New plug wires are garbage!

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  1. Cope

    Cope Fusing with fire

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    Changing out plug wires and 3 of the new wires are bad out the box. (Cheep o wires)

    Returned that set and got a set of MSD street fire wires.

    Turns out 3 of these wires won't fire (not the same 3), I go to pull the end off the plug and the the dam end stays on the plug and the wire is up in the boot. I'm trying to push the wire out the end of the boot (to recrimp) and they won't come out. It's like the boot is glued on?

    My old jegs wires (cut to length ) lasted 5 years before 2 fell out the clip and hit the header...

    Dammit I guess making your own wires is the only way to get good ones????

    What gives, are the street fire wires glued to the boot?

    I realy expected more from MSD....
     
  2. mullinax95

    mullinax95 Well-Known Member

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    I just installed Taylor ThunderVolt 50 wires. Bought the crimping tool and they went on without any trouble. Taylor makes a good wire.
     
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    • SGBARRACUDA

      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      I've used the MSD fire core wires with nothing but success in the past.
       
    • Ddaddy

      Ddaddy I'm changing the World... one pixel at a time! FABO Gold Member

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      I use the MSD Super Conductor wires. No issues, they work great!

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      • Cope

        Cope Fusing with fire

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        I don't know what the deal is, the cap, rotor and plugs are new.

        MSD 6AL and the coil is good as it shocked the piss out of me when the wire pulled the end off..... after that I pulled the suspect wires with the car not running...
         
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        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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          Buy a roll and make your own. Very affordable.
           
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          • famous bob

            famous bob mopar misfit

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            me too, had them on 4 diff. hotrods, all worked great. among the lowest resistance too.
             
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            • Gamedog

              Gamedog Well-Known Member

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              +1 to MSD Super Conductors. All I've ever used and will continue to use.

              Get the cut to fit wires. Not very hard at all to put together, and well worth the extra effort to make sure you run them clean.
               
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              • SGBARRACUDA

                SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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              • kiss

                kiss Well-Known Member

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                Taylor, Aurora, and Magnecor
                 
              • sireland67

                sireland67 Well-Known Member

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                Taylor, not that expensive and hold up.
                I put them on all my cars.
                 
              • Johnny Dart

                Johnny Dart Well-Known Member

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                MSD Super Conductor wires here.
                 
              • RustyRatRod

                RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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                I've have a ready made set of wires by Accel on my truck. Had them on it almost three years now and they work great. I don't know why everybody is down on them. I have no complaints.
                 
              • ScampMike

                ScampMike Despicable Damn Yankee FABO Gold Member

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                daaaaaah... :rofl: - I'm terribly sorry... - - - - - that I couldn't be there to witness that!!! :lol:
                 
              • abodyjoe

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                i have never had any problems with Taylor,msd or accel make your own wires over the years...
                 
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                • Dartswinger70

                  Dartswinger70 Well-Known Member

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                  yeah the Car Quest $20 wires are crap. I rebuilt an engine for a friend and 1 year later he calls and says its running like crap, I went and looked at it, ended up replacing the plug wires, ran great. Do yourselves a favor and spend $50 on plug wires, the low end ones arent worth the hassle. I have always liked the Bosch wires on my daily drivers.
                   
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                • Abodybomber

                  Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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                  Ran the Taylor Spiro Pros, Moroso Blue Maxes, are my favorite, damn pricey.. Been running the MSD Street Fire cut to fit, the insulation might be breaking off, after ten years...
                   
                • 69_340_GTS

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                  I doubt they are glued on. Silicone is nearly impossible to glue. Try some silicone spray or WD40... try to get it between the wire and the boot. I think they get stuck together and just need some lubrication.
                   
                • barbee6043

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                  m? e... I just go to the boneyard and hunt old slant cars. for plug wires...... us slant guys are cheap... how good a wire does it take to make a 70 hp engine run anyway!?? ha
                   
                • pishta

                  pishta I know I'm right....

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                  IIRC there was an MSD advertisement in a mag that had a cylinder head suspended from 1 MSD wire on a plug. I bet they are bonded to the cable. Remember the old Mallory blue wire in a roll for $7 at SuperShops?
                   
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                  Firecore 50 cut to lenght and come numbered been using them for 6 years now..
                   
                • DesertRat

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                  Taylor 8MM on one car custom cut to fit and Taylor 8.2MM on the Barracuda cut & routed to fit.
                  Excellent!
                   
                • ir3333

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                  dielectric grease and pull them off by the boot on the connector...not the wire.
                   
                • cannucky

                  cannucky The Guy With No Birthday

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                  I just replaced my super conductors with a set of Mopar Performance 8mm silicone beauty's . They come with the plug end on and you cut and fit the cap end , I had to get a set of Standard 's hei style cap ends to use with the msd cap because the super conductors are 8.5 mm and it made a differrence .I find a little dish soap between the wire and the boot gets em to slide out , try pulling tgem through with a pair of needle nose , cut tge brass off then pull them back through .

                  ps only 100 bucks cdn less than half the price of the msd stuff and pretty blue to boot
                   
                • 4spdragtop

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                  I just ordered a set of MP ones for like $45, we will see how good they are.
                   
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