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Old 05-04-2001, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question Anyone running a coil amp. or other ignition system?

I just wanted to see if there was anyone out there with good things to say for aftermarket ignition systems in a Subaru. If so, what kind of gains are possible?
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Old 05-04-2001, 09:41 PM   #2
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Honestly? None. The stock Subaru ignition system has quite a lot of power... some people will disagree with me I imagine, but that's what the board is for I guess

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Old 05-05-2001, 06:15 AM   #3
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I know you can upgrade the wires. There are 2 companies I've heard that make wires for us. Magnecor is the only name I remember.
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Old 05-05-2001, 06:54 AM   #4
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Nology is the other... http://www.magnecore.com and http://www.nology.com

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Old 05-05-2001, 08:04 AM   #5
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Wires will not really improve anything unless the ones you have are bad though.
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Old 05-05-2001, 10:25 AM   #6
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Anyone using a TEC-II on their Subaru is using aftermarket ignition coils. There has been no indication (afaik) that the stock coils are insufficient, however.


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Old 05-05-2001, 10:33 AM   #7
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The Magnecor wires look good, do you know if the Nology "Hotwires" work with that inline capacitor, or is this just an expensive gimmick? From what they say, "a spark 300 times more powerful" sounds great!
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Old 05-05-2001, 11:08 AM   #8
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MSD makes a box that will work with your car. Its the MSD DIS-2. there is also a high output version of it that may be cheaper.

A aftermarket coil for a Ford 4.6L motor exists, and has 4 towers per coil pack, but custom wires would need to be made.
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Old 05-05-2001, 03:30 PM   #9
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Sportracer, one of the vendors I know very well who sells something of that nature... I think they are called directhit or something- he sells them like hotcakes (never understood that phrase, but oh well ). At any rate, I know the theory of why they would work is sound- the capacitor holds a built charge for a more powerful spark- however I also see when they fail they will most likely fail in very dramatic fashion (you will KNOW when the capacitor hasn't been discharged and tries to take another full charge). I haven't heard of them failing, but as I mentioned before and a few people have backed up, the stock Subaru ignition is more than adequate for even mild forced induction. N/A there is no need to fool with it or waste the money. I will admit I have Magnecore wires, mostly beacause of INSANELY good group buy pricing. It's not a mod you feel. Hope that makes sense/helps a bit

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Old 05-05-2001, 06:26 PM   #10
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I SWARE BY MSD's DIS-2...I would personally recommend it for sure...Originally I had Magnecor 8.5mm wires, Weapon-R Intake, Unorthodox Pulley, and Stromungs Rear section exhaust...but nothing-nothing made a huge difference to me than the MSD DIS-2 that I put in...at the same time I changed spark plugs to NGK (1 step cooler) to correlate with my Zex 55hp shot nitrous kit!!! Throttle response is noticably quicker, revving at high rpm's sounds cleaner, changing gears is not rough/ a lot smoother, and gas mileage maybe 10 to 15 miles more- not a lot, but a difference still!!! I forgot what a paid exactly maybe $325!!! I love it and am a loyal customer of MSD products from now on...whatever car I get next will definetly have a MSD ignition system in it...GUARANTEED!!!

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Old 05-05-2001, 07:42 PM   #11
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Ken, you have an appropriate name... There is NO WAY plugs, wires, and an coil pack gave you 15 miles more per gallon, but that aside, none of them have ANYTHING to do with how you shift. You also should not be running colder plugs on a nitrous kit, as the car is more often off the juice than on. You make think that what I wrote is full of it, but I gotta tell you, I feel the same way about what you wrote. There is so much wrong in those few words that it positively boggles my mind...

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Old 05-06-2001, 08:58 PM   #12
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go with the MSD dis II ignition ......
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Old 05-07-2001, 12:18 AM   #13
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Brian,
I think he meant 10-15 more miles on the tank, not per gallon.
I can't comment on the rest, but I don't see why changing the plugs and wires couldn't help slightly in the fuel economy area, although very slightly.

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