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Does anyone have a MSD coil setup in thier truck and if so how is it doing? Next what is a good plug to use for the 5.7 hemi? E3?
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oem copper plugs if you are stock to mild mods.
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Ngk 5306's for stock to lightly modded...4306's for highly modded ones...
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an no e3's, platinums or iridiums... an you don't see any of the fast guys using msd coils...
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Thanks yall, What are some good upgraded coils?
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I'm at the NHRA super nationals in NJ and MSD is here, I will be talking to them again and I will let everyone know what they say this time.
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Unless you are replacing burnt out coil packs then there is no benefit to swapping to the MSD coil packs. The oem ones are capable of running anything you can put into it. Like the others said, champion copper cores or specific ngks, the ones fred listed are great, just stay away from platinum and iridium are expensive for no gains (guess how I know )
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an of course if your talkin to Msd reps it's gonna sound good....but i dont know anyone running them, not even in the performance rams
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I think they would be a waste of money. We have 2 spark plugs per cylinder and a coil pack for each cylinder so no need for that fancy stuff in my opinion. I replaced a coil pack at the dealership and it was $35...set of 8 is $280. From what I've seen the MSD ones go for around $450 give or take. If it were the old days with a distributor and plug wires I would say it would probably be a good upgrade but with the modern coil on plug I think it would just be paying extra money for the MSD name. I use factor coil packs and NGK 5306's and my truck is running great and burning plenty of gas
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an of course if your talkin to Msd reps it's gonna sound good....but i dont know anyone running them, not even in the performance rams
Actually when I was here last year they told me they are just a stock replacement but would be beneficial for boost or nitrous applications so I just want to hear what they say this time. I would think if they are good for that they would be an upgrade for a n/a application.
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