Electromotive crank triggered distributorless ignition:SurferX on Sep/18/02 said:Stock is best. The only upgrade you could make to your distributor is to bypass it completely and go with a distributor-less direct ignition system.
I can't belive I wasted money on these iridium plugs (IK22). Considered one of my worse upgrades and definatelty not worth the $14 or so bucks each. I was sucked into that rice advertising thing at the time.phrixion on Sep/18/02 said:I just reached the 60K mile mark on my car and changed out the stock OEM NGK plugs with Denso Iridiums(IK20)...
At least you only have a 4 cyl. It would have been twice the mistake in a v8.sak on Sep/18/02 said:I can't belive I wasted money on these iridium plugs (IK22). Considered one of my worse upgrades and definatelty not worth the $14 or so bucks each. I was sucked into that rice advertising thing at the time.
Do OEM wires (NGK) come in red? because that will really look better than a stock black ignition wire, and match my type-R valve cover. thanks.SonicBlueTeg on Sep/18/02 said:oem uses ngks(spark plugs and wires).. u wont need to upgrade unless you're putting out a lot more hp than basic bolt ons.. perhaps if you went turbo or started using funny gas..
but i've noticed my mpg increasing from the spark plug wires.. =)
Knowing that your suggesting getting a set of aftermarket wires; to color co-ordinate my engine bay, what would you suggest comes close to stock OEM wires, but in red?Michael Delaney on Sep/20/02 said:you're better off getting a set of aftermarket wires if you want to color co-ordinate your engine bay. Sometimes though having everything (wires, hoses, clamps, etc.) in the same color or way too much chrome, like the ones you see on High Rev Tuners, makes it look gawdy (too overstated, loud, trailer park aesthetics). A splash of color here and there actually makes the color standout without overwhelming the scheme. That's my own opinion though, so please don't take any personal offense to it.
Aftermarket wires won't improve hp performance compared to stock ones on an all motor car, as Erick Aguilar elegantly showed us with his all motor record 10.59 et B18C1 using stock wires. And since this IS the performance forum and not the show forum, color co-ordination should not be part of the discussion here. thanks.
I agree with you on the Taylors, they are not costly but the connectors do fall off easily. I had a pair of Taylors that were black before I switched my wires back to OEM. So, out of the options of brand wires that you have given me, MSD attracts my decision.Michael Delaney on Sep/21/02 said:I wouldn't know to be honest...Taylor are cheap but the connectors fall off easily. MSD has a set of red ones. Vitek's red ones are cloth on the outside and would be hard to clean off if you are doing it for show. Nology wires are useless.
I usually recommend for high CR motors and FI, Magnecore or MSD. They come in red. They are not stock. They cost more than stock.
I guess you can always get a set of cheap red Taylor wires when you are showing the car and then switch back to stock ones when you are driving. That's one option if you are trying to save money. If money is not the issue then any aftermarket brand that is red will work for your show purposes.