That's not true. Resistor wire, while not ideal will work fine. Lot of folks have sucessfully used trash scrounged resistor wires.FIRST..... the resistor wire that is used in cars lose too much spark and will not work.
You MUST use plug wiring with solid metalic wire cire.
never said it wouldn't work for a while... just you cut somthing down that cracks overtime anyway, so it won't last very longI've used the wire shown for 700 miles and have put it on several biles. It priduces as good or better performance as the original.
It has never 'arced' or zapped my leg. I costs $2.50 TO make.
My NAPA store has never heard of a 7mm solid cor wire in any form.
Those who understand Ohms Law know that resistor wire is no worse than copper (or "oxygen free" monster wire) in this respect. Any difference is due to damaged conductor or termination and has nothing to do with the material.i tried 3 diff resistor wires..... all resulted in very reduced performance
but in turn, it adds resistance, with a car that has 10K+ volts the resistance doesn't mean much, but with a low voltage ignition, it does.....
Magnecor Race Wires"Low-resistance" conductors are an easy sell, as most people associate all ignition wire conductors with original equipment and replacement ignition wire carbon conductors (which progressively fail as a result of microscopic carbon granules burning away and thus reducing the spark energy to the spark plugs) and with solid wire zero-resistance conductors that were used by racers with no need for suppression. Consumers are easily led into believing that if a spiral conductor's resistance is almost zero, its performance must be similar to that of a solid metal conductor all race cars once used. HOWEVER, NOTHING IS FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
What is not generally understood (or is ignored) is that as a result of the laws of electricity, the potential 45,000 plus volts (with alternating current characteristics) from the ignition coil (a pulse type transformer) does not flow through the entire the length of fine wire used for a spiral conductor like the 1 volt DC voltage from a test ohmmeter, but flows in a magnetic field surrounding the outermost surface of the spiral windings (skin effect). The same skin effect applies equally to the same pulsating flow of current passing through carbon and solid metal conductors.
A spiral conductor with a low electrical resistance measured by an ohmmeter indicates, in reality, nothing other than less of the expensive fine wire is used for the conductor windings — a construction which cannot achieve a clean and efficient current flow through the magnetic field surrounding the windings, resulting in poor suppression for RFI and EMI.