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    Wasted Spark

    I am curious as to whether or not this is how our car's ignition system is originally.

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    It is.

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    Yes, the OEM system is wasted spark.
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    OK so if I was to run a four channel AEM C2DI with COP wired in a wasted spark configuration in conjunction with an AEM EMS v2 I am still improving what was there to begin with?

    I ask because I bought the 4 channel C2DI, thinking it was the 8 channel. Seller even listed it as the 4 channel but the box's cover picture is the 8 channel, so I interpreted it as 8 channel for some messed up reason.

    I have confirmed with the installation instructions that you can wire the C2DI in a wasted spark configuration, even an AEM tech person confirmed it. He did say the doing so would add more wiring. Plus it would only be good to 500-550 HP.

    Now knowing that we start out with a wasted spark system and we have seen higher HP numbers than that (600-623) with the stock ignition and HKS twin power, I know that my 4 channel C2DI will suit me needs, I will just have to deal with the extra wiring.

    Am I safe with that logic?

    Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fnloud View Post
    OK so if I was to run a four channel AEM C2DI with COP wired in a wasted spark configuration in conjunction with an AEM EMS v2 I am still improving what was there to begin with?

    I ask because I bought the 4 channel C2DI, thinking it was the 8 channel. Seller even listed it as the 4 channel but the box's cover picture is the 8 channel, so I interpreted it as 8 channel for some messed up reason.

    I have confirmed with the installation instructions that you can wire the C2DI in a wasted spark configuration, even an AEM tech person confirmed it. He did say the doing so would add more wiring. Plus it would only be good to 500-550 HP.

    Now knowing that we start out with a wasted spark system and we have seen higher HP numbers than that (600-623) with the stock ignition and HKS twin power, I know that my 4 channel C2DI will suit me needs, I will just have to deal with the extra wiring.

    Am I safe with that logic?

    Thanks guys
    You will only be using 3 of the 4 channels.

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    That is fine by me.

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