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Old 09-06-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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SVT spark plugs

Hey, I'm looking to increase fuel efficiency and I saw that changing the spark plugs can help that. Anyone know which ones are the best? Iridium densos or some others? And does it matter how many steps cooler I get them like the densos can be 1 step cooler for 50hp increase or 4 steps cooler for 200hp increase... does it matter which one I put on a stock SVT? And should I get any wires to compliment the spark plugs?


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Old 09-06-2004, 02:25 AM   #2
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densos can be 1 step cooler for 50hp increase or 4 steps cooler for 200hp increase...
Huh?? I hope thats sarcasim.
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I'm not a plugs person... I just saw that on c-f-m's site that's why I'm asking Btw, they don't increase the hp, it says that higher steps are recommender for higher hp...
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I can't tell you what kind of gains you will get but Denso Irridium are one of if not the best plugs on the market today. I have a set in my Focus SVT and I will be the first to admit that they are too pricey you can really tell a diffrence with them. Better response, smoother aceleration, and easier start.

http://www.densoiridium.com/index.php?flash=1
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sidney61199, did you get new plug wires with the denso plugs? also where did you buy them? and how much were they?
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so if I get the Iridium Densos, how cold should I order them? And am I going to need new wires and which ones are recommended?
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I also have a question on which spark plug wires are the best. Ford Racing cost $40, MSD is $45 and FocusSport is $60. is there a huge difference between them? if there's little difference then i don't see a reason for buying the more expensive wire
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focus sport has low ohm wires 8mm that would work well. The factory wires are fine but the lower resistance helps smooth idle more than the plugs. I would keep the oem plugs just change the wires unless you have more than 50k miles on your car. This is keeping in mind that it's stock. The plugs would be fine one step colder but not needed. It sounds as if your gonna mod the car vers better the fuel economy.

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ok i see the difference in price now. Ford Racing has 9mm ($40), MSD has 8.5mm ($45) and FocusSport is 8mm ($60) thanx! I'll be ordering me a set of the FocusSport wires

my car is still new. only 3200 miles on it i'll just keep the stock plugs for now
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To answer the question to me

I just used the stock wires, the svt comes with above average wires so I didn't feel like buying new ones.

I bought them off the net (can't find the web site I used). Basicly I just found the correct part number off the denso irridium web site and then found the cheapest place to get them from (matching part #'s up).

I think with shipping and handling they came up to $45.

About the temp of the plugs I didn't even really check into that. I just went to the Denso web site and put in 02 Focus SVT and it told me a part #.
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