Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com here with the MSD Blaster Coil-on-Plug Set for the '99 to 2004 GT Mustang. The MSD Blaster Coil-on-Plug Set's gonna be a good option for those two-valve owners out there that are looking at 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's gonna give you a hotter spark, which is gonna have some performance and fuel economy benefits. Even if you aren't necessarily specifically looking for a hotter spark, if you're shopping for coil-on-plug kits, 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 improvements over the factory's going to come from. A higher voltage allows for a longer firing time, because a higher voltage has the ability to allow the spark plug to jump a larger gap.
Even the lightly modified or completely stock Mustang can benefit from upgrading to higher output ignition coils, and this all comes back to the difference in voltage output between the MSD coils and your factory coils that I just explained. Ultimately, if you want a hotter spark, then upgrading your coil-on-plug set is about the only way 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 burning 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 gonna be a huge difference, but a noticeable one for sure. I wouldn't say that this is a mod you'd do to gain more power, but when you do, to allow more power and 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 would give you better drivability.
Another thing to keep in mind, even though it's 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 the 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, too.
And speaking of price, the Blaster Coil-on-Plug Set's gonna be one of the more affordable sets, costing just under $200. This is less than most of the 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 the SR Performance kit.
The install here is not difficult at all. It's a one-wrench install and should take about a half-hour to complete. You're gonna 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 coil installs the same way over the spark plug. The boot slides over the plug and fits right into place. The retaining bolt goes right back in, and you plug in the connector. One thing to consider is changing your spark plugs while you're 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 gonna expect some improvements in drivability, 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 setup to help support some mods, you can check them out more online right here at AmericanMuscle.com.