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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 09, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Red face MSD Spark Plug Wires...

what do you guys think of these wires?

http://www.jegs.com/i/MSD/121/5554/10002/-1

why do they seem so cheap? are they not good cables?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 09, 06:40 PM
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Re: MSD Spark Plug Wires...

Seem pretty cheap to me. There are some crappy wires out there. I like to be able to see them before I buy them. Some of those wires are little more than conductive plastic bag in a hose -- and they don't last long. I know nothing about the wires you're looking at, but at $35, I'm scheptical.

A good set of wires will have something like a fiberglass core with a conductor (usually wire) wrapped around it. Also they'll probably cost $50 or more, but expensive wires aren't necessarily good ones either.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 09, 07:23 PM
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Re: MSD Spark Plug Wires...

Stay away from those unless it's a misprint 500 ohm's per ft is worse than a stick in the mud... MSD's 8.5's are 50ohm's per ft and Taylor's Race wire's are 40 ohm's per ft. Yea those sets are twice the cost but they will both last a lot longer and perform tons better. I think the ones you linked to may be worse than stock.


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