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Old 07-31-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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spark plug wire + plugs question

Anyways i installed my new valve cover the other day, and noticed my plugs are really old and rusted. Anyways i am buying new aftermarket wires to dress my engine up a little more next. I am thinking of getting these off ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-04...#ht_2989wt_958
Never heard of the company but there silicone wrapped, and the largest diameter wrap, (10.5) i was gonna get obx ones but these are a few dollars cheaper do u guys think these will be ok wires? And what plugs should i pair with these wires? i am on a 65 dollar budget, and i know plugs and wires dont get a super noticeable power increase but i do know that they usually help get a little better throttle response when upgraded. So what spark plugs would u recommend with these wires that are in my price range, will fit my vehicle and will help me to achieve my goal? Keep in mind im sure i will have to get the plugs off ebay as well to keep the total checkout price for both around 65 dollars please lmk thanks, and post links to any plugs.


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Grow some balls and stop using ebay and I'll help. Until then, good day.
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lol ebay is fine for spark wires and plugs....
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lol ebay is fine for spark wires and plugs....
No not really, ebay is good for cheap junk, you sometimes find a great deal but its not often, and when it comes to your engine or performance parts it pays to spend a few extra bucks to get a quality better performing part.

Having said that, the wires in you link (even if they are the right ones) 10.5mm is overkill here is a good quality wire and plugs that comes in just over your $65 limit, but will be a much better match for your car.

http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfm8mmsparkpl...csvtst170.aspx

http://focus.c-f-m.com/motorcraftcop...rousboost.aspx
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theres a reason you dont find known names on ebay
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No not really, ebay is good for cheap junk, you sometimes find a great deal but its not often, and when it comes to your engine or performance parts it pays to spend a few extra bucks to get a quality better performing part.

Having said that, the wires in you link (even if they are the right ones) 10.5mm is overkill here is a good quality wire and plugs that comes in just over your $65 limit, but will be a much better match for your car.

http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfm8mmsparkpl...csvtst170.aspx

http://focus.c-f-m.com/motorcraftcop...rousboost.aspx

Ditto, and really it is the same thing I should have said had I been in a better mood prior.

Also, if a company is kind enough to sponsor this forum and bring new parts to market for our cars, the least we can do is support them.
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EBay has taylors MSds ngk etc eBay carrys good stuff....
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EBay has taylors MSds ngk etc eBay carrys good stuff....
which is NOT the product you posted, you posted some off brand pos... Ebay is cheap junk (for the most part) as I stated before Ive been around these forums for over 6 years and I can personally tell you that the people that buy the cheap stuff end up replacing it in a very short time frame because of lack of quality. You have posted in several threads what do you think of this insert ebay link, and everyone says the same thing stay away, it doesnt last ive seen the intakes fall off, headlights melt, exhausts fall off, and headers crack because of the low quality that most of the stuff that is found on ebay.

The links I posted before are QUALITY parts, the wires will out last the car, and the copper plugs typically wear out faster than a platinum plug but produce a better spark and it a tried a true product. Also when buying from an online retailer rather than a power seller from ebay, is customer service, and cfm's customer service is hard to beat.
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CFM is a good vendor but I always thought their prices on this kind of thing were a bit high. You can get a set of Autolite Double Plat or Iridium plugs from a local parts store for about $20-25 and any decent set of 8mm wires will work. Last year amazon had the Motorcraft wires for about $30 and ngk for $25 and you can probably find them on ebay too.
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