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  1. #1
    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    currently in joint base lewis mccord in tacoma washington

    Default plug wire going to melt on long tube headers

    dose anyone have any insider know how about getting longer plug wires or ideas about how to get the existing wires not to hit the headers? so far i have heard about a build a wire kit from msd but i was wondering if any one had any other ideas or what you did to correct this problem.
    back two wires driver side on the block ore the 2 that are the problem,
    2000 gmc sierra 2500

  2. #2
    2006 Crew Cab 5.3L, SS Wheels, Esky handles & Wheatley tuned

  3. #3
    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Channahon, IL


    Why not just put heat shield sleeves over the wires? They work pretty well at protecting the wires. It's a cheap and easy fix. Of course, if you have 90 degree bends, they can be a little bit harder to install.
    440 HP 383 + 150 shot = fun weekend!

  4. #4


    The above mentioned heat sleeves are good.

    I installed a set of Accel Extreme 9000 Heat Reflective Ignition Wires.
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    1994 K1500 4x4 Ext. Cab
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