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Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:54 pm 
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Hi guys,
Stupid question for some, but my mechanically handicapped mind needs all the help it can get. I did a search, but 17 pages on spark plugs seemed too much to sift through!
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What are the advantages in terms of power, economy, torque, idle etc of having new/performance plugs and leads? and what are the best ones to run in my BA?
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Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:06 pm 
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to be honest. unless your old ones are stuffed you notice nothing

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:29 pm 
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all the difference that you will get is the economy side.but only if the other ones are really rooted...

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:42 pm 
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yep! its over-rated! just get standard plugs, and when they need replacing, just replace them! $20 per plug isnt worth it!

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:28 pm 
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That is good to know.. i didnt wanna fork out a s**t load of coin for some fancy plugs that didn do anything special!
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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:34 pm 
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yea i have ppl all w/e who want to put iridiums and such in for a performance boost.....a mate did couldnt tell the difference between the iridiums and the vgrooves.......vgrooves are a ngk plug that get a better spark than normal and cost the same as a standard plug. ppl are alwayz happy with that....and a set of topgun max300 leads will be good coz they have only about a third of the resistance of normal leads and if u make friends with someone who works at a car shop im sure ull get em as cheap as normals

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:40 pm 
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ELFAIRY wrote:
yea i have ppl all w/e who want to put iridiums and such in for a performance boost.....a mate did couldnt tell the difference between the iridiums and the vgrooves.......vgrooves are a ngk plug that get a better spark than normal and cost the same as a standard plug. ppl are alwayz happy with that....and a set of topgun max300 leads will be good coz they have only about a third of the resistance of normal leads and if u make friends with someone who works at a car shop im sure ull get em as cheap as normals


the thing with saying they have less resistance so must have better spark is wrong.

the coil will only put out enough energy to jump the gap. if you are having missfires with good condition standard leads and low resistance leads fixes it, all you are doing is covering up the fact your coil is stuffed. you'd have been better of spending the money on a new coil.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:44 pm 
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lucky for you ba's dont run ignition leads.

 

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