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Played with a newer model ford lightning!

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    Played with a newer model ford lightning!

    I was at a red light when I look up and saw a red 99 to 04 red ford lightning. I not sure what year it was or if was the 360hp or 380hp one? Anyways he runs right up on me almost touching my bumper. The light changes and I start to roll to about 5 or 10 mph. He didnt get beside me because there where cars in the other 2 lanes. Anyways, I punch it in first and I jump about 1 car lenght ahead. I guess with him being behind and me jumping first plus him having a auto. I went through second and pulled maybe 1/2 car and then hit 3rd and by 90 I shut down because of upcoming traffic. Over all I was about 2 cars ahead. I had 3 people in the car and He only had one. Anyways, It was a strong truck. I know it had atleast exhuast because when he pulled around me at the next light it sounded pretty good. I have a 98 z-28 six-speed with 90,000 miles. I just bought it a month ago to be a project car. Right now I just have free mods, a mti hi-flow lid, k/n filter, and a flowmaster muffer that came on the car. I wish I could have raced him side by side with only me in the car, but it still was fun. Let me know what you guys think.

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    sounds about right

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    uhoh... where is ZAPFOOL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Real Spaz
    uhoh... where is ZAPFOOL...

    right here....good run btw...these are strong trucks...but I also know the ls1 is a beast too...as far as the year of the truck...if it had the honeycomb grill then it would be a 99 or 00 with 360HP and 3:55 gears....the straight grilll...its going to be a 01-04 with 380 HP and 3:73 gears

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    I failed to notice that. How much faster where the 04's from the 99's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamptonwsk
    I failed to notice that. How much faster where the 04's from the 99's?

    stock not so much noticeably...but when you start adding mods....aka pulley...god I love my pulley....anyways....the 01 to 04s react a lot more.....cause they arealdy have the better gears and bigger maf..99/00 come with a 80mm and 01-04 come with 90 mm which has a big effect on tuning...and a well tuned pullied Lightning can be dangerous.....heck I only spent about 1200 in mods when I layed down 391rwhp and 520 rwtq...but tires are an issue LMAO...any other questions dont hesitate to ask......you should be proud of that kill either way though man
    Last edited by ZAPFOOL!!; 05-22-2006 at 08:22 PM.

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    my dad had a pulley/chipped/airaid/exhaust 02 lightning and that thing would ROLL. torque was extremely snappy even just rolling into the throttle it would lean you back hard. wheelspin is a big factor but if they hook youre in for a battle. nice kill BTW

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    Get rid of your flowmaster muffler! From what I hear they suck ass. they may be good for mustangs but not ls1s. I wish i would have never of bought mine. It's ok though i just put on a cut out. Now it breathes better and sounds a shit load nicer ,and meaner. Not to mention more HP.

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    good kill man.

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    i love lightnings... they are one damn sexy truck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAPFOOL!!
    right here....good run btw...these are strong trucks...but I also know the ls1 is a beast too...as far as the year of the truck...if it had the honeycomb grill then it would be a 99 or 00 with 360HP and 3:55 gears....the straight grilll...its going to be a 01-04 with 380 HP and 3:73 gears
    I thought the 01+ also had the alteeza taillights too.

    Anyways, good kill author. I've beaten 2 Lightnings thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob'sWS6
    I thought the 01+ also had the alteeza taillights too.

    Anyways, good kill author. I've beaten 2 Lightnings thus far.

    you are correct,...but sadly this lightning wasnt able to show him the tailgate

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    I am planning on getting a hooker cat back system and a set of hooker super comp ceramic coated headers with no cats pretty soon. The flowmaster muffler was on my car when i purchased it. It sounds okay but I can really feel like it is still choaking in the 3000 to 4500 rpm range. Getting back to the race I think it would be fair to say that we would have been pretty close maybe me winning by a 1/2 to 1 car through 3rd gear. I really think all he had was a flowmaster muffler on his truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamptonwsk
    I am planning on getting a hooker cat back system and a set of hooker super comp ceramic coated headers with no cats pretty soon. The flowmaster muffler was on my car when i purchased it. It sounds okay but I can really feel like it is still choaking in the 3000 to 4500 rpm range. Getting back to the race I think it would be fair to say that we would have been pretty close maybe me winning by a 1/2 to 1 car through 3rd gear. I really think all he had was a flowmaster muffler on his truck.
    That is a damn good combo. You are gonna love the sound. Wait till you put a cam in it. You will start pitching a tent when you hear it counting off with that exhaust.

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