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- How to Install a GMS Coil on your 2005-2010 Mustang V6
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is our power pack bolt on build up for all 05-09 V6 Mustangs. I know what you’re thinking, a power pack for a V6? Well, yeah, I mean the truth is there are a ton of these 4.0L V6’s out on the road, and honestly they can be pretty quick just given a little help, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do with our 2005 V6 here. We’re going to add some basic performance parts and some acceleration parts, which should hopefully wake up our 4.0L motor, and hopefully give those V8’s a run for their money. But before our car goes under the knife, we’re going to grab a quick baseline dyno run first, then hand the car over to the crew to get everything installed. [Justin] Hey what’s going on Mike? [Mike] Hey what’s up man? [Justin] I know we just finished up installing a bunch of great parts on our V6 here, the first of which was Pypes Mid Muffler true dual system, I know previously we had a different dual system on this car, how is the mid muffler going to differ? [Mike] First off, there’s little of no drone or resonance thanks to the MAD mufflers and the longer tailpipe, and we’ll get a slight increase in horsepower. [Justin] Alright Mike, moving away from the back of the car down to the hood, I noticed we have the tried and true Airaid cold air intake system in place, besides the obvious bump in power, what else can we expect from that? [Mike] We’re going to get superior filtration thanks to the superflow technology, the filter is much better than any of the typical cotton gauze type filters on the market which will give us maximum protection. The filter is also reusable, so it can save us money in the long run. It’s no tune required, but we’re going to put a tune on it anyway to maximize the power gains, and it looks great under the hood. [Justin] Speaking of looking under the hood, I noticed we also installed the Accel coil pack as well, traditionally we don’t expect to see a ton of power from that mod by itself but it will offer some other benefits, correct? [Mike] Right, overall the drivability is going to be improved, it’s going to help give us a smoother idle, quicker start ups, a little bit of fuel economy, and a slight gain of horsepower. [Justin] Awesome, and I can only assume we’re going to top this all off with one of your custom Bama tunes? [Mike] Oh yeah. [Justin] Very cool, now besides the power expectations, what else can we expect to see from this tune? [Mike] Just like all our tunes, it’s custom tailored to the mods you have on the car. Though it’s not required, we’re going to install one to help tie everything together, and increase our shift firmness and our throttle response. [Justin] Cool, man, well I’m interested to see how these mods come together, are we about ready to do another pull? [Mike] do it man. [Justin] Alright. So our baseline run with our 2005 V6 gave us 173 horsepower and 203 ft/lbs of torque. With our power pack installed we were able to make 189 horsepower and 218 ft/lbs of torque, giving us a peak horsepower gain of 16 over our baseline numbers, and gains of 22 horsepower, and 23 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. [Justin] Alright Mike well the car is definitely making some good power, but before you get out of here I just want to ask you about a couple of things the guys installed for us. Ready for this, we got the brand new 4.10 gears, a new diff from Auburn, and finally this control arm combo kit from BBK, what can we expect from all this? [Mike] The 4.10 gears are going to help us accelerate quicker, the limited slip differential is going to equally distribute the power to both wheels, and the BBK control arms are going to take that power and help put it to the ground. [Justin] Well, I guess there’s only one thing left to do, get the car off the dyno and onto the street, just so we can see how everything feels. Thanks again Mike. [Mike] Any time. [Justin] Alright, so we just got done talking to Mike, we got the car off the dyno and onto the street here, and wow, that’s just my first impression, sounds amazing, quiet when you want it to be, but loud when you want it to be, but not in an annoying way, it sounds great. As for the acceleration parts, we had some really good stuff, we got the 4.10’s, Mike laid it out for us, faster acceleration all around, just always in the power band. The Auburn LSD, the car just pulls hard out of the turns, pulls hard out of the hole, and the power you can just feel it going to both wheels now. Finally those BBK control arms, car just feels solid in the rear end, feels solid on the launch, and wheel hop is all but gone. Would I put this car against a V8 right now? Sure, I mean that’s probably half the fun, is really seeing what you’re working with, and having a little fun with these builds, and that’s why we’re car guys. This car is a new animal altogether, I know these V6’s can be totally competent, again as I mentioned earlier they just need a helping hand, they just need to be shown the right way, and with all the parts we added today, we’re definitely on the right track to embarrassing some V8s. So that wraps up our bolt on build up power pack for our V6 here, be sure to check out some of our other bolt on build ups as well, where we improve our handling, and our appearance.
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February 27, 2020Helpful (0)
December 17, 2019
Bought these for my sons 2010 mustang about 2 years ago and that is about as long as they lasted. Car started running poorly and then would not start. Took it to ford and they found that not only had the spark plug wires (also bought from AM) started to fail but the ignition coil was cracked. Avoid this junk at all costsHelpful (2)
November 15, 2019
Mustang #1 super coil
The coil work's great give me a little more bang to the plugs car run great I've added a few other bolt ons,I would recommend this Accel to anyone. Thanks Mustang #1Helpful (1)
October 14, 2019
I had planned to change the coil anyway, but a busted coil made it an early necessity. There may well be a reasonable gain in power but more importantly to me, the engine runs even smoother. I had already replaced the plugs and wires with performance material so this just finished off that area. Fir was perfect, no issues there at all.Helpful (1)
May 26, 2019
I just got a cool air intake with this and they both work great. I totally notice a difference in horse powerHelpful (1)
April 02, 2019
Did not notice any difference in throttle response,But did fit perfectly and barely noticed any performance gain.Helpful (1)
April 01, 2019
First thing I order
The coil pack was very easy putting on. Did it least then a hour. Even added spark plugs. Have seen more horse power coming out of my v6 even added a mast air flow kit to it . The coil pack was great for my car and under a 100.00 toHelpful (4)
March 24, 2019
a boost of power
changing the coil gave me more, getty up and go every little bit helps, the coil was easy to install and worth every penny. better performance for your dallor.Helpful (1)
March 20, 2019
I replaced the coil, plug wires (upgraded set) and plugs (double iridium), after purchasing my old ‘05 and I really can’t detect any difference. Maybe my old parts weren’t that worn, but the old parts were stock coil, wires and platinum plugs, so this work was an upgrade.Helpful (0)
January 11, 2019
Couple this with a cold air intake and a tune. Its funHelpful (5)
Spark plug gap? What spark plug gap can you run with this coil? I would assume you can open it up a little as with most aftermarket coils.
I contatacted accel and they said OE gap would be fine. Now i agree you should be able to open your gap up more like the screamin demon coil advertises to .065. I just installed my accel coil with a .055 gap and i still felt a difference. My old plugs from when i bought the car were gaped to .080 and it ran okayish with the stock coil. So personally i'm gonna try .060 and see when i get the chance as i have no reason yet to believe this would harm anything.
what spark plug and wires work with this coil I received the accel super EDIS coil pack from American muscle and what spark plug and wires do I need
Since your installing a super coil don't use cheep wires. Plugs wires and coils go hand in hand and plug wires do wear out. I recommend using 10 mm Livewires they'll deliver the all the power your coil will send through them and their extremely well insulated.
HP gains I have a strategy tune, true duels and CAI Waht kind of gains can I expect from installing this coil? Also will I be able to feel the difference?
There isn't much noticeable gains in horsepower or torque maybe a dyno run would show 1-3HP. It really ties all bolts on together. I've noticed a much smoother idle, faster start-up, and if your opening up WOT on highway after 70+ its wants to keep on going where my stock 85K coil seemed to struggle as if I had elephant in my truck. My vehicle setup: factory air box with K&N Filter, X-Pipe with dual GT Mufflers, Motorcraft plug, and iTSX Tuned. I would suggest it good little upgrade for the price and looks better under the hood!
Is this better than the screaming demon ignition coil
Is this product California legal? I would like to use the Accel Super EDIS Coil Pack or the Performance Distributors Screamin Demon Coil (05-10 V6) I'm looking to pair either one with 1) NGK Iridium IX Performance Spark Plugs (05-10 V6; 94-97 V6) 2) Taylor Street Thunder 8mm Spark Plug Wires (05-10 V6) or is there anything better? I live in California and this tuneup needs to cal smog legal so I need your help... Thank you Guillermo Santolaya
The Accel Super EDIS Coil Pack is not smog legal as there is no CARB certification number attached to this product.
I have this on my V6 and I have a tune in mine and this will help you throttle responce big time. Great Coil.
Yes, these will be compatible. You'll get slightly improved gas mileage too, and there's no need for a separate tune. Good luck!
Yes - I highly recommend them
Nope, straight bolt on. Works great!
Yes, I did nothing but install the coil pack. I only have 50k miles on my car, plugs are still good, not ready to replace them yet.
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