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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Talking What spark plug and wire set do you use?

I have a 95 F-150 4x4 and I am going to do a tune up this spring but I am undecided on what spark plug and spark plug wire set to choose.

Motorcraft? Borg Warner? Bosch?
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I use Bosch patinum fusion and wires i use bosch as well


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Ford MotorSport wires....MotorCraft plugs.

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Yep, those are the two brands I am trying to decide upon.

On the MotorCraft brand....I only see one type of wire for my 95 F-150. Do you know of a premium wire set or is it just one to choose from?

Also, which of the Motorcraft plugs do you recommend as I know they have a few types to choose from.

About the Fusion.....I will have to look that one up as I am not familiar with that model.
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my two cents. Stay far away from Bosch...stick with Motorcraft, Autolite or Denso Iridiums. For some reason Bosch dont always work in the Ford motors. I put in a set and my truck ran so rough I thought it was gonna shake apart. I put the old plugs in and it ran smooth so I chucked the Bosch and put in a set of Autolite Dbl. Plats...runs smooth.

Extreme you must be one of the lucky few that don't have an issue with the Bosch plugs.

Iowa check your owners manual or a repair manual for the proper type of plug to use. Stick with that and never trust that the plug is pre-gapped to the proper size. Spend the small amount of $ for a gap gauge and gap them to the proper size your self that way you know they are right.


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NGK TR6, cheap, work great, no plug wires more or less (COP's)

As F150 Phule said always check the gap.
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my two cents. Stay far away from Bosch...stick with Motorcraft, Autolite or Denso Iridiums. For some reason Bosch dont always work in the Ford motors. I put in a set and my truck ran so rough I thought it was gonna shake apart. I put the old plugs in and it ran smooth so I chucked the Bosch and put in a set of Autolite Dbl. Plats...runs smooth.

Extreme you must be one of the lucky few that don't have an issue with the Bosch plugs.

Iowa check your owners manual or a repair manual for the proper type of plug to use. Stick with that and never trust that the plug is pre-gapped to the proper size. Spend the small amount of $ for a gap gauge and gap them to the proper size your self that way you know they are right.
Thanks for the great tips guys and I have heard some say that they have had poor results from Bosch and some seem to like them. So far, no bad results with Motorcraft which I have used many times before.
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yeah Bosch is kinda hit and miss with Ford motors. If you get a set that works fine, great but I'd rather not risk it.


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Why not take a look at MSD wires

They look nice
http://www.msdignition.com/1sparkplugwires.htm

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Might switch to these, but I think it would only interest me and Extreme..and maybe Grafix..(cant remember if his is a v6 or not).

http://www.troyerperformance.com/cgi...logno=PPI-IU42


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