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    plugs and wires... the dreaded time arives

    Well guys, need some help, i have friday off from work and i have a wire thats been arcing bad so i figure its time to fix it... im gonna do the whole thing myself rather than pay the dealer 500 dollars to do it but i just want to know what i need too look out for and what obsticals im gonna incounter... anyone who can help me out id greatly apprieciated. Im doing plugs and wires. Everythings stock in there... 97 if that makes a diffrence... traction control. Thanks in advance guys

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    your going to have a lot of fun like i did, worst experience of my life

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    Get to them from underneath the car. Driver's side is cake, but passenger-side sucks. Prepare to lose some skin.

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    i just went and bought plugs and wires...decided not to skimp... bought a belt too.... 180 dollars....screw autozone

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    180$? holy shit. i did all that minus belt at napa for under $40. do belts cost $140?
    plugs and wires arent fun, but u cant mess it up. its an easy job, but time consuming as hell.

    well its not easy, but you wont make a mistake as long as u make sure all the right wires are goin to the right cylinders

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    180$? holy shit. i did all that minus belt at napa for under $40. do belts cost $140?
    plugs and wires arent fun, but u cant mess it up. its an easy job, but time consuming as hell.

    well its not easy, but you wont make a mistake as long as u make sure all the right wires are goin to the right cylinders
    YOU DO NOT WANT TO SPEND $40 ON A SET OF LT1 PLUG WIRES!!!!! BIG MISTAKE!!!! There is to much heat under the hood of a LT1 F-body and you do not want to do it again......ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    YOU DO NOT WANT TO SPEND $40 ON A SET OF LT1 PLUG WIRES!!!!! BIG MISTAKE!!!! There is to much heat under the hood of a LT1 F-body and you do not want to do it again......ever!
    haha. alright ill take ur word for it

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    Take the heat shield off of the steering shaft, pull alternator, ,, nevermind, I forget. Sorry, but it has been a long time, even though I did it twice in a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    haha. alright ill take ur word for it
    I almost said "Fuckit" and ran them on top like earlier models but with the opti

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    i am too lazy to do that stuff myself. brought it to my mechanic and he took out the alternator and starter to make the passenger side easier. he said next time bring it to the dealer because it was a pain in the ass. he told me to do the wires to see how much fun that is.

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    i did mine in the yard i had to take the battery out to get to the wire looms but i also had another man helpin me!!i sucked ass. good thing im skinny i got to the right side no prob. but then i took it to a mechanic cuz it was still skippin and he yanked them off and put acdelco's on in no time. i had a crossed injector wire.

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    My plugs and wires took me about 8 hours my first time. In fact, it was my first time really doing anything on a car, so I have happy about it. But still a bitch...

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    worst plug on the lt-1 is the second plug drivers side i had equal length shorties dont know how difficult it is with the stock manifold

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    Driver's side is cake, especially with longtubes. But the passenger side is the worst, no matter what type of exhaust manifold.

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    started at 7:30am... finished at 7:30 last night... i hate lt1s lol. Done though and the things running 100% better... worth it in the long run... just ran into a tone of obsticals

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    If I was doing it, and I dont think it's that hard if you have a slim arm, I would not take them all off at the same time. Just remove one wire, then find its new exact mate, and install the new one in the same place as the old. It's important to keep the original route of the old wires and use the heat shields. But I just noticed this post is 5 days old, so u probably got it done already . ha

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    Best tool possible for the plugs and wires....3/4 in ratcheting wrench and cut down/hollowed out 5/8 spark plug socket. Bought mine off ebay for 40$. Just did my plugs recently and only took about 45 mins. I have Pacesetter LTs and the #4 primary almost touches the plug. Now would be a good time to delete the AIR system if your state doesnt care about emmissions. It makes the passenger side so much easier. Like stated before, get all of them from the bottom. Oh man I just noticed the part where you said "all stock"...gonna make the #8 plug interesting because the stock manifold's collector is right there as well as the A/C. Good luck dude.

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    I wen't with Accel Ferro-Spiral wires ($100) along with NGK TR55 plugs ($20). Great combination!
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