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Old 05-15-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a new coil pack for my Outback; some companies I ran into: BWD Automotive, Niehoff Ignition, and Standard Motor Products. There all priced around 100. Anyone have any good brands, or do u recommend sticking with an original Subaru part here, thanks.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:05 AM   #2
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I'd stick with OEM.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:30 AM   #3
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sl-i.net has a write up (in the DIY forums) on using a Plymouth/Dodge Neon OEM coil pack. I got one off of Ebay for 20 bucks. I am waiting for the plug right now.

You may want to check that out if you are comfortable splicing wires.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
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Any updates on reliability of the aftermarket coil packs? Rock Auto has ones from United Ignition Wire, Beck/Arnley, Standard Motor Products, and Airtex/Wells, with prices ranging from $59-72. OEM part is $92 from Jackie @ Annapolis Subaru. Paying the extra $15-30 certainly isn't going to break the bank, I'm just curious if this is one of those cases where the OEM part is literally the exact same part but in a Subaru box with a premium price.

This is for an EZ30D, which shouldn't really matter, but just FYI.
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Bumping an old thread...

Any updates on reliability of the aftermarket coil packs? Rock Auto has ones from United Ignition Wire, Beck/Arnley, Standard Motor Products, and Airtex/Wells, with prices ranging from $59-72. OEM part is $92 from Jackie @ Annapolis Subaru. Paying the extra $15-30 certainly isn't going to break the bank, I'm just curious if this is one of those cases where the OEM part is literally the exact same part but in a Subaru box with a premium price.

This is for an EZ30D, which shouldn't really matter, but just FYI.
I think this thread they were talking about the ones for the NA cars which aren't coil packs per-say, there is one central coil with wires to go along with them.

On the ones that take actual coil packs I would suggest OEM, not something you want to "test" out a questionable part on.

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I would also go OEM. There's damn few "maintenance" items I vote OEM on and coilpacks and oxygen sensors are two of them.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #7
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Yes, stick to OEM. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a coil that can EASILY fry your PCM. Remember, you are dealing with up to 40,000volts out of a coil. Electronics don't play well at those voltages.
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