[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Acura to debut their Precision EV Concept at Monterey Car Week
More.......................
Honda "teases" the new 2023 Pilot Trailsport with a 'Where's Waldo' photo
More.......................
American Honda reports July 2022 sales results
More.......................
2023 Civic Type R: What We Learned from the Reveal
More.......................
Revealed: All-New 2023 Honda Civic Type R Sets New Benchmark
More.......................
Live from LA! 2023 Civic Type R reveal
More.......................
Hondata releases FlashPro for 2023 Integra
More.......................
American Honda releases some details on upcoming 2023 CR-V
More.......................
Odyssey --> Re: 2023 Honda Odyssey Gets New Sport Trim, Entry-Level LX Discontinued
Join Discussion......
Integra --> Re: MT's review: handling is lackluster
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Daniel ( the Nuclear Engineer)
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: LR BEVs Won't Save the Planet
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Elon Musk's boondoggle
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: Biased -Self Driving Cars - Science Fiction
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Detailed first look at the NEW Honda Civic Type R
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Judging by rear a/c vents
Join Discussion......
The Tire Rack: Wheels and Tires Forum --> Re: FK8 alignment
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: The worlds first tesla swapped Acura NSX, did it get better?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Better late than never: Tesla accused of falsely advertising Autopilot and FSD feat
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: 2022 Silverstone GP3 Race
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: Next-Gen Honda Accord Design Leaked In Patent Images
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: Factory Built FN2 Type R Mugen
Join Discussion......
Meets and Events --> Re: 2022 Festival of the Unexceptional
Join Discussion......
Jump to:
article details
Author Various
Categories All Honda/Acura
Create Date January 17, 2002 02:38
Last Update April 05, 2002 01:17
Ignition Systems
Last Updated: 01/21/96

Generally, modern ignition systems are pretty good to begin with. The stock ignition systems in our Honda/Acura cars can easily handle most bolt-on modifications. However, when modifications resulting in a lot more air and fuel going into the engine, the spark requirements may start to tax the ability of even these good stock ignition systems. When turbo/NOS is done, aftermarket ignition systems almost becomes a necessity unless you desire big holes in your engine due to severe detonation.

Aftermarket ignition systems use a capacitive discharge system which allows a consistent and powerful spark. In modified cars with more air and fuel, the powerful spark allows more complete combustion which yields better fuel efficiency, power, and smoother idle.

From: Jeffrey Ho-See
For max spark power, you want a (1)big spark in a (2)short amount of time. A good ignition box will do both.

No matter how awesome your ignition system is, it's always limited by the resistance it has to travel. The final say is the plug itself. The bigger gaps need higher voltage for the spark to jump. There is a point of diminishing return of course.

reader's comments
Click Here to Submit Your Comments
Jump to:
First Drive: 2023 Acura Integra - Rebirth of an Icon?
Read Article....................
2023 Acura Integra PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2021 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
29