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Old September 13th, 2011, 08:54 AM
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Question Ignition Coil Wire Set recommendations

Morning,

I tried to search what people use for ugprades/replacements... but couldn't conclude anything for wire set:

Rover north has the LRN genuine for $70

http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-6...-39-litre.aspx

and AB has a bunch of them... from $43 to $145

http://www.roverparts.com/Nxt/search...ield=Price:ASC

Then Bosch also has a set for like $40

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bosch...item43a922fe8d


Pros or Cons for any of them?

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Old September 13th, 2011, 09:06 AM
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I've been using these for the longest (others here too).

http://www.kingsbornewires.com/categ...?categoryId=38
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Old September 13th, 2011, 09:49 AM
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I just replaced wires and plugs on my 97 this past weekend. I also used the (8mm) Kingsborne wires recommended by Pedro above. I am very pleased. Good price, high quality and fast service.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 10:43 AM
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I just replaced wires and plugs on my 97 this past weekend. I also used the (8mm) Kingsborne wires recommended by Pedro above. I am very pleased. Good price, high quality and fast service.
Running with above as well for last year.....
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Old September 13th, 2011, 12:15 PM
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$33 and recommended by peers? Can't beat that! 8mm RED comming up right up!

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$33 and recommended by peers? Can't beat that! 8mm RED comming up right up!

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Old September 13th, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Don't skimp on the wires...Magnacore and never have to do them again.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 09:57 AM
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I am running magnacore in 2 of my vehicles--paid around $100 if I remember correct. They work great, but no seat-of-the-pants difference in power between these or any other wire. My last set of wire was a cut-it-yourself Excel set and it has been working great as well. Next set? Kingsborne--that is a great price, especially for 8mm.

I have been and remain a fan of magnacore, but at 3x the cost, I won't buy them again. With all the "hype" around them, I have not noticed any difference in performance in my 2000 DII, 88RRC or 94 D90(4.6). Quanlity? Yep, fantastic. Strictly a price decision.
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I have some magnecors and cut to fit Morosos, I will be doing the morosos again as they are a little cleaner to install
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8mm can be annoying to get in to the stock 7mm separators so when ordering from Kingsborne it's a good idea to order a set of the separators at the same time.
I've been using Kingsborne for around 25 years, though I did try Magnecore (nothing wrong with them other than price) and even, gasp, some roll yer own. But went back to Kingsborne.
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Unless you have an engine with a hot ignition, lots of advance, and high compression you really won't see any benefit between a good set of ignition wires and a really good ( and much more $) set.
What will be beneficial is proper wire looms to keep the wires seperate and away from ground material. That goes for where they go into the dist. cap as well, keep them from overlapping.
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If ONLY you had said that 3 days ago!

Too late... order's coming in already :/

Guess gotta go see if local car part store has some.

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8mm can be annoying to get in to the stock 7mm separators so when ordering from Kingsborne it's a good idea to order a set of the separators at the same time.
I've been using Kingsborne for around 25 years, though I did try Magnecore (nothing wrong with them other than price) and even, gasp, some roll yer own. But went back to Kingsborne.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Jiman - Tom is right. Getting the 8mm wires into the stock seperators can be difficult. On my truck it worked OK, but I did use some 8mm seperators from Kingsborne in a few spots in my routing to tidy things up. I have a bunch leftover. You are nearby - they are yours if you would like them. Let me know. Jeff.
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So I think I'll try the 8mm Kingsbornes over the Magnecors. I noticed that some of the factory wire separators are attached to the valve covers, and it appears the Kingsborne wire separators don't have the ability to attach to an anchor point. Anyone have insight on to cleanly mount 8mm wires without leaving those factory wire separators unused?

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Take them off go to the parts store and buy 8mm. Summit racing also has them
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8mm MSD, and cut to size.
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Ok, so they are removable. It's time for new valve cover gaskets, so it should be a good time to pop those boys out and find some that fit the 8mm wires. Thanks.
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