Ok, I just recently purchased a 2001 SVT Lightning from one of my friends. I have to admit that I am ignorant to Fords, v8's, etc...I used to have a Honda Civic with an engine swap. Here are the mods:
-5.4L Supercharged V8
-AccuFab BigBore Throttle Body
-Bassani Long-Tube Headers
-Excessive Motorsports Shift kit(JDM line-mod valve)
-Diablo Sport Chip
-NGK spark plugs
-JDM Electric Fan Kit
-JDM Traction Bars
-Greddy Boost/Vac Gauge
I need advice on what I should do next. I was looking at other Lightnings and the mods they had are Cobra parts compatible? I saw one had a cobra -r water pump. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks P.S. I am on a limited budgit, but I am willing to save up!
It seems to me that you have pretty extensive mods on everything except for the interior/ exterior. I dont know what you are into but if it were me i would install a killer system first. I know what most people say, but a bad a$$ sysem can be had in a standard cab pickup. I have seen a lightning with 4 - 10" subs behind the seats, he said that he could hit 148 dB which is killer on such a small space. The price isnt horribly bad at around $100 per sub, $300 per good amp, but you would only need 2 amps for 4 subs. Or you could install a dvd player in your dash.
If audio/visual isnt your thing then you could go with a completely custom interior. Something along the lines of tweed seats and headliner. Maybe a dash kit or a ton of billet?
Second I would look into a custom paint job. Flames on Lightnings are just to cool.
Or even better than all of the above is to "bag" your truck suspension. Although very costly, about $3000 installed by someone else, this is in my opinion the coolest thing to do to a street truck. I mean what is cooler than a Lightning laying frame?
But in the end it all comes down to what is in your budget, and personal preference.
That's a pretty impressive list already. The only performance thing that comes to mind is upgrading the stock blower (assuming it's still the one in use) and putting in a Kenne Bell Whipplecharger instead.
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