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Denso VS NGK Plugs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Johnson8537, May 28, 2008.

  1. May 28, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    Johnson8537

    Johnson8537 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What plugs do you guys run???

    Denso OEM K20HR-U11 4.20 each
    NGK OE replacement 4.50 each
    DENSO IKH20 11.20 each


    is the premium plug worth the extra $$$???


    Those of you who did you own do you have any helpful hints on replacing them? It looks pretty straight forward but you never know. I don't have a repair manual so i thought i would ask.

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  2. May 28, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    i'm running the champion iridiums and i'm having no probs w/ them so far. i think they were like $6-7 each
     
  3. May 28, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    i replaced my plugs at 30k....went with the standard denso coppers. the ngk's that i pulled out were a bit more worn than the denso's. changing them is really easy, pass. side is a breeze....driver side, have to unbolt a couple of brackets, other than that, its pretty easy. be sure to use anti seize on the new plugs too.
     
  4. May 28, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    oh...and also have about 12" of extensions including atleast one 6".
     
  5. May 28, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yeah,forgot to add that......extensions are definitely needed. also, a 5/8ths sparkplug socket with the rubber holder inside makes it even easier.
     
  6. May 28, 2008 at 8:41 PM
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    dbbd1

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    I am interested in replacing my plugs too. Any butt-dyno improvement in power and/or mileage? Would you go with the iridiums again? Anyone else with thoughts on other types of plugs?
     
  7. May 28, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i'd go iridium again, depending on how they look after the next 30k miles. i havent noticed any real gain. i'll pop one out next time and if it looks good, i'll go order some of the denso's. i only got the champion ones b/c thats all i could find locally...lol
     
  8. May 28, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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    roxspin72

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  9. May 29, 2008 at 5:35 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    General consensus was Denso over NKG's, so just went w/ Denso K20HR-U11, but 4.20? My dealer had them for 3.80 asked for a better price, so they gave them to me for 2.80 ea. Also got 6pk of tall toyota oil filters for 3 and change each. Bargain.

    Use search for writeups on plug replace.
     
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