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Best wire brands?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Can Can, Apr 23, 2001.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I know we've discussed this a few times in the past, but can you guys give me an idea of which brand is the best when it comes to wires. More specifically, why is your brand the best......? Cost isn't really a factor as long it's not way overboard.



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    I have premium Bleldon wires from NAPA. I have used them many times without any problems. They also have a lifetime warranty.

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  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I really like Taylor Spiro Pros. The one guy at Summit recomended them and I have been very happy with them.. Plus they are only about $35-$40....
    They have laid on my manifolds and I have had no problems...

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  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Just stay away from Accel...[​IMG]they suck big time and are usually crap right out of the box...

    Rene

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    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    MSD SUPER CONDUCTORS [​IMG]

    At about $80 set they better be damn well good, and they are. They have really low resistance, did I mention low. Take an ohm meter down to the parts store and compare them to others. They even give you little plastic rings that go on the wires with the cylinders numbers on them. Oh, and they made my truck run better. Of course I was running some crappy autolites that got burnt through.

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  6. Ditusar

    Ditusar Newbie

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    Have you had bad luck with Accel wires??

    RD

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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think you can beat Taylor. I've got the SST with braided stainless sheathing. Only $46.95 from Summit, and tough as a box of nails.

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    I have some sorta racing wires from Napa. I like'em. They're a little better insulated which is what I need since I'm running headers.

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    I installed a set of Accel Super sport wires on my truck and spent the next 6 months chasing down an intermittant miss among other things. I figured it couldn't be the wires cuz they were new! Wrong! A four wheeling mis-adventure caused my battery to go into the alternator bathing the wires in acid. When I replaced them I used Aurora 8.8 mm spiral core wires and the truck has never run so good. They are a new local manufacturer and their product is excellent! Very low resistance. I refuse to use Accel products again, I'm not the only one that has had problems...

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  10. Gandolf

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    I've seen quite a few posts saying Jacobs Electronics wires are good, especially on hedder applications. They have a lifetime guarantee. I may give them a try when my AC Delcos are due.
    The same people who said good things about the Jacobs Ignition Wires, also said BAD things about the Jacobs Ignitions. For ignitions, MSD seems to get the best comments. I've never heard bad about MSD wires, come to think about it.

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    I have MSD wires right now and they are good... a bit spendy, but good. I have to agree w/ some others... Taylor wires are my persona Fav bar none... especially in header applications. They with stand the heat much better then any other wire I have ever used... Ran them in every street/strip terror and Drag car the past 5 yrs or so.

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  12. Pure Insanity

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    im runnin taylor wires.i like em.

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    My old rig had Accel wires, Always had a problem with either lousy connections or burning boots (headers). Anyone wanna buy a set of 6 for a HEI? Needed the other 2 to make my truck run!

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    I have the cheaper MSD kind, and they are good. I didn't really notice a difference when I changed them, but hey, at least they are blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone actually said that when they saw them!!!

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