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Should I get an MSD 6AL?

Old 09-21-2008, 01:10 PM
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Default Should I get an MSD 6AL?

Hey I own a 1995 Honda Prelude SI with the stock H23 in it

I am planning to buy a MSD 6AL ignition box, however I have my timing advanced slightly.

will this cause any problems? do I need to retard my timing back to stock specifications?
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: MSD 6AL and Advanced timing!

what is done to this h23 to require you to ditch a very good stock system for added complexity of an aftermarket system known to cause problems? Unless you have a pretty ------- stout build, ditch the thought of adding the MSD and spend the cash somewhere useful.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:22 PM
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The 6AL will never enhance a stock Honda ignition. They only cause problems.

If you need an inexpensive ignition amplifier (the Honda ignition system is only good to 500 whp) then I recommend one of the MSD Digital series boxes.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: MSD 6AL and Advanced timing!

The H23 simply has a the timing advancement and a cold air, the reason why I thought about getting it is because I found one for $60 which normal retail is around $180.

what kinda of problems does it cause?
in comparison how is the stock one compared to the MSD 6AL?
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: MSD 6AL and Advanced timing!

Instead of asking what is wrong with the MSD and how the stocker compares to the aftermarket, why don't you tell us what's wrong with the stocker that you want to fix or make better?

I've seen more people on here rip out the MSD and throw a stocker back in cause of just stupid problems they can't fix. Unnecessary added complexity.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:35 PM
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Default Re: MSD 6AL and Advanced timing!

No probems :P

I just came across the good deal and I have HEARD from people on other forums and stuff that it is a good addition.

plus the Rev limiter isn't really all that bad to have, in the rare occurrence that I miss shift it will protect the motor.

but hey if I get enough people telling me to keep the stock one since it is good (which a few number of people have) then I might just listen to the general population and save some moeny

please continue to enlighten me!
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: MSD 6AL and Advanced timing!

spend the 60 on a chipped ecu and you can adjust whatever rev limits you want like full throttle launch and full throttle shifting etc.

Unless you mean miss shift as in slam 2nd instead of 4th type of ----. Then no rev limit will protect your motor as it is inertia that over revs in that case.

I have a great deal on a chip burner, $45 shipped and with free software you can set up all that ----

Then once you're comfortable changing the bin etc. you'll be all ready to add boost.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:42 PM
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Default Should I get an MSD 6AL?

Well I'll start to reconsider

anyone else have any opinions?
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: MSD 6AL and Advanced timing!

Originally Posted by StreetTuner
the reason why I thought about getting it is because I found one for $60 which normal retail is around $180.
What the ---- does a pricetag have to do with anything? You feel the need to own $180 dogshit if you can get it for $60? :1


Originally Posted by StreetTuner
anyone else have any opinions?
My statements are not opinion. They are fact.

90% of the ------- excellent OEM stuff ricefags throw away is substantially better than $180 dogshit, no matter how neon a color it's been painted. Wrap your noggin around that one.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: MSD 6AL and Advanced timing!

Originally Posted by Joseph Davis
The 6AL will never enhance a stock Honda ignition. They only cause problems.

If you need an inexpensive ignition amplifier (the Honda ignition system is only good to 500 whp) then I recommend one of the MSD Digital series boxes.
bah... 612 WHP and not a hint of breakup on an OEM JDM H22 dizzy (I didnt even change the cap nor rotor, straight off the JAP crate).

The 7-AL2 I have on the car was a gift from Ross... Thats the only reason I have it in the car.. (well that and it helped me be able to open the gap a tad and smoothed out the idle a little bit). DIdnt help the headgasket issue I hit thios past week though


Cliffs: OEM is good for 5-600 at least.

---- the 6.
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