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SVT Lightning as a whole

Discussion in '2nd Generation' started by jorgejohnson72, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. jorgejohnson72

    jorgejohnson72 New Member

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    are the lightnings just upbadged and with bigger motor f150s?


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  2. 4rd Toys

    4rd Toys Polishing my SVTs.... Established Member

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    There's more to these trucks than you think... a simple duckduckgo/google search will answer your question.
     
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  3. 04MysticCobra

    04MysticCobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    After owning a 95 Lightning, 97 F150 XLT, 2000 Lightning and 2004 Lightning the Lightning trucks are not just badged F150's. The V8 in the Lightning is the same size V8 that you could of had in a 2004 F150 except in the Lightning its supercharged. Here is an overview of what exactly makes up the Lightning truck. I loved mine and if anyone would be on the fence about buying one I would say go for it.....if you can find a clean one at a good price.

    2004 Ford SVT Lightning F150
     
  4. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Jorge, this video from LMR is worth watching.
     
  5. Silverstrike

    Silverstrike It's to big to move FAST! Established Member

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    2 corrections. it was heighten in the back for the increased payload from 800 lbs to 1300 lbs as towing was 5000 lbs for all years no matter what, and the 1/4 mile time was very low 14 to high 13 second runs. Hell my dads 2002 did a 13.77 totally stock at 102 MPH.

    And Ford sort of brought out a 3rd gen Lighting with the 2014 F-150 Tremor except it was no where near as good as the L in the handling dept.
     
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    Hef Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Anyone tow a camper with one by chance? Just looking to make the wife happy too an still have my toy

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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The motor isn't bigger
     
  8. Stoffer

    Stoffer I paid my buck-o-five Established Member

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    the “tremor” wasn’t anything performance orientated...
     
  9. Stoffer

    Stoffer I paid my buck-o-five Established Member

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    Folks have been doing it for years, Are they the best tow rig no but it’s also 2020 and they haven’t made a lightning for over 16 years so you’re still talking about old technology versus some of the newer vehicle options today

    Look at all the F150 forums where guys have swapped over eaton super chargers on the crew cabs, super cab’s etc. and tow regularly
     
  10. SilverStreak02

    SilverStreak02 Active Member Established Member

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    I didn’t tow a camper, but I actually bought mine to tow my 18’ Boat. Handled it like a dream. Didn’t even know it was back there if I didn’t look in the rear view mirror.
     
  11. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Quite a few SVTP members who own/owned Lightings have towed with them. Most car trailers and such.
     
  12. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    they will tow but I gotta say if you have any kind of an aggressive pulley combo be ready for it to whine anytime you think about the gas pedal and you wont pass many stations either.
     
  13. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY fomoco, mofo Established Member

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    no, there was more to it than that. special vehicle team products built under coletti and scarpello stayed true to svt's core values:

    - performance
    - substance
    - exclusitivity
    - value

    they referred to substance as character that was built in, not added on.
     
  14. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The L even has a unique frame.
     
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    DSG2003Mach1 Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    I thought it was just the 4x4 frame (which had reinforcement points compared to a 2 wheel drive)
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Nope. The 4x4 frame was made for torsion bar suspension.
     
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