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Old 19 Oct 2009, 12:31 pm
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Default New coil and spark cables.

I read that the stock spark cables on the PT aren't the best ones. Can I install a 2.4 Turbo MSD coil with the MSD spark cables on a non-Turbo 2.4 PT???
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 02:03 pm
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I read that the stock spark cables on the PT aren't the best ones. Can I install a 2.4 Turbo MSD coil with the MSD spark cables on a non-Turbo 2.4 PT???
MSD coil is a waste of money as the stock coil is more than adequate. MSD wires are fine.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 03:01 pm
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Default Re: New coil and spark cables.

The MSD coil is overkill for this application and it will increase the load on the module that fires it and may damage the unit ....Seems that the electrical components in these vehicles are barely adequate for stock use....I see no reason to add any unnecessary load..
The wires should be fine , I use MSD wires on almost everything I have when replacement time comes. Kinda pricey but cheaper in the long run...
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The MSD coil is overkill for this application and it will increase the load on the module that fires it and may damage the unit ....Seems that the electrical components in these vehicles are barely adequate for stock use....I see no reason to add any unnecessary load..
The wires should be fine , I use MSD wires on almost everything I have when replacement time comes. Kinda pricey but cheaper in the long run...
Can't agree with barely being adequate. Though the stock plug wires are crap I'm running 350 hp on the stock electrical components and know people who are running well over 400 hp. A lot of people think they can go with the Screamin Demon or MSD coil and get better performance, but that isn't so. In fact, aftermarket coils seem to crack, melt or plain just quit working on these cars. Not all are going to suffer this malady, but a lot will.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 05:48 pm
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Default Re: New coil and spark cables.

Just get wires and plugs - wires don't matter whether turbo or not, gap plugs at 0.040.
Don't buy a coil.
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Just get wires and plugs - wires don't matter whether turbo or not, gap plugs at 0.040.
Don't buy a coil.
What he said.
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