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magnavox or ac delco which is better???

Hello people I discoverd that both types of ignition modules and coil packs will fit my 1991 oldsmobile 88 royale. My old magnavox module failed and I bought a new one at 170 bucks. Now I would guess they came out with the ac delco system as it might be better??? In 1992 was the last year for the magnavox style module and coil. Also 1992 was the first year they started using the ac delco system. I would think having 3 separate coils is better, and can be replaced individually. What really suprised me is that I didnt think the ac delco module would just connect right up. Figured I would have to splice connectors. It bolted right up and ran great. I do like the later design better. It has more straight forward plug wire routing. So is this one of those things where magnavox didnt have the lowest bid and lost out on the ignition system business or did gm get wise to an expensive coil setup?
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Magnavox made cheap stereos and TV's (read junk) , I would suspect their ignition modules are no better.

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Doc here,

Well, What do you think is better?

A set of brakes made GM specific, Sold By GM.. or a Set of Brakes made in China , built to fit most GM Vehicles , And sold by Kragen?

You have your answer..

At the end of the day..you get EXACTLY what you pay for..

At $170 Bucks , module alone..I'd look into a conversion to a performance ignition like MSD .. at least the parts are cheaper, and fairly decent quality.

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yes I see your point. Actually I got the module at the jobber price because I am a regular at the ac delco store....if I was a regular joe hehe it would have been over 200 bucks. I am not aware of any msd or module coil pack set up available....didnt know they made them for the coil pack/module cars or DIS
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yes I see your point. Actually I got the module at the jobber price because I am a regular at the ac delco store....if I was a regular joe hehe it would have been over 200 bucks. I am not aware of any msd or module coil pack set up available....didnt know they made them for the coil pack/module cars or DIS

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Ooops, thats right..no dizzy hole...oh well..


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