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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-24-2014, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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I had a dyno tune a couple days ago and the dyno operator said the Accel plug wires I put on are junk and only use OEM plug wires. I replaced my OEM wires a couple months ago because they were 2004 original and hard as a rock. I put on Accel 8.8mm spark plug wires and he had a lot of trouble with the dyno reading RPM off of the plug wire saying it was bad plug wires. Ever price OEM plug wires? The most expensive foot of plug wire out there.

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I was under the impression the Accel wires were really good ... I was going to buy a set . Guess I will hold off for now though .

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Vintex you might give Summit racing a call. You could buy a complete set of header wires for that. Use only two wires and have possibly six more for future use. Just an idea of course. The other option. I believe there is still a "Lopers" open on Country Club in Mesa. You could take the wires into there and maybe they could find a set of header wires that might work. The only thing with header wires is you usually have to cut to length what you want. The other catch is that they come with the ends you want. I had used a set of VW Beetle plug wires before on a bike, again only two wires. There again if the VW Beetle header wires fit there is a BAP Imports place off of Country Club and Broadway I believe. If you go this route let us know what you use. You could save us all a lot of money. Also the header wires may just be better than the Accel or the Victory wires. I was thinking maybe Mallary wires or possibly even another type of the Accel wires, they do sell header wires for cars.

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I had a dyno tune a couple days ago and the dyno operator said the Accel plug wires I put on are junk and only use OEM plug wires. I replaced my OEM wires a couple months ago because they were 2004 original and hard as a rock. I put on Accel 8.8mm spark plug wires and he had a lot of trouble with the dyno reading RPM off of the plug wire saying it was bad plug wires. Ever price OEM plug wires? The most expensive foot of plug wire out there.
That really is a crock! The 8.8mm Accel wires are excellent. I have heard of dyno operators that use some sort of a clamp over wire device to get a RPM reading, and the extra heavy insulation on the Accel wires prevented him from picking up a reading. If that makes a crappy wire, I'll take the crappy ones. I've been running the Accel's for a while now. They are wonderful in every respect, and they look cool as well. How can you beat that?

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Nice dyno operator (if he was using that inductive collar to read off the wire)! Concur with ^^, the 8.8 is mainly insulation- the silicone is cheap. There are only a few sources that actually manufacture plug wires, I don't think ACCEL is one but could be wrong. I always found them to be decent, good conductivity without undue radio interference (in cages). I went with Magnecor for the Vic, no bling factor but I like their internals. Besides, they are in the US instead of CA now, and not CN! Good move replacing then in any event, mine were still pliant, replaced as a precaution, found that telltale white line (split) after they were removed. Taylor wires are US, IIRC.

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That really is a crock! The 8.8mm Accel wires are excellent. I have heard of dyno operators that use some sort of a clamp over wire device to get a RPM reading, and the extra heavy insulation on the Accel wires prevented him from picking up a reading. If that makes a crappy wire, I'll take the crappy ones. I've been running the Accel's for a while now. They are wonderful in every respect, and they look cool as well. How can you beat that?
Agreed I was going to replace them but even at discount prices it's huge $$$ for two short plug wires.

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Agreed I was going to replace them but even at discount prices it's huge $$$ for two short plug wires.
If there is in fact a problem with your accel wires….send them to me…I will fix or replace them for you. As a Prestolite/Accel dealer…..Not sure if you bought them from me or not….but Accel products are fantastic. I will help you out if needed.

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If there is in fact a problem with your accel wires….send them to me…I will fix or replace them for you. As a Prestolite/Accel dealer…..Not sure if you bought them from me or not….but Accel products are fantastic. I will help you out if needed.
Just his opinion during the dyno tune is the only problem I've had.

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From my experience with plug wires and the clamp that is used on the dyno is...sometimes the plug wires are too good and insalate too well and the clamp can't get a good reading.

I have had that happen before. So IMHO there is nothing wrong with the wires they are just doing there job.
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