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OEM vs. NGK

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mdenesha34, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    mdenesha34

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    I'm about to replace the plug wires and I was told at the dealership to spend the $50 or $60 to get OEM wires. I found a set of NGK wires on Amazon for $30, and I thought NGK were pretty good ( I use the NGK iridium plugs ). They said OEM wires would last twice as long as any others.. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Since your truck is only an 02 I don't think it's even time to get new plug wires yet, that is unless you want to. NGK is a very nice brand for that price.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Truck was misfiring yesterday due to faulty wires, so I have no choice to replace.. They were replaced 40K miles ago too... so this will be the second time in the 3 years I have owned it
     
  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Iridium is the best route. They last longer. NGK makes good plugs all around, Iridum or not.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    ^He's asking about WIRES not plugs.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Wouldn't you rather want to track down what's causing your wires to fry like that rather than replacing them every now and again?
     
  7. Mar 20, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Yes, definitely would! I asked the service guy at the dealership what he thought caused the wires to go bad. He said "it happens" .... And didn't have any explanation for me really besides that "wires go bad". So having to replace them again is a sign that there is something else wrong?
     
  8. Mar 20, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Use OEM. Also, Check to make sure your plugs are the dual electrode plugs. The single electrode plugs can cause a similar issue on the 3.4
     
  9. Mar 20, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    I'm a big fan of OEM parts.
    Just my .02
     
  10. Mar 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    I'm sorry, but wires just don't go bad like that. I had my '99 for about 10 years before I sold it and only replaced the wires once, and that was because I wanted to, not because they got fried.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Read too fast... make stupid comment. :facepalm:
     
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