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Old 04-16-2013, 08:53 PM
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Default Any performance gains with a spark box??

I have a chance to get and MSD 6AL spark box with a blaster coil for free from a guy at work. Is it worth the time and effort to put it on my 01 ram? Will there be any gains? I have heard yes and no on the issue.

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I put one on my chevy truck a few years ago, and it made a VERY noticeable difference in starting and Idle quality. I also noticed less pinging when towing a trailer. It made so much difference in fact, that I was able to tow a two car trailer with two mustangs on it while burning the 87 octane gas. Before the spark box, I had to use 91 for the same load, or 93 on a hot day to keep it from pinging on grades or hills.

I had a .040 over 350 with flattops and a 3 angle 2.02 valve job with a flat tappet RV cam, 180 degree thermostat, and a hypertech racing chip though, it was pretty ping-happy with a good load on it, but it ran hard at the 1/8th track....

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That is kind of what I was expecting. I wouldn't think it would make much if any HP gains but more on the driveability side I too have the ping happy engine. it need a little work and I think I can stop it. Thanks for the info.
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