Spark plugs


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Spark plugs

Postby toanogreen » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:35 am



Which are the best plugs to put in a 1500? I'm looking for good mph/perfomance.



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Re: Spark plugs

Postby Sempai » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:44 am

Interesting question.
Please confirm... are you looking to base an opinion on MPH stats, or MPG stats?
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Re: Spark plugs

Postby toanogreen » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:31 am

OOPS, let's try this again. I meant mpg.

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Re: Spark plugs

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:59 am

I only install the plugs recommended by Honda, the NGK DPR7EA9's.
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Re: Spark plugs

Postby dingdong » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:58 am

Ditto on the NGK. There are other (magical space age) plugs out there but if your 1500 is tuned properly you won't notice much if any difference except in your wallet.
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Re: Spark plugs

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:04 am

Years ago I had a Japanese pickup for which NGK plugs were specified. I thought differently and put in some type of split- fire plug as they were all the rage at the time. The vehicle ran poorly and I spent a week chasing my tail trying to find the cause. I finally clued into the plugs and installed the NGK's and all was good. Haven't installed a non-spec plug in anything since.
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Re: Spark plugs

Postby toanogreen » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:43 pm

NGK IT IS! You don't have to tell me twice!

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Re: Spark plugs

Postby trike lady » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:52 pm

NGK :mrgreen:
That's what Honda recommends.
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Re: Spark plugs

Postby Doug B. » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:15 am

I run NGK's in most everything that consumes gasoline. Riding lawnmower included.


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