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Old 07-15-2016, 12:47 PM   #1
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spark plug boot protectors

i just installed a set of headers on my Camaro and am wondering if i should get the boot protectors for the plug wires. anyone recommend a brand and also do you still use the factory metal ends? im still running the stock wires now,only have 10 k miles on it. thanks
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:25 PM   #2
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Are your wires touching the headers?
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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Cant hurt...solid investment to protect wires especially if headers are not coated. And 20 bucks.




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Old 07-15-2016, 02:33 PM   #4
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I would suggest the Taylor wire heat socks! They are awesome at protecting the wires and the Taylor wires are also good for headers as well because they are designed at a different angle then stock wires.



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Old 07-15-2016, 08:26 PM   #5
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i have Pfadt headers. have to get another look to see if there touching anywhere. do you guys use the stock metal ends with the protectors?
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:49 PM   #6
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I would suggest the Taylor wire heat socks! They are awesome at protecting the wires and the Taylor wires are also good for headers as well because they are designed at a different angle then stock wires.



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Unfortunately... they are also over $100. I got my sleeves on Ebay for $14.95 and they serve the purpose nicely.
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i have Pfadt headers. have to get another look to see if there touching anywhere. do you guys use the stock metal ends with the protectors?
Yes.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:02 PM   #8
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I would suggest the Taylor wire heat socks! They are awesome at protecting the wires and the Taylor wires are also good for headers as well because they are designed at a different angle then stock wires.



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This is what I have with zero issues
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:07 PM   #9
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i have Pfadt headers. have to get another look to see if there touching anywhere. do you guys use the stock metal ends with the protectors?
If its not touching your stock wires will be okay. The aftermarket ones definitely look better though
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:05 AM   #10
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:28 AM   #11
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You see in that pic the #3 cylinders wire damn near touching the header..simply turn the head of the connection to the plug to use the tension to force the wire away from the header is a really good tip.... then monitor it over time. Spark plug wire do not have be straight up and down to the coil. And that is the only one plug wire I have that is so close as with others to the headers. The cylinder just lines up that way with headers.
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Whether you wires touch or not you must have them. The extreme heat from headers at WOT will kill spark plug wires even if there is no contact. I got mine from Auto Zone, really great quality and covers the entire MSD 8.5mm wire I have.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:51 AM   #13
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Get the socks... I have them on mine also. Many options...

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Old 07-16-2016, 11:39 AM   #14
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Cant hurt...solid investment to protect wires especially if headers are not coated. And 20 bucks.




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Bought these same ones when I installed my coated Kooks. They were $19, fit, great, and are just good insurance against possibly melting the boots or wires.
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