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The latest "miracle" in technology. On the other hand, if they're right... Thoughts?

Anytime you put new plugs in your engine it's likely to run a bit better and get better mileage. You can send all the voltage in the world to jump that spark plug gap, but in the end, it only takes as much energy as is needed. Marketing hype IMO.
 

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At 25 bucks a piece I think I would look into a proven ignition system.
Bingo. In essence, all they're doing is upping the ignition system's capacity. The thing is, it only takes enough energy to jump the gap to overcome the resistance. Just because you have a 40K volt ignition system doesn't mean it's going to have a 40K volt spark. It may only take 10% of that current to pass through the resistance at the electrode. More fuel (boost or higher compression) or more difficult fuel to ignite, like alky, means more resistance and more current required to spark. Most modern ignition systems have plenty of energy and like Ross said, I'd be upgrading my ignition before I spent 25$ on a new plug. Hell, the factory replacement plugs in my new Mustang were $12 ea!
 

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The latest "miracle" in technology. On the other hand, if they're right... Thoughts?
Bill, only because I like you, I am going to tell you the path to quicker lap times...........get a heavier right shoe and remove the "chicken lever from your boat!:D It's not in plugs, float needles, miracle snake oils, voodoo, etc etc. It's this simple, floor the sum bitch and turn left when you get to the turn bouy!



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Bingo. In essence, all they're doing is upping the ignition system's capacity. The thing is, it only takes enough energy to jump the gap to overcome the resistance. Just because you have a 40K volt ignition system doesn't mean it's going to have a 40K volt spark. It may only take 10% of that current to pass through the resistance at the electrode. More fuel (boost or higher compression) or more difficult fuel to ignite, like alky, means more resistance and more current required to spark. Most modern ignition systems have plenty of energy and like Ross said, I'd be upgrading my ignition before I spent 25$ on a new plug. Hell, the factory replacement plugs in my new Mustang were $12 ea!
Any one who doesn't fully understand exactly what Steel posted, really owes it to themselves to read this book, by Dr. Jacobs, and you'll find out how little you really know about ignitions. Bottom line, the coil will only unload as much voltage as it takes to jump the gap and no more. Until you get into plasma technology like F-1, which requires bazillion $ plugs just to survive, all the voltage in the world is of no help once the gap is jumped. Now how long the spark lasts is another topic, but these POS's add nothing to the duration of the spark. Also, you ALL are aware of the fact that Split Fire had there asses sued off and had to stop their BS adds.



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Any one who doesn't fully understand exactly what Steel posted, really owes it to themselves to read this book, by Dr. Jacobs, and you'll find out how little you really know about ignitions. Bottom line, the coil will only unload as much voltage as it takes to jump the gap and no more. Until you get into plasma technology like F-1, which requires bazillion $ plugs just to survive, all the voltage in the world is of help once the gap is jumped. Now how long the spark lasts is another topic, but these POS's add nothing to the duration of the spark. Also, you ALL are aware of the fact that Split Fire had there asses sued off and had to stop their BS adds.
Thanks for putting it in more simple terms.:D
 

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The latest "miracle" in technology. On the other hand, if they're right... Thoughts?

A set of these and a turbonator would definately put you in the 7 second zone..........naught! MORE SNAKEOIL
 

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Bill, only because I like you, I am going to tell you the path to quicker lap times...........get a heavier right shoe and remove the "chicken lever from your boat!:D It's not in plugs, float needles, miracle snake oils, voodoo, etc etc. It's this simple, floor the sum bitch and turn left when you get to the turn bouy!
I wish it was as simple as that. Gee, it's a good thing you like me!
 

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At 25 bucks a piece I think I would look into a proven ignition system.
This is good, people are thinking... or, are they just slamming without ever having tried this product. Clever inventions sometimes work when conventional wisdom dictates otherwise (that's why they are later considered clever).

Let's say you already have today's proven ignition system. Is that where you go to sleep and stop looking for the next innovation?
 

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This is good, people are thinking... or, are they just slamming without ever having tried this product. Clever inventions sometimes work when conventional wisdom dictates otherwise (that's why they are later considered clever).

Let's say you already have today's proven ignition system. Is that where you go to sleep and stop looking for the next innovation?
You asked for his thoughts and he gave them to you... now you are bashing him for it interesting.
 

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Perhaps you just need to bite the bullet and try them out!......then you can tell us alllllllll about how bitchen they are!:)devil

Might need to take a little timing out cause you know how much quicker they start the flame front.
 
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