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AC Delco Wires

I know ac delco is of good quality and fit, looks like a set of plug wires for my L33 is about $53. Can I do better for the money, what are you using on your LS.

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Can't go wrong with the General...

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Not sure sometimes why you ask these kinds of questions... They're entirely subjective.

How much do you want to spend? What do you believe in? What look and colour are you after?

I bought blue 10.4mm Taylor wires for my truck because I liked the bright blue, The other blues were too navy, or baby blue. A wire is a wire for the most part and I run in the low 400 rwhp on the chassis dyno.

Maybe if you are going for 900+ hp with aftermarket coils (but frankly MSD quality has really slipped the past decade...), but then your plug choice would probably still matter much more.

Do you like 1, 2, or no sugars in your coffee, do you even like coffee? These questions drive me nuts because its not something you need help with, its just validating what you already want to do in most cases. In which case yes, the generals wires are fantastic, at the right price, and will last 100 years. Perfect choice Captain, shall I make that coffee for you now?!
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If you want OEM performance, go with OEM.


If you want to squeeze more out of it, spend more and go with something better.




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If you want OEM performance, go with OEM.


If you want to squeeze more out of it, spend more and go with something better.
You make it sound like oem is a bad thing.

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That's not really the intention... but if it was such a great thing, why does everyone keep modifying their vehicles?




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That's not really the intention... but if it was such a great thing, why does everyone keep modifying their vehicles?
Nothing wrong with mods if there is a proven benefit. GM went thru a lot of HEI development in the early days before they hit the sweet spot.

Changing them just to be fashionable is like the fad some time ago of swissing the airbox or the TB mod....it works fine as is.

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"Not sure sometimes why you ask these kinds of questions... They're entirely subjective." Yes, I know they are but many, myself included don't really know the quality of some of aftermarket parts. I've read of some buying wires that were for an LS engine and had fitment problems...too long, too short. I myself would probably stick to ac delco unless I got some postive feedback from someone knowledgable like yourself or a few others that give regular input. I do get your point but even subjective questions are of benefit to some.
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I put regular GM wires on my regular LS1 swap.
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I put regular GM wires on my regular LS1 swap.
Yeah, I think that's the safe bet to get the right fit. I have read several posts complaining about aftermarket wires...mostly fitment issues.
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Re: AC Delco Wires

My wires are the factory originals that came on the engine. Well except for that one Trailblazer style right angle wire I bought new at the dealer to clear the steering shaft better.

You could honestly go to the junkyard and find a set on any truck engine and use those with great results. Might even be cheaper than $50.
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My wires are the factory originals that came on the engine. Well except for that one Trailblazer style right angle wire I bought new at the dealer to clear the steering shaft better.

You could honestly go to the junkyard and find a set on any truck engine and use those with great results. Might even be cheaper than $50.
I don't doubt that I've seen some that looked like new. Mine might even be usable but I'm not taking that chance, I'll just get the ac delco's for my year engine.
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I don't doubt that I've seen some that looked like new. Mine might even be usable but I'm not taking that chance, I'll just get the ac delco's for my year engine.
Waste of money from my perspective, but your dollars not mine. You're not taking a huge chance on proven components with lots of life built in from the factory.
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Re: AC Delco Wires

Most of the fitment issues come down to which style and mounting of coils you have. Truck brackets and coils mount higher up than vette coils, ergo truck wires are longer. Some aftermarket LS are generic and end up too short. Some aftermarket come in multiple lengths.
The easiest way to get it right is just filter the options by the original vehicle your donor came from e.g. 04' Silverado or w/e.

That said, AC Delco has LS wire sets available in multiple lengths, so again unless you want coloured wires, nothin wrong with OEM.
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Good point, I did a check at AC Delco putting in my engines criteria. It gives a couple of different numbers and said, "with coils #123456 etc. I will check my coils for proper fit. Also, by getting the wires with the other items I'm getting qualifies for free shipping.
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