JUSTIN: Hey I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and this is our PowerPack Bolt-On Build-Up for all 99-04 V6 Mustangs. Now, before we get started, let's address the elephant in the room. From the factory, these 3.8 L V6s weren't the baddest Mustangs on the block, just in terms of all-out performance. But thanks to the large aftermarket support, and bolt-ons that can really squeeze every ounce of power out of any car, well these V6s can be turned into quite the competent little street-car. So that's exactly what we're going to show you here today. But before we get into it, we're going to grab a quick baseline number first just to see what we're starting with. Then we're going to hand the car over to the crew, to get everything installed.JUSTIN: Hey Mike, what's up man?MIKE: Oh, nothing much, man, what's going on?JUSTIN: It looks like we tackled some of the basics under here, I see that SR Performance Cold Air Intake, now obviously that's going to get us a little power of course, but maybe explain to us, maybe what else we can expect from using stuff like that?MIKE: Well first is price, it's a very budget-friendly piece. It's easy to install, looks great, it's no-tune required, and we should see some increase in miles-per-gallon too.JUSTIN: All right, cool, man. Now I notice a little yellow under the hood here as well, that's usually the calling card of Accel products. Tell us a bit more about this Super Coil Pack here.MIKE: You're going to get some horsepower & torque as well on this, but the main thing it's going to smooth out our idle, give us better drive-ability and give us a cleaner, hotter spark.JUSTIN: That's probably pretty important with an older car, such as this.MIKE: Absolutely.JUSTIN: Right on, man. Now I also know we've got the Pipes True Dual system on the car, that's been on for a little while, we're not going to lie, being car guys, this car didn't have much of a chance coming in here with a single exhaust.MIKE: Oh yeah.JUSTIN: So, talk about the benefits of a True Dual system on our V6.MIKE: It's going to increase horsepower and torque, more importantly for most of the guys, it's going to increase the sound, it's an aggressive sound, it's high-quality and it's also easy to install.JUSTIN: Now what's a Mustang without dual-exhaust coming out the back too, right?MIKE: Exactly.JUSTIN: Now, finally, I guess we can be safe to assume you're going to toss one of your custom Bama tunes into the mix?MIKE: Oh yeah.JUSTIN: Awesome man, now what's that going to do for us?MIKE: going to wrap all of our mods together, and make it a complete package. The fuel, the spark, the cooling fans, and being that it's an automatic, we're going to adjust the shift firmness, and the shift links.JUSTIN: Alright man, I guess there's only one more thing to do. You ready to see how much power this little 3.8's going to make?MIKE: Let's do it.JUSTIN: Alright.JUSTIN: So our baseline run with our 2006 V6 gave us 149 horsepower & 185 ft/lbs of torque. With our power pack installed we put down 163 horsepower & 192 ft/lbs of torque, giving us a peak horsepower gain of 14 over our baseline numbers, and gains of 15 horsepower and 15 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. Now it's obvious Mike was able to work his magic with the bolt-ons and the tune, but we wanted to give our V6 a little more giddy-up. So we installed a set of Ford Racing 373 gears along with Auburn's limited slip differential, now of course the gears are going to give us that increased acceleration we're looking for, but the diff's going to be equally as important. The limited-slip differential's going to distribute power to both wheels evenly, help us get off the line, and pull us out of the turns but, most importantly, no more embarrassing one-wheel peels. Alright, with everything wrapped up, let's get our V6 off the dyno and on to the streets so we can see how it does with all that new power, along with those acceleration goodies.JUSTIN: So we're back out in our 2000 V6, after the PowerPack's been installed, and we'll just get one thing out of the way, right away. Is our V6 faster than the GT500? Absolutely not, but that's not a big surprise. What I will tell you though, is that our V6 is significantly quicker all around. The acceleration pulls from, pretty much idle, all the way to redline now, as opposed to before, when it kind of fell on its face around 4000 rpms, 'cause it was just kind of being choked out by the single exhaust, and the puny intake. Now the intake is letting it breathe, the dual exhaust is really flowing well, sounds great by the way, for a V6, and the Bama tune's just really pulling it all together. Our acceleration, by the way, is killer. That Auburn LSD along with our 373s, have really made for one peppy daily driver. In the end, V6, much more improved driving experience. That's what we were going for with this Power Pack, and we really did a good job with our little 3.8 L here. So that wraps up our Power Pack for our V6 Mustang. Be sure to check out some of our other 99-04 V6 Bolt-On Build-ups, where we dress up our V6 a little bit, and work on our handling.
More Horsepower. The Accel Super EDIS Coil Pack makes more power then the wimpy stock oem factory coils to help produce more horsepower from your pony's V6 motor and is a perfect match for stock engines and engines with minor performance upgrades.
Superior Design. Accel coils feature an advanced bobbin technology, highly specialized silicone magnetic steel cores, along with optimized winding, resistance and turns ratios to delivery 10-15% more energy than the stock OEM coils. More energy equals a hotter spark that burns fuel more completely releasing all it's potential energy translating into better fuel economy and more power that you can feel.
Application. The Accel Super EDIS Coil Pack is designed as a performance replacement upgrade for the 1994 to 2000 3.8 V6 Mustangs.
31997 V6 -
PSK97StangInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Great while it lasted
Had this coil pack for about 3 years. No issues, ran great. Have over 300,000 miles overall on my 97 Mustang and it has never stranded me until last Sunday. Drove it to church and came out and no start condition. Would crank and try to run, but that was it. Towed to our shop and after much diagnostics, this Accel coil was fried. Put OEM coil back in and fired right up and runs fine with no other issues.
32000 V6 -
JustinInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Overall I do not feel a noticeable difference in my drive. I replaced my spark plugs and my cables prior to installing this, so between that install and putting the coil packs on, I don't notice much of a difference. The cables did not snap on as nicely as the OEM coil pack the car originally had.
Still hoping to get better fuel efficiency the more I drive it.
52000 V6 -
WilliamBInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
great product for little money
a very quick and easy installation if you take the time to number the wires, not much power gained from the piece itself but paired with a fuel chip, coldair intake and a good tune helps get you off the line faster and a slight gain in acceleration. the part really helps create a nice smooth idle as it claims and it also helps with a faster throttle response. all around great product.
The coil pack stands out pretty good since this is the first mod to my 2000 mustang.. The car was given to me and it was poorly taken car of so this tune up was really needed for that pinging noise to go away. Restored whatever power that i haven't felt when it was given to me.
12000 V6 -
Stanger00Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Did Not Work for Me
The electrical connector from my stock setup would not fully seat on the Accel coil. Additionally, my 8.5 mm MSD wires would not fully seat into the ports on the Accel and upon firing up the car, it was missing bad. I cleaned up the Motorcraft original coil on which the electrical connector fully seats as do the plug wires, and the motor runs fine. Just thought I would replaced the original with 180,000 miles, but I won't.
What additional wires or coils should I buy with this to get the most out of the upgrade?
Hello, in addition to purchasing the Accel Super EDIS Coil Pack accompanying that with the Accel 300+ Race 8.8mm Spark Plug Wires Item number 37268 would give you a much stronger spark, and increased performance and fuel economy.
The difference between the Accel Super EDIS Coil Pack - Vertical (94-00 V6) and the Performance Distributors Screamin Demon Coil (94-00 V6) item #50202 is that the Accel Super EDIS Coil Pack can be used on anything with any modification whereas the Performance Distributors Scream Demon Coil is more for cars with some modifications to it.
I own a 2000 V6 with 90,000 miles. Once I decided to make changes, I wanted to do it correctly. Started with SRS Cold Air Intake, there are others too choose from, immediately, the car breaths better, even with OEM plugs, wires, coil. But when I decided too make the change, I didn't want to leave anything out. That's why I decided to do Accel Coil Pack, MSD Wires and NGK Plugs. Man, she is happy. Really running sweet. Everything else in my motor is stock. If you recently changed your Plugs and wires, you should be okay with doing just the Accel Coil pack. If you have not, then do what I did, you will be happy.
No, but you would see more of the benefits from this coil pack with a better plug (ie. Ngk or any other iridium plug).
I would like to believe, and fair to say, this Coil Pak adds a few H.P to your pony
Couple with Wires and plugs and C.A.I. Everything functions they way it should, HAPPY! Like my 2000 V6 with 99,000 miles.
That's an easy answer, I would change Coil Pack. I used the Accel Coil pack along with MSD Wires And NGK Plugs, what a difference. I notice a little better fuel mileage but big difference in how my V6 RUNS. If you have a problem with your Throttle Body, BBK would be a good choice, I read good reviews about it, 65mm is a good choice for a stock V6, depending on what add ons and built ups you do to your V6, will determine what throttle body to choose. Good luck, let me know how you make out.
You don't need to install new wires at the same time; however, you will get the best performance improvement by upgrading both at the same time.
you can still use original but it is recommended it getting better quality ones to fully utilize the performance from the pack.
Lio, if your wires are good, no problem, But!...your plug wires are probably much higher resistance (3000 ohms/ft); purchase wires rated as low as 50 ohms/ft for better power to the plug, especially if using platinum or better plugs. Accel & others make them. Ck AM for low resistance wires. Suggest 300 ohms/ft or less. That's 10 times better than normal!
No unfortunately, this coil pack will not fit your 2002 V6 - it's designed for the 94-00 V6 Mustangs. We do have a few other options for your 2002 though, which I've attached below for you. Hope this helps!
Sorry MrD, need to put in one specific to your '02; I suggest the MSD coil (pops some really good power) & new NGK G-Power plugs (platinum tips) with low resistance/low ohm plug wires like the MSD SUPER CONDUCTOR 8.5mm or close to that. Call AM to check your options before ordering to get the specific parts for your model. Better power & mileage ahead!!!
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