thoughts? MSD 6al box

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thoughts? MSD 6al box

Post by surfwagoneer » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:52 am

Been debating on snatching this up (no body better steal this!) I plan on doing a TFI conversion in the near future and found this on craigslist. Guy said I could have it for $100. He said he bought it off a guy that had it in an older mustang and was about 2 yrs old. So my question is......good deal? thanks for the input
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Re: thoughts? MSD 6al box

Post by husker77 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:56 am

Seems like an okay deal. Around here they changed the rules for some form of racing and there were at least 10 of the 6a box for $60, guy said everybody was changing boxes to meet the rules.

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Re: thoughts? MSD 6al box

Post by FSJ Guy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:14 pm

I have the cheapo version (Streetfire) and it seems to work well. It does away with the RPM modules so the rev limited is set with rotary switches instead. A better design, IMHO.
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Re: thoughts? MSD 6al box

Post by twmattox » Wed May 01, 2013 12:12 pm

Well, my only thought is that MSD is not as "friendly" as they use to be. It use to be that you could send them a box and they would test it for free. Now, you have to pay to have it tested. I fully understand why...but, testing is around $80 if I remember correctly. Unfortunately, the only real issue is that you can't just drive to AutoZone and ask them to test the ignition module (like you can with a stock unit). Granted, they RARELY ever go bad. But, just one of those things you have to know walking into it.
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Re: thoughts? MSD 6al box

Post by serehill » Wed May 01, 2013 3:27 pm

Great box. They work well. I run a 6 no need for the limiter. Tech support rocks I have never had any issues with them. I guess they might be different to others. they have always treated me right & I've never had to have one tested. rather than send it to MSD for a few days I just hook it up & see if it works very somple. I did send one in that got wired backwards all it cost me was shipping.

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