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Can anyone who recently bought Motorcraft plugs confirm if they are still made in the USA?
I still think NGK are the best made plugs in the world but I am trying to buy more US products. I almost bought a set of Autolites today but upon inspection of the package I saw they are now made in China.
I'll take Japanese or Mexico IF I can't get USA but China is an absolute no-go with me.
I can't think of any other possible U.S. Brands of plugs besides AC Delco and Champion. I'm not a fan of Champion.
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Can anyone who recently bought Motorcraft plugs confirm if they are still made in the USA?
I still think NGK are the best made plugs in the world but I am trying to buy more US products. I almost bought a set of Autolites today but upon inspection of the package I saw they are now made in China.
I'll take Japanese or Mexico IF I can't get USA but China is an absolute no-go with me.
I can't think of any other possible U.S. Brands of plugs besides AC Delco and Champion. I'm not a fan of Champion.
i don't think so. hardly anything is made here anymore. being an auto tech for 25 years i would not put a champiom in anything other than a dodge. i have always run autolite or ac delco in all my vehicles that are american made and ngk in all the metrics cars and bikes. having tryed them all NGK is top shelf IMO
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i don't think so. hardly anything is made here anymore. being an auto tech for 25 years i would not put a champiom in anything other than a dodge. i have always run autolite or ac delco in all my vehicles that are american made and ngk in all the metrics cars and bikes. having tryed them all NGK is top shelf IMO
Yep, that matches what I've done except put Champions in Dodge. I used to run Autolites in my 60's and 70's Mopars.
I always ran NGK in metric cars and bikes.

I have an old metric car that I'm trying to turn American one part at a time
Seriously though, I'm trying to stay away from all things Chinese and go USA wherever possible.
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I've always ASSumed that motorcrafts were just re-baged Champions. Was i wrong for thinking this?
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Yep, that matches what I've done except put Champions in Dodge. I used to run Autolites in my 60's and 70's Mopars.
I always ran NGK in metric cars and bikes

nevre put em in my muscle cars always ran autolite in all my Mopars too
But they came stock in the dodges and were able to leave the showroom with em

i heart you but buying american is getting to be a real problem all the ac delco stuff is made somewhere else. it had gotten so bad before i closed my buisness. i was having to run aftermarket to get a good part . and i always prided myself on using genuine factory parts. they just ain't genuine anymore
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Unfortunately, some American made products are crap, preying on "made in America" loyalty. Where I work (Naval shipyard) we have a lot of issues with bearing failures in electric motors. We are forbidden to buy foreign bearings such as NTN, so we scrap about 10% or more of our bearings when they are put on the bearing tester, and another 5% fail during operational testing. The U.S. suppliers are counting on foreign restrictions. To my knowledge, not a single NTN has ever failed to pass it's testing in the past 20+ years.
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Can anyone who recently bought Motorcraft plugs confirm if they are still made in the USA?
I still think NGK are the best made plugs in the world but I am trying to buy more US products. I almost bought a set of Autolites today but upon inspection of the package I saw they are now made in China.
I'll take Japanese or Mexico IF I can't get USA but China is an absolute no-go with me.
I can't think of any other possible U.S. Brands of plugs besides AC Delco and Champion. I'm not a fan of Champion.
I believe Motorcraft spark plugs are made by Autolite. I think the story goes like this: Ford sold Autolite, Allied bought Autolite. Motorcraft plugs may be made by them but they have different specs. Used to be made in the US. God knows where they are made now.

NKG a Japanese company makes some in the US.

Champions made in South Carolina ?

I run Champions. They seem to work fine.

I used to keep up with this kind of stuff when I traded stocks pretty much on a daily basis. These days I don't care.

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I looked at a set of Motorcaft plugs today and they said made in Mexico.
Looks like I'm going with the NGK plugs.
I did find set of USA made plug wires at Orieleys auto Parts.
The Brand on the box is Omni Spark and it has the flag and "made in USA" on the outside of the box.

I hear you Quay that Made in USA does not automatically mean quality.
Anyone who's lived through the 70's knows what I'm talking about.
That said I don't want to give up and I want to at least try to support US products.
We can't afford NOT to try.
Once an american brand goes overseas it doesn't come back.
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NGK makes sparkplugs in the US & Japan:

http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/About_n...x.asp?mode=nml
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I did find set of USA made plug wires at Orieleys auto Parts.
The Brand on the box is Omni Spark and it has the flag and "made in USA" on the outside of the box.

The box was made in the USA................
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