Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX)
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NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX)

Part No. 7164 Warranty Details  

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Laser-welded iridium center electrode is resistant to heat, corrosion and electrical wear. The tapered ground electrode minimizes quenching. Provides outstanding acceleration, high fuel efficiency and durability.

Product Features:
  • 0.6 mm iridium-tip center electrode provides durability and a high melting point
  • Taper-cut ground electrode shape provides improved flame reproduction
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Electrode Core Material:Iridium
Electrode Tip Material:Iridium
Ground Strap Quantity:1
Manufacturer Heat Range:5
Resistor:Yes
Shorty Spark Plug:No
Spark Plug Reach:0.708 in
Spark Plug Seat Type:tapered
Spark Plug Thread Size:14 mm
Tip Configuration:Loose
Type:Iridium IX
Wrench Diameter:5/8 in

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NGKIridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX)
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves engine efficiency (28)
  • Easy to install (21)
  • Increases power (21)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (28)
  • Replacement (20)
  • Performance driving (17)
  • Restoration (7)
  • Racing (6)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (6), Auto enthusiast (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (11), Auto enthusiast (10), Mechanic (6), Truck enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Will buy again.

I put these in my 2001 Cadillac Seville SLS. I was having intermittent missing and occasional starting problems - especially when hot. Since I bought the car used and didn't know the service...Read complete review

I put these in my 2001 Cadillac Seville SLS. I was having intermittent missing and occasional starting problems - especially when hot. Since I bought the car used and didn't know the service history, I decided to replace the plugs first. This solved the problem instantly. Even though pre-gapped, you should check the gap, as 3 out of 8 were off. No noticeable fuel economy improvement, however, above problems were solved and there IS a noticeable power increase - probably in the 10% range.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

fragile

These plugs are fragile, must be very careful gaping them, I cracked one installing it on the back side of engine and I have never broken a plug in my life, did not...Read complete review

These plugs are fragile, must be very careful gaping them, I cracked one installing it on the back side of engine and I have never broken a plug in my life, did not do anything extra for motor runs normal,took out old e-3s and if I had to do over I would go with the e-3s or ac-delco. Overall just a normal replacement plug that is a little on the delicate side!

Reviewed by 36 customers

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4.0

Good OEM upgrade.

By 

from USA

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

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    5.0

    Great

    By 

    from New port Richey , florida

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

    Easy to use
    Durable
    Are a bit pricey

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    5.0

    A distance driver's perfect gift!

    By 

    from Weslaco,TX

    Pros

    • Increase Gas Mileage

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

        Installed these on a bone-stock 1996 Mustang GT after the Bosch Iridiums consumed 7 1/2 gallons of gas with just 130 miles of driving.

        Not even after 5 seconds of starting the Mustang, high idle quickly adjusted to normal. A bit of city driving showed these NGK Iridium's can handle stop-and-go traffic without hesitation/lag and no massive gulp of fuel.

        Now for the fun part: I reset my tripmeter and went on a long distance highway cruise without stopping to refuel or for a traffic light (merry-go-round cruising). With 3.925 gallons (1 Quart on the Mustang fuel gauge) I topped 138.5 miles...so that's 35.28 miles per gallon. Perfect for a distance driver!

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        4.0

        Worth the money

        By 

        from Austin, TX.

        About Me Do It Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • Increases Power

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Performance Improvement

        Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

        Fit my 99 Suburban perfectly. Was having some trouble firing up in the cool morning. these new plugs along with AC Delco wires fixed the problem and have seen about a 10% improvement in performance especially when merging into traffic. She just has a little more pep in her step.

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        5.0

        Works for my '96 Roadmaster

        By 

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

            Great product. Put it on my 1996 Buick Roadmaster. Have had it on for 4 months now. To be honest, I have not noticed an increase in performance or gas mileage though. Good thing though is that these are supposed to last a lot longer, therefore, less labor.

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            (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX)

            By 

            from Chicago, Il.

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Performance Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

              Love the Plugs. I have these Plugs in both my Vehicles, 02 Ford Escape/07 Chevy Cobalt, and I am very satisfied with the overall performance of this product.

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              (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              gets the job done

              By 

              from East Haddam ct

              About Me Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

                  Like I said gets the job done, didn't notice the power increase others mentioned but certainly didn't hurt it either

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                  (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great plugs, just as described

                  By 

                  from Wilson, NC

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Engine Efficiency
                  • Increases Power

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Performance Driving
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

                    Tell the difference as soon as I had them put in. Car started right up everytime (before my start-up was kinda sometimey). Seems like they will be long lasting but haven't driven long enough yet.

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                    (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Burning rubber

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Improves Engine Efficiency
                    • Increases Power

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving
                      • Performance Driving
                      • Replacement

                      Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

                      I did through research on these before I bought them. Both on this website and others.
                      There is no need to buy thread lube. Unless the vehicle is vintage. My ASE certified mechanic set me straight on that.
                      There is no need to gap either. They install like, well spark plugs.
                      I noticed a substantial power increase. My car downshifts less, and upshifts sooner. I can get the car to break traction more often than I used to.
                      I keep close track of the fuel economy. I have noticed a 1 to 2 MPG increase.

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                      (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Quality plug

                      By 

                      from Hemet, Ca

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer
                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Improves Engine Efficiency
                      • Increases Power
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Driving
                        • Performance Driving
                        • Racing
                        • Replacement
                        • Restoration

                        Comments about NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX):

                        Awesome product

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                        • Q:

                          will these work for a toyota corolla 2008
                          Asked on 8/27/2014 by sunny from texas

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Sunny, glad to assist you! This part is not an exact fit for your 2008 Toyota Corolla. We do have an exact fit part available online for your vehicle and the part number is 5464. Please enter your vehicle on our website and search for this part to check the fitment.

                            Answered on 8/28/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Are these spark plugs high performance?
                          Asked on 3/18/2014 by Kroydog

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            It's a good question, Kroydog! This plug line (IX) is an entry performance line.

                            Answered on 3/19/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What is the gap for 2000 GMC k2500 454 big block?
                          Asked on 11/1/2013 by Northgregg

                          2 answers

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                            A:

                            Hi Northgregg, this NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX) -part# 7164 is an exact fit for your 2000 GMC K2500 and is pre-gapped at 0.060".

                            Answered on 11/3/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Northgregg, this NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX) - Part No. 7164 pre-gapped at 0.060 inch.

                            Answered on 11/3/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Would these work in my 2000 buick reagal LS?? 3.8 ltr non supercharged..
                          Asked on 5/26/2013 by Justin from St Albans, VT

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX) - Part No. 7164 works fine with your 2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 5/26/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will these work in a 1997 Ford F15 4.6Liter, I chatted with a representative on here and they said they will, cause they made a recommendation to me that they would. I like the fact that they have lifetime warranty on them.
                          Asked on 4/27/2013 by Brad the man from Fitzgerald,GA

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            This NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX) (Part No. 7164) should work fine for your 1997 Ford F15 4.6Liter. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 4/27/2013 by Max from AAP
                        • Q:

                          what do they torque at
                          Asked on 3/20/2013 by rich

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            For further assistance regarding NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX), Part No. 7164, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. This information would help us to assist you in a better way.
                            For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 3/20/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                        • Q:

                          i was getting 19 miles per gallon hwy using the standard plugs in my ford f150 with the 4.6 windisor engine. i replaced the standard plugs with the ngk iridium tr55IX plugs to get better gas mileage but i went from 19 mpg to 16 mpg what is wrong
                          Asked on 2/26/2013 by herb back yard mecanic from manning s.c

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Sorry, with reference to your inquiry on the NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (TR55IX) - part# 7164, without the presence of the vehicle we could neither diagnose the problem nor provide you with a 100% answer. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 2/27/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What is the gap for a 2005 Mazda 6S?
                          Asked on 4/11/2012 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The owner's manual for your 2005 Mazda 6S specifies the following: I-4 2.3L NGK's ITR6F 13 Gap: (0.049-0.053 in), V-6 3.0L Motorcraft AGSF 22FSCM Gap: (0.051-0.057 in).

                            Answered on 4/13/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          what is the gap for 01 gt
                          Asked on 3/22/2012 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            This NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (Part No. 7164) already comes with pre gapped with 0.060 inch and this part fits your 2001 Ford Mustang GT.

                            Answered on 3/23/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                        • Q:

                          what is the recommended gap for this spark plug for a 1994 ford explorer?
                          Asked on 1/14/2012 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The recommended gap size for this NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug (Part No. 7164) manufactured by NGK is 0.054 for your 1994 Ford Explorer.

                            Answered on 1/15/2012 by Dennis from AAP
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