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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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advice on parts!!

okay guys im changing my opti, plugs and plug wire for the first time before the opti goes all the way out i need suggestion on what yall run. whats the best for the money?
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okay guys im changing my opti, plugs and plug wire for the first time before the opti goes all the way out i need suggestion on what yall run. whats the best for the money?
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isnt 700 a little much tho for the opti i have found them for 229
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MSD Pro Billet Vented Opti
MSD Super Conductor wires
NGK Iridium TR55IX plugs
AC Delco O2's

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If you go through a discount GM dealer, you should be an=ble to get the oem opti for less than $400. Sometimes you can find a deal, try ebay, craigslist, etc. I believe shoebox has a list of discount GM dealers on www.shbox.com
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isnt 700 a little much tho for the opti i have found them for 229

If it is a complete (not just a cap and rotor) AC Delco or MSD optispark for that price than buy it.
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i did look on ebay and found some for like 60 and 70 bucks anyboy had luck with these
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i did look on ebay and found some for like 60 and 70 bucks anyboy had luck with these
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lol alright here is one for 79.99 plus 20 shippin

1993 1994 LT1 OPTISPARK DISTRIBUTOR FIREBIRD TRANS AM | eBay
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okay so i have found a msd packages cause a few people on here and around the shop say msd is the way to go so what yall think about this

heres the link 93-97 MSD Complete Ignition Package | WS6store.com
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lol alright here is one for 79.99 plus 20 shippin

1993 1994 LT1 OPTISPARK DISTRIBUTOR FIREBIRD TRANS AM | eBay
I did a Google search on Vollig. All that I could find out is that they are out of Wilmington Delaware. Of coarse this doesn't mean that is where their products are made, nothing on their web site to tell either. So who knows?......They could be importing Chinese parts under a German name out of a office in Wilmington .........Lots of weird stuff like that going on these days. A lot of the Import Houses will do anything to throw us off the fact that they are selling products made in China. There are even several out there that have U S in their name, and the only US connection there is, is the warehouse state side that they ship out of. Beware, Google search any Manufacturer you aren't sure about. If they don't state their products are made here then you can be sure that they aren't. Also, a lifetime warranty doesn't mean jack if you have to keep replacing the part. BTW I am still running the original Opti only with new Delco cap and rotor. Just changed it, car has 101,000 miles and it all still works great. Don't get any moisture or greasy finger prints on the rotor when changing it and all will be fine. Tested the coil and it is still within factory spec.

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I had 157,000 miles in my original opti without a problem when I took her out of service. Either going with the MSD or Delco for the rebuild.

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so a cap, rotor, plugs, and wire maybe a coil and she will be back to slappin pustangs
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so a cap, rotor, plugs, and wire maybe a coil and she will be back to slappin pustangs
What? Cap and rotor? Why?
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What? Cap and rotor? Why?
More horsepower than the opti. lol
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