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Old 06-28-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I need to change my ignition coil. I was wondering what kind coils u guys running? I want to get OEM coils (they are best) but they go for $572 which is kind lot for me, m low on money right now I was thinking about ACCEL or MSD? What do you guys think?


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Motocraft from Rockauto. I think they're like $43 each.
You may be able to get away with doing the boots and springs though for much less. Rockauto has them as well.

Stay away from the aftermarket coils...
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Thx, car has about 92,000 miles that when ur change the coils right? If
I do change the spring, should I get motorcaft brand or any other brand will be good?


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We used to think 100k change them but cliffyk set us all straight on that. The boots do need replacing and you're doing it at the perfect time.
If you're doing them all, I'd go with the Standard boot and spring kit, CPBK205.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:41 AM   #5
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Running MSD on my '04 GT!.. Zero issues!..


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Old 06-29-2014, 02:33 AM   #6
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Thx what u think about those coils off eBay? I don't need spark plug but coils. Are those good?

m.ebay.com/itm/181421905539?nav=SEARCH


I was thinking about get msd but lot people are saying don't get aftermarket coils I have no idea why but I think OEM is OEM no matter what tho


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I personally don't like eBay!.. Rather pay extra to a company I know and trust!..

My personal experience is this!.. MSD is as good, to slightly better than OEM!.. Accell is as good, and Moto Blue as good to slightly worse!.. These are just the brands/parts that I've used, and my personal experience!..


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If you want to do it right run the OEM ones.

You can buy them for $350 shipped for the set from Rockauto or you can try a plug/boot kit from Rockauto or Amazon for about $30 to refresh them first. MSD anything is junk, Accel is not much better and if you buy no-name ebay ones you might as well just leave the high mileage stockers alone.
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If you want to do it right run the OEM ones.

You can buy them for $350 shipped for the set from Rockauto or you can try a plug/boot kit from Rockauto or Amazon for about $30 to refresh them first. MSD anything is junk, Accel is not much better and if you buy no-name ebay ones you might as well just leave the high mileage stockers alone.
Yikes! MSD is far from junk... They make some of the best ignition system components on the market..lol.. That being said there is nothing wrong with our stock oem cops, however my gas mileage did improve after installing MSD's

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Yikes! MSD is far from junk... They make some of the best ignition system components on the market..lol.. That being said there is nothing wrong with our stock oem cops, however my gas mileage did improve after installing MSD's

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No, no they don't. If you think they do you're either falling for advertising or you've just been lucky with them. Everything is now outsourced to China, if you ever crack open one of their boxes it looks like a 12 yr old hot glued it together (may very well have been the case) and there is a reason ppl joke about MSD=Might Suddenly Die/My Spark Disappeared.

If you want quality ignition components look at Crane's stuff.
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No, no they don't. If you think they do you're either falling for advertising or you've just been lucky with them. Everything is now outsourced to China, if you ever crack open one of their boxes it looks like a 12 yr old hot glued it together (may very well have been the case) and there is a reason ppl joke about MSD=Might Suddenly Die/My Spark Disappeared.

If you want quality ignition components look at Crane's stuff.

It's funny how your the only one I know that don't like MSD!.. Lol. I've been using MSD for several years and had zero problems!.. It was one of my OEM coils that actually went bad!..


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Like anything else... Your mileage may vary.

Scotty is NOT the only one that thinks aftermarket coils suck.
If you want to know why OEM coils are the best choice, search cliffyk's posts. There is a link, somewhere, where he actually tests different brands of coils, TO DESTRUCTION!
OEM coils were, by far, the most durable.
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Like anything else... Your mileage may vary.

Scotty is NOT the only one that thinks aftermarket coils suck.
If you want to know why OEM coils are the best choice, search cliffyk's posts. There is a link, somewhere, where he actually tests different brands of coils, TO DESTRUCTION!
OEM coils were, by far, the most durable.
I do recall cliffys test of the cops... But I've been a fan of MSD for over 20 years and they've always done me right... Half of the **** I own is made in China, lol

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Stick to stock coils. I've been on here nearing 3 years now, and I can't count how many threads I've seen where aftermarket coils have failed pretty fast. Especially screaming demons/accel. From what I've seen MSD's have the best rep from all the aftermarkets, but still aren't even close to stock ones.

It wasn't a good point about the abbreviation though lol. People say we are Found On Road Dead... But I haven't been yet *knocks on wood*
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I do recall cliffys test of the cops... But I've been a fan of MSD for over 20 years and they've always done me right... Half of the **** I own is made in China, lol

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MSD used to be ok, but they started getting really iffy in the early 2000s. If you google search you will find a ton of unhappy ppl on various forums with MSD products.
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Heard about MSD problems. I have Accel Coils on mine and they haven't gave me any problems yet. And no I didn't buy them, they came with the car. Once they fail I will go back to OEM.


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Yeah the msd used to be good and used on performance cars but that has changed. I've heard that the aftermarket coils are good quality but don't last as long as the OEM. I guess I'll just wait to buy them on rockauto then they go for $394 for OEM. Thank you for your help.


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OEM and forget about it. The money saved won't be worth any aggravation you may have down the road.

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Yeah m going with OEM I called the shop ask them if I could rebuild the coil with spring and booth but they said it's better to get new one period


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Yeah m going with OEM I called the shop ask them if I could rebuild the coil with spring and booth but they said it's better to get new one period


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That's because they want your money and not too many ppl understand that when a coil goes bad its usually the connection between the coil itself and the spark plug which is the spring/boot assembly. If they are working well now and the plastic case of the coil is good you will be 100% fine with a rebuild.

I've actually got one of these rebuild kits on the shelf for when I do my Expy's plugs/coils in a few months along with its regular 50k mile fluid drain/fill (since I've had it).
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True ur right I probably rebuild it and go from there thx guys does any1 has the part number on the rebuild kit? So I could just go oreallys or auto-zone down the street? Thx


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They probably won't have them.

More Information for UNITED IGNITION WIRE 970S

Hit the continue shopping button to actually be able to buy them. Note it is $2.82 per coil, not per pack so you'll be into it for appx. $24 plus shipping. Better than $400 lol.
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True lol thx a lot if something else is bad I will update


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Haha I have a few motorcrafts a accel super and a couple master pros in my 2v >_<

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Thx but already order the rebuild kit if that doesn't work out I will pm u for sure thx


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+1 on the rebuild. I did that to my stock cop's, and they ran for another 50k miles. I only got new (not really, pulled them from a junk yard crown Vic) when the actual plastic tabs cracked or broke off.
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Nice, hopefully I don't have any other problems, if rebuild doesn't workout then I probably get new coils from junk yard and rebuild them lol


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I got the accel coils for my 03 gt and they work great look good and also I got them for a steal try them but I've heard the msd is the best.


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I got the accel coils for my 03 gt and they work great look good and also I got them for a steal try them but I've heard the msd is the best.


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You heard wrong. OEM is best. MSD is junk.
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Yay I got my coils boot and spring Click image for larger version

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