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Post  fliermike45 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:05 pm

Just mounted the aft two driver's side coils on the inner fender shock tower.

Would welcome suggestions about plug wires. Obviously I need longer wires for the relocated coils.
Is there a universal set that works with both coil locations?

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Post  944-LT1 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:37 pm

Curious. I only had to relocate the rearmost coil and the original plug wire was long enough to span the gap. Then again, i do have the 12611424 coils (below).

But I guess you'll need to make a set MSD 32079


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Post  Arthropraxis on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:32 pm

I relocated the entire coil pack to the drivers side strut tower. MSD plug wires for the LS1 worked great. The ends of them bend away from the headers in any direction you want. If you need some extra length get the wires made for the trucks, they are the same just longer.
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Post  fliermike45 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:44 pm

The stock wires just reach but are stretched tight. I have the other style coils.

Have looked at Jegs and Summit etc. but don't see a wire set sold for trucks.
Which model engine do the trucks have?

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Post  Arthropraxis on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:19 pm

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Post  fliermike45 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:45 pm

Many thanks, set ordered.

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Post  robstah on Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:53 am

Damn. 80 bucks on plug wires. For 80, you could get a used set of truck coils with brackets and not have to run anything on the shock tower. Plus, I heard that the truck coils can outperform the car coils.

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Post  Bluemach1 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:27 pm

What is different about the truck brackets?

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Post  87-944S on Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:36 pm

Truck coils are mounted higher up the valve cover, and they are cylndrical in shape, overall smaller footprint. They do have a higher output, that has been proven many times. There is a pictue of them in my gallery.
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Post  Arthropraxis on Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:20 pm

IIRC, if the truck coils/bracket are used an aftermarket fuel rail will also be needed.
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Post  robstah on Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:53 pm

Arthropraxis wrote:IIRC, if the truck coils/bracket are used an aftermarket fuel rail will also be needed.

I'm using a returnless LS1 rail just fine.

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Post  87-944S on Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:45 pm

Yep, stock fuel rails work just fine!
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Post  Arthropraxis on Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:15 am

How much length on the wires are needed for the truck coils? Could I use the normal length vs truck length MDS spark plug wires I have?
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Post  87-944S on Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:11 am

Normal length wire are a stretch, literally. I used them at first but was not comfortable with them. If you have truck MSD wires and go with the truck coils you will be good to go.
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Post  Arthropraxis on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:10 am

I may do that. Anyone need some slightly used MDS LS1 car length wires, only used to start the motor? If I go that way I will send your coil back to you, if you want it.
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Post  Bluemach1 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:03 pm

87-944S wrote:Truck coils are mounted higher up the valve cover, and they are cylndrical in shape, overall smaller footprint. They do have a higher output, that has been proven many times. There is a pictue of them in my gallery.

Cool! I got a set of these on some valve covers that were thrown in when I got my 243 heads! Should help if I go hydro boost!

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Post  fliermike45 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:21 pm

The MSD 32829 8.5 mm wires have arrived, here is a comparison pic of one with the stock wire from a 2001 LS1.



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Post  948 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:20 pm

Nice.......I just installed a set of those on the wife's 02 Camaro SS. Getting the stock ones off was errr interesting, to say the least. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Arthropraxis on Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:37 pm

OK, I got some truck coils and the drivers side now clears the dual master cylinders. The car plug wires work, too. Awesome. The MSD bendable spark plug wire boots help with that.
The passenger side does not clear the fuel rail inlet. How did others deal with this? Does anyone have pictures of the passenger side coils around the inlet?
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Post  robstah on Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:33 am

Arthropraxis wrote:OK, I got some truck coils and the drivers side now clears the dual master cylinders. The car plug wires work, too. Awesome. The MSD bendable spark plug wire boots help with that.
The passenger side does not clear the fuel rail inlet. How did others deal with this? Does anyone have pictures of the passenger side coils around the inlet?

You should be able to bend the inlet up and to the side a bit.

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Post  Arthropraxis on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:48 am

Thanks, that is what I found out. I will give it a try this weekend.
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Post  Arthropraxis on Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:34 am

After watching robstah's video I see why mine didn't work out as easily. The fuel rail on the 2004 GTO puts the inlet directly where the top of second coil from the front on the passenger side should be. I had to bend th inlet tube up and back toward the windshield until the inlet tube started to pinch. Even with that much of a bend, the leading mounting screw has to be left off of the coil to allow it to sit level instead of slanted. It works, the car MDS wires can be used and the coils on the drivers side clear the master cylinders. Pretty happy about that.
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