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Old 09-23-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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ZR1 Spark Plugs?

Anyone know if ZR1 spark plugs would be a good option for those of us running blowers? If not, why?
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Compared to... what? Spark plugs haven't changed much in the last 100 years. There are probably 30 different plugs you could put in, and be fine with
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You mean those awesome iridum spark plugs with 4 contact points ,and cost 40 bucks dont do anything for me? Dammit!
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The only ones that increase power are the 8 tip plugs.
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Anyone know if ZR1 spark plugs would be a good option for those of us running blowers? If not, why?
Yes they are a good Option for Higher HP Blower Apps and the only other plug I recommend besides the stock plugs.

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Yes they are a good Option for Higher HP Blower Apps and the only other plug I recommend besides the stock plugs.

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The NGK TR-6 has been a popular choice in the lsx community for years. Most use them on built NA motors and or moderate boost cars.
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The NGK TR-6 has been a popular choice in the lsx community for years. Most use them on built NA motors and or moderate boost cars.
I used the TR-6 plugs in my 2001 LS1. They worked great.

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I used the TR-6 plugs in my 2001 LS1. They worked great.

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TR-6 all the way! I've been running them in my turbo'ed - meth injected - a/a intercooled 2001 Silverado for years. They work great and are priced reasonably. I run 10.5 psi of boost, if anyone cares.
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TR-6 all the way! I've been running them in my turbo'ed - meth injected - a/a intercooled 2001 Silverado for years. They work great and are priced reasonably. I run 10.5 psi of boost, if anyone cares.
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Sorry to all you TR-6 Fans, but There is NO Advantage to running a 2 dollar spark plug VS the Factory or ZR-1 Plugs.

You Can't Out Wit the GM Engineers that built this engine.

Driveability and fuel mileage degrades with TR-6 plugs I see it Regularly.

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silly question

What gap on forced induction with the ZR1 plug?
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What gap on forced induction with the ZR1 plug?
OE AC delco gap is 40 on iridiums. I have a KB and I don't like checking/changing plugs.
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What gap on forced induction with the ZR1 plug?
We run stock gap all the way to 18 PSI boost.

Can't do that with a $2.00 plug
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Sorry to all you TR-6 Fans, but There is NO Advantage to running a 2 dollar spark plug VS the Factory or ZR-1 Plugs.

You Can't Out Wit the GM Engineers that built this engine.

Driveability and fuel mileage degrades with TR-6 plugs I see it Regularly.

I have a Trash can full of TR-6 Plugs
Funny you mention that Ted, I replaced a set of tr-6 with the ZR1 plugs this weekend. The car idles better and the throttle is more responsive. Not sure about the gas mileage but I suspect it'll be better based on how the car is running.

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Funny you mention that Ted, I replaced a set of tr-6 with the ZR1 plugs this weekend. The car idles better and the throttle is more responsive. Not sure about the gas mileage but I suspect it'll be better based on how the car is running.

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What is the zr1 plug part #?
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What is the stock gap spec and are they pre gapped when you buy them from the dealership?
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What about TR-55 plugs? I thought the TR-6's were gonna be too cold, hence why I went with the 55's

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What is the stock gap spec and are they pre gapped when you buy them from the dealership?
They come pregapped but you should always check them incase they have been dropped in shipping.

.042-.045
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This is not a cut on you, and I ask this question for the simple reason of getting people to think about the decision.

Why remove a 10.00 park plug and replace it with a 2.00 spark plug.

Your not going to outsmart GM engineers.

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They come pregapped but you should always check them incase they have been dropped in shipping.

.042-.045
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Ted, I just want to hear your thoughts, but you see no benefit to running a colder plug in a FI motor?
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Ted, I just want to hear your thoughts, but you see no benefit to running a colder plug in a FI motor?
Depends on the application, the set up and how it is being used.

There is a huge misconception of What plug Heat Range is for.

If you running the Daytona 500 you need a lower heat range plug.

If your driving in traffic you need a Higher heat range Plug.

Stock Plugs are in the Middle

Heat range is for the ability for the spark plug to keep itself clean and has nothing to do with Horsepower.

We have a 1000 RWHP Street car with ZR1 Plugs after 500 miles they look like they came out of the box in both cleanliness and strap color.

Same goes for our 800 RWHP Street car with Factory LS3 Plugs.

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They come pregapped but you should always check them incase they have been dropped in shipping.

.042-.045
Ted,

My AC Delco part#41-104 all came under .040

All seem around .037 average. Worthwhile to increase to .042-.045?

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