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- How to Install Coil Packs & Coil-on Plug Kits on Your 2005-2010 Mustang GT
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.
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March 04, 2020
Look amazing and perform excellently
These not only spice up the engine bay but they work exactly as you would expectHelpful (0)
March 01, 2020
Decided to go with the MSD performance coils over the OEM Motorcraft Coils. Noticeably improved fuel efficiency and the car runs better than it ever hasHelpful (0)
January 16, 2020
Great coils, perform very well. Don’t really know if I can tell any performance improvement because I paired these with a programmer but regardless the car runs very smooth and pulls wellHelpful (0)
January 15, 2020
2005 Mustang GT modis
Easy to install great upgrade from factory part. Noticed an immediate difference in response and smooth idle. Highly recommend and they look great.Helpful (0)
December 24, 2019
Easy to install
Took no more than 30 minutes to install. About 50 miles after installing them I could really feel the difference when giving it the gas.Helpful (0)
September 21, 2019
MSD Blaster Coil Packs (05-10 GT
they didn't reach all the way down and didn't notice much improvement as for hp gains. your just paying more money for a bunch of coils that say msd on them ,very disappointed in this purchase!!!!!!Helpful (0)
August 15, 2019
Super easy to install and adds a great response on that throttle !!!! I love that red under that hood.Helpful (0)
July 24, 2019
Coil replacement and plugs
Works great no issues with the product or car afterwards. Got a higher performance coil at a fraction of the cost from what the dealer wanted me to pay for stock. Car drives much better which in part could just be the new coils and plugs vs what was in there. Staff was very helpful on the phone when ordering and shared personal experiences with products that felt honest as much as helpful with the decision. 1 spark plug came in and had what looked like a small imperfection/crack in the porcelain. American Muscle was great - no hassle and had another one shipped out immediately. Will definitely be using American Muscle for future stuff. Time below attributable to dealing with removal of Ford two piece plugs than the purchased products.Helpful (0)
July 20, 2019
I installed these msd blaster coils on my 06 mustang gt and was very impressed my car now feels more responsive thank you American muscleHelpful (0)
July 13, 2019
Easy quick install in you’re just doing coil packs. Noticed the difference from the originals. I’d recommend checking your spark plugs if you’re already this far in. The spark plugs is another battle.Helpful (0)
These are listed as for 05 to 10 3v.. Do they work on both 12mm and 16mm plugs then?
Hello! Our apologies, these will only fit 05 to Mid 08 GTs
Is there a part# for MSD coils for mid-08 to 09 3v's?
The MSD Blaster Coil On Plug Set were designed to fit 2005-early 2008 Mustangs, however in testing these have been found to work on all 2005-2010 4.6L 3V engines in the Mustang.
How many volts do they put out
The MSD Blaster Coil On Plug Set has a voltage output of 40,000.
Do these require a tune? Just wondering if these coils require a tune or if I can run the stock tune with no problem I have a couple minor upgrades, I have a CAI and a Cat-Back
I have no tune on my GT at this point and it runs great with these Coils.
Will the OEM sparkplugs work with these? the OEM plugs say they fit with the black boot coil but I am unsure if there will be any issues with using these with them.
Unless otherwise stated at the product site, the MSD Blaster Coil Plug set should work with OEM Spark Plugs. Most new cars plugs are designed to last for much longer intervals (100,000 miles ?) than plugs used to (I changed plugs every 3,000 miles in the 60's, 70', and 80's). Me personally though, if I were to purchase a Coil Blaster set I would get a good set of wires and Platinum Spark Plugs with Iridium centers. If your concern is the boot, all spark plugs have the same size heads (standardization). And when all else fails, American Muscle is good about returns...check their policy before ordering. I hope this response was helpful...if so...please checkk helpful below. Thanks.
MSD will carry a 1-year limited warranty on their products.
These coils can be used for a supercharged applicationyes.
When describing spark as hotter, it is referring to the voltage. A colder plug is referring to its heat range, which is essentially the heat range it works best at. These two would not be related so there is no need for a colder plug. the general rule of thumb is to go 1 heat range colder for every 75-100hp added.
Yes, this kit will be a direct replacement. No additional mods needed.
These are going to be a slightly better quality, though both of these are still going to be better than stock. Ultimately it's just two different companies offering what is essentially the same product.
These are compatible with all 05-10 GT models.
These MSD Blaster coil pack would be a great upgrade for your car.
Yes, these are available in black. They can be reached here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/msd-coil-on-plug-set-black-0510-gt.html
(approx) 30 Minutes
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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