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The Other Fella
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Hey whats up it's me again.

Short: can i change the wires, without changing anything else? I dont think it will make a difference, but thought I ask. Also the 1mm size difference what does it mean to me. (NooB that I am :rolleyes: )

As I browse around and do my searches I realy could not find a thread about when it's time to change the plugs and wires, and if I need to change both at the same time?

Basically I just put in an order for a few items and the NGK Wires were one of them. My car 2k 19K300 miles, I think the plugs are the plats from what I read not sure though... still looking.:embarasse

I know a few have mentioned changing the plugs,wires,cap,etc but do I have too? Is chaning the wires right now OK?

I bought them now (the wires) but if it's better to do the whole thing together I can wait and do that ( my friend should be available.. someday). I know flarearrow had mentioned to to me in another post that it's realy not neccessary, as I too think so, but just wanted to make sure before hand. Well any help is always appreciated,
 

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you can do just the wires, and also just the plugs... Nissan with the Platinums say you can go 60K with them on, coppers will be more frequent changes. a good time for the wires is 30K. that's pretty average.
 

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30k on wires? I'm already at 34k miles. What would happen if I keep running on my original wires?
 

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nissan says u can go till 105k with platinum plugs, according to the owners manual, but i should change them every 30k in my opinion also do ur cap and rotor, wires arent neccesary unless you feel you have to, but might as well, there is a set of genuine nissan plugs and wires on ebay right now
 

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No point in doing wires unless they are bad , or they have miles on them , most go at least 60K miles !!! And just leave the stock plugs in , if you want to be anal , do the plugs at 30,000 and wires at the same time or wait till 60K for both is also OK ...
 

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flarearrow said:
30k on wires? I'm already at 34k miles. What would happen if I keep running on my original wires?
Most plug wires will last the life of the car. Change what you have to.
 

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The Other Fella
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Cool

Yeah I'll see what Im going to do, I put the order for the wires so there on there way :eek: . The car feels fine (wires look fine to me) and I pretty much did not abuse it. Maybe I'll just hold on to them till the summer and do the plugs then just since I will have the the NGK's already.

:rolleyes: maybe I should have thought about it a little longer before ordering, but hey I was anxious and wanted to start dressing-up/ doing some Preventive Maintenace on my engine.

hmm maybe it wont be to late to cancel them... I make call SWA tonight to see if the order shipped.

What ever you do dont tell my wife I did not need them :D
 

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^^^ You should have bought the WAI instead :D
 

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^^^lol
So you holding out on us? What else did you buy? :)
 

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The Other Fella
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Ahh Well hmmm

flarearrow said:
^^^lol
So you holding out on us? What else did you buy? :)
I ordered a WAI / NKG Wires/ and some xenon Fog bulbs <-- I wanted to try this first, that's it. I got caught up in the moment. I was only suppose to get the WAI but added the other items to my bag. :p

I need to save my lunch money now, for my tint / plugs/ etc. God having the plastic is a killer. Thank god I only use Amex, or my wife would kick my ass. I actually was looking at a muffler too.;)

Well I will update when it comes and installed. But still wondering about the wires, I should have waited.
 

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Re: Ahh Well hmmm

Altima2kSE said:
I ordered... some xenon Fog bulbs
DOH! I hope you didn't buy these under the impression that they're going to be brighter then stock.

Altima2kSE said:
Thank god I only use Amex, or my wife would kick my ass.
LOL! :lol:

Altima2kSE said:
I actually was looking at a muffler too.;)
You can't go wrong with the Magnaflow Street Series. Inexpensive, a good quality product, and a good exhaust tone/note. Just make sure you find a competent muffler shop to do the install.
 

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Re: dunno know for sure if they are.

Altima2kSE said:
But yeah I thought they would be brighter. Artic White I think they are? I could not find the Heliolite 881's or what ever, so I figure I give these a shot. I sure hope they are brighter than Stock!:confused: oh well back to work for me. Later Flare
I hate to disaapoint. The stock 881L that came with our cars run at 37.5 watts. The 881's you just bought are likely running at 27 watts (normal wattage for a regular 881 bulb). Add that to the fact the bulb has a heavy blue tint, they're not going to be bright. But let's hope that the bulb are running higher at like 50 watts.

But I think you might like the brightness from my fogs. I'm using 886's (I think that's the number) which run at 50 watts stock.
 
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