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Old 12-28-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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How much HP do the ford lightnings have like the 99 and 00,01? and how much they weigh?
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380hp and probably around 4500-5500lbs
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I've raced one. Theyre not all that.
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Yeah, I remember when we were in South Carolina, Nick and I were driving behind Corey and he took on a Lightning, and I wasn't very impressed with it either.
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You guys haven't been to the track in Huntsville very much I take it... A big-*** truck running mid to low 7's in the 1/8th mile is pretty impressive to me. Of course, they weren't stock, but still.

They used to be all over the place at the strip in Huntsville too.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:58 AM   #6
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Re: Ford Lightning

A stock Lightning will run just as fast or a faster e.t than a stock n/a Cobra. Somewhere in the mid 13 second range.

In 99 & 00 they had 360 HP and 440 ft-lb of torque.

In 01 - 04 they had 380 HP and 450 ft-lb of torque.

Ford claims they weight less than 4700lb but my guess is probably around 4800 or 4900lb. Still I think their awesome trucks and would love to own one.
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Re: Ford Lightning

Here's something comparing a Lightning to the more expensive Dodge Ram SRT-10.
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It's funny that the Ram is bigger and heavier, but can't tow ****.
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It's funny that the Ram is bigger and heavier, but can't tow ****.
:yup: Hell yeah. I think its because of the 22's and lowpro's.
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:yup: Hell yeah. I think its because of the 22's and lowpro's.
no actually the drivetrain does not have any towing support like a standard Ram. If you did put a tow hitch on it, its maximum towing capacity is enough for a jetski or two, maybe a little trailer/dolly for taking crap to the landfill, but thats about it. basically if you can tow it with a civic, you can tow it with a SRT-10 Ram.


Ive actually been looking at the Lightnings. Basically same mod tree as a terminator, and its a truck, which i think i will need in the up and coming years. a 12 second capible truck with minor modification that can still haul **** with is pretty sweet IMO. Sure it wont pull a houseboat, but if i needed to take some furniture or such i wont have to ask a buddy like i do now.
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no actually the drivetrain does not have any towing support like a standard Ram. If you did put a tow hitch on it, its maximum towing capacity is enough for a jetski or two, maybe a little trailer/dolly for taking crap to the landfill, but thats about it. basically if you can tow it with a civic, you can tow it with a SRT-10 Ram.


Ive actually been looking at the Lightnings. Basically same mod tree as a terminator, and its a truck, which i think i will need in the up and coming years. a 12 second capible truck with minor modification that can still haul **** with is pretty sweet IMO. Sure it wont pull a houseboat, but if i needed to take some furniture or such i wont have to ask a buddy like i do now.
Plus, you'd then be driving a Ford Truck. And that just friggin' American.
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Plus, you'd then be driving a Ford Truck. And that just friggin' American.
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i think its funny how almost all of the lightning owners think they are the kings of the roads. dont get me wrong, i absolutly love them n wouldlove to get my hands on one. its just that they can get a lil cocky.
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slap a pulley and tune it and call it a day
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i think its funny how almost all of the lightning owners think they are the kings of the roads. dont get me wrong, i absolutly love them n wouldlove to get my hands on one. its just that they can get a lil cocky.
who doesn't get cocky with there car? i know 90% of mustang owners do
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no actually the drivetrain does not have any towing support like a standard Ram.

correct, the suspension setup on these trucks make the towing capacity 0
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who doesn't get cocky with there car? i know 90% of mustang owners do
yea but the ones that i have seen just over do it. its cool to be confident, but stupid to be cocky.
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i think its funny how almost all of the lightning owners think they are the kings of the roads. dont get me wrong, i absolutly love them n wouldlove to get my hands on one. its just that they can get a lil cocky.
its what happens when 95% of the CARS on the road cant touch you in a goddamn truck. you cant help it when you hit up the local cruise strip, and every car you come next to or around you look around like "Ok, you, you, you, you and you, cant touch me, you can maybe if you are modded, ok this guy probably if he can drive but he cant, so nobody at this light has anything on me, and im still mostly stock so it wouldnt bother me anyway".
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no actually the drivetrain does not have any towing support like a standard Ram. If you did put a tow hitch on it, its maximum towing capacity is enough for a jetski or two, maybe a little trailer/dolly for taking crap to the landfill, but thats about it. basically if you can tow it with a civic, you can tow it with a SRT-10 Ram.


Ive actually been looking at the Lightnings. Basically same mod tree as a terminator, and its a truck, which i think i will need in the up and coming years. a 12 second capible truck with minor modification that can still haul **** with is pretty sweet IMO. Sure it wont pull a houseboat, but if i needed to take some furniture or such i wont have to ask a buddy like i do now.
Your probably right, I'm sure T-56's aren't made for towing. But I'm sure the wheel/tires don't help. The reason Lightnings weren't rated to tower more or carry a bigger payload is because the tires they come with aren't rate to carry anymore weight. I think the suspension is also part of it.

Can the extended cab SRT-10's carry a payload and tow. IDK.
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Your probably right, I'm sure T-56's aren't made for towing. But I'm sure the wheel/tires don't help. The reason Lightnings weren't rated to tower more or carry a bigger payload is because the tires they come with aren't rate to carry anymore weight. I think the suspension is also part of it.

Can the extended cab SRT-10's carry a payload and tow. IDK.
T56? Lightnings are manual? im not really that much in-depth but i always though they had an automatic. a truck with a 6spd! i think im going lightning hunting later!
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T56? Lightnings are manual? im not really that much in-depth but i always though they had an automatic. a truck with a 6spd! i think im going lightning hunting later!
T-56 = SRT-10.

Lightning uses a old superduty 4 speed auto. EA40D or something like that.
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oh ok lol here i thought i was going crazy.

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I honestly never saw the purpose behind either. Sure, they are fast as hell trucks, but when I buy a truck, I want to be able to beat the **** out of it. I want to have ground clearance enough to be able to more than a mild dirt road. I want to be able to beat the hell out of it towing big *** ****, and not worry if it gets all muddy, banged up, beat to hell. If they made a 4wd lightning or SRT-10, then it would be a different story.
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some places dont have dirt roads. besides, going offroading in california always means theres a possibility of smearing an illegal all over the front end, and for some reason, authorities dont like that.
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they are a nice looking truck that runs mid 13's for a truck thats not bad, and they have been doing it since around 99 so definatly not bad.
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