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Old 04-21-2010, 07:15 PM
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which spark plug is best??

My truck seems to be missing a little when it is idling, so I am just gonna replace the spark plugs to try solve this as it has been around 3 yrs since I had them done last.
I have been looking at the various plugs available but there is so many out there, ranging in price from about $2.99 to $29.99.
Does anyone have any suggestions about what is the best set to get for the price, and why is there such a difference in price of some plugs.
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Cheap Motorcraft or Autolite is all you need. Anything else and your wasting $$ in my opinion.
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motorcraft copper.

or autolite copper.

or ngk copper.
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I've always used regular old Autolites in both my 79 and 95. No complaints or problems. I always put a fresh set in when I do my yearly tuneup.
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autolite copper. its what i run, along with many other members. dont have anything bad to say about them.
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I've got Motorcraft coppers in mine. Yanked Autolites out of it. I'd put in either. Stick with coppers.
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Spark plug wires?

What about spark plug wires?
Any recommendations?
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Autolite 25's in my 302, two bucks a piece, give or take. Cheap copper plugs are as good as it gets for these V8's.
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What about spark plug wires?
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I was mostly happy with the Beldens I got from NAPA for my last tuneup. The only thing extra I would have wished for was to have the wires numbered. That said they were a very good quality part for a daily driver at a reasonable price.
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Motorcraft or Autolites are the best for Fords.
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I like autolites , even ran them in my chevys back in the 70s....Lew
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I've used NGK's in every vehicle for the last 20 years without trouble. Check with rockauto.com they have plugs as cheap as .70c sometimes.

I have a set of SMP Premium plug leads on my f150 and I use bosch on all my cars.
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ive got the taylor streetfire wires on my 300. i think they are like 8.2mm wires? either way they do the job. taylor makes and excellent product.
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What about spark plug wires?
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Motorcraft coppers & MDS 8.5 Supercoductor wires. Best wire specs & really last! About $70. but worth it. Especially if your running a 48 or 60K coil!
Double Plat plugs require more resistance to be overcome to initiate spark & make/leave too much heat in the combustion chambers. They don't like their gap stretched & surely don't accommodate side gapping. And I like to look in on my plugs more than once every 50-100K anyway. Also Coppers allow more base timing advance. I run a sidegap Motorcraft Copper at .056 gap (.044 is stock), 16 BTDC base timing w/ 87 octane gas. I can't do that w/ double plats w/o ping! Supercoductor wires, brass C & R, 60K (.45 ohm) HV coil. 87' 302 w/87k. 23mpg@65mph. Otherwise stock except K&N drop in filter & all fluids are Synthetic.
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Another vote for Autolites. NGK coppers are nice too, but you can get Autolites anywhere.

For wires, I like the Bosch wires that Autozone sells.

Make sure your cap and rotor are the brass-insert kind. The regular zinc-contact cap and rotor are much cheaper but will corrode like no other!
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