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frankys99ga
01-06-2008, 02:17 AM
Im doing a tune on my car but im just devating on what brand of spark plugs are good and what type of wires too..could somebody help out with this..

AaronGTR
01-06-2008, 07:08 AM
Stock and stock. A/C delco plugs work great for all but highly modified cars, and the stock plugs wires are fine. GM designed a really good ignition system for the grand am and they don't require upgrading.

lvemy3100
01-06-2008, 07:22 AM
Stock and stock. A/C delco plugs work great for all but highly modified cars, and the stock plugs wires are fine. GM designed a really good ignition system for the grand am and they don't require upgrading.

x2

and whatever you do... DONT USE BOSCH PLUGS!!!

frankys99ga
01-07-2008, 01:10 AM
thanks guys I was thinking on buying the Bosch spark plugs and some taylor wires...but I guess not ...I was looking into this for more horsepower

Mike Jung
01-07-2008, 08:25 AM
& don't use Taylor spark plug wires; as some have found out they misfire often.

As for spark plug brand names, I would suggest: AC Delco or NGK.

jnugg69
01-23-2008, 08:19 PM
What about msd wires? Does it really make a difference with them being 8.5 mm? I've been told ac delco are perfectly fine, but I've noticed a lot of people using msd wires. They're about the same price I believe at auto parts train. I was just about to buy a set of the msd wires. Would that possibly be a bad idea then?

I)ark-ChiLD
01-23-2008, 08:26 PM
just buy the msd's. get them in red and u will be happy.

jnugg69
01-23-2008, 08:30 PM
That's what I'll probably end up doing. Think I should stay with the ac delco plugs? I was thinking ngk v-power series possibly.

nate2023
01-23-2008, 08:33 PM
i got NGK iridium IV love em.

jnugg69
01-23-2008, 08:34 PM
Cool. I'll take a look into that as well.

bigstribs
01-23-2008, 08:59 PM
i use the NGK iridium's with accel 8mm wire and accel coil packs

seems to work good

2001 GT Dave
02-01-2008, 08:53 AM
I have had the car 1 month now, but it does have 100K miles on it. I want to replace all the parts that go into a "tune up" so I know I am starting with a clean slate. I see ALOT of people here who have the MSD 8.5 wire set. Without getting into the brand or the cost, what do the thicker wires do for you?
Thanks,
Dave.

nickofcourse
02-01-2008, 11:20 PM
I have had the car 1 month now, but it does have 100K miles on it. I want to replace all the parts that go into a "tune up" so I know I am starting with a clean slate. I see ALOT of people here who have the MSD 8.5 wire set. Without getting into the brand or the cost, what do the thicker wires do for you?
Thanks,
Dave.

the ignition system on our cars are very good systems so there is no need for after market wires unless you want them in a certain color (blue or red)

rocketfast123
02-02-2008, 02:35 PM
^^
true

don't spend more money than you have to

2001 GT Dave
02-03-2008, 08:42 PM
I appreciate all the help. People either go for stock or the MSD's. Both sides make good arguments for both. I just dont understand what a 8.5 mm wire will do that 7.0 mm wont do. Is there a stronger spark? Is there better combustion? It has to be something more than just red wires???

AaronGAGT
02-03-2008, 10:33 PM
You won't see any performance gains weather you use all stock parts or not.

coupe
02-04-2008, 09:38 AM
I appreciate all the help. People either go for stock or the MSD's. Both sides make good arguments for both. I just dont understand what a 8.5 mm wire will do that 7.0 mm wont do. Is there a stronger spark? Is there better combustion? It has to be something more than just red wires???


We have pretty much already told you, a couple times.

People who buy MSD or Taylor wires do it for the color of them, gives the engine bay a little color, they dont help with performance.

People who buy them for performance are just ignorant.

2001 GT Dave
02-04-2008, 05:02 PM
All is said and done. I went to Mainline Auto and bought ac delco plugs and wires. What other tune-up items would you consider on a car with a 100K miles? Everything on the car is stock. Im not looking for speed or performance, just for the car to run as its supposed too.

alerored04
02-04-2008, 05:14 PM
Change the fuel filter and put some seafoam in the tank.

Azazel
02-13-2008, 06:01 PM
Whats wrong with Bosch?

2001 GT Dave
02-16-2008, 08:42 AM
Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's ideas. Car runs great. Also, my idle RPM droped from 800 to 600. Unexpected but welcome considering the rear plug closet to the driver side was such a pita to reach.

Azazel
02-17-2008, 05:29 AM
Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's ideas. Car runs great. Also, my idle RPM droped from 800 to 600. Unexpected but welcome considering the rear plug closet to the driver side was such a pita to reach.

Really? As far at the back goes, thats the one i have the easiest time with, lol. But i go have nifty tools at my disposal.

No one ever said what was wrong with BOSCH plugs, i know some people at our dirt race track that swear by BOSCH???

gaowners32
03-27-2008, 07:42 PM
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