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Old 02-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Spark Plug Wires?

I just bought a set of BBK stainless steel 1 3/4 headers with cats and i was wondering if i need to get a new set of spark plug wires that have a higher heat rating or if the factory ones will hold up.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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I just bought a set of BBK stainless steel 1 3/4 headers with cats and i was wondering if i need to get a new set of spark plug wires that have a higher heat rating or if the factory ones will hold up.
Are you sure you aren't talking about spark plugs? Your wires will be fine, but when you go to get tuned you may experience some spark knock from the OEM plugs. When my car was tuned, I had to switch to TR6's because I had too much spark knock on the dyno.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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I just bought a set of BBK stainless steel 1 3/4 headers with cats and i was wondering if i need to get a new set of spark plug wires that have a higher heat rating or if the factory ones will hold up.
the msd wires are your best bet.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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one other thing i forgot to think about is do i need to tune it? i dont plan on it right away i'm going to wait till i get intake to tune.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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Granatelli makes some nice 0 ohm wires that have additional heat protection for headers.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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I just bought a set of BBK stainless steel 1 3/4 headers with cats and i was wondering if i need to get a new set of spark plug wires that have a higher heat rating or if the factory ones will hold up.
MSD wires will be fine, no need for expensive wires. Definitely no need to switch to a colder plug. Your stock plugs are your best bet.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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Wait is this for a V6?

If so wrong forum!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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Granatelli makes some nice 0 ohm wires that have additional heat protection for headers.
Is that what your running LSX? Been looking at these also!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
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Is that what your running LSX? Been looking at these also!!
Yes I am running the Granatelli wires. Here are a few pics:


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Little close to the header tune no?? I had that issue w my tsp just have to tweak that plug wire
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #11
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Little close to the header tune no?? I had that issue w my tsp just have to tweak that plug wire
The picture is deceiving.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:50 PM   #12
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Thanks LSX! Looking Good! And so are those ARP Header Bolts!
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:19 AM   #13
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It's for an ls3 v8. And thank y'all for the help
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:57 AM   #14
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Granatelli wires rock. Had them on my L99 and they helped clean up my exhaust tips, much less carbon than before. I take that is from giving more spark causing a better burn.
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