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Old 11-03-2006, 10:31 AM   #51
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All tucked in and ready to go.
Note, I was also able to use the stock wire separator.
(Near the end of the valve cover, just before going to the coil)
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:35 AM   #52
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Buttoned up...let's fire this thing up!
I "buffed" the plug cover and coil cover with some Mothers "Back to Black".
Looks like I need to hit the rest of the engine bay now though.
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:01 AM   #53
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Impressions:
1) Much quicker start.
Used to be from 4-5 cranks/rotations, now it's 2-3 and it fires right up.
2) Much smoother idle.
Especially considering the infamous Hypnotic Tune stumbling cold idle.
(Which, was actually improved quite a bit with his latest update at the first of the year.)
But, now...it's as smooth as a baby's bottom.
3) This one's the surprise.
There's noticably improved throttle response from 1,500-5,000 rpm.
No, I'm not imagining things.
I drive in the same conditions most every day, and right now I'm finding I need to shift a good bit sooner,
because the engine is revving that much quicker.

Here's my theory...
A while ago, I installed some fresh Motorcraft Copper Plugs gapped to .060, and noticed similar, but less drastic improvements.
These new wires compliment that extra gap quite nicely, and served to multiply the gains with a much hotter spark now.

Placebo?
No, I don't think so.
This "butt dyno" has been calibrated and re-calibrated for some 32 years worth of driving now.
I can't measure the actual gains, but they are there...trust me.
All in all, I'm damn glad I did this.
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:30 PM   #54
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I will be honest with you ,, that just about sums up how I would describe the spiro's I put on mine. It was much smoother and the rev be the rev at abou 2g's to 3g's did increase a little. Glad you like them, from the picks looks like you enjoyed your install
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:50 PM   #55
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WD40, nice pics and good detail about how it felt before and after. I really need to get the motorcraft plugs you talked about and these wires. I found a local dealer that sells them, now just shelling out the dough to do this!! :) I hate spending money!! LOL Just out of curiosity, how much were your wires? You got the Thundervolts correct?

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P.S. Nice engine bay!! pretty clean! Looks about like mine and I have 20K less miles!!
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:19 PM   #56
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how much were your wires? You got the Thundervolts correct?
From one of my earlier posts:
"Excellent quality for a reasonable $41.38 (from Summit Racing)."
And yes, those are the Thundervolts.

Wo!
Gas mileage has gone through the roof!
I need to run this tank out to see what the actual gains are,
but for the moment, it seems rather substantial.
We have warmed up a bit, but the gains are way more than any temperature change would show.
Stay tuned...
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:37 PM   #57
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I have always been skeptical about taylors stuff but after seeing this I think i am sold. I was only skeptical about the down the road longevity of the wires I have seen them crap out rather easily on a few cars not a Focus though.
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:03 PM   #58
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In my experience, nothing has out performed, nor outlasted Taylor wires.
And, as mentioned earlier in this thread, I've used them on several engines.
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so far I agree with you on that one WD
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to anyone's knowledge what is the average life of a set of Taylor's?
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