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Old 11-28-2010, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any recommendation over Champion Platinum Vs NGK?
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ngk is oem on our cars stick with ngk for anything japanese
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^^ what he said ^^
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cause its jdm right
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I don't think JDM plays that big of a roll anymore. I use NGK's because they are the one company, that I have found, to sell plugs that don't require you to thoroughly inspect them before you use them. I have found Autolite's with broken electrodes that were BNIB. Bosch spark plugs flat out suck, unless you get their iridiums, and even then there are better companies for iridiums. I haven't used Champion's but I know a couple of domestic "tuners" that use Champion's copper plugs and they swear by them. I always check the gap on plugs and NGK's are the only one I have found that are always set to the correct gap from the factory. Even the packaging that NGK uses is better. They use a cardboard tube to protect the electode and keep the gap correct. Most other companies just throw their plugs in a box and hope they get to you in one piece.
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i have found that whether it be a car, boat, lawnmower, or whatever else.... using the spark plug brand that it calls for from the factory is always the best bet.
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Its not really about quality, if you put an NGK in a Ford, it will run like crap too. Its all about heat range. Don't buy into gimmicks like 4 electrode's. If you in a Honda, use NGK. Chrysler, Champion. German car, Bosch. Chevrolet, Autolite. They had those plugs from the factory for a reason. I used Bosch's in my VW and never had a problem. I use NGK's in my Teg, and I've never had a problem. Any NGK will work fine, I've been using the 2.99$ NGK G-Power's for 30,000 miles and they still look fine with minimal gap change.

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If you use a plug thats too hot you can detonate. Thats bad.

If you use too cold a plug, it won't heat up enough and will foul out very quickly due to carbon deposits that would normally burn off an NGK plug.

Its not that other plugs are bad, they just aren't meant for our cars.
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I stick with what my tuner recommends:

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Originally Posted by Originally by B18CXr:
NGK #4952 is the only number to use on a B-series...
*Please note this was for the context of my motor. Nitrous, FI, will vary in gap/heat range.
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For an interesting read on NGK vs everything else check here
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champion is an old brand that has been around for years infact edlebrock designs some of their cylinder heads to use only champion, my dad has champion plugs with taylor wires on his 79 corvette and they work great no issues and we have used champion plugs in our stump griders for years, i dont know it they are the best high performance plugs but for durability they are excellent. i personally have ngk iridium IX plugs in my gsr and have no issues
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NGK iridium IX....don't look any further.
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Any reccomendation for wires?
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NGK blue wires or OEM Sumitomo

Don't put ANYTHING else besides these

Honda ignition systems are VERY sensitive

my friend put in some no brand name cap and rotor and his coil fried.
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Do new spark plugs even make a difference? I mean if it works it works right.. How much of an effective can they possibly have?
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