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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:44 pm 
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:oops: Whats the best Spark Plug Leads to use in EF 6? :roll:
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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:57 pm 
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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:59 pm 
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anything but Top Gun leads will suffice
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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:52 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
anything but Top Gun leads will suffice

Yeah exactly. I have heard more bad reports than good ones about the Top Gun leads unfortunately.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:19 pm 
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My Top guns have done over 60,000k on gas without missing a beat.
The only issue that I have heard about them is pulling the ends off them, sorry to say but I have seen that happen with just about every brand of lead on the market....

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:22 pm 
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The topguns that were on my EF motor weren't too old, but i changed them last night with some bosch ones, and the improvment in very satisfying. much rather the bosch leads

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:27 pm 
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I've had stock, bosch and current top gun leads....to be honest I can't bloody tell the difference LOL.

TopGun haven't given me any headaches and neither have the Bosch ones. So I would say any will do really...just depends on who has a better quality control procedure for either company. Bad batches give bad names.

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:39 pm 
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The quality of the bosch leads arent that flash.

I remember buying a set from Super Crap, and finding only 3 leads would clip onto the plugs and the rest had the metal part moulded too far into the insulator.

I took that set back and bought another one and the same problem. So now i have a set of new bosch leads that have been chopped and modded just to have them fit.

The 9mm Eagle leads i took off were very good and were low resistance leads.... like 1ohm per lead, whereas most other brands are 7 - 10ohm.
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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:42 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
The quality of the bosch leads arent that flash.

I remember buying a set from Super Crap, and finding only 3 leads would clip onto the plugs and the rest had the metal part moulded too far into the insulator.

I took that set back and bought another one and the same problem. So now i have a set of new bosch leads that have been chopped and modded just to have them fit.

The 9mm Eagle leads i took off were very good and were low resistance leads.... like 1ohm per lead, whereas most other brands are 7 - 10ohm.


That could have been the batch problem thing that phongus just mentioned. But each to there own preference i guess.

I have pretty much always used bosch leads, and i've never experinced a problem, and the ones i fitted last night are of excellent quality. Thats not to say that are the best though, because i'm sure they're not, they just seem ok to me. :)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Yeah the bad batch sounds the case. I checked out the rest of the packs there and they were all the same, hence the reason why i gave up and modded them to fit anyway.

Should ring bosch for a whinge me thinks...
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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:01 pm 
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DO IT

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:50 pm 
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Been running Top Gun 8mm Leads for about 3yrs now and never had a problem. Have replaced spark plugs twice in this time and all the boots are still good and don't move.

 

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