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Duralast Spark Plug Wires?

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I foiund that Autozone seels what appears to be a set of Duralast spark plug wires for 54.99, which seems a very good price in comaprison to what I have seen in Advance Auto Parts. This is for a 93 LS (V6). For what I have read here (searched for Duralast), it seems like this is a pretty good brand for the other parts mentioned(CV joints, alternators, etc.). Does anyone have any experience with these wires? Are they a good brand overall? Can these wires, which sell for almost 1/2 price as most other ones, be trusted?


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*Title Edited - need to learn how to type, there's no such thing as a Pasrk PLug, lol *

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i bought the wires and they worked well for me. i got duralast wires and bosch platinum 4 plugs for just under a hundred bucks. noticed improvement in acceleration some and after engine got used to new stuff idled very well but i only had them in probably a week and i threw rod through oil pan so ill be taking them off my kl03 and using them on klze when i order it.
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Well, based on your opinion, which was good, if short lived, and the opinion of others regarding Duralast, I went ahead and replaced them during lunch. NGK plugs(no fancy ones, the $1.98 variety), and these wires. Cranking is a little rougher, but once it's on, you can barely feel it. Acceleration got much better, and the misfiring I was having totally vanished so far, only driven it for about 5 miles. Will follow up on this tomorrow after I do my 45 Mile drive home.

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I used to use the old "Double Silicone" wires that they used to have before they branded them "Duralast", so I imagine it's the same wires.

Many people will tell you that they are crap and such... don't believe the hype. I have yet to get any real proof of this from anyone. I have used AZ wires for the entire life of my car, and had ZERO issues. What's nice is, you can replace them for free as often as you want (almost)... so why bother with more expensive wires?

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i have had some problems and some good parts from AZ. one rule is yes, they have a lifetime warr but how many times will u have to replace them? i have the blue NGK from the mazda house and they were dirty cheap(19$) i dont trust them in my own opinion, its ur car and its ur money, i like the NGK plugs and wires, magnacor is a good wire set. ppl say the duralast wires are good and some say they r crap. u could get lucky with anything but i like to do things once and not several times for cheap parts.

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how many times will u have to replace them?
I have replaced my wires about once a year, because I want to, and because they are free... not because I needed to.

I have never had a problem with the wires. I have had the car for 10 years, and have replaced the wires probably 8 of those years myself... so at about 1 per year, I can say I have never had an issue through my last 8 sets.

I have also used AZ wires on many other friend's cars and my wife's cars with no issues.

That's just my experience on the matter.

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Schwinn to change your spark plug wires that much is well beyond excessive. The only reason to change wires is
1. They fray/crack/break
2. The internal resistance of the plug wires is outside of the required specs
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Like I said, I change them because they are free... and it keeps the replacement on a "schedule"...

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