Whichignition Box?

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  1. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Looks like my old Summitt brand ignition box took a crap. What do you all recomend I replace it with? New Summit boxes better than the MSD still? Just a basic street/strip one, dont want or need all the bells and whistles, but the ability to add a 2 step would be nice for those few track days.
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    I've had a Crane Hi 6 on mine since 98 with zero issues, mounted above the headers on the drivers side shock tower....


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    Gearbanger 101 we love us some gays up here Super Mod

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    What, no love for the stock ignition set up? :shrug:
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  4. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    not sure what all is left of the stock stuff. Previous owner had the Summit ignition wired in with no adapter harness, box leads right to coil terminals
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    I will say it again and again. IMO unless you have a power adder, there is no reason to put any aftermarket ignition on a Fox 5.0. Better money spent elsewhere.
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    OK, gonna test the Summit box for failure, how to I bypass it. Is it really as simle as disconnecting the wires that go from the factory wiring harness to the red and white wires of the MSD/Summit box and plugging them in to the coil?
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    I would look at the Crane Digital Ignition. I would avoid anything MSD.
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Ive been looking at specs and recomendations and I do believe i'll stay away from MSD. Now if i could only trace down whay i'm not getting spark even after bypassing the Summit igniton and going back to sock
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    im an MSD fan... i got a 6AL2 in my car. mainly wanted it for the way MSD does the rev limiter over the stock limiter and i wanted the 2 step.
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician

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    As far as I know ProComp builds a lot of private label stuff for Summit and Jegs. I'm sure your Summit box is just a ProComp piece, that being said I would steer clear! MSD for me too, even after all of the problems. I have no good reason for thinking this about MSD however..
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    I've had an MSD 6BTM on my supercharged car since 2005. No problems whatsover.
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    Im afraid to say anything about ignition cause ive replaced every fn ignition part more than once (i have all msd stuff) with my msd 6al-2 being the only surviving ignition part. Now about the only msd thing i would buy again along with their super conductor spark plug wires is the 6al-2 cant beat the price of that little powerful 2 step box especially when they offer it with a free msd blaster coil. It has lived in my enginebay for 5 years in the heat still going (im gonna be really fn unhappy if it takes a sheot anytime soon now after this post!)
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician

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    I hated my msd wires so much they are in the trash now. I could never be 100% sure they were on. I have moroso ultra 40's and couldn't be happier now.
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    we run the ultra 40's also... but i think they next set is going to be fire cores with the promod boots
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    I've been running MSD 6AL for a year now, no issues. Wanted the electronic rev limiter with the blower. I mounted mine inside, on the passenger side trans hump to keep it away from the heat.
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    89stang1 Stroked and Juiced

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    really i love mine i have the ones with the straight plug boot which gives me great header clearance, and they have dual plug connections in each spark plug boot which sometimes does give you a weird feeling when you push them on feels like it backs off a little but in reality they are still making great contact. Im using the same set for 5 years and i can say for sure i could feel a difference after swapping them out for those JUNKY ford racing wires!, i do agree the moroso ultra 40 are great wires! for the money i went with the msd super condutors only wire i found in that price range with 40-50 ohms of resistance
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    What makes the Ford Racing wires "Junky"? :shrug:

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