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Old March 6th, 2016, 04:01 AM
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Magnecore Spark Plug Wire Set...Worth it??

I am thinking about upgrading my plug wires to the Magnecore KV85 8.5mm (#8534) wires for my stock 3.5. The price is kind of high, so wanted to check if anyone on here had any experience with these wires? Are they really as good as the price would imply?

I don't know what brand of wires are on their now as I haven't changed them in the year that I've owned the truck. I also have no idea of how old they are. I can assume that the previous owner used the cheapest option available, though. I haven't had any problems with them really, just thinking I may want to change them out for a better set of wires.

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Old March 6th, 2016, 08:13 AM
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Old March 6th, 2016, 09:25 AM
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These engines certainly don't need the 8.5MM. The 7MM will be sufficient but cost more than the 8 on BP Utah.
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Doubt people see a performance difference. My only bias is to replace them every 15 or so thou.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 10:25 AM
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I use kingsbourne wires, great quality and good value.
Just replace as said above every 15k or so when you do the plugs, and cap.
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I've tried the magnacore wires on a couple of vehicles, d90s and DIs.... They are NOT worth it. More often than not, they left me stranded. Mainly with arching between, the leads. These were all NEW leeds. NOT worth the dollars. Spend it on something more important.
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overpriced....
I'll second the Kingsborne recommendation.
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Thank you to everyone for your replies.

I've taken your advice and passed on the Magnecore. Instead, I am going with a set of NGK wires for $30.

I'll keep Kingsborne in mind for next time as they seem to be highly regarded. At the moment, being stationed overseas I have to stick with companies that I can either get over here or that will ship to APO address.

Again, thank you.

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Really surprised to hear folks change wire and plugs every 15. I've never changed mine anywhere near that interval.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 06:57 AM
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ive tried both, i still have the magnecors on my 90 i had a set on the rrc that started arcing and popping replaced those with oem now running sti tried some kingsbourne on another truck i didnt like them sti or ngk from now on
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I'm using MSD 8mm wires.
You cut to length. About $40 I think.
No problems in 5 years on the same wires.
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Hmmm, Kingsborne only shows 1997 on their search function. Anybody have a wireset part number for an early 110 v8 carb setup?
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