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Old 10-25-2011, 06:46 PM
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I'm thinking about trading my SD (info in sig) for this lightning. 2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2WD - Cars For Sale Longwood, FL
Car fax is clean and its a 1 owner. Is it worth it? What things would i need to look for specific to that truck?

I love my current truck but my wife is having a hard time getting in and out of it. The lightning will only be used for shopping, errands and days when its raining too hard to ride.
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I'm thinking about trading my SD (info in sig) for this lightning. 2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2WD - Cars For Sale Longwood, FL
Car fax is clean and its a 1 owner. Is it worth it? What things would i need to look for specific to that truck?

I love my current truck but my wife is having a hard time getting in and out of it. The lightning will only be used for shopping, errands and days when its raining too hard to ride.
The problem with Lightnings prices is it varies in the area and how many is available. $13 grand plus taxs puts it at around $14 grand which is on the high side for one that has 120k+ miles. It is a dealer so there price is always going to be high. For example here in Tennessee if i bought a truck like that from a owner (currently one on Nashville craigslist with 104k miles in great shape for $9000) but on the other hand theres one 12 miles from me with 114k miles, one ower, in great shape and with tax its $16200. IMO i wouldnt pay over 11k with taxes for that truck so depending on how much your truck is worth i would sell yours outright if you can then buy a lightning from a owner which will be much cheaper.
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I'm in the process of selling my current truck. That lightning is an hour a way from me. I talked to the owner of the dealer and he knows its over priced. The only reason that particular lightning is appealing to me is the fact its 1 owner. For the past 10 years it was corporate owned. From what i can tell it hasn't been modded out either. I spent a couple hours looking within 200 miles from my house for one that is reasonably priced and hasn't been beat to death (new motors, trannies, ect). Staying away from red that its one of the better ones.

Ive been doing some research what else do i need to look for besides leaking inter coolers and the obvious stuff nos, pulleys, drive shaft, ect?
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I'm in the process of selling my current truck. That lightning is an hour a way from me. I talked to the owner of the dealer and he knows its over priced. The only reason that particular lightning is appealing to me is the fact its 1 owner. For the past 10 years it was corporate owned. From what i can tell it hasn't been modded out either. I spent a couple hours looking within 200 miles from my house for one that is reasonably priced and hasn't been beat to death (new motors, trannies, ect). Staying away from red that its one of the better ones.

Ive been doing some research what else do i need to look for besides leaking inter coolers and the obvious stuff nos, pulleys, drive shaft, ect?
I am in the market for a lightning as well, i am going to pay to have a full inspection done on whatever one i choose. The price varies but is anywhere from $50-$100 and well worth the $. Usually if a sports car/truck hasn't been modded more then likely the owner didn't beat on it to much because they didn't care to go much on going faster then what it already is in stock condition but bought a sports car/truck either for looks or to have some fun now and then. Not always true but can give you an idea. You can also tell on well a car has been taking care of by the condition of the paint. I own a auto detailing business and can always tell on how well the owner maintains the outside by little things like dings on the front bumper, rear bumper from hitting things by not paying attention or dings on the doors from people opening there doors into it where like me i park out in BFE so that dos not happen. Once again its not exact but can help give you an idea. Also if they can provide maintenance records that would be a huge plus.
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Traded the SD today for a 99 lightning got a hell of a deal.
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This is kinda spooky - I'm thinking (not very hard, but I had the thought) about selling my SD for a 2000 Lightning at the Ford dealer across the street from my work. I haven't looked at it but their asking price is 15k. It has 46k miles.
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I don't regret the trade one bit. My needs for the F250 changed but i still needed a truck. I get much better gas mileage, insurance is half what i was paying, and the lightning is so much more fun to drive. The only down side is all the $$$ i will spend in mods but its more then worth it seeing the look on peoples faces.
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On 1999-2000 models,make sure the intercooler recall was done on it already and go ahead and get an oil separator..If the recall has been done,go ahead and pull the IC and clean it with some fresh plugs if it has over 100k miles.

Ive had mine for 3 years now and love it...Bout to dump some more $$$$$$ into it
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On 1999-2000 models,make sure the intercooler recall was done on it already and go ahead and get an oil separator..If the recall has been done,go ahead and pull the IC and clean it with some fresh plugs if it has over 100k miles.

When i order the oil separator from vegasbaby on LR i will clean the IC. I'm holding off on the plug change till i get the SC off.
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The S/C will come off to do the IC...

Its alot easier when all that is out of your way...
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The plan is to do it all at once. Should i use motorcraft or NGK? Motor is bone stock for the time being. I would like to do a 6# but i cant afford the MAF and tune yet.
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Either is fine..I have NGK in mine now...But either will work fine...Also may wanna do the boots on the coils too..Its rather cheap and a safe way to prolong life of coils
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