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I'm in the process of a complete bare chassis rebuild of my 88 GTI 16v race car. I want to eliminate as much of the wiring mess as possible. I plan to stay with the CIS-E, but there seems to be a ton of wiring that I hope to do away with. First, the knock sensor ignition. Can It just be eliminated? Does anyone run MSD ignition?
 

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Re: Help...I'm stuck in wiring hell! (gtschallenge)

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I'm in the process of a complete bare chassis rebuild of my 88 GTI 16v race car. I want to eliminate as much of the wiring mess as possible. I plan to stay with the CIS-E, but there seems to be a ton of wiring that I hope to do away with. First, the knock sensor ignition. Can It just be eliminated? Does anyone run MSD ignition?

fwiw you would probably loose some power by yanking the knock box.. If you are staying CIS-E then you have alot of wiring that you are going to leave. I have a mk1 GTI that i stripped of everything and re-wired from scratch, only thing that is there from the stock ignition system is the ICU (its got a knock box from a 16v, but wasnt there stock). Here's a diagram that i had written up to wire it all:

once our car is all said and done we'll probably run it in GTS challenge
 

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Re: Help...I'm stuck in wiring hell! (gtschallenge)

what wiring do you want to eliminate? Under the hood? The computer's can be pretty nitpicky about missing sensor signals.
In the cabin is another story. Rip that out
. If it's a race car, do you have any plans for the engine? anything beyond cams/exhaust you're going to want to do away with CIS
Can't help with the MSD though, sorry
 
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