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Old 02-28-2002, 19:25   #1 (permalink)
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Question What are top gun 8.8 leads like?

I need to change leads in my au2 xr6 and I'm currently looking at top gun 8.8's. Are they good,bad or otherwise. What leads are good, what do they cost and where do you get them from?
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Im not trying to set on anyones toes here but in my personal opinion they are cheapie crap for an EFI car...
Try either magnacor or Accel
I personally have a set of Accel 300+ Race wires & CAN honestly feel a difference.
Theyre not cheap but, around $240 I think.. whilst ya at it go for their "Brass Terminal" dizzy cap also a good upgrade..
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I fitted Top Gun leads to my car about a year ago - there's been no noticeable difference over the std leads before them - not that I expected any - point is that they're not any worse.

The one problem I have with them is that the ends can tend to pull off too easily - ie. you go to pull them off the plugs and end up with just the lead in your hand with the metal clip part still on the end of the plug. Not difficult to put back together but a pain. Mind you, using a proper lead tool would probably avoid the problem.
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I have used them before and found them to fall apart (ie . ends come off by themselves) . Eagle are a much better product , not as good as Magnacore or Acell but not as dear either...
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bosch leads

I have had good results with the bosch leads.They are 8mm spiral core and seem to be well made and fit well and are around the $50 mark .
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On the last 5 cars that I've changed the leads on, I have always gone with Eagle leads.

I class these as good value for money.
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I have a set of Magnecor leads on the ute, and haven't really noticed a hell of alot of difference, also replaced dizzy cap and rotor at same time. One thing I have noticed is it is hard to get the leads to fit to plugs properly, They never feel like they're seated right
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The main reason i want to change is that mt idle is getting progressively worse and have heard leads will remedy this. What about ICE Ignition leads. Where do you get magnecor/eagle/accel in Melbourne?
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The main reason i want to change is that mt idle is getting progressively worse and have heard leads will remedy this. What about ICE Ignition leads. Where do you get magnecor/eagle/accel in Melbourne?
Go to www.magnecor.com and they have a link to OS distributors, and there should be somewhere there
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Value for money-wise....
You can't really go past Eagle "Eliminator" Series...
They're a 9.0mm"Spiral Wire Wound" type lead (similar to Magnecor leads)
From memory they are approx $10-20 a set more expensive then standard. RFI is in my experience not an issue(though maybe some cars may experience it.)
Only drawback is that you will most likely need to order them in.
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