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    Question on spark plug wires.

    This might be a dumb question, but here it goes. When installing the new wires, should I reuse the metal sleeves from the factory wires?

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    With most aftermarket wires (MSD, Taylor, etc.) they're not needed. Keep the stock wires, never know when you might need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    With most aftermarket wires (MSD, Taylor, etc.) they're not needed. Keep the stock wires, never know when you might need one.
    I bought the MSD wires. Thanks for your response.

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    i kept em on my aftermarket ones..
    i gets hot in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    i kept em on my aftermarket ones..
    i gets hot in there!
    I guess it wouldn't hurt to put them on.

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    Just finished installing my msd wires and ngk spark plugs. It only took me
    1 1/2 hours to do. All the factory spark plugs were over gapped. The factory gap is .60 , but the plugs I took out range from .62-.70. Is this normal?

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    i've heard they're usually a bit off but that seems like an aweful lot. also, unless you're completely stock you wont want a gap of .06 for the ngk's (assuming they're tr55's). you'd want between .05 to .055 for a bolt on car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripper415 View Post
    i've heard they're usually a bit off but that seems like an aweful lot. also, unless you're completely stock you wont want a gap of .06 for the ngk's (assuming they're tr55's). you'd want between .05 to .055 for a bolt on car.
    They are tr55 and the car is mostly stock, for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS-Power View Post
    Just finished installing my msd wires and ngk spark plugs. It only took me
    1 1/2 hours to do. All the factory spark plugs were over gapped. The factory gap is .60 , but the plugs I took out range from .62-.70. Is this normal?
    Yes, sounds normal to me, its called gap erosion.

    How many miles do you have on it?? When I pulled my stock plugs out at 85K miles, the gap was almost double what its supposed to be.

    I replaced the plugs with AC Delco Iridiums though (NGK Iridium IX), they call for a gap of .044.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Yes, sounds normal to me, its called gap erosion.

    How many miles do you have on it?? When I pulled my stock plugs out at 85K miles, the gap was almost double what its supposed to be.

    I replaced the plugs with AC Delco Iridiums though (NGK Iridium IX), they call for a gap of .044.
    I have 35,000 miles.

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