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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:35 am 
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hi just wondering wats the best spark plugs and ignition leads to get and wether they do give you extra power or not
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:05 am 
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As for leads, don't get TopGun as I've heard people have had many problems with them. I use Eagle and I've never had a problem. Don't bother getting thicker than 8mm as they only have thicker insulation.

As for plugs, personal choice really but at the moment I am using the every day NGKs and they are perfectly fine IMO. Change them every few 10,000kms and you'll be all right. You can get the NGK Iridiums and they are meant to last forever but you check on them every now and then, not cheap. JMM use Autolites which apparently give you a few extra kws but they don't last lone, about $18 each IIRC.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:49 am 
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I'm one of those who has had problems with Top Gun leads. Usually I won't warm someone off a product, or I'll give it a second or thrid chance, but these leads were awful. They all fell apart within a week!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:13 am 
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I second Chicken their. DO NOT BUY TOPGUNLeads As I have also had the missfortune of buying this totally s**t product and only had them for 9 months before I had to replace them all because the sleeves kept coming away from the leads. I recommend;
Eagle 8mm leads or Bosch Leads As far as Spark plugs Champions are also s**t. But any other brands are good such as NGK Bosch etc

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:03 am 
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I'm currently running eagle 9mm leads (for the hell of it :P ) and NGK Type R plugs. My car seems fine with these and havent had any problems. Prior to this I had Bosch 8mm leads and Champion plugs, and again had no probs. Actually ran plugs and leads for 80,000kms before change which was a little long I know :oops: , but still never had any problems
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:20 pm 
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i am currently running bosch for both and havent had any problems with either of them

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:32 pm 
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I am currently running Eagle 10mm, good stuff I reckon, more power? YES. :twisted:

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:04 pm 
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Ive found bosch leads to be very good, but if your after something better and longer lasting, go straight to Magnecore

As for plugs, Im using NGK BKUR6ET, not cheap ($17ea) but they have 4 conductors for better spark distribution and last ages... sales guy told me 80thousand kays, but I doupt that.
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:04 pm 
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Using HEI/Ice Leads Very Good And Using NGK Iridiums But About To Change Over To Autolites
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:14 pm 
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Im currently using the Eagle Leads as well mine are 9mm and i think they do the part. Im also using ordinary NGK plugs and they seem to be fine. I have yet to try out these Iridiums or Platinums thou.

But yeah i recommend the Eagle leads and NGK plugs. :P

 

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I sell the s**t ngk good champion bad bosch not as bad as champion

leads well take your pick all these ppl that s**t can topgun and love
bosch wellllllllllllll top gun make bosch leads shhh we are not meant to know this as the also make champion leads .

Ngk leads are the talk of the town at the moment have lots of people loving them , plugs well ford fit iridium plugs to all their new cars so they are the go $ 13.50 aint so bad for these and $45-57 for the ngk leads.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:57 pm 
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Top gun make bosch? Well they are made in aus instead of germany...
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:05 pm 
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would go with bosch leads and NGK plugs, wouldn't recommend champion leads though, hear they don't last very long, especially if you have LPG.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:01 am 
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AU2SR wrote:
leads well take your pick all these ppl that s**t can topgun and love
bosch wellllllllllllll top gun make bosch leads shhh we are not meant to know this as the also make champion leads .



If thats the case then, they probably dont have the same Quality Control Officer checking the Bosch leads. Because the "Bosch" leads dont have the same issues as the "Topguns." The lead in itself is not the issue just the fact the friggin sleeves and ends are poorly put together and just seem to come away from the lead so easily, which obviously renders it useless.

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:24 pm 
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EAGLE 9MM LEADS ARE EXCELLENT.I HAVE THEM ON A 351 XE FALCON AND MY ED XR6 AND HAVE NOT HAD PROBS.NGK IRIDIUMS ARE GOOD.THEY HAVE PLATINUM TIPS AND LAST FOR 100,000 KS SUPPOSEDLY.I HAVE GOT ABOUT 70000 KS ALREADY ON MY ED XR6.THEY ARE EXPENSIVE BETWEEN $20-$25 EACH
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