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Old 12-17-2008, 08:44 PM   #261
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With some hotter wires (Taylor, FRPP, etc) you can open the gap to .060.
But, if you're on some 5 year old stock wires (I see you have a 2003) I'd stick with the factory gap of .051.
i've got 8mm taylor wires...

but tom jsut said taylor wires are crap
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:54 PM   #262
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Most of us that got Taylor wires have opted for the 8.2mm Thundervolts.
You must have got the Spiro Pros? (8mm)

but tom jsut said taylor wires are crap
Where did he say that?
Ah, I see...
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...8&#post2252808

I respectfully disagree...(And so do several others in this thread that have installed them)
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...54&#post937954
^^^Note my comment about the FRPP wires.

BTW, CaysE did some resistance testing on the Taylor wires versus SD Livewires.
The Taylors blew the SD wires away, and they had 10,000 miles on them.
Here's his first post with measurements:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...8&#post1574338
Be sure to read the follow on posts with more measurements.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:12 PM   #263
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Wires....fires

Personally, I like the Taylors. They seem to take some of the hesitation out, of course it could be the cc plugs as well. it's your money, you decide. I've had mine for about 3k miles so far and no problems. I'll keep on posting as I go. The FR wires are probably a good bet as well, but the measurements speak for themselves..........
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #264
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I just installed Taylor Thundervolt 8.2mm wires on my '01 Zetec. I decided to go with Taylor after reading this thread, so now I'm giving back with the resistance of the wires!

Stock wires:
5060 ohms on the longest one
5290 ohms on the second longest wire (weird, I know...I had to double-check this and the long wire)
3690 on the third
2350 on the short wire


Now, for the Thundervolts:
74.3 ohms on the long wire
64.2
52.3
32.0 on the short wire.

Holy crap, that's just awesome.

Honestly, I haven't noticed any difference in how the car drives, but Summit Racing included some stickers with my order, so once I stick those on I'll probably be up about 20 hp :-P
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:43 PM   #265
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wooot!! just installed the Steeda wires i had bought from Mike a while back, along with some Motorcraft coppers which i gapped to .060

also put in the red powdercoated contour valve cover
(pics soon)

question-- what should i do with the old wires? i figured i'd toss them, but if they are copper i might take them to the recycler... or maybe someone here on FF could have a use for them





btw.. i noticed that the Steedas are a bit longer than the stockers...weird
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i should've mentioned they probably have 138,000 miles on them.. i'm pretty sure the previous owner never replaced them
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:38 PM   #268
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Too many posts to read them all. Please clarify.
Is this just for SVT or should someone with basic zetec also buy SP-463 copper plugs and gap to .060?
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copper core plugs gapped to .060 will work on any focus, wether autolite or motorcraft
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Too many posts to read them all. Please clarify.
Is this just for SVT or should someone with basic zetec also buy SP-463 copper plugs and gap to .060?
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