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Which Spark Plugs?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by B16RacerN2NR, Jun 12, 2005.

Should I change? Yay or nay?

  1. Stock NGK's

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  2. 1-Step Colder NGK's

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  3. NGK Iridium&#3

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  1. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Well, as some of you know, I live in the damn desert. During the summer it is 96+ degrees on average. On top of that, I'm 2700ft above sea level. Plus, it's just time for an all around tune up. Fuel filter, cooling system flush, brakes, ECT.

    With that being said, I read somewhere that people who live in hot and humid climates should go a step colder on thier spark plugs. any truth or twist to that?

    I suggested the Iridiums just because i'm curious and I wouldn't have to change them out so often, so they say.

    Any suggestions are welcome.

    BTW- If you read this thread, just vote even though your not going to post.
     
  2. sihatchback_RL

    sihatchback_RL Senior Member

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    here in Nor Cal, it's 96-106, and i run on Denso Iridiums fine.
     
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    vtecjdm Senior Member

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    Denso Iridium ! :)
     
  4. B16RacerN2NR

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    I know there has got to be more opinions...
     
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    driverunknown Senior Member

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    On my d15b7 I was running denso iriiums that came with the car, but when it didn't pass emissions I changed them out because I thought they were beat. Turns out that when I changed to stock ngk's my mileage dropped from 34 in town to 28mpg. By the time I realized the expensive mistake that I had made, the spark plugs had been long gone in the trash or something. whoops! :eek:
     
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    I've been told by N/A guys that running plugs a step colder might actually harm performance. They've said that you should stick with stock heat levels.

    We get some hot, dry days around here, and I've never heard of anyone using colder plugs to try to combat that.

    EDIT: Also, yeah....Iridiums would be great if you don't want to change them out as much. But, as easy as it is to change plugs on a Honda, I always stuck with the stockers. On my Subie, where it takes about an hour or 90 minutes to change plugs, I use Iridiums. :)
     
  7. B16RacerN2NR

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    yeah, I think i'm gonna get pick up some Iridiums but Denso's. I wanted the NGK's but I gotta hook up at AutoZone. Plus I hear that Denso and NGK are pretty much the same.
     
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    Just make sure you regularly check the plugs as they start getting toward the end of their life span. Just because the company says they last for xx,xxx miles, doesn't mean that they necessarily will. :)

    And yeah, as far as Iridium plugs go, I'd trust either NGK or Denso. Truthfully, I think I'm actually running Denso Irid's, not NGK.
     
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    edit your poll so i can vote for denso iridiums :p
     
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    :werd: Denso Iridiums rock!
     
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    It won't let me lol...but I guess it's safe to say I know where you stand lol
     
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    NGK. stock gap.

    screw all this "urcrazyium" bullshit that costs 5 times as much for the same thing.
     
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    whatever floats your boat. My mileage went up with iridiums :) Enough to pay for themselves.
     
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    gas mileage?? who the F cares about gas mileage. we're building race cars here, not a grocey getter :p
     
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    :werd: But it's always nice to upgrade for performance reasons and to benefit from better mileage at the same time. Just my crappy 2 cents though ;)
     
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    I'm getting the Iridiums for free!!! Yup, that's not a typo. My friend who works at AutoZone got some for me :ph34r:
     
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    congratulations, theif.
     
  18. B16RacerN2NR

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    It was a joke. Do you really thik I'd post something like that? lol He bought them to put in his B20VTEC that he wanted me to put together, but he doesn't have the funds to buy the rest of the parts so I can finish. So he's letting me have them since the work I have done, up until this point, I did it for free.
     
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    I drive a quick grocery getter :). Racing is expensive :(
     
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    :withstupid: But a race car that gets high mileage..... :wtf2:
     
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