March 31, 2005Do they make such a thing?????
Forums : Performance General : MSD for a 3.4 -02 taco? (309 Views)
April 2, 2005I hope so, since an MSD ignition is a universal application. What exactly does an MSD ignition box do better than the stock one?
April 3, 2005Ya they do make one. Its the MSD DIS-4. They go for about $300. Its a digital ignition box with built in rev limiters. There made for vehichles with 3-4 coil packs. I have been thinking about purchasing one myself. But I have heard some dyno results on customtacos.com that they only give you about 3-4 more horsepower. But coupled with those magnecor plug wires, you might see a better horsepower or even just better overall performance gain from it.
April 3, 2005Hey Jeti welcome to the site.The MSD stands for multiple spark discharge which basically means that instead of having a single spark during compression you have multiple sparks.Theoretically this should provide more complete combustion i.e more power.This multi spark is much more powerful than stock.I know from experience,because I have MSD ignitions on my boat and while working on ome of the engines while it was running I got "bit" and at 250lbs it knocked me on my ass and for about 10 minutes I felt like I had just gotten a full body massage.
April 4, 2005Cool, I'll have to remember that for when I can actually get the cash together to get one. I'm in the mittle of a move to a house with a big two car garage so I haven't had the time or money to even continue the projects I had mentioned before.
April 5, 2005Hey King I know what you mean about the house thing and no money,I'm livin that dream.There are so many things I want to do to my truck buy they will have to wait because it seems I work to make the mortgage.Oh,glad I could enlighten you about the MSD box.Even if you cant feel the added performance in the seat of your pants,that ignition box sure looks cool under the hood!
April 6, 2005One or two ponies is worth the investment to me. I feel the same way about my engine oil too. I don't know if there's a better setup for my truck other than dry sump. I doubt that you can really feel any kind of difference using royal purple, and twin K&N oil filters remotly located, but I'll bet that it helps to keep my engine oil clean and running strong. I think that the ignition can have the same effect. No lie about the underhood appearence though. Usually if you see someone rolling with an msd box, you can assume that they're more than just trend jumpers. Yeah, this is the most expensive "hobbie" I've gotten into yet. I think that once your hooked, there's no turnin back. People ask, why are you doing all this to a truck, and I ask them why they're messin with a four door Nissan Altima or Accord?
April 6, 2005I like that comment about the fixing up the Hondas! That is too funny. I see them all day long, and automatics with tin cans is a little akward for me. it would be too much cabin noise for me. The stereo is enough for me and I've only got a door speaker and tweeter per door.