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Old 04-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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spark plugs and wires

It calls for cheap copper spark plugs wondering if something better can be used? Distributor and rotor as well. Just looking high quality parts. Accel bossi???

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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What model year and engine?

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Sorry 4.0l straight 6
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Two excellent platinum plugs that will perform well in your '97 for 100k miles include the Autolite AP985 or Champion 3034. The iridium tipped Autolite XP985 is good for 200K miles and is a superb spark plug.

I'd stay with OE ignition wiring. Many aftermaket wiring sets (especially so-called "performance" or "low-resistance" sets) generate additional RF noise (like static) which can affect the engine computer or add static to the radio or CB if you have one. Not to mention most aftermarket wiring sets are poorly constructed and won't hold together when removed for maintenance... they often pull apart just during routine performance which, trust me, is beyond frustrating.

A good quality distributor cap & rotor will have brass contacts, cheapies will have aluminum.

I wouldn't bother with a hotter ignition coil, the OE ignition coil is actually very good and works as well as any of the aftermarket replacements like from Accel. Such aftermarket components can help older Jeep ignition systems but the TJ's ignition system is good enough that you won't see gains from replacing it with so-called performance parts. Really.
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Ya I just hit the 100,000 mile mark.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:43 AM   #6
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Figured there would be more opinions on this. What are some good name brands to look for.
I've been driving diesel for the past 12 years haven't thought about spark plugs for awhile
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I went with the champion single tip platinum, which I believe were the 3034. They are a good quality plug, and they were made in the USA, works for me and I've got no complaints with how it runs. I didn't go with Mopar on the plug wires, cap, or rotor. I bought parts that were stocked at the parts store that is a small, local only chain. I agree with not trying to get some aftermarket high-performance name for parts, because you likely will see zero benefit of any kind.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #8
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Napa would probably be the best place to go?

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