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May 28, 12:20pm - #187728 
bosch platinum +4 spark plugs

i put these on my celica last weekend, and i felt a little more throttle response. i was wondering if anyone else had them on their celica and if you felt a noticeable difference in Performance. rice

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May 28, 12:32pm - #187729 
you shouldn't have felt anything, the celica come stock with iridiums, which are just as good as the Bosch ones, if not better (Iridium>Platnum)


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May 28, 12:35pm - #187730 
well they did have about 55,000 miles on them.. thats why i probably felt a little better response. i didnt know about the iridium being even better than the bosch spark plug.. oh well... so bosch plugs thumbsupor thumbsdown

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May 28, 12:40pm - #187731 
yes, you are feeling a restoration of power!

The Bosch ones are just as good I'm sure, but they aren't loads better than the Denso Iridiums.

they might be cheaper, denso's are $6-10 each


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May 28, 12:53pm - #187732 
how often are you suppose to replace spark plugs .
i saw my friend do it to his car and its seems preety easy just unscrew old screw in new but he did mention about "gapping" or something is this necessary if i buy denso iridium ones. so how easy is it to replace??

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May 28, 12:54pm - #187733 
I just bought 4 Denso Iridrium plugs for 40 bux from sparkplugs.com

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May 28, 12:56pm - #187734 
yeah then the one that where on where stock... they said denso on them. i think bosch is like 7 bucks each and changing them took 15 min. super easy, just have to have the right tools

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May 28, 12:57pm - #187735 
changing them is easy, just make sure you have an extension rod for your socket wrench.

10 minutes, tops.

I posted a guide for that, but, as always, it feel from the front page.


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May 28, 12:59pm - #187736 


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May 28, 1:04pm - #187737 
^^ thanks diablo
so every 60k replace?? and they are pregap outof the box rite?

oh yeah how bout sparkplug wires>?

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May 28, 1:04pm - #187738 
yeah..thats how mine looked when i took em out, id say 60,000 miles is a decent interval for spark plugs.

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May 28, 1:05pm - #187739 
it's a good idea to put anti-seize lubricant on the spark plug threads though.

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May 28, 1:08pm - #187740 
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
^^ thanks diablo
so every 60k replace?? and they are pregap outof the box rite?

oh yeah how bout sparkplug wires>?


celica has a distributor less ignition.

Just replace the plugs, and go.

And Steven, if you torque them to the factory specs, you won't need seize protection.

Unless you are like me, I throw the factory specs out the window and do it redneck style, hand tight grin


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May 28, 1:10pm - #187741 
^^thank you rice

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May 28, 3:13pm - #187742 
thanks for the pics thumbsup


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May 28, 3:35pm - #187743 
That's exactly what I did but I like the extra margin of safety by using anti-seize lubricant. I guess it was just the way I was taught...

Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Unless you are like me, I throw the factory specs out the window and do it redneck style, hand tight grin

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May 28, 6:26pm - #187744 
haha gonna get some new spark plugs tomorrow...

any recommendations???

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May 28, 7:14pm - #187745 
Holy shit. I paid about $16 bucks each from the dealer. he said they were cheap. Damn, I feel lik crap. F**n dealer.


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May 28, 7:30pm - #187746 
some dealer try to sell it to me for $13.19, but i didnt buy it yet. good thing i saw this. thanks rice


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May 28, 9:33pm - #187747 
what makes the IK20s better then the sk20r11s?


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