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    Hello everyone, I have a couple of questions: How long should a set of stock ignition wires last? When should they be replaced? Are aftermarket wires worth the money on a stock or lightly modified car? Thanks in advance.

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    They could last 150k, some only last 50k, but they should be changed, with plugs, every 100k.

    I have MSD 8.5mm super conductors, didn't notice a difference, but I only paid 50 bucks for them, so it was worth it IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    They could last 150k, some only last 50k, but they should be changed, with plugs, every 100k.

    I have MSD 8.5mm super conductors, didn't notice a difference, but I only paid 50 bucks for them, so it was worth it IMO.
    same here

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    the cables physically will last a long time. The problem is the clips snapping off the wires. If you are not carefull or the cables are old they will break. I have MSD wires and in my second plug change one of them snap. I was able to fix it but since the wires are so short you don't get more than one chance to fix them.

    just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    the cables physically will last a long time. The problem is the clips snapping off the wires. If you are not carefull or the cables are old they will break..
    It's fun being "careful" on on the passenger side, lol. This was the first "mod" I did and the neighbors heard a few curses that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    It's fun being "careful" on on the passenger side, lol. This was the first "mod" I did and the neighbors heard a few curses that day.
    lol i know the feeling. mine heard some recently when my dremel broke in the middle of cutting for the LS6 VC

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    my daughter goes and gets her ipod when daddy has to work on his car
    lol you are that LOUD?

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    Thanks for all of the responses everyone. My Trans Am has 27,000 miles on it but is 11 years old so I was thinking it might be time to replace the wires. I guess they should be OK. Again, thanks everybody.

    Scott

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    ppl forget that rubber does dry rot so it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and change them.

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