1. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    It's about time I invest in some new spark plugs for the X. I found one set on 4x4parts that I'm sure a lot of you guys are familiar with:
    http://www.4x4parts.com/i-18916855-high-performance-spark-plug-wires.html

    But I found another set on Amazon for quite a bit less $$. They have good reviews and says they'll fit 2000-2004 Xterras:
    https://www.amazon.com/NGK-NX14-Pre...automotive&vehicleId=1&vehicleType=automotive

    Anyone have experience with either of these and why I should get one over the other?
     
  2. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    The Amazon set is the one we're most familiar with. You can actually get it cheaper than that if you get it from Rock Auto.
     
  3. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    NGK is the OEM equipment. I'd never get away from that. The blue wires you linked are very well made. Rock Auto is the cheapest source for plugs themselves. If you really want to buy locally, Advanced Auto stocks the NGKs for the truck.
     
  4. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Glad to hear positive feedback on the cheaper ones! And thanks for tip about Rock Auto & Advanced Auto, I'll check those out for sure.
     
  5. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Have fun with the rear cylinder plug! Its a treat!
     
  6. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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  7. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    I've said it before: Number 6 sucks, but is doable without anything too weird. Just need a 12" extension on the spark plug socket, a U joint, another extension (9" is what I had) then the ratchet. Didn't have to jack up the engine, didn't have to remove the intake (although that makes it cake but only do it if you need access to bank 2's cover), didn't have to have a BL, just kinda happened.
     
  8. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Might look into getting a 12" extension, U-joint, etc. Jacking up the engine does make me a little nervous.

    Thanks for the tip
     
  9. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Be sure to clean out everything very well prior to doing #6, a blowgun with a longish tube on the end works very well.

    And I would suggest starting with #6, it is all muscle memory putting the new one back in, and after you do a few of them it gets pretty easy. Another trick is to let almost all of the air out of your front tires, it makes reaching back there a lot easier.
     
  10. 1stGENXterra

    1stGENXterra Test Drive

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    That actually wasn't all that hard...installing headers without bodylift. Now that's a Sundae!
     
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