lawnmowers)
Autolite - Any cars preparing to be crushed, but you couldn't find a trailer to tow it to the scrapper and they wouldn't come to you
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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #27147
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As somebody who sells spark plugs for a living:

Champion - Chrysler, Lawnmowers
NGK - All Asian imports, Saturn
ACDelco - GM
Motorcraft - Ford
Bosch - German imports
E3 - GM Performance, Lawnmowers
ACCEL - GM Performance (in other words, lawnmowers)
Autolite - Any cars preparing to be crushed, but you couldn't find a trailer to tow it to the scrapper and they wouldn't come to you
What data are you using to support those findings? If it's "real", quantitative data, I, as well as many others, I'd guess, would like to know, so I can run the "best" plug possible...

Personally, I've used Bosch, Champion, Autolite, NGK and possibly a few others that I can't recall... I've only used Champion and the Autolites in my 5.9, and I can't seem to find a thing wrong with either, so far...

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Unread 11-11-2013, 10:16 PM   #27148
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When comparing brands of parts, there is no quantitative data. There's just the experience of many people coming to similar conclusions.

Champion plugs are really good for Chrysler vehicles. Champion is also the number one manufacturer of ignition components for small engines.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #27149
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friday i put it in my toy hauler and took it to glamis



saturday i had a problem whilst playing in the dunes



good thing i had a spare front shaft from an xj in the tool box in my truck!
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Unread 11-12-2013, 12:43 AM   #27150
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Not going to lie, I found the top speed of my ZJ today. Stupid, I know. But, I figure it is good to know what she is capable of! Saw a video on youtube of a 5.9 going 120mph the other day that inspired me.
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