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What plugs to get? I do alot of expressway driving and i heard that colders plug are not good for that. So should I just go one step colder with the 22c or would it be safe to use the 12c? Or just stay with the 32c?

I will be going with PI heads and all the other good stuff if that will make a difference.
 

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unless you have detonation under high load or run too hot (and not going by the idiot ford gauge) you don't need colder plugs.

If you are spending the $$$ on PI heads I hope you are getting a chip too. If so, it can be programmed for use with a 180deg T-stat and 22c plugs. It results in more power and better mileage, with slight increase in engine wear.
 

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GreenBird said:
unless you have detonation under high load or run too hot (and not going by the idiot ford gauge) you don't need colder plugs.

If you are spending the $$$ on PI heads I hope you are getting a chip too. If so, it can be programmed for use with a 180deg T-stat and 22c plugs. It results in more power and better mileage, with slight increase in engine wear.
How much is "slight?":D
 

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Damn it!

You made me pull out the calculator!

196(stock)-180(mod)=16deg
16/196=8.163264%
so 100,000miles of driving with 180deg t-stat will give the same wear of 108,163 miles of driving with a 196deg t-stat.

HAPPY?!
 

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why does running at a lower temperature make the engine "have" more miles on it? i would think the lower temp would be somewhat beneficial, i could see if the tstat was like 120 degrees or something. please do explain to my curious mind.
 

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here is what to do and if anyone tells you any different tell them to shut the **** up.

22c - na
12c - poweradder (nitrous/SC/turbo)

run them with stock motorcraft plugwires.
 
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