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Old 05-25-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Im super confused about this coil pack placement issue

First off I am extremely sorry if someone has posted this before i have been searching for like an hour for what i'm looking for and could not find anything close.

to start off with i have a 2003 mazda miata, this is what my engine bay with the spark plug wires look like


but this is an example of what i want to do and make it look like with the wires and such


pretty much what im saying is, is possible to do this and how do i do it.
once again i hope this post doesn't erk anyone
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make custom bracket, move, acquire longer spark wires.

or spend time/money on a better reason.
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You just want to do it for looks?
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so would i get this?


the only things is, it says that it is for a 94-00 model
and yeah it is kind of for looks but i heard it good to do this if i'm wanting to boost, better spark?
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Every engine is different. Some people can push 20psi on the stock ignition system. Some guys start having problems at 10psi. There are a couple aftermarket pnp coilpack setups you can buy.

A highly successful and very simple setup is a set of Toyota coil-on-plug ignition coils and a DIY wiring harness that eliminates plug-wires altogether. There is a method for incorporating this with the stock ECU and with an aftermarket ECU.

For an aftermarket coil-pack, most guys will use LS-series truck coils on a custom bracket, similar to this FM setup:
http://www.flyinmiata.com/index.php?...20WITH%20COILS

Bottom line is that there will be zero advantage to a stock engine, and you stand a very good chance of not needing it in your boosted engine until approaching decent (250whp) power levels... but as I said, ymmv.

In other words, unless you have a serious hard-on for the "look" this provides you, there is no reason to do it anytime soon, and possibly not ever.

If you're looking to make some mods to your engine PRIOR to boost, I'd look at getting a radiator cap shaped like ***** head.

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Every engine is different. Some people can push 20psi on the stock ignition system. Some guys start having problems at 10psi. There are a couple aftermarket pnp coilpack setups you can buy.

A highly successful and very simple setup is a set of Toyota coil-on-plug ignition coils and a DIY wiring harness that eliminates plug-wires altogether. There is a method for incorporating this with the stock ECU and with an aftermarket ECU.

For an aftermarket coil-pack, most guys will use LS-series truck coils on a custom bracket, similar to this FM setup:
http://www.flyinmiata.com/index.php?...20WITH%20COILS

Bottom line is that there will be zero advantage to a stock engine, and you stand a very good chance of not needing it in your boosted engine until approaching decent (250whp) power levels... but as I said, ymmv.

In other words, unless you have a serious hard-on for the "look" this provides you, there is no reason to do it anytime soon, and possibly not ever.

If you're looking to make some mods to your engine PRIOR to boost, I'd look at a COOLANT REROUTE.
I thought the general consensus was that the coolant reroute on the 2001+ engines was a bad idea without changing to a '99 head gasket?
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thanks samnavy that helps a lot and its also good to know i really dont need to do that to boost.

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