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Old 04-10-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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Ignition Wires..cutting, booting

I have a set of barely used MSD wires sitting around in the garage from previous street car project.
Do I need some sort of special cutter/crimper to cut wires to length and install new boots? These wires are way too long and I need to replace the angled boots with straight boots.

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Old 04-10-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:39 PM   #3
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Save the time and possibly money and just get the stock wires. They have resistance in the wires and your MSD most likely will not.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:41 PM   #4
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So are you saying that MSD wires are no good for a jeep?
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Jerry has a post on this one and he runs the stock wires. MSD wires are great for high performance vehicle, but I am meaning strip cars. Not have a resistance in the wire when it should be there causes other problems.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:08 PM   #6
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And to answer your question, yes, you do need special crimpers.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:11 PM   #7
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Heres the tool. I don't think the wires will makje your jeep run bad. It just won't really make an improvement.

Performance Tool W86500 - Performance Tool Spark Plug Wire Crimping Tools - Overview - SummitRacing.com

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