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Old 06-27-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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What difference do the MSD coils make, and if you switch to these do you need to do other mods ? What coils would be best for my 97 SSEi ?
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Your SSEi already has hotter coils than most. 97 and newer L67'* got them. See Techinfo for more information. I doubt you'd see the difference in performance. For the earlier cars, a slight increase in midrange accelleration and slightly smoother idle can be vaguely felt.

If your coils are good, it'* not worth the cost.
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I thought I felt better throttle response after I got mine. But unless you need new coils $150 might be spent better else where.

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Your SSEi already has hotter coils than most. 97 and newer L67'* got them. See Techinfo for more information. I doubt you'd see the difference in performance. For the earlier cars, a slight increase in midrange accelleration and slightly smoother idle can be vaguely felt.

If your coils are good, it'* not worth the cost.
thought yall might be curious for this coil pack setup scroll down past the downpipes

http://www.rjcracing.com/RJC_Buick_P...elopement.html
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Thanks Guy'*
I think I'll just save up my money for my Flowmaster crossflow muffler !
And maybe Hi-flow cat ?
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That uses the old Magnavox packs. No thanks.

But that'* really not on topic, is it? Let'* try to be a little more practical and stick to what the topic author has asked.
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I think I'll just save up my money for my Flowmaster crossflow muffler !
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The coils that are on your car now are the ones we dig for at the wrecker.... Call them the blues.... There is Grey, yellow and blue.... Blue is what you have

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THANKS AGAIN !
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BTW.. When Jr'* says call them blues.. and lists other colors.. when you take the coil off.. you will see the color on the bottom.
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thought yall might be curious for this coil pack setup scroll down past the downpipes

http://www.rjcracing.com/RJC_Buick_P...elopement.html
Darn...kinda makes my Caspers coil pack tester obsolete.

Oh, the "on topic" part to keep this all legal. Talked to the MSD folks at Norwalk this weekend (Sorry Summit, it'll ALWAYS be Norwalk to me) and the MSD guys said their coils were not a direct stock replacement, and that I might experience problems if I did so as they were designed to run off an MSD box. Coulda been marketing hype...but in any case, he didn't instill any confidence in me to want to switch to their coils anytime soon.

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