Hey, guys. Today we're gonna be taking a look and installing the Performance Distributor Livewire 10-millimeter Spark Plug Wires in red for 2005 to 2010 V6 Mustangs. These are performance upgrade replacements for stock or even other aftermarket wires. They're low-resistance wires. They're 10-millimeter and they deliver a stronger spark. They cost about $100 and they're very easy to install. I'll call it a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. So, spark plug wires are essential if you want your car to run well and they can also add a touch of color to the engine bay. These are 10-millimeter wires that are stainless steel wrapped around a magnetic core. They also have a heat-resistant sleeving on them that's rated up to 1,400-degrees Fahrenheit. And these are low-resistance wires which basically means that you lose less spark as it travels through the wire. That's what helps you to get that greater spark. So, let's go ahead and get these installed on the car now. All right, guys. So Performance Distributors makes it really easy for you. They actually label each wire and they tell you what cylinder it goes to. They also provide you with some grease. So, before I do anything, I'm actually gonna go ahead and grease the spark plug side of this. So, your coil side is gonna be the black side here and your spark plug side is gonna be this boot here. So, you're gonna wanna make sure you take the grease and you actually get it down inside onto the metal contact way down in the boot there. That's why I have this little flat-head screwdriver. So, I'm gonna take the grease. I'm gonna put it down here inside the contact on the inside of the boot. I'm gonna do this side first. So, I have wires number four, five, and six. I'm gonna grease them all first and then, I'll go through and replace each wire one at a time. All right, guys. So, at this point, we are gonna unclip the spark plug wire clips. I am gonna use a little flat-head screwdriver for that. Then, we'll be able to replace our wires with the aftermarket wires. So, there are two clips on this side and what we're gonna do is we're gonna use our flat-head and wedge it right in here. The top of the clip will pop up and then release. Then, there's a second one down here on the valve cover. We'll go ahead and release this one as well. I personally like replacing one spark plug wire at a time just so I make sure I'm going to the correct cylinder and just so I can make sure that the wire is run cleanly and neatly. Luckily, the stock wires are labeled as well, so I'm gonna go ahead and replace number four right now. So, the way to do this is we're actually going to squeeze here, disconnect from the coil. I'm going to pop out of the bracket or the spark plug wire clip, trace this down to cylinder number four. And then, I'm gonna grab the boot by the spark plug. I wanna make sure I'm not grabbing the wire, that I'm grabbing the boot, and you guys can twist or rotate until it pops off. So, once again, the wires are labeled for us, so I have number four here. I'm gonna plug in the spark plug side first and then, I'm gonna route the wire up the same way that the factory one was. When you're plugging into the spark plug, you wanna make sure that these really click into place. You wanna make sure that they're really connected to the spark plug. All right. We are gonna do the same thing with the next cylinder which is number five. So, we'll squeeze the spark plug up here, get it released from the coil. Release it from the clip, grab the boot close to the spark plug, wiggle it, and it will release. All right. We're gonna do the same thing here. We're going to go down to our spark plug with the gray end. We'll slide the boot over the spark plug, make sure it clicks into place, then we'll run the wire up to the coil, and snap that in place. All right. The last one on this side is number six. We'll go ahead and grab that off the coil pack, remove it from the spark plug clip, and pull it off the spark plug. So, one thing that I'll say real quick is the stock spark plug wire clips are a little bit too small for our new wires here, especially with the sleeving that they have on them. You have two options when it comes to these clips, you can just shut them like I have done here and run your new spark plug wires anyway or these are actually just push-pinned in. You guys can remove these with a trim removal tool if you want. Once again, we are clipping onto our spark plug, making sure the spark plug wire actually really snaps into place, then running up to our coil. So, I am running these wires pretty similar to the way that the factory wires were ran. But it is gonna be a little bit different because these wires are too thick to fit into those stock spark plug wire clips. You have a couple different options when it comes to that. You guys can just run the wires cleanly how you like them or you can go in, you can find a new set of wire looms that will fit the larger diameter wires, or you just use some zip ties too if you'd like to. All right. So, we're gonna do the same thing on this side. We're gonna take the provided grease. We're just gonna make sure we get enough down in on that connection and on the inside of each boot. All right. Once again, we are gonna undo our spark plug wire clips. And there's one more down here on the valve cover. We are gonna do the exact same thing on this side. We will disconnect one of the spark plug wires at the coil pack. We'll trace it down to the spark plug and then disconnect the boot from the spark plug. And then we'll go ahead with our new wire, connect at the spark plug, and then run it back up to the coil pack. All right. So, we'll disconnect here at the coil pack. Wanna make sure that our boot connects to the spark plug. This spark plug wire clip just came off, so we're just gonna go ahead and remove that with the spark plug wire. Okay. So now, we'll go ahead, grab the boot at the spark plug. We'll wiggle and pull back at the same time. All right. So, we'll grab our new wire. I'm actually gonna run it down through here first. We'll make sure this snaps on over the spark plug and then we'll run it up to the coil pack. All right, guys. So, once again, we will pull the wire from our coil pack and we'll trace the wire down to the spark plug. We'll grab the boot at the spark plug and disconnect it. So, we'll go ahead, connect the new wire to our spark plug, then run it up to the coil pack. All right. That's gonna wrap up this review and install. Keep in mind that you can always check these out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
Stronger Spark. Performance Distributors "Livewires" Spark Plug Wires feature a low resistance conductor for more spark energy, and are wrapped in a space age, heat resistant sleeving that provides heat protection up to +1400° F that offers excellent resistance to moisture and chemicals.
EMI And RFI Suppression. LiveWires are a spiral core wire, meaning it has a stainless steel wire wrapped around a magnetic core to provide greater suppression of Electro Magnetic (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) to shield your vehicles sensitive electronics. Making them great for use with delay boxes and stutter boxes.
Low Resistance. These Performance Distributors "Livewires" Spark Plug Wires have a low resistance of only 300-350 ohms per 12 inches of wire to produce greater spark energy, and improve power, idle, and fuel efficiency.
Application. These Performance Distributors "Livewires" Red Spark Plug Wires are sold as a set of 6 and are specifically designed to fit 2005 to 2010 4.0L V6 Mustang.
52005 V6 -
ThomasRInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Great minor modification
So I am currently working on to increase power and kinda "renovate" my car's engine, and these livewires were nice modifications. I did feel the slight changes that this option proposed. I would recommend it.
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12006 V6 -
boot doesnt fit
After a month I noticed a couple of the boots were loose. I could not get them to snap back on. The problem seems to be they are too long and wont grab the spark plug. Very disappointing as they are expensive for wires.
52006 V6 -
WilliamGInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Worth the money
These are defiantly an upgrade to the stock wires. I've noticed a small performance, the biggest difference I've notices is my Mustang runs a lot smoother again. Only short fall is they don't fit into the original wire hangers.
52010 V6 -
JRHamiltonInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Worth the investment.
I purchased top quality plugs and I couldn't see using less than top notch wires. The whole job, wires and plugs took me less than an hour on my performance V6. I chose to remove all plugs before installing the new plugs and these wires, but I have been working on cars for a very long time. The red casings stand out nicely under the hood. They don't fit in the original guides bur some red zip ties worked nicely.
i'm looking at getting a Coil Pack (probably GMS or Screamin Demon) but i wanted to know if it is really worth the price difference between the 8mm to the 10mm. my car is for commuting and it is high mileage. i'm looking for the best fuel economy (power isn't bad though) and i wasn't sure if it was really worth the fifty dollar difference. is it?
If you ignition system is pushing a lot, you are going to want to go with the bigger 10mm wires. The high milage of your vehicle will not matter unless other components of your engine are worn. If you are looking for the perfect distributors for you, I would recommend sticking with the 8mm unless you have a high powered ignition.
Work well with stock coil pack? Will these plug wires work with the stock coil setup?
YES. Stock coils are excellent. Great wires.
I"m sure they will, but I changed out the stock with a new Accel coil and Iridium IX plugs all at the same time. Highly recommend doing this.
They will work far better than the originals by far. The wider the wires the better ohms can pass to help keep a fatter spark and to burn fuel efficiently. To get even better results try looking for a pair of coil packs to keep the spark strong.
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