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Talking some help please with spark plugs...

im changing my plugs in my 2000 firebird 5.7 ls1. autoparts have shitload of diferent brands and colors i want 2 put iridium plugs, but those guys at the store told me that if i dont have performance parts in the car like ignition sys or super charged the plugs wont work, they will be misfiring, some other dude said NGK copper but those are like 2.99 and iridium 16.99 and platinum 6.99 gooooooood im so fuckin confused when it comes 2 spark plugs or should i just stick with the OEM ac-delco rapidfire???? help help help
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Go with OEM. You have to be making a massive amount of HP in order for ignition mods to make any difference. If you have a stock car, get the OEM plugs. Even if you plan to get mods in the future, the $10 for new plugs isn't going to kill you.

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In motorcycle terms, that's like taking your Ducati to a dealer for service, and they hand you back a 1979 backfiring Honda 400 Hawk.. because after all, a bike is a bike.
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Go with OEM. You have to be making a massive amount of HP in order for ignition mods to make any difference. If you have a stock car, get the OEM plugs. Even if you plan to get mods in the future, the $10 for new plugs isn't going to kill you.
another question OEM plugs are platinum??? sorry but it does't say thanks..
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fancy spark plugs do nothing but make your wallet lighter

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stock is platinum

the parts guys also dont know shit about misfiring

Iridium is alot of money
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I had one of those for 7 years. I always used NGK TR55s on motor and NGK TR6 on spray. And have fun with cylinder #8. Don't even bother without a swivel extension.
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stock is platinum

the parts guys also dont know shit about misfiring

Iridium is alot of money
thanks!!! i ask for the best plug he said "oh don't go for the iridiums man those are for like super power cars" and im like wtf i mean i know my car is not super but im thinkin like maybe he meant like ferrari's lol so yeah!!!
i go oem thanks 4 tha help im cool now...
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Most auto parts store employees are about as smart as the box the part is sold in. Its about like asking a 5 yr old about astrophysics.
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im changing my plugs in my 2000 firebird 5.7 ls1. autoparts have shitload of diferent brands and colors i want 2 put iridium plugs, but those guys at the store told me that if i dont have performance parts in the car like ignition sys or super charged the plugs wont work, they will be misfiring, some other dude said NGK copper but those are like 2.99 and iridium 16.99 and platinum 6.99 gooooooood im so fuckin confused when it comes 2 spark plugs or should i just stick with the OEM ac-delco rapidfire???? help help help
the oem plugs for that car are iridium.

if youre car is stock i would just get the oem plugs and then youre all set for another 80k+ miles.

i ran ngk tr55's in my 99SS but i changed them often. in my current TA i just replaced them with a factory replacement plug from pep boys and they were iridium.

oh...and if you havent already. replace the plug wires too. new plugs and wires on my TA made a world of difference.

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the oem plugs for that car are iridium.

if youre car is stock i would just get the oem plugs and then youre all set for another 80k+ miles.

i ran ngk tr55's in my 99SS but i changed them often. in my current TA i just replaced them with a factory replacement plug from pep boys and they were iridium.

oh...and if you havent already. replace the plug wires too. new plugs and wires on my TA made a world of difference.
ngk tr55's are those iridium?? i bought the wires 2 ac-delco, and the partguys told me that the oem plugs are ac-delco rapidfire, and didn't say if they were iridiums or platinum...i guess i just gonna go with those!! thanks
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oh...and if you havent already. replace the plug wires too. new plugs and wires on my TA made a world of difference.[/QUOTE]

what year is ur TA?
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ngk tr55's are those iridium?? i bought the wires 2 ac-delco, and the partguys told me that the oem plugs are ac-delco rapidfire, and didn't say if they were iridiums or platinum...i guess i just gonna go with those!! thanks
the ngk's are not iridium.

i would just go with a factory replacement plug.

my car is a 99...black like yours...


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the ngk's are not iridium.

i would just go with a factory replacement plug.

my car is a 99...black like yours...

very nice btw do u know the part number?? oem plugs are ac-delcos rapidfire according 2 auto zone wich i dont know if they iridium or platimun, and then 2 more options ac-delco platinum, and ac-delco iridium, wich again the part guys said that those aren't good for stock cars...u said u run iridiums in ur TA rite? ac delco iridiums? so hows the performance, take offs? does it feel like it chokes when fast take offs?? or high rpms?? and how long do u have them on??? thanks for the help...
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call the dealer and find out what the stock plug is. i got an off brand iridium from pep boys. car runs great. did those and wires last year. you wont see any power difference between the plugs. the computer counts misfires. you may see a periodic check engine light if you use the wrong plug.

or try going to a different parts store and see what they say the factory replacement is.

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