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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 08, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Plug Wire Crimp Tool

Does anyone have an opinion on a plug wire crimp tool?

I have used this one before and it works like a charm but I am trying to justify the cost. $70

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

I was looking at this one which fits the budget a whole lot better. $26 Has anyone used this style with success?

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


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Re: Plug Wire Crimp Tool

Chris, the last set of plug wires I bought were all to be cut and ends applied myself, the kit came with cheap little plastic cutter and crimper and it worked just fine. I dont see the need for those pricey ones.

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Re: Plug Wire Crimp Tool

Don't know if if anyone can be cheaper than me:

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Its Accel part number 170042. You just use a vice.

$6.00

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Re: Plug Wire Crimp Tool

Chris, here's a post about this, from the electrical basics sticky.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=99246
I used a crimper from taylor, included with thier wires. There is a similar one from msd.

Both are the kind you crimp in a vise and whack with a hammer.

They work great!





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MSD gives you a simple crimper to be used with a vice. Lasts for many time after that. Its free!

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Re: Plug Wire Crimp Tool

I am ashamed to admit it but I don't have a vice nor do I have a spot in my garage to put one.


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Advance Auto have one to rent?

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Re: Plug Wire Crimp Tool

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Advance Auto have one to rent?
Good point! Will check tomorrow.

Thanks for the heads up.


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Re: Plug Wire Crimp Tool

I bought some 5000ish part numbered Accels that came with the crimper but I think they screwed up. It only happened once and I have 6 boxes of 5000ish Accels on the shelf some new some used.

Funk, ya gotta have a vise. Or I do anyway. A goodun.... A cast iron vise will break smooth off when load tested.

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