Colder Spark Plug for Tuned Rangers

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So what spark plugs are you running in your tuned Ranger? How many have install colder "performance" plugs? Has anyone installed Ford Performance spark plugs?
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In all honesty unless the tuner specifically says to run a colder plug you shpuld stick with the factory plug. I have the Livernois tow tune as you already know and I have the factory plugs in it now. How many miles? 37,000 on the truck and 20,000 on the tune. Now if you were going all out with a bigger turbo and trying to make the worlds fastest Ranger(you got a long way to catch up by the way lol) then a colder plug wpuld be in your favor.
 

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I am currently using the Unleashed tune and I am running 1 step colder gaped at .026 and the truck runs great. I check the plugs after a few thousand miles and they looked perfect!
I’ve also run a tune from Gearheads and SSI.
 
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I am currently using the Unleashed tune and I am running 1 step colder gaped at .026 and the truck runs great. I check the plugs after a few thousand miles and they looked perfect!
I’ve also run a tune from Gearheads and SSI.
Can you please drop me a link for the exact plug you are running Landis?....I would so much appreciate it :like:
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Can you please drop me a link for the exact plug you are running Landis?....I would so much appreciate it :like:
Thanks!!
I am using the NGK-95822 without any issues. As I mentioned when I checked them, they looked perfect! Purchased from Stage 3 Motorsports.
 


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So I ran colder plugs on my tuned Focus ST, and found that every year or 15k or so i'd need to replace the plugs. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.
 

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So I ran colder plugs on my tuned Focus ST, and found that every year or 15k or so i'd need to replace the plugs. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.
I also came from the Focus ST world...had 2! Same thing for me, I typically changed them at 20-25K.
 

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I also came from the Focus ST world...had 2! Same thing for me, I typically changed them at 20-25K.
Thats funny, i also had 2 of them. Only one of them lasted long enough to get tuned. Wrecked the first one on my bday at 5am thanks to some idiots that couldn't stop in time on the freeway...
 

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I am currently using the Unleashed tune and I am running 1 step colder gaped at .026 and the truck runs great. I check the plugs after a few thousand miles and they looked perfect!
I’ve also run a tune from Gearheads and SSI.
Just curious, did Unleashed specifically tell or suggest you install different plugs? As with you, I also came from a Focus ST that I had the Ford Performance tune on, and it came with colder plugs. Actually I sold the ST to get the Ranger, LOL!

I am currently running the Livernois tune in my Ranger with factory plugs. Nothing was suggested by Livernois to change plugs.
 
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Ok...so I had a nice chat with the folks at NGK about colder plugs for our Rangers. Here is a link to what I was pointed too.....Think I'm going to go with the Ruthenium and gap at about .026-.027
You'll notice the Ruthenium is specifically made for supercharged/turbocharged vehicles.

FYI....I did have a nice long conversation with Anthony @ Livernois yesterday about all things Ranger performance....nice dude....anyway, we did talk about plugs and he said we didn't need to run colder plugs in our tuned Rangers but it wouldn't hurt anything to go 1 step colder.

https://www.ngk.com/ngk-95605-ltr7bhx-ruthenium-hx-plug

https://www.ngk.com/ngk-6510-ltr7ix-11-iridium-ix-spark-plug
 
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Thats funny, i also had 2 of them. Only one of them lasted long enough to get tuned. Wrecked the first one on my bday at 5am thanks to some idiots that couldn't stop in time on the freeway...
I had a TS 2014 and a White 2018. The 2014 I traded in and some kid bought it and blew it up, replaced the motor then totaled it. I traded the 2018 in on the Ranger got sick off trying to car top 2 kayaks! LOl

Sorry to hi-jack the spark plug question!
Just curious, did Unleashed specifically tell or suggest you install different plugs? As with you, I also came from a Focus ST that I had the Ford Performance tune on, and it came with colder plugs. Actually I sold the ST to get the Ranger, LOL!

I am currently running the Livernois tune in my Ranger with factory plugs. Nothing was suggested by Livernois to change plugs.
Unleashed said I was ok with the stock plugs but I’m kind of a Tuner Junkie...I like trying others tunes and Gearheads and SSI recommended the 1-step colder plugs. I’ve gone back and forth with tunes and the Unleashed tune is overall the smoothest with a great punch when you get on it. SSI is pretty cool because they do a 1-10 up shift and downshift performance tune....transmission doesn’t skip any gears.

I traded my 2nd ST for the Ranger. Too much of a PIA to car top 2 kayaks on the ST! Lol
 
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I am currently using the Unleashed tune and I am running 1 step colder gaped at .026 and the truck runs great. I check the plugs after a few thousand miles and they looked perfect!
I’ve also run a tune from Gearheads and SSI.
I believe those plugs come gapped at .031 from NGK. How did you decide on a .026 gap? Just curious.....
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