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KerryKool
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Accel vs. MSD coils
#1222786 - 04/23/06 03:33 AM

Ok, I read a previous post that perfered the Accel coil over the MSD coil. But recently the MSD coil proves to last longer than the Accel ones. Is there a difference? Are they better than stock?

I bring this up cause I found a decent deal on the MSD coils and wondering if its worth buying, but I'm open to suggestions.

Whats your opinion?

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Augi
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1222823 (Re: KerryKool) 04/23/06 05:18 AM

I bought the MSD coils and Ford racing woreas from a buddy of mine that had a ZX2 and they work REALLY well for me.

I recommend them

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Loco4G63Moderator
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1222854 (Re: Augi) 04/23/06 07:55 AM

Had both....unless yours is bad...keep the stocker and save your money.

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KerryKool
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1222953 (Re: Loco4G63) 04/24/06 12:33 AM

I have a friend selling it to me for $40 and he didn't even use it, its still in the box.

I bought it any way, it will complement with red Ford Racing wires very well. Do they make the car idel(sp?) any better?

Oh, and one more thing, can you paint the top of it to match with the rest of the unit? Its clearish like the stock ford coils.

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Loco4G63Moderator
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1223927 (Re: KerryKool) 04/25/06 01:39 AM

Idle never really changed.

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Hydramatic
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1224460 (Re: Loco4G63) 04/25/06 07:04 PM

This may just be me talking outta my ass, but I don't think either coil will really help out performance without the other components of an upgraded ignition, aka chip plugs wires and box. It's kinda like bolting up headers to a stock exhaust. Or driving a V6 Mustang.

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Kremithefrog
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1224546 (Re: Hydramatic) 04/25/06 09:32 PM

Originally posted by Hydramatic:
This may just be me talking outta my ass, but I don't think either coil will really help out performance without the other components of an upgraded ignition, aka chip plugs wires and box. It's kinda like bolting up headers to a stock exhaust.



It's true about the coil, but even upgrading everything else really won't do much until you need it, such as lots of head work, turbo, etc.

And a header will still add power on a stock exhaust, just not their full potential. The best thing is header and straight pipe... err maybe not on a contour, but it's cool on my escort.

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ChattavegasSE
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1224556 (Re: KerryKool) 04/25/06 09:48 PM

Like Hector said, unless your's is bad, save your money. If you need a new one, get whichever compliments the color scheme you've got under the hood. Accel is yellow (therefore faster) and MSD is red (therefore meaner). It's up to you.

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Kremithefrog
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1224578 (Re: ChattavegasSE) 04/25/06 10:45 PM

I went with msd, that's why my zetec is slow.

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ChattavegasSE
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1224580 (Re: Kremithefrog) 04/25/06 10:47 PM

See? I ran the Accel coil straight into a bunch of trees. Yellow = uncontrollably faster than red.

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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1224812 (Re: ChattavegasSE) 04/26/06 02:36 AM

Originally posted by ChattavegasSE:
See? I ran the Accel coil straight into a bunch of trees. Yellow = uncontrollably faster than red.




I never thought about it that way Eric!!!!!
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jd2-98s
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1225473 (Re: ChattavegasSE) 04/26/06 08:22 PM

Originally posted by ChattavegasSE:
See? I ran the Accel coil straight into a bunch of trees. Yellow = uncontrollably faster than red.




LMAO

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ButtonPuncher
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1225480 (Re: Loco4G63) 04/26/06 08:25 PM

Originally posted by LocoGSR:
Had both....unless yours is bad...keep the stocker and save your money.





I've gotta agree. Plus, I had a bad experince with my Accel coil. The case cracked and was causing misfires.

I now have the MSD.


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Ben

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ChattavegasSE
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1225537 (Re: jd2-98s) 04/26/06 09:21 PM

I have (had?) the official Accel Racing Stunt Vehicle.

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4banganda5spd
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1225725 (Re: Augi) 04/27/06 01:36 AM

got the MSD and have had no probs with it. i felt that it improved the cars performance marginally.

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SVT SNOB
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Re: Accel vs. MSD coils new
#1225802 (Re: Augi) 04/27/06 03:03 AM

Originally posted by Augi:
I bought the MSD coils and Ford racing woreas from a buddy of mine that had a ZX2 and they work REALLY well for me.

I recommend them




I agree. I had these on my Mystique and they were great. I still have the MSD Coil pack.

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