Anyone know of a good swap in ignition coil for a '96 I6? I'm due for a tuneup and would like to replace my stock coil with a far better one, with minimal fuss. But if I can get an aweseme one I'll cut some wires.
A couple of companies make Upgrade coils for your 6 check with Autozone they can get you an Acell or they may still be able to get you a Holley unit. I am not %100 on the Holley it has been a while. The Acell will give you a hotter spark but you may want to think about some Acell cut to fit performance wires to carry all of that heat.
Thanks, I'm already running Accel [something] Spiral wires, they made a noticable difference. Time to replace though. I've been a big fan of Autolite plugs, any better performance plugs out there?
Anyone else? What about MSD? A couple of mechanics have told me there was little if any difference b/t Accel and MSD stuff.
i went with Crane Cams. they had a deal (thru summit racing). you could get a ignition box AND coil for around $150. it wasn't THAT hard to do. as long as you have a wiring diagram for the coil. i think the part number was 6000-6305 for the set. HI-6S ignition box + PS-91 coil. works great for me.
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I have tried after market coils and the stock coil is made much better than any of the others. What I have found that makes the ignition more efficent is an MSD ignition amplifier. I use a MSD 6AL and the performance gain is comparible to using high octane fuel with out the cost. Of course I do recommend a premium set of wire. I use Bosch wires from AutoZone, they are made of a steel stranded core wrapped with kevlar and have held up well. Plus they come with a lifetime warranty.
I had the Accel SuperCoil on my former 1996 ZJ (4.0) and it worked great; some of them had some problems early in their production cycle, but I doubt any of the bad few even exist anymore. Accel replaced mine promptly when it was suspected of being a bad one, and at no charge (other than the cost of shipping my old one to them).
Thanks all, I've had my Super Coil in for some months now, there was a definite noticable difference. I like it, and am thinking of tracing the +- wires back to their sources and see if I can swap in heavier guage wire. Or just leave well enough alone. I'm keeping my stock coil just in case.
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