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PostSubject: Coil Packs???   Coil Packs??? EmptyThu Aug 09, 2007 4:07 pm

With a stock supercharged setup on my '95 Rivi, is there any benefit of the performance coil packs over the regular ones?....and how can i test if i need new ones? thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Packs???   Coil Packs??? EmptyThu Aug 09, 2007 4:21 pm

ricoshay wrote:
With a stock supercharged setup on my '95 Rivi, is there any benefit of the performance coil packs over the regular ones?....and how can i test if i need new ones? thanks

THE PERFORMANCE COIL PACKS ARE GARBAGE. The stock coil packs are being used on 600-800 hp cars. Take them off and visually inspect them. Or scan the car. they should pop a DTC i think. back in the day, One of my terminals was rusted and I didnt even notice until it was too late. Try cleaning them oof and the ignition module.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Packs???   Coil Packs??? EmptyThu Aug 09, 2007 4:32 pm

I wouldn't call them garbage, but they are no better than OEM. Certainly not worth the extra $$. Somewhere I read that MSD coils used near identical parts to stock internals.

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PostSubject: Re: Coil Packs???   Coil Packs??? EmptyThu Aug 09, 2007 4:37 pm

AA wrote:
I wouldn't call them garbage, but they are no better than OEM. Certainly not worth the extra $$. Somewhere I read that MSD coils used near identical parts to stock internals.

well if they have a higher failure rate, more expensive, not OEM, and use almost the same parts but are more expensive...I call that garbage.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Packs???   Coil Packs??? EmptyThu Aug 09, 2007 11:30 pm

97rivman wrote:
AA wrote:
I wouldn't call them garbage, but they are no better than OEM. Certainly not worth the extra $$. Somewhere I read that MSD coils used near identical parts to stock internals.

well if they have a higher failure rate, more expensive, not OEM, and use almost the same parts but are more expensive...I call that garbage.

accel claims to use a little bit different material for the windings and other stuff i don't know the details and both MSD and accel have a valid looking spec list but like alex said, higher failure rate - affirmative, price - bout the same as OEM. thing that kinda gets me though is I noticed summit makes performance coils as well for i think thirty-something and they werent any bling bling colors or anything and I consider summit parts to be not messing around. non-performance aftermarket coils from wells, nieoff, etc are around 30-40 bones so maybe those summit ones are worth while. I have a set of those accel ones that I took from work and I wouldn't say they do too much. I suspect it may be possible to use them to your advantage with racing fuel or perhaps different plug conditions. On older cars, i've heard of taking advantage of the increased output voltage by increasing the gap on the plugs a little bit but I have yet to mess around with that on the riv.

overall i would agree with aaron and alex about them not being worth the money as a replacement. no way i would pay for them even with my discount. no
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Packs???   Coil Packs??? EmptyFri Aug 10, 2007 8:46 am

OEM it is...thanks for the info guys!
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