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Old 02-18-2011, 08:59 PM
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maybe so Myke. depends on which is cheaper i guess, new ones or turned ones
Oreilly's turns them 10 bucks a rotor.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:02 PM
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Zach tomorrow is truck day. Putting them in! I talked to another guy on TRS who used these plugs and said they work awesome and he is at 10k miles with them in
good im going to buy them lol, im always copying what your doing lol, I guess cause we both have 06 and similar rims. advanced auto website said those plugs wont fit our 06 4.0's????? whats the deal with that, it says the nickel ones are the only motorcraft ones that fit? Would it be fine to go with the original nickel ones? and let me know how the brake pads work to. You havent seen the new rims and tires on yet. I cant seem to get any good pics of them on my phone.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:11 PM
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Yeah I dk. I know they work because that guy used them. But if u have read any of my posts u will see that it was a pain trying to find the plugs. The only thing I could find was Motorcraft -412. That's what the dealerahip silaid and all. But that is a nickel plug. I wanted platinum so the SPA-498 it is. Same plug different alloy
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:20 PM
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Yeah I dk. I know they work because that guy used them. But if u have read any of my posts u will see that it was a pain trying to find the plugs. The only thing I could find was Motorcraft -412. That's what the dealerahip silaid and all. But that is a nickel plug. I wanted platinum so the SPA-498 it is. Same plug different alloy
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:44 AM
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This is to help clear up some things involving spark plugs on the 4.0 SOHC. Rwenzing (Bob) posted this for me on another forum:

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As described above, each individual coil within a Ranger coil pack fires a pair of plugs with opposite polarities. A Ranger with a coil pack ignition should use either fine wires (1st choice) or double plats (2nd choice) as a replacement for both polarity groups.

If you want a long change interval, don't use conventional single plats unless you can somehow get the OEM type that has the platinum on opposite electrodes AND you know which way to run the polarity. The confusion with these two issues in the field is why the factory doesn't specify conventional single plats as replacements in Rangers w/ coil pack ignition.

Using a double plat plug takes care of the polarity issue by making the plug universal. Fine wires are not as polarity sensitive as conventional single plats, so they can also be run in any cylinder.

If you have a Ford dealer look up the replacement spark plugs for your Ranger, chances are that the part number has been superseded to the superior fine wire plugs (probably with a -FM suffix).

The much thinner center electrode in the fine wire plug requires a lower firing voltage than conventional platinum plugs resulting in:

1) reduced electrode erosion
2) lower misfire rate
3) longer coil pack life
4) longer plug wire life
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