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post #1 of 8 Old 04-01-2014, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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i want new spark plug wires, too many choices!!

I've been browsing the web and I can't decide which wires to buy. Factory replacements are 130.00 bucks. After market wires start around 50.00 bucks. Watched a few videos on YouTube. One guy says check with ohms meter. Good wires have 0.001 ohms. A different guy says 7 ohms. Now I'm all mixed up
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-02-2014, 02:27 AM
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oem wires are the only wires with the proper resistance. You can get the oem wires cheaper. There $67 at GM parts direct. GM part number is 19206447. do a search online for GM 19206447

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thank you. I'm online now looking for them.

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WIres and plugs will net you no HP unless there is something wrong with the ones you have.....If you OEM ones are still up to par, then leave them alone and put the money elsewhere.
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The rest of the guys already beat me to it.
Wires get you nothing. The RIGHT wires will work correctly. There are lots of "experts" out there, trying to sell you magic wires, one of them is even a vendor here.

If the wire isn't bad, replacing it will gain you nothing.

Of course, I'm only a EE, so what do I know?

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I'm just curious ... got it, the OEM wires work just fine ... but is there anything that would make a wire better than OEM? Also, I assume there are other wires out there that are equal to OEM, so if someone did desire they could switch out for an equal wire that was, for example, a different color?

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You can get red oem from a corvette i believe dont know the #

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Patriot is 100% correct. The only time I would go aftermarket is if the factory wires were a lot more expensive. Even then I'd still be wary. Cars these days are not like older cars with distributors and crappy factory wires. These days you'll be hard pressed to find a wire or coil better than factory stuff. The only time an aftermarket wire and coil may offer some benefit is if you're running a high compression big cube engine or a moderate to high boost set-up on a highly modified built engine. Other than that, unless you're getting a killer deal, I'd stay away from anything other than factory.

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