To one step colder or not to one step colder?

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To one step colder or not to one step colder?

Post by sirwilliam » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:15 am

That is the question.

I will eventually be throwing on my TD0518G w/ an aftermarket EBCS and Walboro fuel pump. I will be utilizing the stock injectors (just b/c I heard swapping them out is a royal PITA for MY2008). You think I should swap in some new one step colder plugs before the tune? I know it will give a little head room for tuning...what do you(S) think? I will be running my turbo at a conservative ~16psi of boost so I am not pushing it to be a dyno queen, just want some decent power increase and keep it reliable/cool as much as possible. And I would have to replace the one-step colder plugs more often, right?

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Re: To one step colder or not to one step colder?

Post by zaxrex » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:20 am

if you are doing it, then yes. If you are paying some retread to do it, then no.
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Re: To one step colder or not to one step colder?

Post by sirwilliam » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:21 am

zaxrex wrote:if you are doing it, then yes. If you are paying some retread to do it, then no.
Well, shoot...I was going to pay some seriously retarded (I think that is what you meant) guy to change out the plugs. :lol:

Thanks.

The closer I get to getting ready for the swap/tune, the more money I realize I need to shell out and the larger my "Parts to go on" pile gets. It will be worth it in the end...and relief, too. Stage 1 is just a temporary tiny band-aid on a gushing wound. :wink:
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Re: To one step colder or not to one step colder?

Post by Sabre » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:51 am

sirwilliam wrote:The closer I get to getting ready for the swap/tune, the more money I realize I need to shell out and the larger my "Parts to go on" pile gets. It will be worth it in the end...and relief, too. Stage 1 is just a temporary tiny band-aid on a gushing wound. :wink:
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Re: To one step colder or not to one step colder?

Post by chicken n waffles » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:38 pm

sirwilliam wrote:Stage 1 is just a temporary tiny band-aid on a gushing wound. :wink:
sitting atop the stage 2 perch, i would agree.
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Re: To one step colder or not to one step colder?

Post by sirwilliam » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:25 pm

Well, since I am almost at 30k miles on my '08, I decided to pick up a set of NGK LFR7AIX (one step colder) plugs. I google'd and found a 10% off code from an SRT forum :lol:

Also, here is some good info on spark plugs from the NGK site: LINKY
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