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MSD Coil Pack (96-98 4.6L)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey guys. Today we're gonna be taking a look at and installing the MSD coil pack for 1996 to 1998 4.6 liter Mustangs. This is a direct replacement performance upgrade so you can replace or stock coil packs with this one or other aftermarket coil packs. If you guys are looking for a stronger hotter spark you're gonna be looking for a coil pack like this one. This delivers more energy and voltage than your stock coil packs which is how it delivers on that stronger hotter spark. You will need two coil packs for the 4.6 liter V8 Mustang and these are sold separately so just keep that in mind. It's always a good idea to replace both coil packs at the same time if you can and also check out your spark plug wires while you're in there replacing these. These cost about $80 a piece and they are very easy to install. I'll call it a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and we'll go ahead now and show you how to get this on the car. For this install we used a flat head screwdriver, a seven-millimeter socket, a four-millimeter Allen, and you'll need a ratchet or an impact gun. All right, guys. You can see the coil packs right up here in the front. They're very easy to get to on either side up here. We are only gonna be replacing one since you do only get one MSD coil pack with each order. The first thing that you're gonna wanna do is mark your spark plug wires because it's very important that you put them back in the exact same position. We've already done that, just make sure that you guys do that before removing any, especially since you're gonna be removing all four at one time. So with these spark plug wires, the way to get them off is we're actually going to squeeze like this and then they'll just pull off our coil pack. So we'll go ahead, remove all of our spark plug wires, and then the coil pack is actually held in place by four seven-millimeter bolts, so we'll go ahead, grab a seven-millimeter socket and undo those. We're also gonna disconnect the coil pack at the same time. All right. So we're going to disconnect our clip right here. I'm gonna use a little flat head screwdriver to help me just so I can get this off a little bit easier, I'm just going to pry the sides a little bit so that I can get the tabs passed. All right. So now we have our seven-millimeter socket, we're gonna go ahead and unbolt this. All right. And now you can pull the coil out. All right, guys. At this point you are ready to install the MSD coil pack. Keep in mind that you want the electrical connection facing forward. One thing I will say is that MSD does give you new hardware for this. They do include spacers but if you're installing on a Mustang you don't need to use the spacers. So don't install the spacers with this coil, you only need the spacers for a Ford Focus. All right. Now we'll put in the MSD supplied hardware which is a four-millimeter Allen and they do give you little washers as well. So make sure you have the coil pack lined up so these thread in. All right. I have them all started so I'm just gonna go ahead and tighten them down now. All right. Now we'll plug in our electrical connection. All right. At this point we're gonna go ahead and get our spark plug wires back connected. Like I said they are labeled so it's really easy, I know exactly where they go. Wanna make sure that they really click down into place. You guys can see it's a little bit tough but I wanna make sure that they're in place perfectly. Replacing the other coil pack is the exact same process. Like I said earlier it's always a best practice to replace both coil packs at the same time and make sure you check out your spark plug wires while you're in there. Another thing that you're gonna wanna do now at this point is just start the car and make sure it runs and idles smoothly just to make sure you have all your spark plug wires back in the correct location. All right, guys, that's gonna wrap up this review and install. Keep in mind that you can always check this coil pack out more online. I'm Stephanie and for all things Mustang keep it right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • High Performance
      • Direct Performance Replacement
      • CARB EO Number: D-40-26
      • Fits 1996-1998 4.6L V8 Mustangs


      More Power. MSD 4.6L Tower Coil Pack is designed to produce more voltage and energy over the stock Mustang Coil Pack for improved power and performance.

      Application. MSD 4.6L Coil Pack is designed as a performance replacement upgrade for the 1996 to 1998 DOHC and SOHC 4.6 V8 Mustangs. V8's require two coil packs.

      Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

      MPN# 8241

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (58)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 58 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • March 07, 2020

        5 1998 GT - AllenS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        MSD coil packs

        They look and work great! Easy install. I haven't noticed any performance gained. But the car fires right up now.

        Helpful (0)
      • February 20, 2020

        5 1997 GT - Dac Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        1997 got mustang 4.6

        Very good product helped my get mustang more spark going to get the wire too.

        Helpful (0)
      • February 11, 2020

        1 1998 Cobra - MatthewB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Caused Misfire

        I put these on my 98 Cobra and it caused misfires on four cylinders.

        Helpful (0)
      • August 24, 2019

        5 1996 Cobra - Coldwater83 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Wow! Love the difference.

        Easy install. Woke up my 1996 cobra. I like the looks also.

        Helpful (4)
      • May 31, 2019

        5 1997 GT - Coreyhaynes Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        MY 97 GT UPGRADES


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      • May 09, 2019

        5 1997 Cobra - Warpig2381 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Msd coil

        Used a cheaper brand. ended up having some missfires. Bought the msd and some new wires. Fired right up no problems. Got to say msd is one of my favorites and defiantly one of the best

        Helpful (1)
      • April 18, 2019

        5 1998 GT - Greenstang Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Fixed my idle and definitely feel more power! Got the msd coil pack with ford racing spark plug wire. Thank you AM!

        Helpful (0)
      • October 26, 2018

        5 1997 GT - Rodolfo Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        MSD Coil Packs

        Very nice look to them. Helps the engine bay look great, Notice car starts better and run better too.

        Helpful (1)
      • October 10, 2018

        3 1996 GT - RNS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Just another spark

        Performance wise can’t tell any difference, but they look good!

        Helpful (1)
      • August 21, 2018

        5 1998 GT - MrGT Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        5 stars

        Originally bought these for my 96GT but was afraid to install them because of a youtube video and some bad reviews. So after a couple years and replacing my 96GT with a 98GT I said what the heck and installed them along with new Motorcraft plugs and red Ford racing wires. Wow, I feel like an odiot waiting to install these MSD ignition coils. Better fuel economy, better throttle response and I swear the car runs stronger. Good stuff plus the red wires and red ignition coils look cool with my red 98GT.

        Helpful (8)

      Questions & Answers (7 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      will adding these with my 97 gt make any difference in performance?

      • Hello! The MSD Coil Pack will provide you with a smoother idle, and quicker throttle response.

      Helpful (2)

      If one coil pack is 1-4 if I get another coil pack will it be 1-4aswell ? Or how can I get a 5-8?

      • The MSD Coil Pack is not number specific. You will just need to purchase 2 of them.

      Helpful (1)

      Are the coil packs sold in pairs, or individually?

      • Hello! The MSD Coil Pack is sold individually.

      Helpful (1)

      what should i buy along with this? id assume id buy 2 of them? what else would i want to buy along with it, wires as well id imagine.

      • Ford Racing or MSD ignition wires and maybe plugs if your stang is due.

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      How Many Volts this Coil Generate?

      • The maximum voltage is 40,000 Volts.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Coil Pack

      Tech Specs

      Coil Specs
      • Turns ratio: 83:1
      • Primary resistance: .53 OHMs
      • Secondary resistance: 13.7K OHMs
      • Inductance: 3.9mH
      • Maximum voltage: 40,000 Volts

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Cobra - 96, 97, 98
      • GT - 96, 97, 98

      Fits 4.6L V8's Only

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