October 22, 2011
Not so great.... Buy something that gives you HP
I agree with Peter. I put these on in anticipation of installation of a Comp Cams Camshaft. The car seemed OK but the idle was a bit rough. After the Cams were installed the car idled very rough and had a bad drone and annoying exhaust. The care would throw a check engine code about every four to five days... indicating a random misfire. The tachometer would oscillate very badly at idle and the car jerked and bucked. I attributed a lot of the problems to the very radical cams. I then remembered what Peter said and put the stock coils back in. The engine idle smoothed out after a few miles and the tachometer was very steady. The annoying exhaust sound disappeared and now sounds great. In looking at the coils, my car is a 2008 with the 2007 plug in it. The wire inside the coils boot looks to be too short and might not reach the plug. It looked like there was arcing in the boot and that was probably why the idle was so rough as it was not snapped onto the plug being about a quarter of an inch too short. The stock coils has a spring inside that reaches the end of the boot so you get a good connection at the top of the plug. Possibly the coils are made for the 2008 and newer cars that have the different plug. Maybe the new plug is not as deep inside the heads and so you get the plug end of the coil to actually snap onto the plug like the old spark plug wires did. The wire that connects to the coils does not snap on and lock like on the stock coils and is in a different position putting stress ont he wire and connector. All and all I am not happy with this part. I have to admit that American Muscle did not recommend this part for my car, but I went ahead and purchased it anyway. Sometimes you should listen to the experts. This coil may be good for some applications but in my case it was not a good fit and was costing me HP and Mileage. If you hae a 2005 to mid year 2008 I would caution you to think very carefully before purchasing this item. I had these too long to be able to send them back... so too late too smart. I hope I can save someone else from having the headache and check engine light troubles I had with them. The car has no problems now with the Cams and feels like it picked up a lot of HP with the stock coils.