How-to: Audi R8 Coilpack Conversion

Zack. Aug 24, 2020

  1. Zack.

    Zack. Wheeling Supporting Member

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    This is an ‘upgrade’ that’s been going around for the VQ and VK engines - whether there is any gain in hp, mpg, or anything else I do not definitively know. Please check your local rules and regulations regarding emissions, etc., etc., prior to attempting this modification. I take no responsibility for what you do with your vehicle. To give credit where credit is due, the information for which wires go where came from this vq35de thread.

    Parts Needed:
    -Audi/VW style female connector - easy to find, one example here
    -Nissan style male connector - not as easily searchable, here are a few examples:
    with wire
    pin style
    pin style straight from China
    -Audi R8 Coils
    NGK from Rockauto



    Wiring is pretty straightforward. I lost the pictures I took, but here is a diagram. Wires 2 & 4 from the Audi plug merge to the middle wire of the Nissan connector, the other two wires go straight across.

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    Once completed it’s plug and play. If you are okay cutting into your OE harness you could forgo the Nissan connectors and hardwire the Audi style in.
     
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  2. hybrid90

    hybrid90 Test Drive

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    Thanks for sharing this! The links of the different types of plugs, are those the exact models that you used or are they just generic examples?
     
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  3. Zack.

    Zack. Wheeling Supporting Member

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    The exact models I used are the Audi connectors (which probably any option is fine) and the ‘with wire’ Nissan connector. I also have the pin style from China Nissan connectors on hand and can confirm they fit into the stock harness.
     

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