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This is a discussion on spark plug wires within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; is there a difference betweem the msd 8mm wires and the taylore 10.5mm wires?? and whats a good spark plug, ...

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    is there a difference betweem the msd 8mm wires and the taylore 10.5mm wires?? and whats a good spark plug, just wonderin b/c om replacing them soon..thanks

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    Will both are quality wires one has a 8mm insulation the other 10.5mm of insulation. I run the Taylor LS1 thundervolt wires I high recommend them. For a replacement spark plug if the car is still mostly stock the stock GMs are good, but most switch over to NGK TR-55. The NGK T-6 and T-8s are made for boosted engines.
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    A wire's diameter does not mean anything performance-wise. What you should be looking at is conductivity, not MM size.


    MSD - 40-50 OHM resistance
    Taylor - 50 OHM resistance (Thundervolt Race wires)
    Granatelli - 0.05 OHM resistance

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    BTW, I don't have the charts with me at the moment but the stock plugs are around 600 OHM resistance if I'm not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99kamarokid View Post
    is there a difference betweem the msd 8mm wires and the taylore 10.5mm wires?? and whats a good spark plug, just wonderin b/c om replacing them soon..thanks


    taylor thundervolts, the only way to go!

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    I'm with TAYLOR. Summit $49.95

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    Summit has our product for sale too

    I have a quick question for all of you. Are you recommending Taylors because you currently own them?

    Our product is still relatively new so it'll take time to get good attention to the consumers, but I cannot stress enough that these wires are 100% better than the competition. In the Sept. 2005 issue of Chevy High Performance, they dynoed a Chevy Silverado with several different tests...

    Test I - Wires
    15.3 HP improvement and 17.3 lb/ft torque improvement

    Test II - MAF and wires
    26.8 HP improvement and 38.9 lb/ft torque improvement

    Test III - Cold air kit, MAF, and Wires
    55.05 HP improvement and 45.1 lb/ft torque improvement

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    really??? Granatelli wires? You are right I haven't heard of them. So makes yours different? What do you different to yours?

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    What sets us apart from the competition is the design. Our Granatelli wires have a thin solid stainless cable, insulated with tightly wound fiberglass-reinforced braids, with a silicone jacket able to withstand 500 degrees F (we have jackets able to withstand 1500 degrees F for special orders).

    What I've seen with the competition is they use copper and nickel for their inner core.

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    You may be able to find them on sale at SummitRacing.com. if you do some searching you can find anything for cheap...these readings were done on our wires not OHM resistance per ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMS Fleet View Post
    A wire's diameter does not mean anything performance-wise. What you should be looking at is conductivity, not MM size.


    MSD - 40-50 OHM resistance
    Taylor - 50 OHM resistance (Thundervolt Race wires)
    Granatelli - 0.05 OHM resistance
    wire size does matter, from a physics standpoint, thicker wires have less resistance, there fore giving more spark and with the right tune more power

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    wire size does matter, from a physics standpoint, thicker wires have less resistance, there fore giving more spark and with the right tune more power
    I don't see how it would matter. Less resistance is less resistance. Regardless how thick the wire is.

    Just because its a thicker wire, doesn't always mean less resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I don't see how it would matter. Less resistance is less resistance. Regardless how thick the wire is.

    Just because its a thicker wire, doesn't always mean less resistance.
    Very true. All wires also have insulation, so you may just be buying more rubber/silicone. It's like saying in general tire A is better than tire B because tire A is wider, not thinking about tread or the types of tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I don't see how it would matter. Less resistance is less resistance. Regardless how thick the wire is.

    Just because its a thicker wire, doesn't always mean less resistance.
    just more insulation and less interference

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMS Fleet View Post
    Could we expect the same #'s for an LS1? And was that a stock Z06? Do you have the part #'s for the wires and covers?

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    I was thinking about this yesterday. Maybe GMS or someone running their wires can answer this.
    I remember back in the day of getting "resistor" wires to remove engine noise from the radio system. Is that going to be a problem with the 0 ohm wires then?

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    I'm going to be changing my plugs and wires soon, and I'm probably going to just go with the stock AC Delco Wires and AC Delco Iridium plugs. I think the stock wires are more than adequate, and you know they are a quality set. With aftermarket ones you don't always know what you're getting, and the last thing I want is issues.

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    summit has the granitelli wires for 100 bucks

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