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I found a new high performance plug wire set available for the my black 300 C. They are called Taylor Thunderbolt 50 performance racing ignition wire. Thought i would put them in with a new set of say Bosch Platinum Plus4. Is this a waste of time /money over stock? (the wires are $122/set), and would they do anything for performance etc? Thanks everyone for your feedback!
 

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I think good wires are something I have always put on my cars because of piece of mind. Being this is a twin plug/cylinder design, I doubt you will get hotter spark or better spark mangement with different wires on this car. The ignition is pretty advaced.
Also I hear platinum plugs are specifically not recommended and may cause computer problems. I don't remember where the thread it, but try to do a search for "spark plugs" and see if it comes up. There was a good reason, I just don't remember it.
 

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One thing I've found with plugs is that engines run the best with what the manual specifies (I don't know that the manual doesn't specify Platinum plugs, I'm just saying I would check. As far as wires, I dunno. A lot of mechanics tell me that they do nothing, but it seems to me like they should do something. I am told that MSD ignitions do improve hp though.
 

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I love platinum 4s but not for this car. What are you expecting to gain with these wires and plugs? IMO, this is one of the few areas to stick with stock. Alfa's for example run best on Golden Lodge plugs, nothing else.
 

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I wouldn't touch the +4s after I had them chew up threads with thermal cycling problems in my 300M....... I've found that there isn not enough to be had with ignition upgrades on current or newer gen cars that are not forced induction.

Between the plugs and wires, I'd take that money and have half of an exhaust system paid for....
 

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Other than looks (and if you have the engine cover on, that covers the wires) there is no performance advantage for exotic wires. Only if you have old wires that are worn out will it help, and even then, stock wires would work just as well.

MSD helps older cars but for the modern computer controlled cars, I don't think you will see an advantage, especially on a stock or mostly stock car.

Where MSD helps is with wild cams, high octane race fuel, extreme advance on ignition and wild compression ratio's and blowers (turbos). Under these situations the combustion chamber is not a friendly environment for spark and combustion, and every little advantage is a help. But in mostly stock cars, even pretty hot ones like the Hemi and SRT-8, the tuning is still pretty mild.

I agree with others, spend the money on a better sounding exhaust that might be a little lighter and might make a couple HP.
 

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Thanks everyone, i am just trying to find different performance mods for my new 300 c and dont wish to make many mistakes (already bought the Jet tb spacer before reading the posts, so i already goofed up, have yet to install it though) plan to do it this weekend when i do a new K&N aircharger also.
 

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dynodon said:
MSD helps older cars but for the modern computer controlled cars, I don't think you will see an advantage, especially on a stock or mostly stock car.
I really should start putting a disclaimer with all my posts: knowledge based on pre-OBD cars.
 

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marlinspike said:
I really should start putting a disclaimer with all my posts: knowledge based on pre-OBD cars.
Not trying to bust your chops or anything, but a disclaimer might be good. Since nothing in your note indicated older cars. I brought up what was probably obvious to you and I and many others about the MSD ignitions, because there are some people that are new to performance mods on this forum, and they are succeptible to believing all sorts of bad or false information.

If lots of people didn't buy the "turbonator" (or whatever it is being called these days...the "fan" thing that spins the air in your intake for great gains in power and MPG...yea...right) then they would not keep renaming it and selling them.
 
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