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What Brand Plugs and Wires?

What Plugs do you use??

  • Bosch

    Votes: 101 38.0%
  • Denso

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • Motorcraft

    Votes: 130 48.9%
  • NGK

    Votes: 19 7.1%
  • Splitfire

    Votes: 13 4.9%

  • Total voters
    266

sunbum

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Year, Model & Trim Level
'96 XLT
Bosch +4 plat plugs and Splitfire wires... havent had any problems on my 4.0 OHV and have probably 5-8k on them.
 



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mx_racer_14

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Red Bluff, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Ranger XLT
5.0 wires

For the 5.0 in my mustang I run the 9mm Ford Racing wires. cured my stutter problem, and the extra thickness helps prevent cracking from heat along with my boots and they are labled and precut for each individual cylinder. I run splitfire platnum plugs also.

My Ranger still has everything OEM, but that will change after I get my intake and headers.
 






PUR PONY

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City, State
CT
Year, Model & Trim Level
96 LTD, 96 XLT, & 98 XLT
Autolite Platinun plugs with custom LiveWires
 






00sport4x4

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City, State
Elyria, OH
Year, Model & Trim Level
2004 Ranger FX4 Level 2
I use Champion plugs and Taylor spiral pro wires
 






eworx

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City, State
Hopkins, MN 55343
Year, Model & Trim Level
99 Explorer XLS 4.0 OHV
I have Jacobs wires and Motorcraft Plat's.
 






Nicaraguense

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Jonesboro, AR
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 4Dr XLT 4WD 4.0
Do the Bosch Platinum +4's

Are they really worth the money? Will they honestly make a difference. I am happy with my Motorcraft Platinums (double platinums like what came in it) but I was just curious.
 






dgibson

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virginia beach, va (originally from AR, go Hogs)
Year, Model & Trim Level
93 xlt
I'm happy with my plat 4's. They seem to make a difference to me.
 






EXPLORINGVA

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Williamsburg, VA.
Year, Model & Trim Level
'91 XL 2WD 5 Spd
Autolite plugs, OEM wires.
 






Nicaraguense

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Jonesboro, AR
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 4Dr XLT 4WD 4.0
Wow

390k+ Wow. ¿Do you use Amsoil? or ¿Has it been rebuilt?
 






SANDSURFER'98

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Is any one useing the taylor spiro-pro wires on there SOHC. I would like to use these. does anyone have a site where they sell them. Ive been looling for a while now and cant find them for the SOHC. thanks
 






WillieTD

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City, State
Lithuania
Year, Model & Trim Level
1999 5.0
Autocraft platinum and Motorcraft 8mm wires.
 






jake the snake

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City, State
Louisiana
Year, Model & Trim Level
2002 XLT 4x4 4.0/SOHC
autolite platinums and borg warners here. dramatically different than the crap that was on my rig when i bought it.
 






MustangShane

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Lake Orion, Mi
Year, Model & Trim Level
1991 4dr XLT 4x4.
I run standard Bosch Platinums with Bosch wires. Not that I like tham to match but it was the best they had at the time. When I pulled the plugs on the truck after I bought it I found 3 Autolite, 2 Motorcraft & 1 Champion plug. And wouldn't you know it EVERY wire snapped when I pulled them off. I still dont know how it ran at all!! But back to the point I run the Bosch plugs in everything I own. :D :cool:
 






XplorerKid

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1997 Xplorer
yea i run bosch plugs and wires also... i run i think the call it the tripple tip platnum or whatever?? its the ones that have the triple tip....

i run bosch jstu becuase that what my brother has alaways run on his vehicles (cept his ranger but tis a beater)

PEACE
 






ALLOUTWAR13

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Dallastown, Pennsylvania
Year, Model & Trim Level
99 sport
Bosch platinum +4s and stainless braided race wires.
 






bigdaddykarl

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City, State
Thousand Oaks, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 Eddie Bauer V8 AWD
Any thoughts on the Accel stuff? I've had my truck for about 50K, and haven't done jack for ignition, it's got well over 100K on it now, and I haven't a clue if any of it's been changed. Runs only a bit rough at idle when cold, then runs plenty smooth. I think that can say quite a bit for Motorcraft, as that's what's in it now. All stock, baby.

97 EB V8 AWD. 102K
 






STANN

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Alpharetta, GA
Year, Model & Trim Level
'96 XLT
*Blows dust off thread*

Time to change plugs and wires....
Seems like the general consensus here for plugs is definately Bosch +4s. For wires, it looks like Taylor Spiros.... I've never heard of these....I assume it is a quality brand since many of you use it- can I find it at a local auto store, i.e., NAPA, Autozone, etc? Also, its my first time buying/changing this stuff-- do I just tell the guy behind the counter 4.0 OHV Explorer and he will get the right plugs/wires (wire lengths?)? Thanks guys. I'd be lost without you...

One more thing--- estimated cost for Spiros (8mm?) and Bosch +4s?
 






jake the snake

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Louisiana
Year, Model & Trim Level
2002 XLT 4x4 4.0/SOHC
all of the auto parts stores have a few brands of wires, with different prices and quality. go for the pricier ones, i would imagine that the brand really is not that critical. yes, all you have to do is give them your year make model and they will give you the right kit for your rig.
 






old mechanic

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City, State
R.I.
Year, Model & Trim Level
92 xlt
www.fordpartsnetwork.com has the Ford factory wires for your EX for $29.99. Thats FORD factory wires. More than what you need for a stock 4.0. They also have motorcraft spark plugs which is all you need, again for a stock 4.0. Anything more than these won't do you much good if your stock. Just call them and they will know what you need. I E-Mailed them and they responded quickly.
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STANN

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Rock on. Thanks :chug:
 






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