2 kills-98 t/a and 00 lightning
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11-24-2010, 07:55 PM #21
331 to the wheels all bolt ons ? What ? im confused04 C5 A4 Torch Red
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11-24-2010, 09:22 PM #22
Also, don't race at those speeds with one damn hand. Me and my kids might be in front of you going to a cub scout meeting or something. Last thing I want is some guy behind me racing with a cell phone in his hand.
11-25-2010, 11:34 AM #23
11-27-2010, 10:34 PM #24
i have owned a 2002 lightning and they are NO joke for how heavy they are....with a few bolt on's you can run mid 12s all day long....swap the s/c and a badass tune you will see high 11s without question.....the TQ they make is crazy, without foot-braking it i would EZ do a 1/8mile burnout with heavy ass steel 20in rims
but they have a limit...anything after 110-115 give or take they start to fall off b/c its box lol
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07-23-2011, 10:52 AM #25
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- 2001 SVT Lightning F-150
The post above about sums it up. I've owned my '01 Lightning since it was new and just like anything else, they have their strengths and weaknesses. Mine is equipped with just basic bolt-ons and makes 403 RWHP and 518 RWTQ. The long stroke on the 5.4 motor helps to make huge torque numbers when a blower is added to the mix. 1.8x 60-ft and 4.4 zero-60 MPH romps are pretty common with modded Lightnings.
With a good tune, 13 psi boost, and traction, a Lightning can easily run mid to high 12s. However, the rods, pistons, and 4R100 transmission will start failing with anything more than 500 SAE HP. They love cold, dense air and will often pick up a half pound of boost and a half second in the quarter mile when ambient air falls below 55*. The bad part is with the cold air, A/F ratios will change substantially, which requires adjustments to boost levels, fuel trim and timing curves. Far too often, the novice Lightning owner will not know about these dangers until after he's windowed his block.
07-25-2011, 04:06 PM #26
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