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45-degree Ford boot on stock plug wire

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The plug wires I have on the GTP are new last year so I don't want to buy wires with bendable boots, but I want to finally fix the #4 wire problem with the Pacesetter headers.

A few of you guys have told me about putting a Ford 45-degree angle boot on the stock wires, so how do I go about doing that? Where can I get a single Ford boot, and what do I need to crimp it onto the wire?

Or can I buy a single MSD boot and crimp it on the stock wire?

I've burned through the boot protectors twice now :picard:
 

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Ok, the two I have are long enough to make a #4 wire, If the Ford thing doesn't work out, PM me, and I sell you a single MSD for cheap : )
 

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Wait, so it's the entire plug wire with boots and everything? Fuck hacking up a stock wire, I'll just do that.
 

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Wait, so it's the entire plug wire with boots and everything? Fuck hacking up a stock wire, I'll just do that.
I bought the ones that you put the ends on your self, I just bought the SBC set, because it was $10 more, and I had Three extra wires to fuck with, I don't have the 45* boots, but the ones that you bent yourself, and my pace shitters haven't touched them, or melted them in the year+ that the headers have been there
 

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So the boots aren't crimped onto the wire yet, but you have the straight, bendable boots you'll sell with the wire? Or are the straight boots already on the wire?
 

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So the boots aren't crimped onto the wire yet, but you have the straight, bendable boots you'll sell with the wire? Or are the straight boots already on the wire?
The bendable boot is already on the wire, just the Coil pack end needs to be crimped on, It is pretty easy actually. But yes, thios is a wire, most like about 2 feet too long, that we cut, and put the coil end on, then BAM, on with the 3800 PAH
 

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Do want. I'll shoot you a PM.
 

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I just threw out a hand full of older 5.0 plug wires, you want them for the boots?
 

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Naw, I'm good. Thanks.
 

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what type of boot protectors are you using? because I've been running that insulation that came with the pacesetters since day one. my #4 wire has not had any problems. and this is with the boot resting almost directly on the primary.
 

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I used a set bought from Advance Auto. Burnt right through the protector and melted the boot, then the heat cracked the plug wire.
 

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I had a boot protector on mine and was never a problem. The thing laid right on the header too. Was like $5 from summit
 

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That's what mine look like too. The instructions do say to not let it directly touch the header. Maybe I bought some inferior boot protector. I dunno.
 

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I think i have the INTENSE one's and they don't show any signs of burns. They were also stupid expensive.
 

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I tried to find a picture of the pacesetter shit... but I couldn't. It was a sleeve of black insulation tubing that came with my pacesetters when I bought them new. I have not had a problem with my wires in the 3+ years the headers have been on my car.
 

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That install kit is garbage. I don't remember mine having that loom.
 

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