MSD or Magnecore

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MSD or Magnecore

Post by Adam_T » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:29 pm

wanting to replace my spark plugs/coil pack/wires...

read on MPx about the two different spark plugs...they both are good with the whole EMI and size isnt really a crazy issue, they both make around the same size if not identical.

Magnecore says it "smoothes" out your idle which helps the engine run better, but MSD says nothing about it.

hmmmm?

help?
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:26 pm

I replaced my stock pack with an MSD and I noticed ---- nothing :?

Seriously, it was used, and only had about 5k miles on it, and I got it for 25$, so I really didnt care. I know it is supposed to even out your spark, or something - so personally, unless you don't care, save the money for something more useful. :D
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Post by Marthby » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:35 pm

Coil = Stock
Plugs = NKG V-Power
Wires = Magnecore

The stock coil pack is just as good as an MSD or any other fancy brand but it's cheaper. NGK V-Power'ss are the best plugs for us. Sure Iridiums are awesome as hell but they are MUCH more expensive and not too much different than the V-Power's, performancewise. Magnecore/MSD wires are both equally as good. Our cars do not need the larger wire but it does smooth out the idle a bit. And well, the reason why I chose Magnecore ^^^^ is well... I personally own them and love them but only difference between them and MSD is the brand. lol
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Post by eVilcreations » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:05 pm

Marthby wrote:Coil = Stock
Plugs = NKG V-Power
Wires = Magnecore

The stock coil pack is just as good as an MSD or any other fancy brand but it's cheaper. NGK V-Power'ss are the best plugs for us. Sure Iridiums are awesome as hell but they are MUCH more expensive and not too much different than the V-Power's, performancewise. Magnecore/MSD wires are both equally as good. Our cars do not need the larger wire but it does smooth out the idle a bit. And well, the reason why I chose Magnecore ^^^^ is well... I personally own them and love them but only difference between them and MSD is the brand. lol
Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Post by Srt4Me03 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:13 pm

Stock coil pack , V-power NGK's at .030 gap , and Crane Firewires run perfectly fine on my 477 whp srt.
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Post by scneonchic » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:45 pm

I have msd coilpack (got a good deal on it), magnecore wires, and ngk vpowers.

(on a sidenote...how do you tell a coilpack is bad?)

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Post by quicksilvr » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:30 pm

scneonchic wrote:I have msd coilpack (got a good deal on it), magnecore wires, and ngk vpowers.

(on a sidenote...how do you tell a coilpack is bad?)

Pull the plug wires off the coil, and if any of the terminals on the coil are dark grayish and kind of burnt looking, that one is bad. If they are all shiny silver, then they're usually fine. :)
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Post by Adam_T » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:06 pm

cool deal. thanks guys.
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Post by ewetho » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:32 pm

Magnecore or MSD wires????

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Post by half_twisted » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:46 am

for quality and looks its msd. if you dont really care then magnacore.. I had magnacore and the quality of msd doesnt even compare to magnacore. i like the msd better..
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Post by OB » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:59 am

MSD for me :wink:
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:00 am

Also on this subject... anywhere I can get a screamin demon coil pack, OTHER than Howell? I refuse to give them business, but I don't know of any other places that sell them.
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Post by kplaya186 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:34 am

What about Mopar Performance Wires?

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Post by JRM » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:23 pm

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:27 pm

pffft, yahoo.... who uses that anymore? *laughs*

thanks!

I was mainly wondering if anyone here got it from someone we all know and love, but this website will do just the same. :)
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Post by Adam_T » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:30 pm

why do you refuse to give howell any business.
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:31 pm

go read his feed back in the vendor feedback section
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