Anyone ever owned a 01-04 Ford Lightning?

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  1. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    Was it reliable? Looking around at new cars and I've liked these things ever since Mr. Spilner crashed it into the curb in front of Harrys shop.

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    Curious on the info as well..I've eyed those up a number of times.
     
  3. thesuffering

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    ask venkman
     
  4. bokhan

    bokhan i love you

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  5. uofapeter

    uofapeter New Member

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    gotta be an owner or two on OT
     
  6. Ocho Holto

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    never owned one

    do want though:coold:
     
  7. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Something like a Phenomenon OT Supporter

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    ya theres a couple guys on here with them, I think BLoG has an older one, matrix243 should have a newer one

    Badass trucks. Problems Ive read:

    Blown spark plugs from boost(bitch to change)
    Headers are a bitch to install
    Running lean with minor mods(blown motor)

    Keep it stock or get a very reliable tune with wideband so you can monitor it at all times. Stock they make about 350rwhp/440tq. Exhaust/intake/pulley/tune will put you at 450rwhp/550tq and youll run mid to upper 11's

    Badass trucks for sure though, 11 mpg sucks. I almost bought one last year but decided to get an 04 Cobra instead

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  8. hsmith

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    BLoG never has.
     
  9. pathOFdisaster

    pathOFdisaster Resident Ford Troll OT Supporter

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    I have one
     
  10. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Something like a Phenomenon OT Supporter

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    I think Big_Luke has one too, rem177 sold his L and has a Cobra now. Cant remember
     
  11. neonwheels

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    Cousin had one, loved it... kept it bone stock. Only problem: he just couldn't afford to daily drive it with his heavy foot. :mamoru:
     
  12. Ghost Load

    Ghost Load i'll see your kidcarson and geekboy and raise you OT Supporter

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    yeah right then you stalk me
    i see no reason for a hotted up truck. of course, i live in the fucking dingleberries
     
  13. pathOFdisaster

    pathOFdisaster Resident Ford Troll OT Supporter

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    mine has 450whp/508wtq

    If you get one, if its under 50*F, lay off the WOT blasts. ALWAYS turn OD off when doing WOT blasts. Never let it shift to OD at WOT. Dont do overdrive WOT kickdowns. Make sure the tune is good before you go flyin around. Trust me. I vented 3 rods from my truck because some fuckhead flipped my SCT switch to the off position
     
  14. Havsie

    Havsie When I die, bury me inside the Pepsi 1893 store OT Supporter

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    fails at being a truck and at being fast while getting 10mpg
     
  15. Rojo Johnson

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    Fun as hell! I had an 02 back when gas was pretty cheap. I drove it like I stole it and never had a problem with it.
     
  16. pathOFdisaster

    pathOFdisaster Resident Ford Troll OT Supporter

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    I love the way my truck looks, but I know OT hates it :mamoru:

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  17. Aaron IVI

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    I've always liked these :cool:
     
  18. Havsie

    Havsie When I die, bury me inside the Pepsi 1893 store OT Supporter

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    Jesus..that looks like a 15 year old kid's dream mixed with a rejected Hot Wheels car idea.
     
  19. Drilldo

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    I'll prob get flamed for this but I think they look their best stock or near stock like that. It's sure a cool idea, just a shame they haven't stayed in the lineup.
     
  20. spooled2.2

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    sounds like a giant pain in the ass. Did they just take a normal f150 and throw a badass motor in it without the proper precautions or what? I'd rather have a cobra.
     
  22. uofapeter

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    i fell in love that same time, but never owned one
     
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    what the fuck is wrong with your tune? :confused:

     
  25. pathOFdisaster

    pathOFdisaster Resident Ford Troll OT Supporter

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    The dip you see is the converter locking up.

    The A/F stays under 12...I trust the guy who tunes it. Best around here
     

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