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    Hello
    I have a 2005 Grand Caravan (the 3.8 engine) and I am going to replace the spark plugs, does anybody know which is the best spark plug that can be used ?? as i am really confused.

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    I believe the Champion double platinums are OEM.

    Others on the forum have tried different brands/types with success. But if you're happy with the way it performs now, just go for the OEM replacement.
    2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT (3.8L), Light Sandstone Metallic, 125K miles
    2005 Volvo XC70, 160K miles

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    Some people are happy with something other than the recommended OEM spark plug, but lots have had trouble using anything other than the Champion Double Platinum spark plugs that were DESIGNED for your engine.
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    2006 300C/5.7L HEMI V8/128/K mi/original W5A580
    2002 PT Cruiser/2.4L I4/139K mi/original 40TE
    1992 S-10/4.3L V6/249K mi/original 4L60E
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    In every car i've owned, i've never noticed a difference with "performance" plugs versus OEM plugs. In my truck I always use AC Delco plugs which have been great, when I put an MSD Distributor in i'm still gonna use the Delco plugs because I don't think anything else will be better, but I will get a set of 8mm MSD wires, and they'll be red because they look cool too.
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    I would stick with the Champion double platinum plugs.
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    Roger that, I'd use the OEM dual-platinum Champions.
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    I am using dual-platinum Champions with good results.
    2003 GC Sport 172 kmi, 3.3L FLEX
    1999 Toyota Camry LE, 116kmi, 4 cyl 2.2L

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    Autolite platinum plugs work just as well as the champions. I use them because my local store stocks them but not the champion platinum.
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    Mopar's come with Champion OEM for a reason. The same reason Ford comes with Autolite (motorcraft rebadged) and VW comes with Bosch. Champion double platinum's !!
    2001 Infiniti i30 3.0 DOHC V6: VQ30DE 177,000 miles; 1999 Nissan Altima GLE KA24 168,000 Miles
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    Prev. 97 T&C LXi 184k 3.8, 94 T&C 3.8 156k Miles, 93 GV LE 3.3 123k

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