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8mm vs. 8.5mm wires??

i recently purchased a 90 5.0 and wanted to do a tune up to it.
somewhere in the cars previous line of owners it recieved a
MSD 6AL box and 8.5mm wires, a blaster 2 coils as well. do i need to have 8.5mm wires with the MSD box?? i would much rather put
a nice set of Taylor wires on there and i can get a set of those in
the 8mm pretty cheap. thanks everybody

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Im not convinced there is much difference between wires, but some swear by them. Ive seend several people running MSD with 8mm wires, so I would say you will be fine.


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thanks blade. i appreciate the info
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I run a MSD digi6, pro billet distributor, Mallory coil and Ford racing wires. Never had a problem. The best part, the wires are about $40.
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Might as well keep it 8.5mm+

Either accel 8.8, msd 8.5mm or ford 9mm will work fine. If you want to really get good ones, go for Mallory wires.

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