Relocating the coils

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Relocating the coils

Postby 1988GTU » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:02 am

Where would be the alternative spot to relocate the coils?

I have been wanting to do this for sometime, but never really saw a spot that it would fit right.
I was thinking of using a fender brace bar by drilling a couple holes into it, but then I thought about the grounding part of it.  Would it ground out well anywhere else?


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Postby Asylum » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:45 am

You can mount them pretty well anywhere you like. Just remember they get HOT, and need air and the attached bracket. It acts as a sort of heat sink.


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Postby 1988GTU » Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:31 am

I thought the ignition module/coils bracket needs to be grounded out to a solid source?

So you're saying as long as its not getting hit by weather it should be fine on where I put it...?


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Postby twistedindy1 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:21 pm

yeah basically what he said, anywhere, on the 3.1 and 2.8 the are also exposed to the weather somewhat so that really isn't a concern as long as the weather seals on the wires are good and the wires are good too.  Get crazy.
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Postby MAJ28 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:40 pm

I'll hop on the bandwagon as well, as long as they aren't in excessive moisture they should be fine in most locations.


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Postby 1988GTU » Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:31 pm

Okay then, I am going to take my fender brace I made and drill a couple holes in it then attach the coils to that after I get done screwing around with the turbo today.


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Postby Racing_Rush » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:24 am

My car ran with the coils ungrounded.  It must have a ground in the main harness because I fired mine ran just fine with it disconnected.  I put mine in the firewall. I found a few holes already so I made a bracket to fit.  Then I just got some cut to fit wires as you can see in my sig and viola.  I would like to make a new bracket from aluminum  one of these days so that it the coils wont burn up too quickly.


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Relocating the coils

Postby 1988GTU » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:07 pm

I plan to locate them on the rad support, and there will be a shroud around/under it so it doesn't get wet when the fan kicks on..  
Minds well go custom for everything since this is a wack job car now.   :D


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