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Do we need to add the grease to either side of new plugs or will the grease in the boot be enough?

Is there a certain torque that each one should be installed with?

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Don't put grease on the side that actually goes into the cylinder, just on the boot side if you are going to do it. It's not a bad idea to put never seize on the threads though.

There probably is a specified torque but if you just snug them up pretty good with a 3/8" drive ratchet that will be good enough.

I'm not sure if discount auto performance sells plugs or not but I'd contact them first to find out. Otherwise just go to your local auto store or dealership and get them there.
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The OEMs are 4.78 at my local dealership. Didnt seem too bad but didnt know if anywhere online had them super cheap with shipping or anything. Ive read mixed reviews on anti seize so I may stay away from it, but didnt know if it was good practice to add more grease than is already in the boot or if the grease in the boot is enough?
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For something as small as a spark plug I doubt there would be any significant savings buying them online. I could be wrong though.

I've used anti seize tons of engines for years (including 800 HP race engines). Never had a problem with it. With aluminum heads it's definitely something you want to consider.

The grease that's in the boot will probably be good enough but it never hurts to add another dab. Just make sure you use a proper electric grease if you do it.
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