Review & Install Video
Hey guys, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, here with the MSD Blaster Coil-On Plug set for all 2005 to 2010 GT Mustangs. The MSD Blaster Coil-On Plug set is going to be a good option for those three-valve owners out there that are looking to add a little bit of a stronger spark to tie together and make the most of some existing bolt-on mods, and improve fuel economy as well. Upgrading your coil-on plug setup is going to give you a hotter spark which is going to have some performance and fuel economy benefits. Even if you aren't necessarily specifically looking for a hotter spark, if you're looking for a coil-on plug kit, you're looking for a stronger spark or you're just looking to replace some worn-out coils.
At the end of the day a hotter spark is a stronger spark, and this has a lot to do with the voltage of the coil-on plug setup. The performance gains of an aftermarket coil-on plug kit, like the MSD here, are derived from the coil utilizing the hotter spark to create a more complete combustion of the gases in the chamber. The MSD coils are able to do this through a longer than factory firing time. The longer firing time is possible through the higher voltage that the coils have. Aftermarket coil-on plug kits have a stronger voltage than the factory components, which is where the improvement over factory is going to come from. The higher voltage allows for a longer firing time because the higher voltage has the ability to allow the spark plug to jump a larger gap. Even a lightly modified or completely stock Mustang can benefit from upgrading to a higher output ignition coils, and this all comes back to the difference in voltage output between the MSD coils and the factory coils that I just explained.
Ultimately, if you want a hotter spark, then upgrading your coil-on plug setup is one of the best ways to go. So creating more complete combustion creates some benefits like increased fuel economy, improved idle quality, better throttle response, and even a touch more power since the air and fuel are blending more completely and releasing all of the potential energy. One of the main things that you can expect is better acceleration with this coil-on plug set. It's not going to be a huge difference, but a noticeable one for sure. I wouldn't say this is a mod that you do to gain more power, but one that you do to allow more power and have a cleaner burning setup. This isn't like changing a pulley setup on a blown car, but it's more of a bolt-on that will give you better driveability.
Another thing to keep in mind, even though it is a secondary thought, but these are going to be noticeable under the hood. They're the iconic MSD bright red and they give an aftermarket look to the engine. But if you hate the red and aren't really a stickler for brand, there are a ton of coil-on plug options out there. And yes, there are different colors as well and, of course, different price ranges. And speaking of price, the Blaster Coil-On Plug Set is going to cost just under $250. This is less than some other options out there, but it's not the least expensive set out there either. So if you're looking to spend a little less, you can check out some of those other options.
The install here is not difficult at all. It's a one-wrench install that you take about a half hour to complete. You're going to want to disconnect your battery and have some dielectric grease as well, but the actual install is as simple as disconnecting the coil connector, removing the coil retaining bolt, and pulling the coil out for each cylinder. The new MSD coils install the same way over the spark plug; the boot slides over the plug and fits right into place. The retaining bolt goes back in, and you plug in the connector. One thing to consider is changing your spark plug's wire in the area. It may lengthen the install time, but it's only going to help things.
So wrapping things up here, the MSD Blaster Coil-on Plug set is a fast and easily installed way to gain some performance benefits from a hotter spark. You're going to expect some improvements in driveability, acceleration, and fuel economy as well. The work, if you need to do some maintenance and replace your coils or if you're looking to upgrade your ignition system to help support some other mods, you can check them out some more online, right here at AmericanMuscle.com.