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Old 07-11-2019, 09:00 AM
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I'm installing headers on my car and was contemplating replacing the spark plug wires and adding some thermal sleeves while I was at it. Good idea? If so, do I want straight spark plug boots, or 45į angled boots?

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They work for me.............
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Thermal sleeves seem to cause more issues than they fix. Cooks the wires inside. What is important is an air gap, and with the sleeves typically you don't get a gap, which then just turns them into little overs that bakes the wires.

Firecore are the best IMO, but normal GM ac delco, with stock heat shields work great for $55.
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Thermal sleeves seem to cause more issues than they fix. Cooks the wires inside. What is important is an air gap, and with the sleeves typically you don't get a gap, which then just turns them into little overs that bakes the wires.

Firecore are the best IMO, but normal GM ac delco, with stock heat shields work great for $55.
Pushing 824 HP.....That has never happened with these KoolMat Heat Socks, Mooresville, NC....
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Nice, my car made 1200+ and ran no heak socks and had no issues, so what is your point? In general the heat socks do nothing, and when setup wrong actually hurt. It is about proper fitting plugs with a nice air gap.
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Nice, my car made 1200+ and ran no heak socks and had no issues, so what is your point? In general the heat socks do nothing, and when setup wrong actually hurt. It is about proper fitting plugs with a nice air gap.
My Point: They Work
Your Point: They Don't

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OP: Like Unreal stated, if you fit good heat resistant wires properly in relation to the header locations.....you should be good!!

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Define work? If plugs last just fine without them, then what exactly are they doing? Seems like a waste of money best case.
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Define work? If plugs last just fine without them, then what exactly are they doing? Seems like a waste of money best case.
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I run SS Solid Core wires with an RF choke. No heat issues or radio issues.
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Originally Posted by oemtech View Post
I run SS Solid Core wires with an RF choke. No heat issues or radio issues.
Some more info on these wires please.
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If moving away from stock, firecore is the best out there.
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SS Solid Core wires are an offshoot of wires that were custom made for the 8.1L Chevy used in the RV's. I use to sell them. The only difference between what was used on the 8.1 and mine are the length.

If there is enough interest I might be able to get a few sets.

OBTW - The shields are required IIRC (Rockauto - $4 per)

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I run SS Solid Core wires with an RF choke. No heat issues or radio issues.
These completely solved my feedback noise issue and, eliminated a pesky random misfire. Excellent plug wires.
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Is Katech doing their rocker covers and coil mounts? If so run the stocks and let them do the different wires while they have it. I think they used msd on mine with socks and no issues. However the firecore have great feedback, I thought about changing but havenít had issue so havenít
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I love the Firecore Pro-Mod boots. They click onto the plug with a reassuring click, do not come off, and you can bend them slightly as needed to get them away from the header tubes. You can buy them in any length too, which is a bonus.
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I love the Firecore Pro-Mod boots. They click onto the plug with a reassuring click, do not come off, and you can bend them slightly as needed to get them away from the header tubes. You can buy them in any length too, which is a bonus.
Can someone post links to buy these? THE WIRES, the heat shields, etc.
I burned a couple coil wires at the track this weekend and need them ASAP.
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https://www.customwiresets.com/customize.php

For a quicker turnaround, call them. Tell them you want the pro-mod boots.
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Mark Carlye typically stocks the firecore50 sets too.

http://carlyleracing.com/

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Same as Nick. Get mine from Carlyle. He usually has them in stock. Use them on my race car and work great.
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I use Firecore 50 wires that i got quickly from Carlyle Racing.
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