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Old 03-19-2004, 06:08 PM
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Whats the best cut to size plug wires?

I'm putting looms on the ride and want to make sure the wires will fall in the right spots. What is the best cut to size kit for an SBC?


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Old 03-19-2004, 06:39 PM
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I have had great luck with the Accel kits, they include a buck for forming the crimps. Moroso makes great wires as well. don't go cheap!

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Old 03-19-2004, 07:25 PM
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i would buy moroso. i wouldnt buy a da*m thing from accel.
if accel was the only company in the world that sold wires i would make wires with hangers and rtv.
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I would stay away from the Accel, I don't see any quality parts coming from their line...
I have used MSD parts for a few years and have been mostly happy with the parts. I am running a 6AL Box, HVC Coil, and Superconductor Wires... Before I got the HVC Coil, I had an MSD OEM hi-performance replacement and it immediately failed. It started arcing to the bracket (Ground) and caused a terrible stumble. I immediately returned it and found that the HVC would fit my bracket. When I put the HVC on the car it was great for the first couple of miles, and started to stumble again... Looked under the hood and it looked like a lightning show... Plug wires arcing EVERYWHERE. Replaced the stock wires with the superconductors and has been running great ever since. I plan on using them on my new build and far into the future.
If you are looking for a good cut-to-fit wire setup, I would go with the MSD Superconductors. If you would like to try something else, go with the Moroso or Taylor. MSD also makes a few kits for the SBC that are factory made for the top of your covers and fit the looms. This would be cheaper for you and may take away the hassle of the crimping, unless you have a good set of crimping pliers... Good Luck... Let me know if you choose the MSD, I'm thinking I'll pick up one of the factory molded over the valve cover sets... I'd like to know how they work out.

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Old 03-20-2004, 02:24 AM
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I´ve tried most and MSD 8.5 came out the best.They include a crimping tool to do your own, but the last set I bought
crimped as I wanted to be sure it was done right.
The boots on both ends are well formed to get a grip when removing.
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:36 AM
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You can not beat Taylor for plug wire quality. They are great wires. I got a great deal on some Mallory spiro pro wires for my S-10 so I am giving them a shot with good result so far. The solid core wires would probably not be a good idea if you have a radio. I think they cause bad noise problems.

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Old 03-20-2004, 06:54 AM
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Ive got Jacobs on my 454. so far so good
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