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Since purchasing them, I’ve had zero failures. 278 95.53%
I’ve had 1 or more failures confirmed as the coilpacks and nothing else. Please explain in post. 13 4.47%
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:48 PM   #169
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:47 PM   #170
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Cost is not the debate, cost effectiveness is. Also, if they are not an improvement, they would not be considered a "tune". They're also not any more expensive than stock coils.
So if both types cost the same, and at a minimum they are the same part just with/without the red top, their cost effectiveness is equal. Then I still don't see the point in the debate.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:34 PM   #171
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So if both types cost the same, and at a minimum they are the same part just with/without the red top, their cost effectiveness is equal. Then I still don't see the point in the debate.
Yes if they both cost the same why not the R8 coil packs? It is sort of a moot point.

That being said I take what a seller says with a grain of salt & verify what they have said. Caveat emptor.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:25 PM   #172
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Stage 1, switched to R8s at 90k, blew one at 96k. Running 3 R8s and 1 used stocker, is there harm in that?
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:53 AM   #173
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Stage 1, switched to R8s at 90k, blew one at 96k. Running 3 R8s and 1 used stocker, is there harm in that?
Wherr did you buy your r8 coils from? Never heard of a r8 coil failing before. And i been here 4 years now.

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Old 05-13-2017, 08:02 AM   #174
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yeah beware fake red tops. there have been numerous cases of a one-off bad pack here and there which isnt all that bad by my measure.

I have my stock coils still - ill try to take some pics to see if there is a visible difference for anyone who wants to put on a tin foil hat about this
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:48 AM   #175
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Stage 1, switched to R8s at 90k, blew one at 96k. Running 3 R8s and 1 used stocker, is there harm in that?
no damage will happen from running a mix of coils. Thats strange that you had a coil blow.. can you confirm it was a OEM audi Red Top?
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:48 AM   #176
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Did people miss the sarcasm in lilonespaz's post? or the word "them"...
did i miss some name calling?
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:23 AM   #177
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did i miss some name calling?
well its 2017, where there are 83 sets of proper pronouns to abide by so if you used the wrong one maybe that qualifies as name-calling?
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:49 PM   #178
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In that case just buy the stock coils. Enjoy your misfires.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:23 PM   #180
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Wow, dont know how you guys are having such good luck with these things! Had ANOTHER one go today, I seem to pop one every 20,000km or so. Any reasons why the same cylinder would keep going? Brand new plugs, its not the same replaced coil that went as I moved cyl 3 to cyl 4 when I replaced it last as part of my diagnosing. But its the same cylinder. Just a coincidence?
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:01 PM   #181
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Wow, dont know how you guys are having such good luck with these things! Had ANOTHER one go today, I seem to pop one every 20,000km or so. Any reasons why the same cylinder would keep going? Brand new plugs, its not the same replaced coil that went as I moved cyl 3 to cyl 4 when I replaced it last as part of my diagnosing. But its the same cylinder. Just a coincidence?
Going to start carrying spares with me!
That's odd. I only popped one original one with a Stratified tune. I replaced it with the red one. The 3 others are still original... I'm at roughly 50k miles now an probably ~20k being tuned.
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:54 PM   #182
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That's odd. I only popped one original one with a Stratified tune. I replaced it with the red one. The 3 others are still original... I'm at roughly 50k miles now an probably ~20k being tuned.
Yeah, I know my car hasn't been tuned for long, but the R8 coils was a mod the previous owner did, so maybe they are older than I think. When the Audi dealer opens tomorrow I am going to replace all 3 of the ones that I know aren't new, just in case. Then see what happens. Probably just older than I though, and if 2 have failed the other 2 are probably soon to come. Just glad I know how to diagnose this issue myself now, would be expensive if I had to pay for a tow because the car went straight into limp mode this time and was un drivable. Last time I had one fail on me it started by only breaking up under boost.
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