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not12listen
02-10-2011, 04:47 AM
looking to upgrade the ignition system of my 89 Celica GTS setup. has anyone had experience with the MSD products?

i am looking at the 6A box to start things off. i already have Magnecor 8.5mm wires, and will be purchasing a new cap and rotor as well. heck, i'll even replace the o-ring on the distributor where it plugs into the back of the head. :)

so yeah... anyone have any experience/feedback with a 6A box setup?

thanks!

CriScO
02-10-2011, 06:35 AM
*shrug* It works. Technically the stock ignition is more than adequate. It was fun to see what I could do, but the benefit isn't worth the price.

ChrisD
02-10-2011, 04:34 PM
I'm hoping to add a 6A 6200 to my 165 by spring. From most of what I have seen, people have had very good results. However on a 3SGE I am not sure you would see a huge benefit.

JDM SNUKUMZ
02-10-2011, 07:08 PM
I'm hoping to add a 6A 6200 to my 165 by spring. From most of what I have seen, people have had very good results. However on a 3SGE I am not sure you would see a huge benefit.
msd no loner makes the 6a 6200 that number got superceded to a 6201.Due to the fact that MSD no longer does analog boxes they are all digital now.Pretty neat if you ask me and I have the 6a on my MR2 and it does the job.

Angel

ChrisD
02-10-2011, 08:29 PM
Interesting. It seems to be still available at summit though:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-6200/

But I see they also offer the 6201

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-6201/

Do you know what technically the difference is between analog and the digital units?

ChrisD
02-10-2011, 08:33 PM
Looks like less draw, higher output...I'm assuming that it is still compatible with oem ECU types? (eg. PowerFC)

CriScO
02-10-2011, 10:54 PM
The old units are still available until they run out. There are still a shitload of 6200's out there. From what they say in the catalogue it will still work the same with everything, just updated guts inside.

not12listen
02-11-2011, 05:28 AM
most everything that i was reading, was that the emissions are cleaner, the mileage improves, the idle is smoother and the power is better at the higher rpms.

i am NOT looking into the MSD items for power reasons at all - i'm looking for the rest of it. :)

ChrisD
02-11-2011, 04:54 PM
In that case it most certainly won't hurt. If anything you will definitely get better spark and a more complete burn. :)

ianpen
02-14-2011, 05:06 AM
yo chrisd! i think u need a tach adapter for the tachometer to work properly. and it eats plugs too. because of the multiple sparks(thick blue sparks), the benefits i found was :it starts faster, quicker revs and cleaner burn.

not12listen
02-14-2011, 05:18 AM
what sort of plugs were you running, that were killed so quickly?

ChrisD
02-14-2011, 05:23 AM
Hey Ian :) Yes I will need the 8910 tach adapter.

CriScO
02-14-2011, 05:27 AM
8910EIS, actually.

ChrisD
02-14-2011, 03:12 PM
Haven't totally looked into the differences between the 8910 and 8910EIS models...but sure, could be. :) I have to use whatever the one is for the OEM type ECU's since I'm on the Power FC.

As for plug wear, not a problem. I change mine far before I need to, since I don't really put that many miles on the 165 every year.

Hey Ian - I didn't realize you were running an MSD ignition also? Will have to take a closer look next time I see your car. :)

CriScO
02-14-2011, 09:19 PM
Haven't totally looked into the differences between the 8910 and 8910EIS models...but sure, could be. :) I have to use whatever the one is for the OEM type ECU's since I'm on the Power FC.
Oh it is, been running it on the stock ECU for almost four years. :)

ianpen
02-15-2011, 02:55 AM
hey Chrisd! i had the msd on my 1990 celica gts (the 5sfe motor). i had to used a tach adapter . i think the 3sgte and 5sfe have the same ignition setup and for the tachometer.