Firecore wires are definately what we needed. You can get custom length wires with different style plug boots on each wire. On there website they have a documented 9hp increase on a dyno with there wires. They took the time to answear all our questions while he was driving to a race. What other company would do that these days? Best part was they only cost about $10 more than your other standard race wires.
Drag Week 2009 winner BB/NA
Drag Week 2010 second BB/NA
Drag week 2011 Winner Modified/NA
Drag week 2012 Winner SS BB/NA
They all light the fire on a low compression naturally aspirated engine.
But in high boost applications, we struggle to find a good plug and wire combo that doesn't allow the spark to take a dive directly out the plug wire. MSD's Hemi wires on our new landspeed car, on the dyno at about 1100whp started arcing straight through the wire. We had to go with Moroso wires and boots to hopefully get around that problem. That's with our, per TC, "wimpy" IGN1-A coils (which will arc a 48" gap, FYI).
I consider Lance Nist the guru of ignition. He says that the best wires out there have boots that cover the ENTIRE porcelain of the pllug, and actually touch the steel. When figuring out the Huber mustang's ignition, his advice turned out to be spot on. We found plug boots that cover the porcelain and eliminated spark blowout entirely.
Now, you may not be working on a 5hp per cubic inch monster, but the same rules apply. A good set of wires will last a long time. CDMBill is running a very hot ignition, so is Jeff McKC, and their choice in wires seem to be spot on - they've both lasted a long time.
I do not believe the "documented 9hp increase" crap from plug wire manufacturers, however. In my opinion, if you changed oyur wires and gained 9hp then you have some other issue going on that your test did not cover. Danny Miller tested wires on his 2009 EMC entry and found that, if your cap, rotor, coil and everything else are up to snuff, then you're not going to get a benefit from wires. It makes fun marketing but, it's BS.
IF YOU HAD A BAD SET OF WIRES IT SEEMS PRETTY EASY TO DO. Who won the first EMC TC? Google it up.
Talking to Joe on the phone he is a good guy but full of misdirrection and what he calls Speed Secrets he will not just give up.
Last edited by JeffMcKC; August 10th, 2012 at 12:07 PM.
2007 SBN/A Drag Week Winner & First only SBN/A Car in the 9's Till 2012
First to run in the .90s .80s and .70's in SBN/A
2012 SSBN/A Drag Week Winner First in the 9.60's/ 9.67 @ 139 1.42 60'
2013 SSBN/A Drag Week, Lets quit sand bagging, and let it rip!
Drag Week 2012 - Winner Street Race Big Block Naturally Aspirated - Big hat no horses
Drag Week 2013 - Watching the live feed
Drag Week 2014 - Maybe I'll go faster with a 1000 fewer pounds?