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#1 fatkidd

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:59 PM

This is not a fancy or high profile tip...but merely something that I do to help me and thought I would pass it on to the "family" here.

When you are doing plug wires and you are using a larger wire's insulation for the boot material...

After you have cut the boot material into the lengths that you will be using, slide all of the boots onto a straight pin.

It will stretch the insulation just enough to slide easily onto the plug wires.

Like I said, nothing fancy, but it works.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 01:57 PM

what do you use for plug boots im still trying to figure it out

Edited by Lownslow, 10 June 2011 - 01:58 PM.


#3 diymirage

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:07 PM

what do you use for plug boots im still trying to figure it out



if you buy prewired they come with booth material
if your building you own just find a larger gauge wire then the plugs and strip that wire
then you can use the insulation as booths

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:19 PM

Check this site for 90 degree boots
http://www.straightl...rg/tipseng.html

#5 tsanders38

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:00 AM

I use the Radio Shack 30 AWG wrapping wire and telephone wire for the insulation. You need a pretty good size pin or needle to stretch it to fit.