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Old 11-11-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default MSD 2 step controller

Anyone out there using a MSD 2 step controller for consistent lauches with a 5 speed? I was at the track yesterday and saw someone using one on his 5.0 mustang. I never got a chance to talk to him , but he won his class, as he was able to run his number, or close to itall the time. I'm wondering what everyones experience is with this set-up, as I either need to work on my driving skills or upgrade my ignition to use a two step as my launches are not consistent. I ran anywhere from 12.70's to a 13.90 in the 1/4 mile. My 60' times were sucking as I could not hook well yesterday. Just kept blowing off the micky's at the line.
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E-303 GT-40X305 Heads 24# injectors 1.6 Scorpian rollers BBK shorty's Typhoon intake 70mm t/b 76mm C&L maf 2.5 upr x-pipe 3.55's
best 60' 1.61 best 1/8th 7.92 @ 90 mph
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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i havent used one, my buddys 02gt has one... i wanna get one tho... if only someone makes a 2 step that i dont need to buy a whole ignition box for too
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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Default RE: MSD 2 step controller

actually i just found their 3 step, it looks like you dont need a ign. box for it... i may be ordering one in a few days... looking into it more now
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:36 AM   #4
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I do know it's made for MSd's ignition box though. I would be willing to buy the whole ignition system. I'm wondering if you can use your stock distributor though. It would make the swap a little cheaper.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:38 AM   #5
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i have no idea... but i found their 3 step, it looks like u do not need the ign. box... looking into it now...
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:51 AM   #6
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Let me know if you can use it without their box, and who buy it from. I got to go for know and cook some dinner for us boys around the house. Wife/mom is out of town.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:33 PM   #7
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dinner? its noon... lol good ****...

the three step doesnt say n e thing about needing an ignition box, but it doesnt say it doesnt... on msd's site its listed at an acc. under their box's... so i would think u'd need a box for it.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:22 PM   #8
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What is a two step?
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:06 PM   #9
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Thanks dime! Just got finished mashing a burger on the grille. From what I can tell the 2 & 3 step need the 6AL module for it to work. I'm looking at Holcomb Motorsports catalog. And being that it works with the TFI ignition, I'm wondering if you can still use the stock dizzy? I'm going to try and find out though. If anyone else knows, please chime in here.

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The 2-step MSD module is nothing more than a rev limiter so you can set your launch rpm. I'm running a 5 speed and just can't seem to do any two launches the same. I have yet to duplicate my 1.61 60' time since I changed my clutch. The king cobra grabs harder than the stock clutch did and I either blow the tires off the line or bogg the motor if I leave at anything under 3K. The guy I watched yesterday at the track had a two step as confirmed by his good friend, and I saw him run a 13.00, 13.05, 13.02, and a 13.04. Everytime he launched, he had minimal tire spin and never bogged his motor. My car liked to leave at 4K with the stock clutch and would just flat rip your head off. Just having a hard time trying to duplicate this.
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:44 PM   #10
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That sounds interesting. Do you have to turn it off as you launch?
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