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Will my plug wires be okay? (pic inside)

Couldnt find a better way to route my wires






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Mine fried, but they were touching the header, not the downpipe. I had header wrap and the sleeves.

Nice wrap job on the downpipe too.


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My wires are similarly run and wrapped with my twin setup, and I haven't had any problems on the few trips I've made. My DPs are wrapped the same, and my wires have the same type of boots. I even have wires coming close to, but not touching, one of the turbo flanges.

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My wires laid against the dp (wrapped) for about a year. I don't think it burned them, but now I have the wires wrapped in some type of heat protector.

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Mine burned when they were like this.

I am running a lot of heat though too.


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get longer ones and run them under the headders
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Your install looks just like mine... I've got the DP wrapped and the sleeves on the wires just like yours. I haven't had any problems, but I've put less than 300 miles on her so far....

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here is how im going to run mine, you would have to buy new longer wires as mentioned, but its a nice clean look and should work well.
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How the hell do you get to the plugs on the pass side?
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How the hell do you get to the plugs on the pass side?
I know that was my biggest problem. It took me an hour to change plugs. With my new car (in progress) I built new headers then ran the downpipe out the fender and through the k-member.




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How the hell do you get to the plugs on the pass side?
Its actually pretty easy, I have a two piece downpipe, so i can either take that off or jack up the car and access them from the bottom.
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How the hell do you get to the plugs on the pass side?
Those with the unmodified B&G downpipe will have a nightmare with the 3 & 4 spark plugs. You have to get it from under the car and the number 3 cylinder is a total nightmare because you have to put a wrench on the spark plug socket, that is if you can even get a wrench on it. That is why i cut the pipe in half and welded Vbands so i can disconnect the pipe from the turbo.
Notch88, you have a good idea with the 90 deg boot and running it under the headers. But spark plug access is still a nightmare for 3 and 4.

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what dipstick is this?


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More importantly what header bolts are those?

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I have been using 12 point bolts from fastenal. Nice small head..
http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...u=22856&ucst=t

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nice! Gonna have to buy some, although the ones I have with the hex in the end is pretty nice too.

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the dipstick is from lokar...very nice piece. and the header bolts are ARP.
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the dipstick is from lokar...very nice piece. and the header bolts are ARP.
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those are ARP 100-1102 bolts right? 3/8 wrench?

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haha wow. I can't believe how tight some of those kits are. I have 1 3/4" headers and a 5" down pipe that passes between the header and steering shaft. I can get a 1/2" impact socket on all my spark plugs with out removing any part of the turbo kit.

I see these kits and know I made the right choice on the custom kit. It is issues like melting wires and heat in the engine bay that really turn people off to turbo kits. At least people are learning ceramic and heat wrap help a whole lot.

I didn't pay much attention to my buddies Quick Time kit. But I don't think his was nearly as bad by the DP and motor. Will have to look when I see it next.

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haha wow. I can't believe how tight some of those kits are. I have 1 3/4" headers and a 5" down pipe that passes between the header and steering shaft. I can get a 1/2" impact socket on all my spark plugs with out removing any part of the turbo kit.

I see these kits and know I made the right choice on the custom kit. It is issues like melting wires and heat in the engine bay that really turn people off to turbo kits. At least people are learning ceramic and heat wrap help a whole lot.

I didn't pay much attention to my buddies Quick Time kit. But I don't think his was nearly as bad by the DP and motor. Will have to look when I see it next.
How is that project coming along? Last I heard you had problems with the tranny slipping or something like that. Have you got the converter right yet? I am really excited to hear what your new combo will produce even if it is just broke parts from too much torque! *L*

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How is that project coming along? Last I heard you had problems with the tranny slipping or something like that. Have you got the converter right yet? I am really excited to hear what your new combo will produce even if it is just broke parts from too much torque! *L*

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