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    Thread: Where do you buy your NGK spark plugs?

    1. 04-12-2012 05:09 PM #1
      I am looking for NGK BKR7E spark plugs. Googled it but all it comes up from is ebay and amazon. I don't buy engine parts from there due most of the stuff sold there is made in china. Idk where ngk manufacturers their stuff but i know china bootlegs their ngk plugs so i want to make sure i buy it from the right place.

      If anyone can give me their site where they get them from that would be greatly appreciated.

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      04-12-2012 05:16 PM #2
      my local carquest branch carries them @ 3.49/each

      wicked awesome price for these
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    3. 04-12-2012 05:18 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by jon-vw View Post
      my local carquest branch carries them @ 3.49/each

      wicked awesome price for these
      Do you know what the difference is between the BKR7E and the BKR7EIX

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      04-12-2012 05:19 PM #4
      one is copper one is iridium. so many threads on this....

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      04-12-2012 05:31 PM #6
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      04-12-2012 05:53 PM #7
      Napa pep boys autozone ECStuning advance auto parts.

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      04-12-2012 09:44 PM #8
      Oreilly, $2.59 each bkr6e or bkr7e
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      04-12-2012 09:54 PM #9
      any oreily's i have ever seen didnt carry ngks and when i asked for them they tried to argue with me telling me i need platinum plugs never had someone try to aggressively suggest parts on me especially a stupid idea like platinum plugs in a high performance turbo engine

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      04-12-2012 09:55 PM #10
      anyway i havnt been able to find them anywhere local so i get my plugs from ecs

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      04-12-2012 10:24 PM #11
      just call up your local oreilly and ask if they have ngk bkr7e plugs, if they say no we have none in stock, then say I need you to order 4 (or 8). IF they say they cant, then ask to speak to a manager.
      Oreilly stocks NGK plugs in their warehouses.

      IIRC honda d15/d16 engines use bkr6e plugs
      the car is on an inclined driveway and up on jack stands in the front only
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      04-13-2012 05:10 AM #12
      ask for part number NGK 4644. The part number has changed over the years. maybe thats throwing you off
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      04-13-2012 05:57 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      ask for part number NGK 4644. The part number has changed over the years. maybe thats throwing you off
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      04-13-2012 12:26 PM #14
      I get mine from auto plus warehouse. About $9. Give them the part #4644 . It will guarantee you get the right ones.

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    17. 04-13-2012 02:41 PM #17
      the #4644 is for the bkr7e correcT?
      Last edited by MK420TH92; 04-13-2012 at 02:48 PM.

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      04-13-2012 03:32 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by MK420TH92 View Post
      the #4644 is for the bkr7e correcT?
      Yes, and part # 6962 is for the BKR6E plugs, which is the same heat range as stock plugs.
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    19. 04-13-2012 04:44 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris164935 View Post
      Yes, and part # 6962 is for the BKR6E plugs, which is the same heat range as stock plugs.
      ok thanks.

    20. 05-14-2012 12:43 AM #20
      So I looked up the NGK BKR7E using the Part Number: 4644 on Autozone.com and the plug that came up is the: NGK V Power/Spark Plug. The issue is that the webiste states that it will not fit a 2001 VW GTI 1.8T.

      Is this the correct part? Should I ignore Autozones 'warning' message??

      http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par..._&viewAll=true

      Thanks!

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      05-14-2012 01:50 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by luckypwc View Post
      So I looked up the NGK BKR7E using the Part Number: 4644 on Autozone.com and the plug that came up is the: NGK V Power/Spark Plug. The issue is that the webiste states that it will not fit a 2001 VW GTI 1.8T.

      Is this the correct part? Should I ignore Autozones 'warning' message??

      http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par..._&viewAll=true

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    22. 05-15-2012 02:54 AM #22
      Thanks!!! Just out of curiousity do you know what cars the plug was "made to fit". At least accordingly to such 'experts' as Autozone

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      05-15-2012 02:59 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by luckypwc View Post
      Thanks!!! Just out of curiousity do you know what cars the plug was "made to fit". At least accordingly to such 'experts' as Autozone
      Not sure...but the reason the bkr7e doesn't fit our car according to autozone is the heat rating. Our car came with a 6 head range NGK plug. This is a cooler, 7 range NGK plug.

      Thread, length, resistor, seat is all the same.
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      Quote Originally Posted by groggory View Post
      Not sure...but the reason the bkr7e doesn't fit our car according to autozone is the heat rating. Our car came with a 6 head range NGK plug. This is a cooler, 7 range NGK plug.

      Thread, length, resistor, seat is all the same.
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    25. 05-16-2012 03:24 AM #25
      thanks all. very helpful and informative.

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      06-04-2012 01:52 PM #26
      Hey not to bring this back from the dead too much, but what really would the benefits be to buying BKR7EIX-11's over the plain BKR7E's?
      Obviously the IX's are the Iridium version, but is there really that much of a difference between the copper and the Iridium?
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      06-04-2012 02:41 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by FACTORYBOOST View Post
      Hey not to bring this back from the dead too much, but what really would the benefits be to buying BKR7EIX-11's over the plain BKR7E's?
      Obviously the IX's are the Iridium version, but is there really that much of a difference between the copper and the Iridium?
      Copper is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper. I pay ~$2.25/plug.

      Iridium lasts 6-10x longer between changes. I change my BKR7e's every 1-2 oil changes.

      Iridium is tricky to gap and does NOT like to be re-gapped. If you don't know what you're doing you can weaken the iridum point and cause it to break off during running.

      Both plugs are known to perform. From a performance standpoint just consider them near equals. There is a SLIGHT performance edge to be given to the iridiums, but it's nothing to write home about.

      Many tuners tune on the 7e's because they're so cheap...but then swap out to some iridiums once the tune is solid. The iridiums are just too expensive to be changing out all the time.
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      06-04-2012 02:51 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by groggory View Post
      Copper is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper. I pay ~$2.25/plug.

      Iridium lasts 6-10x longer between changes. I change my BKR7e's every 1-2 oil changes.

      Iridium is tricky to gap and does NOT like to be re-gapped. If you don't know what you're doing you can weaken the iridum point and cause it to break off during running.

      Both plugs are known to perform. From a performance standpoint just consider them near equals. There is a SLIGHT performance edge to be given to the iridiums, but it's nothing to write home about.

      Many tuners tune on the 7e's because they're so cheap...but then swap out to some iridiums once the tune is solid. The iridiums are just too expensive to be changing out all the time.
      bkr7e ftw I change mine every other oil change usually, but i have left them in as long as 20k miles with no problems. they might even be able to go longer, but meh they cost me 8.48 for a set so why wait lol
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      06-04-2012 04:09 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      bkr7e ftw I change mine every other oil change usually, but i have left them in as long as 20k miles with no problems. they might even be able to go longer, but meh they cost me 8.48 for a set so why wait lol
      Yea, I've been working on setting up my maintenance scheduling, and I don't like the idea of emptying my bank account every 40k for the OEM parts, even with a stupid awesome discount because I work at a dealer. I mean $52 for a set of spark plugs?!?!?!?
      I'll probably start getting Mann and Mahle filters as well.

      If anyone needs a copy I can include part numbers and some prices. I have it with full synthetic oil changes every 5k and brake and trans flush every 30k.
      But if I switch to BKR7E's I'll probably switch the plugs from every 40k to every 10k, but I'll still probably save money

      Thanks for all the help guys, I assumed durability was a factor, but I didn't really know about performance since auto shops (Autozone, O'Reilly's etc...) say Iridium, Platinum blah blah are sooo much better but they tell you Nitrogen is soo much better for you tires as well...

      ***Edit: I'll probably go with the BKR6E's since I has no modz
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      06-04-2012 04:22 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by FACTORYBOOST View Post
      Yea, I've been working on setting up my maintenance scheduling, and I don't like the idea of emptying my bank account every 40k for the OEM parts, even with a stupid awesome discount because I work at a dealer. I mean $52 for a set of spark plugs?!?!?!?
      I'll probably start getting Mann and Mahle filters as well.

      If anyone needs a copy I can include part numbers and some prices. I have it with full synthetic oil changes every 5k and brake and trans flush every 30k.
      But if I switch to BKR7E's I'll probably switch the plugs from every 40k to every 10k, but I'll still probably save money

      Thanks for all the help guys, I assumed durability was a factor, but I didn't really know about performance since auto shops (Autozone, O'Reilly's etc...) say Iridium, Platinum blah blah are sooo much better but they tell you Nitrogen is soo much better for you tires as well...

      ***Edit: I'll probably go with the BKR6E's since I has no modz
      If you're running no mods, just get the factory platinum plugs. They work great and last freaking forever.
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      06-04-2012 04:25 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by groggory View Post
      If you're running no mods, just get the factory platinum plugs. They work great and last freaking forever.
      I don't plan to stay stock for very long, but again, I'm not sure on how the finances will work out. And I just put new OEM platinums less than 10k ago so I'm good for awhile.
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      06-04-2012 08:20 PM #32
      Always ask for pn 4644.

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      06-04-2012 08:27 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by blazerpounds View Post
      Always ask for pn 4644.
      yup
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