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TRDOTC Mar 15, 11:42pm - #417658 

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Upgrading Ignition system, need help

i am thinking of upgrading my ignition system...i gather i need a certain gauge size and box thing..i have no clue, can someone help me out with this and maybe a company i should go with?
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Illusive Mar 16, 12:47am - #417659 
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why?

there are guys running forced induction applications at over 300whp and dont need to upgrade the stock ignition system, AND you wont see 1hp gain from upgrading it you will however see you wallet emtpy

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TRDOTC Mar 16, 1:30am - #417660 

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alright cool, i won't! thanks man...i appreciate it
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Lucky_317 Mar 16, 2:46am - #417661 

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Originally Posted by Illusive
you will however see you wallet emtpy

rofl so true.

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celicadragon Mar 16, 2:57pm - #417662 

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yeah toyota did a really good job on the ignition and headers so theres not vey much to upgrade

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TRDOTC Mar 17, 11:30pm - #417663 

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lol already haha, thanks to all smile
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Rave669 Mar 20, 11:00pm - #417664 

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about the only thing I can think of that may help the factory ignition is dedicated ground lines to each coil. each coil is held down by a bolt, so, by making some ground wires, and attatching one to each coil at the hold-down bolt, you will improve the grounding path for the coils and plugs. Aluminum isn't as good a conductor as thick copper wire, so grounding each coil directly would result in a better spark, and equal intensity across alll the cylinders.

Otherwise, the factory system is practically flawless. going with a COP setup was a great move on toyota's part.

There is a company that upgrades the factory coils, but I don't think you really need it. the factory coils provide plenty of spark to begin with.

Most cars see improvement from coil, plug and wire upgrades because remote coil setups are inefficient from the get-go. putting the coil directly on each plug removes the shortcomings of poorly conducting plug wires and weak coils.

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TRDOTC Mar 21, 12:25am - #417665 

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cool thanks for the help rice
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