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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2004, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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What Coil Packs?

Last weekend, I got a CE light, saying that one of the coil packs had a circut malfuntion... So I was going to call Dan and order a pair, but now that he is not at JCF , I can't order them from him, and the local stealers want $120+ EACH (over 100% markup). So... I've been looking, I can go to Autozone (I know), and get:

Wells Coil C924 for $52.99 ea,

or I can order either:

GP Sorensen GC427's for $42.99 ea
Beck/Arnley 178822's for $81.88 ea
Niehoff FF179's for 57.99 ea

I have Accels right now, and am not happy with them, as they are the second pair that the casing has cracked on both, and now a circuit malfunction.

Which should I get?

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you can get a stock coil pack for 92ish on fordparts.com

ive read the stockers are probably the best way to go. or maybe you could find a low mileage wrecked car and steal em
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Yeah, as I said, I was going to get the coils from Dan, but seeing as he's not available right now, I need to look into another option, and $120+ per coil is highway robbery, especially when the list is $56. I think I asked Dan for a price at one time, and I think it wasnear that price. Right now, I don't have the money to spend $160+ on a new set of coils. Somone over on MD suggested MSD, but they're still $70 each. Since I['m short on money, I'm looking for the next bes option to the OEM coils. As I said, Accell is out, as I'm not pleased with them.

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Is this price cheap enough for you????

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...919537388&rd=1

or how about these ones???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...920270256&rd=1

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msd's 60ish a piece i have them and love and no problems have 40,000 on them already and still work perfect
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"Niehoff FF179's for 57.99 ea"

NEVER buy anything from Niehoff. They can't even make a simple toggle switch that lasts more than a month. Just my personal experience.
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Hey Cougar281
I have coil packs off my 95 tbird motor you could have them for 20 plus shipping. Let me know.

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Well, as Big Scott said

Ignition systems start getting tested the more power you make, the more RPM you turn, more fuel used, boost etc, etc. The stockers are relatively good and most don't have a problem with them.

But some of the cars/engines on this board have had to upgrade to handle the ignition chores. There is no set of rules dictating when/how much power etc that might be. I don't have the factory coils and mine runs better than with them so they were either bad or just not up to the task. These have also been on the car for several years now and so far no problems, again not saying there couldn't be.

Just my 02. for information purposes.

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I believe my spark blowout issue on my vortech/pi/bullitt set-up was due to Screamin Demon coil packs. I was told to get real coil packs I run OE Ford units right now. I plan on a boost a spark and MSD coil packs.

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Todd,

That may or may not be true. I know Mike V had to upgrade his system as well with a boost a spark to handle similiarly related problems with his. Can't say it was necessarily the coil packs or not.

In my case, I have the same coils you used and have had no problems with them. Bottom Line is no one can say definatively that they are better or worse than the stock ones.


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