I've purchased several aftermarket wire sets myself with unhappy results
and have seen many customers' vehicles with new aftermarket sets that arc,
or have the ends pull off, etc. when I test the ignition system.
Back when Hyundai parts quality wasn't the best, I didn't mind using an
aftermarket part to get the car out the door, but even then, I refused to
use aftermarket wires because I'd seen so many problems with them. One of
the brands Brian mentioned was one I'd had trouble with.
In principle, I agree. There shouldn't be anything special about plug
wires. It's pretty simple technology. I think one of the problems was
that nearly every set I saw skimped on the insulator. Thinking back, this
may also mean they skimped on the conductor material as well. In any
event, the OP should be able to do better than Tom's $140. My dealer
doesn't even charge that much, and we're pretty high on our pricing.
The fact we disagree is no problem, Mike. It just means we've had
different experiences. I thought it was important to present mine, and
I'm also glad I've heard your experience as well as Brian's.