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What brand of cap rotor and wires do you use?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by Blacksheep1, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Blacksheep1

    Blacksheep1 New Member

    Just what the title says wondering what others have used and their effects.
  2. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts

    Pretty much the cheaper parts due to them needing to be changed in the colder climates yearly or so thanks to Gms poor deisgn and the corrosion after a year of use.
  3. Blacksheep1

    Blacksheep1 New Member

    The Vortec ones that bad? My first one. My ole HEI went for years
  4. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts

    Yes it is a poor design, and those of us who live up here in the cold/wet environment go thru them. They need to be checked every spring. and dont be surprised if they are that corroded. that is why most GM guys agree that once a year change, though you may get more time.
  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Check out Performancedistributors.com, has what they call a Vortec Firepower Ignition Kit.
  6. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member 1000 Posts

    I went to this website. It sounds nice but no listing for the 5.3 's.
  7. Blacksheep1

    Blacksheep1 New Member

    The Firepower kit will take care of it? Any performance gain or just reliability.
  8. MTD515

    MTD515 New Member

    GM 5.3 liter engines do not have a cap and rotor. They have 8 coils and 8 short plug wires.
  9. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts

    Unless you have some massive power adders on the motor you wont notice any performance gain since the factory ignition system can handle alot more than what your stock motor requires. However it does allow for more reliability. Which in your hunt for milage will help since it wont wear out as fast and will help you maintain the same milage longer.
  10. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    aloxdaddy99, Blacksheep1 has a '99 4.3 V-6 Vortec, not a 5.3.

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