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97Cobra
03-17-2006, 07:27 PM
Hello Everyone,

It is time to change the plugs and wires on my 1997 Cobra 4.6 32v. I have decided to use NGK plugs (narrowing down between TR55 V-power and TR55GP G-power plat.). But I don't know what wires to used. Does any one have recommendations on what to use? Or what not to use?

Thanks a ton!

~Erik

Hazman
03-17-2006, 09:06 PM
Pick Red or Blue from the link below

http://www.gefracing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=G&Category_Code=46COBRA

or from here

http://www.buyfordracing.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=315

The Ford 9mm work well and look good also. I recommend the Ford blue!

1-QIK-SNK
03-17-2006, 09:20 PM
I did not have good luck with FMS wires. I had them on for about a year andthen I had a niss about 3k rpm. I took them off and put my stock ones back on and the miss went away. I bought some MSD (red) wires and for 2 years now I have not had a problem with them. Thats my .02

Kerry M.

nckissfan
03-17-2006, 10:58 PM
I have the MSD 8.8's, and have zero problems with them, too. They have been on the car for two years now. I bought them from Summit Racing for under $90.

blk04cobra1
03-18-2006, 09:04 AM
MSD's all the way...:thumbsup:

1-QIK-SNK
03-18-2006, 11:25 AM
I forgot to mention that my MSD wires are also 8.8

Stavesacre21
03-22-2006, 06:21 AM
MSD hands down :eek: :D

smashedheadcat
03-22-2006, 06:39 AM
I use the Taylor 10.4mm race wires. Had them for a few years and have had great luck with them. A bit pricey though (around $140ish).

97Cobra
03-22-2006, 06:37 PM
Okay, so MSD wires are winning :) What thickness to you recommend? Also, a buddy mentioned coil packs. What is the benefit of replacing the coil packs?? Have any of you done this?

~Erik

nckissfan
03-22-2006, 06:46 PM
MSD's are the 8.8mm. There are varying thickness with the different companies.

badasp97
03-22-2006, 07:39 PM
Hey,
I have the exact same snake as yours! Pacific green vert w/ saddle interior
It`s # 2095 of 3088 produced. Bought it 2 yrs ago w/27k miles. Changed the plugs but not the wires, they really looked good. The plugs were slightly burned, so I opted for Denso Irridium. These made a BIG difference but were a bit pricey. [ 8 bucks a pop]. tomt

1-QIK-SNK
03-22-2006, 07:59 PM
Okay, so MSD wires are winning :) What thickness to you recommend? Also, a buddy mentioned coil packs. What is the benefit of replacing the coil packs?? Have any of you done this?

~Erik

I would not recomend putting aftermarket coil packs on. The ford coil pack are the best out there. I have herd that from many people and builders.

VenomSVT
03-22-2006, 09:40 PM
I've got the MSD 8.5mm super conductors and have had no problems. Also, I have heard the NGK TR6 plugs are the best for the money. When I have to replace mine that's what I'm going to buy.:thumbsup:

97Cobra
03-23-2006, 10:38 PM
Hey,
I have the exact same snake as yours! Pacific green vert w/ saddle interior
It`s # 2095 of 3088 produced. Bought it 2 yrs ago w/27k miles.
Nice! I really like that combo ... there were only 365 conv in that combo made in 97. ;)

~Erik

97Cobra
03-23-2006, 10:48 PM
I've got the MSD 8.5mm super conductors and have had no problems. Also, I have heard the NGK TR6 plugs are the best for the money. When I have to replace mine that's what I'm going to buy.:thumbsup: When I go to NGK's website and search parts for the 97 cobra engine, it only shows the following models:
1997 FORD MUSTANG COBRA 4.6 V8 V FI DOHC

<table border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1"> <tbody><tr> <td bgcolor="#dddddd">Spark Plug</td> <td bgcolor="#dddddd">Part No.</td> <td bgcolor="#dddddd">Stock No.</td> <td bgcolor="#dddddd">Plug Gap</td> <td bgcolor="#dddddd">Photo</td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">V-Power (http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/products/cars_trucks_suvs/vpower.asp?nav=11000&country=US)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">TR55</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">3951</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">0.054</td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff">http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/images/camera.gif (http://javascript%3Cimg%20src=%22images/smilies/redface.gif%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22%22%20title=%22Embarrassment%22%20smilieid=%223%22%20class= %22inlineimg%22%20/%3EpenWindow%28%27partcloseup.asp?stocknumber=3951&partnumber=TR55%27,%20%27exWin%27,%20true,%20295,%20350%29;)</td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">G-Power Platinum (http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/products/cars_trucks_suvs/gpower.asp?nav=11000&country=US)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">TR55GP</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">3403</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">0.054</td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff">http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/images/camera.gif (http://javascript%3Cimg%20src=%22images/smilies/redface.gif%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22%22%20title=%22Embarrassment%22%20smilieid=%223%22%20class= %22inlineimg%22%20/%3EpenWindow%28%27partcloseup.asp?stocknumber=3403&partnumber=TR55GP%27,%20%27exWin%27,%20true,%20295,%20350%29;)</td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">Laser Platinum (http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/products/cars_trucks_suvs/platinum.asp?nav=11000&country=US)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">PTR5F-11 *</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">6579</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">0.054</td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff">http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/images/camera.gif (http://javascript%3Cimg%20src=%22images/smilies/redface.gif%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22%22%20title=%22Embarrassment%22%20smilieid=%223%22%20class= %22inlineimg%22%20/%3EpenWindow%28%27partcloseup.asp?stocknumber=6579&partnumber=PTR5F-11%20*%27,%20%27exWin%27,%20true,%20295,%20350%29;)</td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">OE Laser Iridium (http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/products/cars_trucks_suvs/iridium.asp?nav=11000&country=US)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">ITR5F13 ^</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">6044</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">0.054</td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff">n/a</td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">Iridium IX (http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/products/cars_trucks_suvs/iridiumix.asp?nav=11000&country=US)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">TR55IX</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">7164</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff">0.054</td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff">http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/images/camera.gif (http://javascript%3Cimg%20src=%22images/smilies/redface.gif%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22%22%20title=%22Embarrassment%22%20smilieid=%223%22%20class= %22inlineimg%22%20/%3EpenWindow%28%27partcloseup.asp?stocknumber=7164&partnumber=TR55IX%27,%20%27exWin%27,%20true,%20295,%20350%29;)</td></tr></tbody> </table>

No TR6s :( Do you know for sure they work with/fit the Cobras?

~Erik

nckissfan
03-23-2006, 11:09 PM
Hey,
I have the exact same snake as yours! Pacific green vert w/ saddle interior
It`s # 2095 of 3088 produced. Bought it 2 yrs ago w/27k miles. Changed the plugs but not the wires, they really looked good. The plugs were slightly burned, so I opted for Denso Irridium. These made a BIG difference but were a bit pricey. [ 8 bucks a pop]. tomt
yeah, that is cool. My car is #909 of 3,088. I now have 122,000 miles+ on her, and still going strong. I run the expensive $1.29 copper plugs in her:cool:

Stavesacre21
03-24-2006, 01:54 AM
I run the expensive $1.29 copper plugs in her:cool:
Long live the autolite coppers! :D

smashedheadcat
03-26-2006, 08:49 AM
I know for a fact that NGK TR6's will go into your car no problem. I've used them in my 97. I also used Autolite 764's as well. Great cheap plug. I run the Autolite AR93's in my '03 cobra though.