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Old 06-08-2005, 08:38 AM   #1
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live wires fit wierd

Its amazing that something as simple as a coilpack and wires can be so involved. I just installed the screamin demon coil and live wires and I noticed the manufacturer was nice enough to insert a little leaflet saying if the wires don't fit then they might be wrong, so call this long distance # and we might be able to correct the problem, but so help us if you get them dirty your sol. Sure enough everything fits "kinda", the 3 wire coilpack plug just barely fits back onto the coils, spark plug lengths run too long to too short and the ends do not seat into the valve cover properly. "Fit" can be subjective, I just want to know how well evrybody else's set ups "fit" before going back and forth with the manufacturer. In all I have to say the kit is VERY disappointing, the new coils just sit there squished down on their bellies when there should be spacers for the new, longer bolts which by the way refuse to thread properly, a very high ghetto factor.


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Old 06-08-2005, 09:33 AM   #2
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"Sure enough everything fits "kinda", "

Welcome to the World of non-OEM products. Aftermarket products typically do not fit as well as the OEM stuff, particularly from smaller aftermarket companies, and often require a bit of work/modification on the customer's part to get a good installation.
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:07 AM   #3
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I have worked as a mechanic for a while now and 99% of the parts I install either fit or they don't and if the do not then they go back defective. These are automobiles not model airplanes, when components are not manufactured properly you start to see failures and at $144 these are not nickel and dime parts, if I wanted crap I could have spent half as much on some chinese sh!t from the Zone. Its that "eh, good enough" attitude that has handed the U.S auto market over to the Japanese.
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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They fit but kinda weird, they do this so you have room to play with if you ever do anything that would require a longer cable, that and the wires are way thicker than stock so they cant really fit how the stock ones did. I just took a little time and zip tied mine together neatly.

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Send it back, get your money back buy the FR plug wires and put the other $100 towards another mod........UDP perhaps.
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Old 06-08-2005, 04:03 PM   #6
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Well, they may not win any awards for build quality but they work pretty good. All of my old problems, flabby throttle response, stumble at part throttle and a little reluctance to start cold have gone away. I understand a little slack is good but to give me wire #2 which is as tight as a guitar string and #1 which sits there looking like an inch worm just tells me there is a lack of attention to detail.
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