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Old 11-02-2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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so i was gonna get me some new coilpacks and the brand pepboys uses is borgwarner, i was wondeirng if anyone knew if they were a good brand?
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Borg Warner is generally a good brand. Their O2 sensors don't work any better in our cars than the Bosch, though.
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how about msd or accel? in theory they should be performance coils but i hear they dont agree well with our engines?
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People have run both without issues. Do they make a difference? That will be like asking which antifreeze is better. From reading posts, some notice a difference....some don't. I don't have personal experience with either.
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how about msd or accel? in theory they should be performance coils but i hear they dont agree well with our engines?
I've got the msd coils in my car, after they went in throttle response felt better. And my stock coils were still good.

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so i was gonna get me some new coilpacks and the brand pepboys uses is borgwarner, i was wondeirng if anyone knew if they were a good brand?
Generally Stock GM coils are the way to go. The later model ones for ssei models are better, I believe Wilwren would know or tell you on techinfo. Look and see on the techinfo of the better years for coil packs.
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I agree with bigbad on sticking with Delco parts, however.. in this case... I think clubwise MSD'* are considered the best replacement.

The price versus stock at a dealer, and they are supposed to be equal or slightly better than the stock SSEi coils. A person recently posted their aggrevation with Accels.
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Which ones are the pretty red ones? :P
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Accel coils are KNOWN to have a high failure rate on the 3800'*
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