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Recommendations for Spark Plug Wires

Hey guys, I need a new set of plug wires. Im running a 5.0 (302), with GT40P heads and FFR/BBK 4 into 4 headers.
My FRPP wires were good for a few years, but 2 are close to the headers and failed. Thanks for your suggestions.


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I've had excellent results with Taylor wires. Ford Racing wires not so much...

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I have had good luck with ford racing wires.
the GT40P heads are a problem with the FFR headers.
there is 1 plug very close on each side that will eventually burn
the boot due to proximity to heat.
best Thing I have found are the Kevlar sleeves to go over the boots.

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Taylor or MSD kits.

Make them so they fit your motor. Don't buy the universal set. They never fit the motor, two wires are to long and one or two are to short.

They are very easy to make up. All you need is a vise.

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I like Taylor, but I've also used Accel wires with the ceramic boots. I had a car that kept burning a couple of the boots. The ceramic boots solved the problem.

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I like Taylor, but I've also used Accel wires with the ceramic boots. I had a car that kept burning a couple of the boots. The ceramic boots solved the problem.
Ditto. After burning through the first set of wires after 1000 miles, no problem with the ceramic ones ever since.
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I used these hi temp boot sleeves.



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I bought the boots for mine. Used them for 4 years now. They ve protected the wires really well.
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I've got these: https://performancedistributors.com/...ivewires-ford/

You can also get them from Summit Racing.

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I bought new Ford Racing wires for my 1996 DOHC 4.6. Put them on new when I put the motor in the Cobra. Car ran good for a few hundred miles and then started to misfire, gradually getting worse and worse. Chased the problem for months before I decided to try the old wires, immediately ran perfect again. Multiple wires out of the set failed. Replaced with Taylor wires and no problems since.
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Funny how our experiences differ isn't it? I have had Summit house brand universal wires on mine for about 5 years along w/ boots like silver_pilate's. The 45 deg plug ends fixed the couple that were in contact w/ the headers in the previous set w/ straight ends.

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Plug angle on the GT40P is different and so more of a challenge to keep boots away from headers. I'm a fan of trim your own to length and assemble (Taylor)


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I second Mark, I thoroughly enjoyed getting the Taylor cut-to-length wires and using the crimping tool. It cuts and crimps the ends perfectly and effortlessly. I haven't been able to re-figure out the Photobucket thing but my wires are nice and tidy.

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Plug angle on the GT40P is different and so more of a challenge to keep boots away from headers. I'm a fan of trim your own to length and assemble (Taylor)
Same here. I have the big, thick Taylor custom set. Get the good crimping tool, the little aluminum thing will only frustrate you. I also have a set of Roush aluminum wire looms to lock the wires down the keep them exactly where you want them (and away from headers).
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I am using Taylor. No issues in 22,000 miles

Completely agree with Bill_VA, get the proper tool.

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I vote with Taylor Universal cut to length. Also get the 135 boots, they clear the headers so they don't burn. Silicone electrical grease helps a lot mounting the boot.
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Thanks all, I'll tackle this after vacation.

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