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This is a discussion on Coil packs within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am wondering if anyone has any advice on or has ever changed the coil packs on a 98-02 camaro ...

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    I am wondering if anyone has any advice on or has ever changed the coil packs on a 98-02 camaro ls1, and if any of you have how hard is it?

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    piece of cake to do but unless you have a bad one I wouldn't waste the money on aftermarket stuff. The stock coils in these cars are awesome combined with really short plug wires. No need to worry about the coils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    piece of cake to do but unless you have a bad one I wouldn't waste the money on aftermarket stuff. The stock coils in these cars are awesome combined with really short plug wires. No need to worry about the coils.


    Why are you changing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post


    Why are you changing?
    I found some GM high perfromance coils thought that might give me a little more spark.

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    step 1. Unbolt Coil Pack Brackets
    step 2. Swap Coil Packs....

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    Also heard that the stock coils are more then enough and the money should be spent elsewhere, just my 2C

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    Quote Originally Posted by devil6rr View Post
    Also heard that the stock coils are more then enough and the money should be spent elsewhere, just my 2C
    Correct. Stock coils or... upgraded coils are the truck coils.

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    i have msd on my thay l@@k cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by johno View Post
    i have msd on my thay l@@k cool

    MSD... Might Suddenly Die...


    albeit i can't bad mouth them much... they did send my brother a whole new set of plugs for free when one got burnt from his header...

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    so i should just leave my coil pacs alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by z28llr View Post
    so i should just leave my coil pacs alone
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    MSD... Might Suddenly Die...
    None of them last forever. Strange that some suddenly die while others from the same set last years longer. I had 2 stockers go out in one month after several years. I replaced all 8 with MSDs, and about 2 1/2 years later one of them died. I replaced it with a new one, while the other 7 are still going strong.

    On my wife's DD, a stocker died a few months ago and she wanted the "hot rod" looking red ones like on my SS -- so I "had" to get a set of MSDs for hers, too! I did so gladly, since I've spent much more in the past to keep her happy. So, in this case, it was money well spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    None of them last forever. Strange that some suddenly die while others from the same set last years longer. I had 2 stockers go out in one month after several years. I replaced all 8 with MSDs, and about 2 1/2 years later one of them died. I replaced it with a new one, while the other 7 are still going strong.

    On my wife's DD, a stocker died a few months ago and she wanted the "hot rod" looking red ones like on my SS -- so I "had" to get a set of MSDs for hers, too! I did so gladly, since I've spent much more in the past to keep her happy. So, in this case, it was money well spent.

    still have all of mine since 99... *knock on wood*

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    None of them last forever. Strange that some suddenly die while others from the same set last years longer. I had 2 stockers go out in one month after several years. I replaced all 8 with MSDs, and about 2 1/2 years later one of them died. I replaced it with a new one, while the other 7 are still going strong.

    On my wife's DD, a stocker died a few months ago and she wanted the "hot rod" looking red ones like on my SS -- so I "had" to get a set of MSDs for hers, too! I did so gladly, since I've spent much more in the past to keep her happy. So, in this case, it was money well spent.
    That's the lovely world of electronics. They can last for years or die tomorrow. Usually without any warning either.

    Stock coils will support up to as much as 1500 hp if you shorten the plug gaps to about .020

    Nothing wrong with MSD stuff. One of the best in the business.
    Been using their boxes and distributors for years on several cars and never once had a failure. I used the digital 7 box on the race car, and still use the digitial 6 box on the chevelle, and use the old tried and true 6AL boxes on 2 other cars. My father uses the 6AL box as well. They are easy to trouble shoot if there is a problem. My father suspected his box was bad,,,and MSD checked it out for free and sent it back,,,it had no issues. Turned out to be a bad ground. They have great tech service.

    As a matter of fact,,,,most ignition problems can be traced back to a bad ground.

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    If I wanted "cool red" coils, I'd get an $8 can of Krylon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    If I wanted "cool red" coils, I'd get an $8 can of Krylon.
    Krylon fixes everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    If I wanted "cool red" coils, I'd get an $8 can of Krylon.
    SpeedAddict... is that you????

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    Krylon here is under $4,,,even better yet.

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    I got free red ink under my name if anyone is interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    I got free red ink under my name if anyone is interested!
    Ill take some.

    BTW. I would suggest painting the coils if you like the red look.

    I do believe our sponsor will suggest not powdercoating due to heat.

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