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After narket plugs, and wires for a 95?

I am getting a nice condition 95 Taurus SE with 3.0L motor. The car was sitting most of the time for about a year. When I do a tuneup would it be a waste of money to buy Accel plugs and wires? I want to have a good mix of gas mileage and a little pep to it too.
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Re: After narket plugs, and wires for a 95?

Get some good platinum or double platinum plugs and premium wires. Don't waste your money on Accel for a Taurus besides you are only buying a name and a little yellow paint.
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Any personal favorites you can recommend? I have to admit I am starting at ground zero and don't know the relative merits of various types. All input is appreciated.
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Re: After narket plugs, and wires for a 95?

I use autolight platinums from Wally World and Premium wires from a part store. The only thing that I don't recommend is the Bosch double platinums with the mutiple electrode such as the Bosch +2 or +4's. I tried the Bosch +2 once and had a firing problem. Motorcraft Platinums are also good plugs and you can get them at any parts store. Don't forget to change the Fuel Filter and Air filter if needed.
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Re: After narket plugs, and wires for a 95?

jwko is right on the money about not buying racing wires. These systems require carbon fiber core wires. If you put Accel racing wires in, you'll have nothing but trouble--might even burn out a few very expensive parts. If you have a distributor ignition system, single platinums are just fine since they only fire in one direction. If you have a distributorless ignition system (24 valve engine) then you really should use double platinums since the plugs fire both ways.

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