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Best spark plugs and wires.

Hello all. What's the best plug wire to use. Who has had the best luck and performance with their brand? I have a 578cid, 13.2:1 comp, A460 heads, mid .700 lift roller, Msd 7al and a Msd billet dist. Also, what plug should I use as a starting point. Thanks..................Dale.
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I know lots of guys swear by the big Moroso wires and many use Taylor wires.
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The MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor wires have served me well, however, I'm not using a race only, high output ignition system (such as a MSD 7 or 10).

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Taylor Vector's are the best I have had, outlasted my Accels by a long shot on top of the fact you can get various colors.
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Maybe I should have asked,

are there any plug wires, or types of plug wires that are not compatable with the MSD 7al?
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I'm running MSD 8.5's now and I'm very happy with them. I'll never buy another set of Accels. My truck spent almost 3 weeks sitting in the driveway before I finally narrowed down the problem to some near new Accel wires that were toast. They may work fine with a stock ignition but seems they can't handle the MSD stuff for too long. Taylor's would be my next buy, the 10mm wires.

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A long time ago (when I was a kid), I purchased a complete Accel ignition system. I had trouble with the coil and wires.

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I have tried Accel 300+, MSD, and now have the Morosos'. The Accels did fine for two years and then failed. The MSD units are nice and I swear the Morosos' look like they are made at the same place as the MSDs. I bought the Morosos' because they were blue instead of the red MSDs. They appear to be the same good quality. The crimping tools are much better with the MSD stuff and you get more extra pieces. I would go MSD universal fit and make them fit perfect. They will supply you with a nice strip gauge/crimping tool that you can put in the vise instead of that hammer deal. The Moroso stuff didn't come with anything but wires and ends.

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Thanks alot guy's. I appreciate the feedback...............
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