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 The 3800 uses a waste spark ignition system where two cylinders each share one coil. Because of this your coil options are a bit limited unless you want to perform surgery on your ignition control module. The 3800 uses a waste spark ignition system where two cylinders each share one coil. Because of this your coil options are a bit limited unless you want to perform surgery on your ignition control module.
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 +The factory ignition system is actually very reliable and quite good for higher horsepower builds according to most people. Typically though spark plug gaps will need to be tightend pretty significantly once you use a turbocharger. Most will gap the plugs down to around 0.025" instead of the factory 0.060"​.\\
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 +You will know if you need to decrease your plug gap if you start misfiring under boost and everything else looks okay. It's a pretty common issue.
  
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