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Has anyone done before and after dyno runs of different types of spark plugs? ( Red/Batlord?? )
Batlord what do you use/recommend?
I know spark plugs will not turn our cars into rip snorting flact 13 second cars but they will make a few kw difference.
I am interested in the NGK Iridium plugs. I have installed the NGK "V" Groove plugs and did notice smoother acceleration and more torque at low rpms ( suburban street driving & corner speeds ) and am wondering if the iridium plugs will give the same improvement over stock, but with longer life than a copper plug.
What is the service interval for NGK Iridium IX plugs?
Do they last as long as platinum?
Ideas??
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I've got friend who installed the NGK Iridium Spark Plugs in his 2002 Elantra GT and he swears that his engine idles smoother. Maybe its just him 'cause he spent like 45 bucks for 4 spark plugs<img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>


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I got my NGK Iridiums for $24.00 for four plugs, I have 60,000 miles on those plugs currently and the ground looks good, the electrode shows minimal signs of wear. Platnum is a very pore conductant of electricity, it requires more voltage to fire a platnum verses a coppper plug.


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HRD, where did you get you Iridium plugs <img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> Do they have them for a 97 Tibby FX 2.0 <img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Go to this web site for NGK plugs, they are out of Menifee, CA. The company is Monarch Products, http://www.monarchproductsinc.com/ngk.htm


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Sounds igood that you have 60 000 miles on the plugs HRD with no major wear.





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I have found the answer to all my questions. Hope this helps someboy else.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

http://www.ngkspark.com.au/


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I don't believe the addition of iridium or platinum spark plugs on a basically stock engine will beneficially impact the engine's performance, whereas if the engine has been substantially modified, having platinum or iridium spark plugs probably would be beneficial to the engine's performance in terms of combustion and performance. It helps to also install ignition wires and an aftermarket ignition upon installing the plugs to enhance your vehicle's ignition. I myself put in some Magnecor wires and Denso Iridiums but I can say that there is not much difference. It does idle somewhat better, but I am looking forward to installing the MSD DIS-2 ignition in my '00 Tib. Then I will see whether or not the ignition makes a difference.


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How about you save yourself the time AND money, and just get the NGK Coppers to begin with.. Copper conducts ALOT better than just about anything out there.. And they are 1.59 a piece.. The stock number is 6953 for the Coppers.. One of the only reasons people go to Iridium and Platinum plugs is so they do not foul out as quickly.. (Maybe Foul out is not the correct word) But you know what I mean.. Don't get me wrong, you can spend your money on anything you want, but if you want performance (which plugs will not get you) Just about the best you can get (Not the best only because there may be others I do not know about) are the Copper V-Spark NGK's.... But, you can do whatever the hell you want.. :)

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I also got Copper Cores...cheap ...anything's better than stock

o yeah i heard our Beta's don't like Bosch +4 platinums


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Yes, I'd agree. Go with NGK any type, and you'll be pleased. These are durable, great spark conductors, and last long. This will be your spark: <img src=/images/forums/snitz/mad.gif width=16 height=16 border=0> lol, no, really, they are great!


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