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Old 04-11-2008, 01:07 AM   #1
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And 99 miata coils are crap.

Ive finally got around to doing this and WOW. what a difference.

My plugs were gapped stock, around 0.40, and my AFRs are extremely bouncy. Not steady and all over the place. i know, i should have gapped them smaller, but after going COPs, the burn is better, my AFR's are completely stable, and it runs smooth as silk.

i highly recommend everyone to do a COP set up ASAP if youre going turbo.
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What kinda car COPs are you running?
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i am using the toyota coils from a 2001 celica, generally the ones everyone else is using.
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Mark? I guess you got ur car running after that clutch job.
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*sigh* Son of a bitch.

My coils HAVE to be bad somehow! :(
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i am using the toyota coils from a 2001 celica, generally the ones everyone else is using.
I suppose your are not running the EMU anymore? (Because still there was nobody able to get them running corrtly with the EMU or EMB without a tweak)

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Mark? I guess you got ur car running after that clutch job.
yea its been running. im just trying to get a decent tune now since everythign needs to be redone.

im now having a problem with hooking up the EBC, and i did a WOT run today since i changed the ignition system. thank god no misfiring, but it was only boosting 5 psi it seems. I really need to figure out this EBC soon if i want to boost more.

No, im not using the EMU anymore. that thing never worked right from the start for me.
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I just opened my Autolite's up from .040 to .045 and everything is good w/my my '00 Corolla COP's at 14psi.

Since the dyno a couple weeks ago where I put down 200whp, I've upgraded to COP's, uploaded an entirely new Spark Table, opened the plug gap, eliminated a bad stumble caused by an overly aggressive ACCEL Enrichment table, pulled the charcoal canister, and cleaned the engine bay thorougly.

I've gotta get back to the dyno and see where I stand.
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Where do you guys usually find these coils?
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well this morning, one on a bike pulled next to me at a stop light and told me to slow down...i guess i could of grabbed him and thrown him in the back seat.
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^^^ those might be too expensive.

check around at salvage yards. most that i called up were selling them for 15 bucks a piece. i got my set for 79 shipped.
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is there a how to for retards?
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Ok, so if I find them at a salvage yard obviously I could grap the clips aswell. What do you do if you dont have the clips? Get them from Toyota?
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Some of us might need a DIY with the PICS for DUMMIES on this one. Boy have I been out of touch on mods of this kind!!!
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check the "useful post" archive. everything is there, including pictures and diagrams for wiring.

i bougth the clips for a total of 28.00, then i had to buy the clips to install in the COPs themselves from newark.com

you can buy without a minimum order from newark, unlike other electronic component websites.

if you think about it, this modification is about 90-120 bucks depending on COP prices and the prices of wiring, making of the bracket, and other stuff. For NB owners, this is a great alternative when your stock coilpack starts to go out (which is common). A brand new standard coilpack from mazda is about 220-250 bucks.

ill take the COP set up.
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^^^ I LOLed.
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BWAHAHAHAH - I was waiting for that.

Hey Scott, having a rough week, Bunkie?

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