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Old 06-07-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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taylor universal plug wires?

anyone have anything to say about these? Taylor 78545 Taylor Spiro-Pro 8mm Universal Fit Spark Plug Wires

its almost time for a tune-up, and im enough of a crazy person that ill fork over a couple of extra bucks to get the color i want. but these are universal plug wires, so ill have to cut em to length and crimp on the ends. that has me a little concerned.

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I will never buy ignition wiring where they misleadingly push "low resistance". Those wires hype 'up to 10x less resistance' which while that sounds good, is actually very misleading. VERY misleading. Resistance is actually added at extra cost to good quality ignition wiring to eliminate RFI (radio frequency interference) which can cause problems for the engine computer, AM radio, CB radio, etc. Even though Taylor claims to eliminate RFI by their "spiral wound" technology, that seldom works as advertised as promised. Aftermarket ignition wiring companies push low resistance wiring because it costs less. Not for any legitimate performance gain we could ever see.

The real bottom line is that contrary to what would seem to be intuitive, the resistance added to factory ignition wiring does not significantly reduce the voltage delivered to the spark plugs. It really does not. I see where that would seem to be impossible to the non-electronic trained person but in reality, it's the truth due to Ohm's Law. There is so little current (amperes) passing through ignition wiring that the added resistance doesn't appreciably drop the spark voltage. Really. The ignition wire manufacturers prey upon that little understood subject to make people think their lower resistance (less costly) wiring is better. It's not.

I can see the attraction to the colored wiring but I'd try to find it in a non-low resistance configuration. Or go with the plain old black OE wiring whose quality & performance is very tough to beat. Really.

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Jerry is correct, most performance spark plug wires are way over-rated. From what I understand, Taylor's quality has gone south over the last several years.

I haven't been in the hot-rod business for many years now, so I can't make a recommendation for a good brand of wire.
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What part of china are they from?
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What part of china are they from?
Missouri.
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ok...so two things:

(other than from the dealership) which wire would you reccommend?

and also - does anyone know how i could get green ones that are of good quality?

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What's with the need for green wires. OEM wires are the best IMO.
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What's with the need for green wires. OEM wires are the best IMO.
What part of Mexico are they from?
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ok...so two things:

(other than from the dealership) which wire would you reccommend?

and also - does anyone know how i could get green ones that are of good quality?

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You can have the best of both worlds... buy a can of Krylon Fusion green paint (made for painting flexible rubber/vinyl/etc.) & paint a new set of factory wires. Good quality, no static or RFI noise, and that cool color you want.
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You can have the best of both worlds... buy a can of Krylon Fusion green paint (made for painting flexible rubber/vinyl/etc.) & paint a new set of factory wires. Good quality, no static or RFI noise, and that cool color you want.
that sounds like a winner. lol. ill look into that. haha.

you still cant talk me into buying them from the stealership. but i guess ill get a decent set from advance...i put the autolite ones on my 2.5 engine when i had that and it never gave me any trouble at all.
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Prestolite makes the OEM ones, but I don't know if you can buy them anywhere but from a dealer.
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Not all dealerships charge rip-off prices, mine is very competitive with online discount sources of Mopar parts.
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i dont wanna spend much more than $30... maybe 40 tops. it just seems a bit ridiculous.

but ill do my research before i buy anything

thanks for the advice guys

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