Spark Plugs :need help!!:

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  1. Scuba

    Scuba New Member

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    I'm planning on buying some new spark plugs soon for my Dodge Ram 1500 truck. It has a 5.2L V8 engine in it and I get about 14 MPG. I was wondering which spark plugs would give me the most power and not really let my gas mileage go under 10MPG?
     
  2. 4C FED

    4C FED Ain't my GOD DAMN planet understand monkey-boy!

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    A spark plug works or it doesn't.
    There is no magic behind it. Don't waste your money on spark plugs that use gimmicks.
    Just buy the correct heat range.
     
  3. Scuba

    Scuba New Member

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    My friend told me the BOSCH Platinum 4+ added a nice amount of power to his car. And they even say on their site that it increases power guarenteed
     
  4. Otto

    Otto Who the hell do you think I am!?!?!?!

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    ive heard that multi-tip plugs end up just having one spark at full power that the tip just jumps to one tip

    the extra power your friend got was probally just because it was a fresh set of plugs which you will get when you change out a set of badly performing plugs
     
  5. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    yeah and a K&N will igve you en hp and a tornado fuel saver realy works ...................... plugs are plugs man
     
  6. 4C FED

    4C FED Ain't my GOD DAMN planet understand monkey-boy!

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    Platinum plugs are made for one thing; low maintenance.

    If you want to drive for 60k miles and not have to worry about changing plugs, then go platinum.

    Using std. plugs, you can gain some "minimal, very minimal" horsepower gains by increasing the gap (experimentation required on your part) beyond what is recommended by the manufacturer.
    Increasing the gap increases the amount of voltage required to bridge the gap, ergo a hotter/larger spark. The drawback is, having to replace plugs frequently.
     
  7. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    the only problem when he goes to get them out they will be stuck in there even wiht paltnum you hsuld still take them out and put some anti seize on them every so often
     
  8. We_Todd

    We_Todd I'm a naughty squirrel.

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    they +4, +3, +2 are crap

    Go autolite or bosch platinum or cheap champion coppers.
     
  9. Wolvrin704

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    If your truck requires platinum then get those. I have the Bosch +4's in my F150. Personally I didn't notice a large increase in HP. But I do like the plugs.
     
  10. Nemesis_152

    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    running no spark plugs help the engine breathe better, and you can save weight.
     

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