I can buy an MSD 6A with some good spark plug wires through Performance Auto (?) for about 375 bucks. Going to the home site for MSD they list the 6A for about 189 bucks. What am I not seeing that is causing the big difference in price? The plug wire set retails for about 75 bucks or so, by itself.
Markup, packaging, "kit" status. I happened to be in a shop last night with the 6A for around 170 and the 6AL for a little oer 300 IIRC
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I just got an email back from MSD, they have no idea why the other company was charging that price. The model was the 6A, not the AL. All I need to install the ignition is a 28 dollar adapter that they sell. A good set of 8 or 8.5 mm plug wires and the total cost should still be less than 300 dollars. I've considered the 6AL but I'm not sure I need a rev limiter.
I used the MSD 6A with Blaster SS coil on my turbo monster Civic. I ended up cooking igniters (that and cooking coils is sometimes an issues with MSD) and ended up making and installing a trigger adapter circuit to replace the igniter - it worked great.
You will not need the 6AL - extra gadgetry that is unnecessary.