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Denso Platinum TT Spark Plugs / Autolite Professional Wires

I am about to do a spark plug and wire change. I picked up Denso platinum spark plugs, and autolite professional wires. Is there anything bad about running different brand plugs and wires? How do these denso plugs compare to others? I am not looking for the god of spark plugs, its just a daily driver that needs a tune up I am at 65k miles and I am starting to get some rough idleing.

Give me some responses before I tear into this stuff, thanks!
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You should be fine. No need to match brands.
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Alright, has anyone tried these plugs out? They seem to be a new product that is specific to advanced auto parts only.

Below are the specs and information supplied for the plugs.....


"Platinum TT Plug - New Platinum Twin-Tip Design with Titanium-Enhanced Ground Strap

Product Features:
•Platinum TT Plug - New Platinum Twin-Tip Design with Titanium-Enhanced Ground Strap
•100% pre-fired to assure high quality
•Copper-glass seal bonds the center electrode and insulator together for a gas-tight seal; maintains proper heat and excludes hot combustion gases
•Purified alumina powder insulator provides exceptional dielectric strength and thermal conductivity, allowing the material to stand up to extreme stress"

'Center Electrode Material: 1.1Pt
Thread Reach: 18mm (.708")
Includes Gasket or Seal: Tapered
Seat Style: Tapered
Center Electrode Core Type: Copper
Rib Configuration: Five-rib design
Reach: 18mm (.708")
Electrode Core: Copper
Terminal Top Fixed or Threaded: Solid
Hex Size: 5/8" (16mm)
Number of Electrodes: 1
Insulator Type: Purified Alumina Powder Insulator
Ground Electrode: Ni+Ti
Heat Range: 16
Center Electrode Firing Tip: 1.1Pt
Gasket Installed or Loose: Installed
Center Electrode Tip: 1.1Pt
Thread Size/Diameter: 14mm
Sealing Type: Copper-glass seal
Side Electrode: Ni+Ti
Shell Material: Steel alloy
Seat Type: Tapered
Thread Diameter: 14mm
Electrode Tip: 1.1Pt
Resistor Type: 5000 ohm
Resistor: Yes
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from what ive seen over the years, Motorcrafts or Autolites are the best for Fords. As long as you dont use Bosch in a Ford you should be fine man.
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Bosch +4 are a total rip off. I had a 1995 Tbird w/4.6 v8 and had the MSD coil packs on it. With only about six or seven thousand miles i decided they werent worth it, so i just got a basic 764 Autolite and put them in and gapped em at .065 and man that was success. I worked at Advance Auto when i had this car and TRUST ME i tried EVERY single plug in this car ( the 4.6 v8 is the easiest tune up in the world by the way) and a 764 autolite gapped big was the best bang for the buck. I drive a 2005 Ranger FX4 4.0SOHC and put the motorcraft plugs but they have a iridium tip now....truck runs great! Stick with either autolite or motorcraft is my point!
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X2 on the autolite or motorcraft
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i used just used copper core on my thunderbird but if i were to put autolites in my truck i would go with X2 since the motorcrafts i put in my truck are irdium anyway but i treat my truck with motorcraft everything plugs, fuel filter and oil filter good stuff
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crap i thought x2 meant like the xtreme autolite plugs what does x2 mean? im old school
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x2 means he agrees with the motocraft and autolite statement
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