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Old 11-27-2010, 10:57   #1 (permalink)
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wires

just got motorcraft plugs for my 3.8 5spd. (2000)
i think i'm going to change the wires also, but i was wondering
which wires to get? i dont need HIGH performance, i just want
a brand that will be good for the car, I rarely drive aggressively
so i dont need the high end stuff. just a decent priced good quality
will do fine. any preferences?
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:28   #2 (permalink)
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Re: wires

I prefer Motorcraft but they cost a little more. They fit right too. We've also used the Napa premium brand and they worked good too. Some of the kits have odd lengths. A/C Delco and Bosch look right in the picture. Check Rockauto, one of our sponsors. They usually beat everyones price and they give our members a discount. Check the Sponsors forum and get the code.
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Old 11-27-2010, 13:11   #3 (permalink)
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this is what it pulled up. that loo right?

MOTORCRAFT Part # WR5884 {#XU2E12259AA, XU2Z12259AA}

$36.79Add to Cart
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Old 11-27-2010, 13:12   #4 (permalink)
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Re: wires

that's actually not as expensive as i was thinking, what's the discount rate?
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Old 11-27-2010, 16:27   #5 (permalink)
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Re: wires

This is from their post.
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Old 11-28-2010, 13:55   #6 (permalink)
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biggrin Re: wires

Got them ordered, they should be here Wednesday. Any tricks for the wires on the passenger side? I've heard they can be a real pain to route back to where they belong. Thanx for the advice guys!
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Old 12-04-2010, 17:34   #7 (permalink)
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biggrin done!

Well I installed the new motorcraft plugs and wires today, took me about 3 hours. I can't believe the difference in power, and it idles so smooth now! Looks like somebody put 4prong Bosch plugs in. And the wires were motorcraft and look MUCH older. I wouldn't be surprised if they were the original wires. (Mustang has 166k miles on it) also did my oil change and cleaned the k&n with the kit. My car now runs better than it has since I've owned it!!! (1 1/2 yrs)
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Glad to hear it's running great. If the old wires were numbered as to which cylinder they went to, they're definitely stock.
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Lol! Yeah they were numbered. I can't believe that crap. Some ppl just have no clue how to take care of a vehicle. Ty bert for all of your advice! How often do you change you're plugs/wires? Next is brakes, I feel a little shake when I apply them. I'll have to inspect the rotors when I get the tire off, but I think I'll probly be replacing them as well. Been looking on rockauto and trying to decide on ceramic pads or not, what's your take?
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I have the boil on plug with my vehicles, so no plug wires. If there's a shake when you apply the brakes, I'd replace the rotors. Just don't get any made in China. They don't last and are sometimes warped out of the box. As for pads, here's some information on the materials. Ceramic Brake Pads
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