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    Spark Plug Wires

    I have a rip on the outside of one of my wires. I covered it up with electrical tape for the time being. I am wanting to swap out the wires with some new ones. I have reading some people go with the 8mm wires? Can anyone help me out on what I need to buy to do this? I was just going to head up to my local parts place or place an order online, but I quickly realized I had no clue on what I needed to do.

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    I bought 8.5 MM wires from the online store and they ARE TO BIG! and they come with 90 * boots for both ends. I had to buy straight ends from Napa, 8mm ends. They are the biggest size that will fit through the coil housing. It was a BAD mistake do to me NOT asking. JUST a FYI from guy that took two hours to put plug wires on.

    Some people Buy a set of six cylinder wires from the auto parts store and use THREE of them. sell the other three.

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    I think Duke had an old thread detailing the install of aftermarket wires
    edit: here it is http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=37521

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    I have MSD wires for sale. I'll give you 4 for $40 bucks

    8.5 size, perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by great lakes gpr 1200 View Post
    I bought 8.5 MM wires from the online store and they ARE TO BIG! and they come with 90 * boots for both ends. I had to buy straight ends from Napa, 8mm ends. They are the biggest size that will fit through the coil housing. It was a BAD mistake do to me NOT asking. JUST a FYI from guy that took two hours to put plug wires on.

    Some people Buy a set of six cylinder wires from the auto parts store and use THREE of them. sell the other three.

    I have to disagree. I saw pats ski with the 8.5mm wires and they look really good. Install went flawless. I felt the 8mm were too thin.

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    8.5s are fine just spray some wd40 when passing it through the rubber fitting in the cdi box

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    8.5's went in like cake, mine had NO problems going in. No Wd40 or special sauce.

    I was kinda confused with the plug terminals, but it is cake.

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    Do you guys realize the 8.0 and 8.5 designation only relates to the jacket size, and has nothing to do with the conductivity? I just don't think there's anywhere the heat that would call for such large wires. In fact, 7mm would be perfectly fine, but you just can't find them much anymore.

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    Yeah.

    I've only seen MSD's in 8.5 and Accels in 7.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullboogie View Post
    Do you guys realize the 8.0 and 8.5 designation only relates to the jacket size, and has nothing to do with the conductivity? I just don't think there's anywhere the heat that would call for such large wires. In fact, 7mm would be perfectly fine, but you just can't find them much anymore.

    Good point you got. 7mm would be just fine. We never would need this amount of insulation. But I think Pat used them because he likes to put his special sauce on them first to get them through the holes.

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