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Old 02-03-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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Anybody tried Accel Ceramic Spark Plug wires

Saw these while doing some surfing. Sounds like it might be a good idea for those with burning plug wires. You see their wires on top fuel dragsters so they ought to be pretty good one would think.

The spark plug boot on these is apparently ceramic like pottery so they darn sure won't melt.

From their website:

"ACCEL now offers the cure for burnt spark plug wire boots with Extreme 9000 Ceramic Wire kits. The 8mm Ferro-Spiral core wire now has ceramic boots on the spark plug end of the wires. The ceramic boots will withstand up to 2,000 degrees F. If you are running headers with close tolerances, have an engine bay with little room or an RV with boots that melt because of heat, these wire kits are the answer for burnt and melting boots. The wire uses a 500 Ohms/ft Ferro-Spiral core developed for performance use. It provides excellent energy delivery to the spark plugs, while providing the highest level of RFI/EMI suppression. The Extreme 9000 Ceramic Wires also feature stainless steel spark plug terminals for maximum spark energy to the plugs."

Anybody tried these or any thoughts?
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Thanks for the information. Read all about it and bought a set.
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Thanks for the information. Read all about it and bought a set.
where did you buy them and how expensive were they. Did you buy a set for a chevy 8.1 in a pick up truck?
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where did you buy them and how expensive were they. Did you buy a set for a chevy 8.1 in a pick up truck?
Here is what he posted on another thread:

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I just ordered ACCEL 9065C Ceramic Spark Plug Wire Set for GM from amazon @ $117.32.
I read how they are constructed and concluded that they should survive anything that can be encountered on the 8.1 Vortec.
Time will tell.
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Summit Racing has a good description of this product.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/b...s?autoview=SKU

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Ceramic plug wire ends

I asked ACCEL for the proper type for the 8.1 L VORTEC, and they came back with model ACCEL 9065C. So shopping around showed AMAZON as the best buy at $117.32 with free shipping.
On Thursday the 20th they should arrive.

It was concluded that any thermal cable covering deterioration would not interrupt current to the plugs because the central conductor is metallic, not of a carbon fiber variety that can turn into grey ashes before the cable actually burns. The latter is only probable inside the long ceramic sleeve at the spark plug similarly as that causing most present failures inside the thermal insulating boots covering the plug. The ceramic should contain all flexible cable failures and the central metallic wire should continue to conduct.
Fact or fiction? only time will tell.
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Oh lookie here, another spark wire thread. And able to withstand 2000 degrees. Wow!

Let us know how these work out.
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Gary...How are the new wires working?
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Hi Don
The new wires are working perfectly.
They went on to easy, only the cap of the spark plug is captured with no resistance from rubbing against the plug's ceramic body, so one was not snapped on completely and fell off during testing. It snapped permanently back in place.
The construction is first rate and by the end of the year I will know for sure if they survive the super hot exhaust manifold radiation enviroment.
Excellent product.
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Thanks Gary, these are on my shopping list.
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Got my set off Amazon a few days ago. I'll be installing them this weekend. Ordered Accel #9024C for my 96 Itasca Suncruiser w/454 TBI.
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I just installed a set of these on my 1990 Allegro 454v8, with TBI. They appear to be very well made and the ends are indeed a heavy ceramic. Time will tell, but I'd be surprised if there were any problems with them. They even fit in the factory spark plug routing hardware.

While I was in there, I also changed the plugs (Delco AC), cap and rotor (MSD copper connections). Starts easy and idles smooth again.

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Any update on these wires? I'm in the market for new wires and would like to know how they hold up before I buy.
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We have a certain engine manufacturer using our Magnum wires because they couldn't get any other brand to last on the engine dyno for the amount of run time they needed to pass CARB emissions standards...this includes the Accel Ceramic.
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