Spark Plugwire Reccommendations for 350 w/ Ramhorns?

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  1. Yo_Han

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    Howdy all!

    Just replaced my ignition coil, distributor, rotor, plugs and wires. Previously it had OEM plug wires which were longer than the JEGs wires I replaced them with. The problem is the wires are shorter and run tight on my ramhorn headers and they're not gonna last as is. Does anyone know of specific wires i can get that are as long as OEM, but cheaper in price? The OEM wires are over 150 online. Thanks in advance!

    Yohan
     
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    You need a set of universal, quality wires. You only need to choose the types of ends and then you cut them to length. This is the only real answer.
     
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    Thanks for the reply leighguy! Any suggestions on where I can find such a kit? Was looking around on some online parts (jegs, summit) with no luck.
     
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    Wile E Coyote Out in the streets, they call it murder!

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    Your local parts store will have universal sets. Just crimp them well, and you'll be golden.
     
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    Don’t forget to buy wire insulators for the spark plug end of the wires. The ramshorn manifold gets very hot and the two center wires will not last long. I got my insulators at a local auto parts store. Do all eight wires.
     
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    I used the mondo-expensive Taylor Thundervolts with their fiberglass boots (I'm an ignition freak). Be very careful to route them away from the ramshorns & the EGR pipe. 67's right about the heat - wait at least an hour after turning it off to work around the headers. Can you see the scar on my right wrist from there?
     
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    Go to NAPA and tell them you need a set of wires off a 99 3/4 ton truck with 454. These wires have strait plug boots and the correct ends for a vortec style distributor (if you are running a vortec). Otherwise tell them you need a set of works off something like a 95 3/4 ton truck 454 which should have straight plug boots and 90 degree dist boots. If not, then ask for an older year model truck.

    If you have a vortec with the flat top distributor...I know the first set mentioned above works...the 2nd set is a good guess for something that might work on a non vortec 350.
     
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    Thanks fellas for the replies! I finally found some universal kits with the straight plugs. Good point on the heat boots, as the 4 closest to the headers tore apart when I tried to remove them. Gonna order some of those too. Thanks again!
     
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