I'm looking for a reasonably neutral comparison of various brands of spark plug wires (ignition wires). Specifically, I want to know if there are strong advantages over name brands vs Autozone's house brand (Duralast).
I've found this vendor's description
of some of the marketing hoo-hah behind some premium brands, and this objective but misguided
comparison of the low voltage DC resistance of the wires.
Where are the tales from the real world of drivers that used the cheap-o Autozone wires and loved them, or who ran the cheapo wires and the expensive wires and had reasons to prefer one or the other? I would like to avoid the Monster Cable effect where people feel that the cables are great without anything objective to back it up.
I'm interested specifically in the following:
- durability of the wire - how well does it hold up over time?
- "performance" of the wire - delivery of spark, resistance to arcing, resistance to generation of EMI/RF
I'm hoping the hive mind can help me because, for once, I've struck out on the internet. Perhaps there's a car magazine that's done this comparison, but Google isn't helping me here.
Don't know if it matters, but the car is a 1996 Caprice Classic with a 5.7l/350 LT-1 V8 Engine.