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Old 03-12-2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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Amazon / AA Ignition aftermarket R8 coil packs

Hey all, I searched and didn't see this question specifically. Apologies if it's already been addressed.

AA ignition sells "replacement" R8 red top coil packs on amazon. I didn't read the description closely enough and bought these thinking they were genuine OEM. The reviews look promising, though. Any thoughts on the quality of these? Should I return and get real OEM?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ISHCYSC?psc=1
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:22 PM   #2
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:36 PM   #3
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I bought aftermarket R8 coils from Napa auto parts. They were pretty bad and quality was well below what i would think is "okay". You can find OEM coils for around $100. I would recommend going OEM. When it comes to coils/plugs OEM or high quality parts are the best way to go.
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Old 03-12-2017, 03:39 PM   #4
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Only a few extra bucks to get the real ones from a reputable dealer online. NAPA mostly sells junk in my experience.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:13 PM   #5
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Cancel the order and get 4 of these

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Volks...+Ignition+Coil
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:26 PM   #6
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I agree, cancel it. Especially electronics, you get what you pay for. I feel like the knockoff R8s would be on par with stock GTI coils. You'll probably replace them again if you went with the knock offs.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:34 PM   #7
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I bought these. They worked great after I installed them but until that same night they started malfunctioning. My car would hesitate a lot when trying to run over 2k rpm. These have a 2 year warranty but instead I just sent them back to Amazon for a refund and bought OEM R8 coilpacks instead so I don't deal with headaches again. It's better to spend the extra cash for OEM.


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Old 03-14-2017, 01:39 PM   #8
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Agree with above comments. If it were me, I would return them and get genuine OEM.
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