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Old 08-24-2017, 01:20 PM
jimbear56 jimbear56 is offline
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Default tune up ideas

My 2000 Ranger, 3.0 2 wheel drive extended cab, 181000 miles, needs tune up, what is the best plug for everyday driving, and what wire set should I get for best results.
I see in some sets there is 2 off colored wire's, is this something that
must be looked for. Not original wire's on truck now so cant follow that
line to replace the wires
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:20 PM
WVJefo WVJefo is offline
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Default Re: tune up ideas

Go to Auto Zone or your local parts store & get the mid priced plug. Same with the wires. The plugs will last for a couple years / 20 to 30 thousand miles & the wires will last much longer. Really expensive plugs and wires will not give you any noticable improvement.

Don't worry about the color of the wires for any reason than how you want it to look. Most are black or grey but you can pretty it up by using red or blue wires.

When installing just do 1 plug & wire at a time. The wires will be of different lengths so match up the old & new as you replace.

Don't tighten the plugs too much they just need finger tight + 1/2 turn or so. 18 to 20 foot pounds.

They will serve you well.
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