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Old 08-11-06, 07:09 PM   #1
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Car Forums............

Does anybody have a favorite car forum in which to ask questions? In particular, I'm wondering if aftermarket spark plugs and wires are any better than OEM stuff.
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Old 08-11-06, 07:12 PM   #2
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What kind of car is it? Unless it's a really high-end car, you'll always be able to find an aftermarket option superior to OEM. Also, anyplace you call(Autozone, Sears, etc.)will be able to bring it up on a computer and tell you a little quicker than an internet forum.
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Old 08-11-06, 07:15 PM   #3
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you can find forums for specific cars
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you can find forums for specific cars
+1 but they're not as good as BF.

anyways, depends on the wires you get. lots of aftermarket ones make crazy claims like low emf, lower than stock resistance, higher guage wires, etc., but it's more than just swapping them out to get the benefits. gotta make sure your grounding system is good too. lots of aftermarket grounding systems too.
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It is an older ('86) Honda so it's not a performance car at all. I'm just wondering if there is any value in buying something other than OEM.

Didn't think of trying individual model forums. Google, here I come.
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Old 08-11-06, 08:08 PM   #6
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Not really. Some plugs last longer, and some wires make better contact...that's about it.

I always use champion plugs, and borg-warner cables when possible.

Proper gap is worth far more than special plugs.
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It is an older ('86) Honda so it's not a performance car at all. I'm just wondering if there is any value in buying something other than OEM.

Didn't think of trying individual model forums. Google, here I come.
is it an accord? if so i can recommend you a website. if it is an accord i have a 1989 accord and i use NKG plugs, they work great
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Not really. Some plugs last longer, and some wires make better contact...that's about it.

I always use champion plugs, and borg-warner cables when possible.

Proper gap is worth far more than special plugs.
ur always suppose to gap
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www.3geez.com for 86-89 Accords, but idk what Honda you have
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ur always suppose to gap

You would be amazed at how many people either don't gap, or gap it wrong.
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I upgraded my ignition wires and plugs when I did a tune-up on my Miata. The wires on Miatas are known to be sorta crappy.
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It is an older ('86) Honda so it's not a performance car at all. I'm just wondering if there is any value in buying something other than OEM.

Didn't think of trying individual model forums. Google, here I come.
As a Honda person, my advice is to go NGK wires and plugs. They work well in Hondas. Don't waste your money on bosche platinum.
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I upgraded my ignition wires and plugs when I did a tune-up on my Miata. The wires on Miatas are known to be sorta crappy.
I never understood this either. I have a 95 miata, and it's all good right now, but I've driven ones that needed plug wires and they would idle funny and buck around when it was cold. That sucked.
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Careful, I'm on that forum and they have recently swung to a tendency to be total a55holes. There are quite a few helpful people, though.
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