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Coils which are best?

This is a discussion on Coils which are best? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just picked up an 02 B4C Camaro 118K miles. As far as I know it is all stock. Currently ...

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    Coils which are best?

    I just picked up an 02 B4C Camaro 118K miles. As far as I know it is all stock. Currently it is running a bit ruff.

    If I change the plugs and wires I was thinking about changing the coils as well.

    Is there any advantage to changing from the stock coils to MSD or some other aftermarket coils?

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    Stock coils are just fine -- you are better off spending your money elsewhere imo. Wouldn't hurt to change your fuel filter and clean the MAF. CRC makes a spray MAF cleaner that you can get at just about any parts store. Also, take a look at your PCV hoses, especially where it attaches to the intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Stock coils are just fine -- you are better off spending your money elsewhere imo.
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    Agree with Jeff. Might also check your vacuum hoses for cracking/leaks while you're in there.

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    No advantage from changing from stock to MSDs other than appearance. Keep the stock ones, spend the money elsewhere.

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    without getting into it too much with the differences between the truck coils, the ls2 coils and the stock ls1 coils ...the ls1 coils are extremely good. they produce a extraordinary amount of "juice" and is more than enough of just about every application...so unless 1 or more coils are physically damaged there is no need to replace the coils.

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    Thank you for all your input.

    I'm glad I asked, I would have hated to waist my money on something.

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    better off spending your money on a exhaust or converter or a cam kit.

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    Get headers and do those at the same time as plugs and wires. I think Granitelli* are the best but i have Taylor 10.4 race wires on my car and MSD on my truck and both made a difference.
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    What about cleaning up the air intake, MAF, air filter, lid etc?

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    agree with most guys here, stay stock..rkvette

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    Just a heads up for those that care, the stock coils will support up to 1,000 HP if you tighten the plug gaps. Gives you an idea of just how well they do work.

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