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    Don't you just hate...

    when you are working on a particular project and then tell your self "well since I am already here might as well replace them now, or fix it before it breaks" lol.
    I am in the process of the doing the LS6 valley cover on my '01 ws6 and realize how easy it would be to replace the plugs and wire. I also opened up the valve covers and put in chromoly rods, seeing that I have a 6-speed. Then I thought since I am here should I replace anything else? I am a newb to all this, and I am wating for new valley cover to arrive. So my questions are
    1.What's a good set of plugs and wires that won't break the bank? Where can I get them?
    2. Anyone know the part number for knock sensors for my car?
    3. Should I upgrade anything else while I am there that won't break the bank or be more time consuming?

    I don't want to break the bank because I just started new job after being unemployed so I can't go crazy spending. Thanks again guys for help.

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    Here you go:

    Even if you have a 98 get the 99’-02’ Knock Sensors (98’ and older GM is no longer making, If you’re like me you will need to upgrade to the 99’-02’ KS sensors (x2) and wire harness.)

    Even if you have a 99’-02’ KS it is still a good idea to replace them. Remember it’s better to do it now while you have everything off then have to come back later.

    Part #’s”
    KS (x2) - 12589867
    KS harness – 12601822

    Read this, It has some info on catch cans and why they are a great thing to add in addition to the LS6 VCT mod.

    Explaination of OEM PCV vs LS6 VCT Mod

    Plugs and Wires - Most will recommend NGK TR55's and MSD wires.

    If you can get a LS6 intake if you don't already have one, part numbers to look for on the intake are:

    LS6:
    Stock 2001-2002 F-body LS6 is 12561184.
    The Z06 LS6 is 12573572.

    LS1:
    F-body LS1 intake with the EGR setup is 12560688.
    97-00 vette LS1 intake is 12556333.

    Another good thing that doesn't cost to much is a ported TB, not a BBK or FAST, but a stock one that has been ported. You get just about the same gains as a 80mm BBK TB.

    Lids - stay away from K&N - too much work and it will dirty your MAF fast.

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    Good advice^

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    I'd go with an iridium plug - I'm running the Delco's in mine.

    Plugs are a PITA, you might as well spend the extra money on the iridiums that will last much longer than the conventional TR55's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Here you go:

    Even if you have a 98 get the 99’-02’ Knock Sensors (98’ and older GM is no longer making, If you’re like me you will need to upgrade to the 99’-02’ KS sensors (x2) and wire harness.)

    Even if you have a 99’-02’ KS it is still a good idea to replace them. Remember it’s better to do it now while you have everything off then have to come back later.

    Part #’s”
    KS (x2) - 12589867
    KS harness – 12601822

    Read this, It has some info on catch cans and why they are a great thing to add in addition to the LS6 VCT mod.

    Explaination of OEM PCV vs LS6 VCT Mod

    Plugs and Wires - Most will recommend NGK TR55's and MSD wires.

    If you can get a LS6 intake if you don't already have one, part numbers to look for on the intake are:

    LS6:
    Stock 2001-2002 F-body LS6 is 12561184.
    The Z06 LS6 is 12573572.

    LS1:
    F-body LS1 intake with the EGR setup is 12560688.
    97-00 vette LS1 intake is 12556333.

    Another good thing that doesn't cost to much is a ported TB, not a BBK or FAST, but a stock one that has been ported. You get just about the same gains as a 80mm BBK TB.

    Lids - stay away from K&N - too much work and it will dirty your MAF fast.
    Thank you very much! Will try to do these mods while I am there. Good thing is that my car is '01 and has ls6 intake Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    I'd go with an iridium plug - I'm running the Delco's in mine.

    Plugs are a PITA, you might as well spend the extra money on the iridiums that will last much longer than the conventional TR55's.
    I've had really good luck with Bosch Platinums, I originally installed Bosch Platinum +4's on my car about 5 years/50k miles ago, never had an issue. Replaced them while I was doing my headers and they were very clean and no irregular indications. I did go a step cheeper this time and installed the regular Bosch Platinums because the local stores didn't have the +4's in stock and I didn't want to wait.

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