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NGK V Power Spark plugs

Ok, I'm well over done my tune up maintenance, so to start it off I just purchased a set of blue ngk spark plug wires, and some NGK V power. I was crusing around the forum, and i see that everyone uses iridium, so it got me wondering did I buy the wrong plugs for my car. Are V powers good for our 5th gens?
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Re: NGK V Power Spark plugs

Will need replacing sooner I would imagine, but then they are less than half the price (~$2.60 vs. $7.10). People use Iridium IX's I would imagine because they have a better spark than the stock platinum ones and last almost as long. At least that is why I went with them.
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Re: NGK V Power Spark plugs

For sure copper plugs are normally better for a boosted car. As far as I know the biggest advantage to Iridium is longer life. Strangely, I believe OEM plugs are platinum tipped.
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Re: NGK V Power Spark plugs

my car is basically stock, so will i see a decrease in performance or fuel economy because of the v power plugs?
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Re: NGK V Power Spark plugs

nope, vpower's are fine, just have a shorter life than the more expensive ones
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Re: NGK V Power Spark plugs

i have iridium plugs, their whats reccomended for my lude,
but been honest here, i think their not all that

i used bosch plugs before, they had 4 electrodes on each plug, supposedally it chooses the best arc everytime (4 to choose from)
anyway, i find theese plugs to be the best 1s ive ever used and cant wait to buy another set next service

iridiums last longer, but as far as performance is concerned, i dont think their all that

just my opinion
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Re: NGK V Power Spark plugs

i use vpower on my 4th gen and have no issues.... were recommended
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Ok, I'm well over done my tune up maintenance, so to start it off I just purchased a set of blue ngk spark plug wires, and some NGK V power. I was crusing around the forum, and i see that everyone uses iridium, so it got me wondering did I buy the wrong plugs for my car. Are V powers good for our 5th gens?
V-Power plugs have a larger surface area as well. That means it takes more to create the spark. G-Power and Laser Platinum plugs have a much smaller surface area, and are platinum so takes less to make spark and last longer because they are platinum. Iridium is the new platinum. It is a good choice because the melting point is ridiculously high to the point that heat is not a factor in the wear of the plug. Again smaller surface area and takes less to create spark.
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V-Power plugs have a larger surface area as well. That means it takes more to create the spark. G-Power and Laser Platinum plugs have a much smaller surface area, and are platinum so takes less to make spark and last longer because they are platinum. Iridium is the new platinum. It is a good choice because the melting point is ridiculously high to the point that heat is not a factor in the wear of the plug. Again smaller surface area and takes less to create spark.
I'm no expert but isn't copper more conductive than iridium? If so, wouldn't more energy be required to shoot electricity through iridium?
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Re: NGK V Power Spark plugs

The plugs recommended on ludes is NGK Platinum PZFR6-11 - people tend to go for iridium because they last longer but are less conductive..

generally people tend to stick to plugs that they are used to and there will hardly ever be a noticeable difference between the two. so take your pick.

and to put your mind at rest there is countless threads on this forum regarding spark plugs, oils, HT Leads etc etc etc yada yada yada. All you have to do is hit the search button and im sure you will get no less than 30 threads all taking about which plug is best. Its entirely up to you and your pocket.. just get what you can afford. and if your that unsure then just stick with the v-power plugs.. im sure your car wont drive any different than those using iridium or platinum or copper.

sorry for the rant but it gets frustrating when you get people asking the same questions day in day out.
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Re: NGK V Power Spark plugs

I use V power in my lude. ya they dont last as long, but its too easy to switch em out.
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I'm no expert but isn't copper more conductive than iridium? If so, wouldn't more energy be required to shoot electricity through iridium?
Copper is the 3rd best conductor, but it wouldn't hold up well under the heat and oxidizes quickly. So copper sucks, as does silver and gold (for spark plugs).

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