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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, Jun 23, 2000.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    What type of spark plug wires do you run in your K5?
    Any pros and cons to the set you have?

    The last set I bought I had bad luck with, so I'm just trying to get a real world testamony on a set of wires.
    Thanks for the help


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  2. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have a set of Taylor's with the ends set at a 45 degree angle and like them, I have about 30,000 miles on them with no problems.

    Steve
     
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    What brand did you have bad luck with?
    I don't like "accel" myself[​IMG]
     
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    I've got the Autozone brand. Their great, for what I paid for them.

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  5. Shawn

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    I'm currently running a set of Taylor customs. I like making the lengths myself since you never end up with a wire thats 5 ft longer than it should be.
    http://www.off-road.com/chevy/rodent/engine/engine2.jpg

    If I was in the market for some, I'd check out the thicker wires like MSD and Accel has. The thicker the wire, the less likely you will ever have a misfire. Also check out Magnecore wires http://www.magnecor.com/index.htm which I've heard nothing but good about from the other performance groups.

    Shawn
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    I have used Splifire Dual Mags for about 2 yrs now and haven'thad any probs with them. I dont run spltfire plugs though. I guess the only con I can think of is that the wires are a little stiffer than most, so on some of the "pop-in" style wire seperaters some of them tend not to stay popped in too good if they have a sharp bend in them somewhere.Did that even make sense? heh,oh well I hope this helps a little!
     
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    Shawn, I think you better get out the Windex, I thought I saw a spot on the valve covers. [​IMG]

    Steve
     
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    Thanks Steve.... I'll get on that of ASAP!

    At least I wash my engine!

    Shawn
     
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    <font color=purple>I'm useing Summit Racing Igniton Wires. They come in Custom Fit or Univeral Fit. I did like Shawn did, didn't want those excess wires, so I bought the universal, which is a few $$ cheaper too. I also had Accell's before this, what can I say I changed to the Summit's. I have been running these Summit's for about 3-4 years now, no complaints.</font color=purple>

    http://store.summitracing.com/product.asp?ssid=N2B6Y6N3VONFISHT3R1H4T5DSU&orderid=343NCN3SF8LTJLDYO7NPC8M7FQYKC8UOCM5S&p=A6ED276D-3612-11D3-949D-080009FC5B5F

    [​IMG]

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    <font color=blue> I put on a Moroso blue dist. cap and Blue Max wires when i put the new motor in. I have had no problems with them.</font color=blue>

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    Shawn that is a sweet looking power plant what is it 350,383,400,or454?

    [​IMG]Go prepared
    </font color=red>90 k5 soon to be big, bad, and mean
     
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    I run the MSD 8.5 mm super conductors, have not had any problems with them yet. Look good and fit good, no complaints.

    Depdog

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    Thanks James! It's a 454 which happens to be the 4th engine (can you tell I have bad luck with engines). I was trying to show Burt how I route my wires.

    I was looking closer at those Magnecores and they have 10mm wires which are designed for racing. The only thing is they might cost a little more.

    Shawn
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    I also have the MSD 8.5mm superconductors (the red ones). These wires are supposed to have one of the lowest resistances (low ohms) of all wires. I ordered the 25ft. bulk cable and two packs that had 9 boots and connectors each. I cut them on my own to a nice fit, and saved the extra $20 that a pre-cut and assembled set would cost.

    I had bad experience with Accel Super Stock, but mostly because one of the cables was too short. It was so streched that it came off from the distributor side connector. Not completely disconnected, but very poor contact, causing the connector inside the boot to change color.

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