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New msd wire install

This is a discussion on New msd wire install within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'll be changing the original spark plug wires for MSD 8.5's this weekend. Just wondering if I should use the ...

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    New msd wire install

    I'll be changing the original spark plug wires for MSD 8.5's this weekend. Just wondering if I should use the original heat shields that are on the original wires now or put the new wires on without the old shields. Thanks.

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    the stock sheilds will fit on the MSDs........but i did without.....no problems

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    I bought sleeves for my plug wire install in lieu of utilizing the stock metal shields. Remember -- you want to hear a "double click" as you install each wire on its coil.

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    I'd use the heat shields if they fit. Not going to hurt anything and will only keep those expensive wires safe!


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    I just replaced mine, and kept the heat shields.

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    If I buy the MSD wires do they come complete ready to hook right on or do I have to splice the wires?

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    Plug and play, no problems.

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    Except if you have headers. Then you may need to bend the boots to gain sufficient clearance. I installed my wires and 2 or 3 were either touching or almost touching the headers. I never realized that you could bend them and that they would retain the shape.

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    I purchased heat sleeves AND kept the heat shields when I changed out the wires, the more protection from heat the better.

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I installed them using the stock metal shields. Actually I still have two more to do...on the drivers side.

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    I have LT headers W/MSD no covers & NO problems.

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