Sparktech Ignition Systems | Spark Tech Evo 4-9 & DSM Ignition Systems
Posted on 13 September 2013
Which Sparktech Ignition System Is Best For My Car?
For the Mitsubishi DSM & EVO 1-3 cars Spark tech has a coil on plug setup that wires into your factory harness. Depending on your application, a CDI option is available, both 2 or 4 channel. This system comes with a wrinkle black powder coated mounting plate, military spec wiring, heat barrier sleeving and stainless steel mounting hardware.
For you Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 4 - 9 owners we have options available depending on your ECU of choice and Horsepower goals. We try to suggest systems that can work for your current as well as future upgrades you may be considering. Sparktech Evo COP Systems start off at just $575.
In order to help you choose the best system for your ride, ask yourself the following questions :
- What ECU do you currently use or intend on using?
- What other upgrades do you have or intend on having (i.e. turbo, nitrous etc) ?
- What is your current Horsepower and your future HP goals?
- Do I want the system to be seen or 'hidden'?
- Do you prefer black or polished parts?
The Sparktech NonCDI system is the most affordable option, designed to work in conjunction with your stock ECU daily driven car, up to 600HP. The Non CDI system is not upgradable to the CDI system however. These systems are 100% plug & play, taking only about 15 minutes to install. Spark Tech Non CDI systems have been proven to work efficiently with upgraded turbos, including the MAPerformance 'EF3'. This system has outperformed the HKS Dli in back to back independent dyno testing and doesn't have the Reliability issues that the HKS Dli has been plagued with. We have also noticed an increase of anywhere from 7-10whp compared to running the OEM Mitsubishi coils. This system comes standard with the wrinkle black powder coated mounting plate, military spec wire, heat barrier sleeving and stainless steel mounting hardware. If you plan on running Nitrous we'd highly recommend going with one of the cdi based systems as nitrous is more demanding on an Ignition system.
The CDI systems (Basic & Pro) utilize M&W Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) units. These M&W CDI units allow your Evo's ignition system to increase the voltage available to the spark plug allowing for a longer, more intense spark. This provides a superior spark to the air/fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber thus maximizing efficiency. With the higher voltage provided, the spark plug gaps can also be increased, and your driveablilty significantly increases.
The Sparktech BASIC CDI System comes with a standard wrinkle black mounting plate that fits under your OEM cover. It comes with the Pro12 M&W CDI unit and is compatible with both stock ECU and aftermarket ECUs from AEM, Haltech, Motec etc. These Basic CDI systems utilize the same military spec wiring, Black Mil-spec heat protective sleeving, & SS mounting hardware and have been tested to over 1000HP.
Our Spark Tech PRO CDI System comes standard with a lightweight wrinkle Black Billet aluminum mounting plate. The coils are recessed and twisted for that a classy "High Tech" appearance. Like the basic kit, the pro cdi system works with stock and aftermarket ecu, comes with high quality military spec wiring, Black Mil-spec heat protective sleeving, SS mounting hardware and has also been tested to over 1000HP. The wiring is routed under the mounting plate and secured to the underside of the mounting plate. Upgrades to this system from the basic are available, for the Pro12 option.
The Pro system comes standard with the M&W Pro12, 2 channel, CDI unit. This system is wired in Wasted Spark mode which means that spark is sent to two coils at a time. This is a proven system which is found on lots of high powered Mitsubishi Lancer Evo's Worldwide.
When more critical tuning and power is needed, we would recommend the M&W pro14, 4 channel Sequential cdi. This is only available in the Pro System line. This system drives 115mJ to each coil individually, as compared to the pro12 unit that sends 52.5 mJ. Since this system fires on a per cylinder basis an experienced tuner can take advantage and retard the critical cylinder by a couple degrees for added safety.