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LOOKING for best "red color" Spark Plug Cables

 
Old 06-12-2018, 10:26 AM
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Default LOOKING for best "red color" Spark Plug Cables

Sometime soon, I want to change out my spark plug cables/wires on my stock 1996 LT1 engine. I want to get the best ones available that are a red color to match my car's paint. What do you guys suggest that are great quality, red, and won't interfere with any radio reception? Also what spark plugs would be best for my stock engine?

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Old 06-12-2018, 10:36 AM
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The msd and Taylor cables are fairly nice in my experience.

That being said stock cables are fine for mild builds even...

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Old 06-12-2018, 10:38 AM
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I use Taylor Spiro Pro wires. They are bright red and look really nice when they are clean. Which was basically just when they were new. Lol
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msd, love 'em or hate 'em, they do make a nice red wire; be advised they are larger diameter than stock (as I expect other aftermarket wires may be) and don't fit into the stock wire looms.
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Just put the MSD wires in my car last week. A bit of a bear to route the wires but NO interference with the radio whatsoever. Also not cheap ($112.95 no matter where you buy them)

but you get your money's worth.

https://www.jegs.com/i/MSD-Ignition/121/30479/10002/-1
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:29 PM
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Since you're stock, I recommend AC Delco 748D. A little spendy, but it's the OE part number for the LT4 wires, which were originally red in 1996 only (keep in mind these will NOT have the cylinder numbers on them).
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Pwnage1337 View Post
I use Taylor Spiro Pro wires. They are bright red and look really nice when they are clean. Which was basically just when they were new. Lol
- another vote for taylor's.
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I run MSD 8.5mm
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:24 AM
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I am happily running taylor spiro pro in red for my LT4. Fits in stock holders. Just make sure you use dielectric grease properly. Don't ask how I know.

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Old 06-15-2018, 06:33 AM
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I am a fan of the MSD Spiral Pro wires - but as ralfkramden said - they are a real PITA to install - particularly on the driver side where you have to route them behind a lot of things. For stock applications - I'd say they are probably not worth the effort required to install them.

Sorry - no experience with the Taylor wires.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:51 AM
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I've been running the same set of Taylor Spiro Pro 8mm wires for over 10 years without issue.

NGK TR55 is a good economical spark plug.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:36 AM
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Magnecor KV85 here
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Msd 8.5mm wires are garbage - spark arcs everywhere.

taylor spiro pro is the better product

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Old 06-17-2018, 03:14 PM
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Working in a speed shop for years, I've seen everything. I used to reccomend taylors, but ive seen to many that leak spark from the plug boot after a few years. Personally i would recommend the moroso wires. I've had good luck running them long term on a number of customers cars

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Taylor Thundervolt 8.2mmmm, red, here. No problems.
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Originally Posted by mrodoc View Post
Taylor Thundervolt 8.2mmmm, red, here. No problems.
Do these fit in the stock looms?
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I have used several sets of the Jegs 8mm red wires, with no issues.
And 1/2 the price of MSD.



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Taylor's were very nice. Perfect fit, well made, and a nice red imo.
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Originally Posted by 81c3 View Post
Taylor's were very nice. Perfect fit, well made, and a nice red imo.
Which set did you use?
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Originally Posted by racerseks View Post
Which set did you use?
Forgot the part number...
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