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hector
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hector May 28, 7:20pm - #187728 

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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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DiabloGTS May 28, 7:32pm - #187729 

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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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hector May 28, 7:35pm - #187730 

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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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DiabloGTS May 28, 7:40pm - #187731 

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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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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 28, 7:53pm - #187732 

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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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Steven May 28, 7:54pm - #187733 
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I just bought 4 Denso Iridrium plugs for 40 bux from sparkplugs.com
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hector May 28, 7:56pm - #187734 

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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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DiabloGTS May 28, 7:57pm - #187735 

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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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DiabloGTS May 28, 7:59pm - #187736 

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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 28, 8:04pm - #187737 

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^^ thanks diablo
so every 60k replace?? and they are pregap outof the box rite?

oh yeah how bout sparkplug wires>?
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hector May 28, 8:04pm - #187738 

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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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Steven May 28, 8:05pm - #187739 
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it's a good idea to put anti-seize lubricant on the spark plug threads though.
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DiabloGTS May 28, 8:08pm - #187740 

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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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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 28, 8:10pm - #187741 

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^^thank you rice
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Tru_gts May 28, 10:13pm - #187742 
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thanks for the pics thumbsup

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Steven May 28, 10:35pm - #187743 
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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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Virgilson May 29, 1:26am - #187744 

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haha gonna get some new spark plugs tomorrow...

any recommendations???
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l2pdrums May 29, 2:14am - #187745 

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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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truboo May 29, 2:30am - #187746 
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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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Tru_gts May 29, 4:33am - #187747 
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what makes the IK20s better then the sk20r11s?

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