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Old 03-15-2009, 06:30 AM   #1
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Pulstar Spark Plugs

I was just wondering if anybody has tried these and if it is worth the rediculous price tag? Also if anybody is thinking of putting these in thier 5th gen when you get them.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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stick with AC delco that comes with the car.i have yet to see a spark plug perform any better and last as long than an AC delco in a GM car. dont take this as a shot to imports but when it comes to GM cars they dont like anything but AC Delco.even the super expensive Bosch dont play nice with GM engines.
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stick with AC delco that comes with the car.i have yet to see a spark plug perform any better and last as long than an AC delco in a GM car. dont take this as a shot to imports but when it comes to GM cars they dont like anything but AC Delco.even the super expensive Bosch dont play nice with GM engines.


I have yet to buy anything electrically related non OEM or non Delco that has not been utter crap in a GM vehicle. Everything last less than a year , GM parts last much longer especially the ones specifically for your model. That's my experience others may say otherwise and trust me I've tried lots of stuff. Reminds me of that AC-Delco commercial with the guy buying spark-plugs out of the bushel. If you want performance ones buy the upgraded Delco-GM ones.
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I'll be changing my plugs to NGK TR6's after about 10k
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pulstar.com is there web site
you might want to check it out
they make some pretty incredible claims
i think i might have to try it...
but at the same time cant imagine paying 200 bucks for a new set of spark plugs
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pulstar.com is there web site
you might want to check it out
they make some pretty incredible claims
i think i might have to try it...
but at the same time cant imagine paying 200 bucks for a new set of spark plugs
I have to agree. If these things cost $200 bucks, then it proves the age old adage, "There's one born every minute".

IMHO, the AC/DELCO plugs are put in this World Class Hot Rod for a damn fine reason....................the car was engineered to perform better with them. Contrary to popular belief, NOT all aftermarket parts are better. They just cost more.
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I'll be changing my plugs to NGK TR6's after about 10k
and then again at 13k miles
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I have to agree. If these things cost $200 bucks, then it proves the age old adage, "There's one born every minute".

IMHO, the AC/DELCO plugs are put in this World Class Hot Rod for a damn fine reason....................the car was engineered to perform better with them. Contrary to popular belief, NOT all aftermarket parts are better. They just cost more.
Well they are 25 bucks each...so for 8...ya it would be 200
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The bottom line is that if you have enough spark to start combustion more spark will not do anything for you. This includes splitfires the bosch four prongs and any other plugs out there. Once combustion is over the plug does nothing.
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and then again at 13k miles
no, probably 20k or so. I'm a stickler for things like that. depending on what mods I do to the car off the bat will most likely determine the change interval. but I will check them at every oil change.
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Again, I hate to bump old posts, but if I can get an extra 6% average hp from a set of spark plugs, for $200 and will be able to confirm this on the dyno, then I shall be ordering a set on Monday.

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pulstar.com is there web site
you might want to check it out
they make some pretty incredible claims
i think i might have to try it...
but at the same time cant imagine paying 200 bucks for a new set of spark plugs
HUGE waste of money and do nothing but make a car misfire.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:40 PM   #14
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they make some pretty incredible claims
There's your answer.
If it sounds too good to be true, it ain't.
If what it does seems to defy common mechanical sense, it's garbage.
If what they're selling really made big performance gains, we'd know about it without them having to yell claims in our ear.
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So the fact that they used a dyno to show more HP is what? False?

And a 30 day money back guarantee as well?

Anyone personally installed these and had problems?

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I never found anything better than ac/delco plugs in a gm car.

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Old 07-19-2009, 04:42 AM   #17
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I never found anything better than ac/delco plugs in a gm car.

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Yep and some aftermarket plugs will cause a misfire and throw codes in your GM vehicle. Have seen it several times. guys would come in and have a code for misfire on their GM car/truck after replacing the stockers with aftermarket brands.
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When you're running a coil per cylinder you aren't really going to get any better spark than what the car comes with stock. If you are keeping you car stock, stick with the Delco platinums.

The reason so many LSX people run NGK TR55's/TR6's is the fact that they have a larger copper core than a platinum plug. The copper won't last as long as platinum, but at the same time copper dissipates heat better than platinum, and should deliver a more reliable spark. Like CamaroSpike said, you can generally run em 20k-30k miles. Plus, at less than $2 a plug, theyre dirt cheap.

Plus, I don't care what GM says about 100k miles, I would change the stockers out at 50k.
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necro haha i forgot all about this thread and im the one that started it :O...idk ill try it in my 4 banger first...it will be cheaper that way...if i see improvement i may decied to put it in the moster
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I'm switching to sonic sparks www.enginebrain.com. I used them in my Harley's and you could feel the seat of the pants pick up they gave you. I know alot of people are saying stay with what you've got but he'll do the improvements to any spark plug you want. it just so happens he told me without asking that he's using ac delco for the 2010 camaro. I will be getting them late this week or early next week. I'll know right away if it's going to cause issues. Other wise I'm going to track mpg for improvements. I'm not dynoing until I get some other upgrades. PM if your interested in my results. otherwise visit his website.
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I hate to tell you guy's but as long as there is enough spark to start clean combustion anything else is a waste. The bottom line is that no spark plugs produce power. some say they can "feel" the different but ass dyno's suck and are only comparable to bench racing.
Once combustion is started gas expansion begins and thats what makes power. As long as your spark produces a clean flame anything else is crap. More spark energy does not equal more power.
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I hate to tell you guy's but as long as there is enough spark to start clean combustion anything else is a waste. The bottom line is that no spark plugs produce power. some say they can "feel" the different but ass dyno's suck and are only comparable to bench racing.
Once combustion is started gas expansion begins and thats what makes power. As long as your spark produces a clean flame anything else is crap. More spark energy does not equal more power.


The AC/Delco will last about 100k miles, the aftermarkets probably won't. I put Splitfires in my 1993 Camaro, took me over 2 hours to install (the 2010 is 100% easier to work on), spent allot of $$$ and no noticeable performance gain. The electrodes wore fairly quickly. Wasn't worth it for me.
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Again, I hate to bump old posts, but if I can get an extra 6% average hp from a set of spark plugs, for $200 and will be able to confirm this on the dyno, then I shall be ordering a set on Monday.

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Watch out on dyno confirmations on changing to new plugs. I have seen dyno data showing noticable HP increases by just replacing the stock plugs with new stock OE replacements. The HP increase comes from changing plugs and not from anything magical about better plugs.
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If a simple plug change would yield more power, don't you think GM would be doing it? It's much simpler than redesigning cylinder heads, cam profiles, etc.
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I hate to tell you guy's but as long as there is enough spark to start clean combustion anything else is a waste. The bottom line is that no spark plugs produce power. some say they can "feel" the different but ass dyno's suck and are only comparable to bench racing.
Once combustion is started gas expansion begins and thats what makes power. As long as your spark produces a clean flame anything else is crap. More spark energy does not equal more power.
it isn't promoting more spark just a better spark/burn. I know my mpg increases when I use these plugs. some say they can "feel" the different but ass dyno's suck and are only comparable to bench racing. you lost me here?
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