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Old 08-24-2019, 07:00 AM   #1
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Are Granatelli wires worth the $

Hey guys Iím new to all this. I really wanted colored spark plug wires and the their name pulled up. They are by far not cheap and my car isnít stock. How long do they last and do I need to do the coils or can they wait? Car has 43k and is a 2013. Trying to learn how to post pics!! LOL
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:09 AM   #2
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These look amazing and really pop under the hood. I've been wearing this TAYLOR set with this great set of BOSCH plugs for a while now without issue.


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Old 08-24-2019, 07:24 AM   #3
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I will spend the money if I have to for better performance and longer life. Just needed confirmation on is it a must or not. Right now I’m 471 to the wheel. Will figure out on posting pics when wife wakes up
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:50 AM   #4
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Good peace of mind for me. Car feels and idles great at 158.9k.


Don't go cheap on these things. Misfires suck.
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There are some cars on here that are built by knowledgeable companies pushing more power than you are, running on stock wires. So imo, it is totally not needed.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:27 AM   #6
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Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:04 PM   #7
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Most are fine with stock wires, getting the money worth out of product with zero ohms impedance is more power than at your level, the post of if they are worth the money is the funny part, you can look at the videos of Granatelli comparing wires with a impedance tester made by MSD and look at the results, how much it matters in the end is really due to the level of a build, most will never need better coil or wires, but if a person does really want every little bit of power down the road....they adjust things like heat ranges of plugs, coils and wires etc etc etc...….

As our wires are only a foot long its not much impedance for what eve usually but you could find some aftermarket are actually worse than stock.....

Here one independent review....


Many say yada yada yada....but aftermarket is usually the way to go for wires if your going to spend money on wires anyway, but don't expect any real power gain on a mild build stock coil plug set up..... https://www.ssforums.com/forum/vendo...ock-print.html Money is usually best spent by those that research the most...….
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:28 AM   #8
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If you are at the point where you are indexing your plugs, you might need fancy wires. To be blunt, most people buy that stuff for the look- and that's ok. What's funny is when people buy something for the look and won't admit it, then make up claims that it's all about the power. I've had countless people tell me they can "feel" the difference on mods that really did nothing. If you want the look, go for it...
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Hey guys Iím new to all this. I really wanted colored spark plug wires and the their name pulled up. They are by far not cheap and my car isnít stock. How long do they last and do I need to do the coils or can they wait? Car has 43k and is a 2013. Trying to learn how to post pics!! LOL
I think there are much better wires out there for the money. Just my opinion.
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:16 AM   #10
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We sell Taylor and MSD wires for about $75 a set. I don't think there is any reason to spend more. They will never add any power unless you are replacing a bad wire to begin with. Most important thing is they they don't rest on your headers and burn up.
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:28 PM   #11
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I have first hand experience with them.

I praised these wires for the 2.5 years I had them working great. Removed them multiple times for plugs or other services without a hitch...until recently.

Blew my L99 in June. While tearing my engine down, I tried removing the number 5 plug wire and the terminal came off the wire and got stuck in the coil. I have always had plug wires fail at the plug end, never at the coil end. This kinda pissed me off as these cost me over $180.

I bought a set of $60 Hinson wires on Amazon to replace them. Not installed yet, but they look a quality wire. Not sure of resistance. Moral of the story, I will never spend that much on a set of plug wires again. Not really sure why I did to begin with, except for maybe buying into the hype.
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:17 PM   #12
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Wow guys. Everyone is well said. Yes I’m going for the look but if I can spend a little more to help I will. Love the input and yalls time on this. I may just go MSD then
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:45 PM   #13
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Do you just have money to blow? OEM wires are realistically all you need...
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:07 PM   #14
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Like I said I was going for look at first. Car has 44k on her. I will change at 50k. Every thing I have read says change between 40-60. Plugs were changed at motor build which was at 39k. I bought the car with 38500. I’m anal since I don’t want to wait until something major. All the little things add up trust me.
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