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4/10/2003
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Bought a bnch of stuff to do a tune up on the truck, '99 5.2L Autolight 3923, b/w cap and rotor, 180 degree stat, pcv...etc..everyone says go with the msd wires, but they were $102 at the store I went to, so I bought Bosch wire set for $39 at autozone, anyone know anything about these wire? Crap? decent? just can't afford the MSD's.
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4/10/2003
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i had $60 taylors, they were garbage. i am now using the bosch wires, with msd blaster ss coil, 6a box, and champion plugs. still works great. if you havent installed those plugs yet, take them back and get champions. i had to take my truck in for service, had them put in the autolite's i had laying around, and they were arcing reaallly bad and in general, sucked. good luck.



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4/10/2003
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Thanks for the feedback, anyone else know just about the Bosch wires themselves though? Thanks
Anyone else have stong oppinions good or bad about the autolight plugs?



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4/10/2003
14:32:35

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Have never had a problem running the Autolites, but do recomend the Champions or Bosch copper core over the Autolites. And as far as the Taylor wires, I'm on my second set(only because a wire dropped onto my header) and have had great success with them. One of the better wires on the market IMO. At least for the 8mm size. Not sure on the Bosch wires. If you have a ohm meter, read the resistance for each wire. My Taylors read anywhere from 400K to 700K ohm depending on lenght of wire. My stock wires, and the Jacobs wires I've used both read over 1Kohm per wire.



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4/10/2003
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Might want to check and see if the Bosch's are spiral wound or solid core. The resistance is lower and seem to hold up longer for a sw wire. Spiral wound is a must if you go with an MSD set up. MSD recommends it and Taylor's are spiral also. Just my .02.

Wouldn't want any other!

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4/10/2003
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MSD also makes a good wire for under $60, MSD-32189 at summit (say it's for a Ram but will work great in a Dakota and for less money). I have had Taylors for about a year, and they have worked great. For just a few dollers more I would go ahead and get the premium wires, over the cheaper wires.



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4/10/2003
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I bought the universal MSD 8.5 wires and I have had them on for 10000 miles so far and no problems yet The plugs I use a Nippo Denso thats one step colder than stock and they are just as good as the Autolites the reason why I use them is due the higher voltage and cylinder temp from the MSD6A and MSD SS coil I had no problems with them either.jm2cw



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4/11/2003
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the Bosh wires you are talking about from AutoZone are the spiral core style. Excellent wire set. we sell a ton of those wires,and they carry a lifetime warrenty. ( as long as you own your truck) they start arcing , bring em back and I'll give you another set! can't get that kinda deal from Accel or MSD. on your plug question, I use the Champion TRUCK plug. heavier insulator,anodizes shell, much beefier plug. sell for around 2.49 each at the Zone! hope this helps



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4/11/2003
10:54:11

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The bosch wires will be fine if your running the stock ignition. As far as the Autolite plugs, I run the 3922's with NO problems. With the MSD 6AL, Blaster 3 coil, and MSD 8.5 wires I change the plugs, cap, and rotor about every 6-9k miles. I tried the Bosch +4 plugs and they were garbage, for the price difference you can't beat the Autolites. Everyone has thier own opinions and this is mine, and it works fine for me.



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4/12/2003
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Qualify "garbage" for us. How did you know they were garbage? Did you get mis fires? Pinging? Lose power?

Did you dyno them or is that on the butt dyno?



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4/12/2003
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Garbage qualifies as hard starts, rough idles, and would stumble when the getting on the gas hard from a stop. I changed ONLY the plugs, to Autolite 3922's gapping to .038 since running the MSD ignition, and the problems were solved. I hope this clears up my "+4's are garbage" comment for you!



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4/12/2003
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Garbage qualifies as hard starts, rough idles, and would stumble when the getting on the gas hard from a stop. I changed ONLY the plugs, to Autolite 3922's gapping to .038 since running the MSD ignition, and the problems were solved. I hope this clears up my "+4's are garbage" comment for you!



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10/14/2005
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bosch is the best i extremely recomend any bosch product and if u can afford it run the bosch platinum +4 plug it great but if not just run a bosch plug they r the best.



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10/14/2005
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"i extremely recomend" Who taught you to speak English and to spell?



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10/18/2005
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I will never put a bosch plug in any of my vehicles again.I have had them blow the insides out.......



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10/19/2005
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heard alot of good things about the NGK V groove plugs. might be another plug to think about. I used bosch wires on my other cars and liked them. only prob I had was they would hardly fit in the OEM wire holders on my mustang lol. will prob be the wires I use on my wifes malibu. as my truck has the 4.7 and need no wires



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