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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:27 pm 
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I've reacently pu thte NGK Iridium spark plugs in my car, I ordered the set in for the Tickford/XR6 spec engine and am very happy with em, won't go back, not that i need to since they last like 100,000km's or something higher.
But, they are $20 bucks a plug, so prolly not worth it unless you get trade price or something like that,.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:21 am 
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I've worked out that @ 15-16L/100km round town, if the Irridium plugs give you 1% more efficiency, you end up a couple of bucks ahead per plug @ the end of their life compared to regular plugs.

That was worked out on my trade price of $12 each though.
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Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:35 pm 
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kman wrote:
NGK plugs and NGK or bosch leads


How about NGK leads?
http://www.ngkspark.com.au/content.php? ... 15&hl2=l16

No one has recommended them yet! ..Or is there a reason for this? lol
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Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:48 pm 
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ngk plugs, far superior to anythin out there.
bosch leads
ngk leads
top gun are a decent lead but have crap boots as they tend to slide on the lead even when new.

or if u have the money magnecore but at like $200 a set ouch

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:50 pm 
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msman wrote:
top gun are a decent lead but have crap boots as they tend to slide on the lead even when new.


You just contradicted yourself their. What sort of decent set of Manufacturers lead has the boot fall off the lead in your hand :!: :roll: Thats why I chucked mine out after 6 months use. Total s**t they are :evil:

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:29 pm 
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Queensland Ignition Leads(Joe @ Crescent Motorsport is the NSW rep so give him a call for a discount on them, comes in 9mm+ and variety of colours.

Bosch Leads
Eagle F1.



Suggestion: Only get Spiral Core Leads.

Plugs: Bosch, NGK, Ford Iridiums
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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:34 pm 
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oh.. never get top gun leads :) there s**t!

and if you run dual fuel its a must for spiral core leads
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:50 pm 
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yeah bosch leads seam to be the go and i run irrdium plugs from AC delco. I got them through my work and they were only like 4 bux retail. sorry i dont have the part number.
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:06 pm 
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Friends and myself have never had a problem with Topgun leads.

My Dads mechanic who knows his fords back to front put topguns on Dad's EL, and he said he instantly noticed more power and response. That was good enough for me, I just fitted a set to my EL. Haven't driven it yet, its raining and I don't want to dirty my car ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:04 pm 
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Plugs and leads have to be in EXTREMELY bad nick for someone to "instantly notice a power increase"

The human body can only detect changes in G-Forces down to 0.1G. Now, if you replace your leads and plugs before they're totally f**k, you might expect 5kw more @ the flywheel. On the I6 that is about 3% more power.

So, unless your I6 is catapulting you to 100km/h @ at least 3.33G, the human body isn't physically capable of detecting any change.

It's more that people are expecting a change, so their mind imagines a change.

If you were to do coil pack, leads, plugs, air filer, fuel filter, thin oil and filter, and they were all in bad nick, you probably might notice a difference. But not just from some plugs and leads
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:30 pm 
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I am running top gun leads and Autolite 985 plugs in mine.

It all works well for me.
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