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Old 08-02-2003, 06:10 PM
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I know that it was mentioned below about turning a non lightning into a lightning, but i just wanted to know, what would be the first thing to do, if i were to turn my 2001 F-150 stepside into a lightning? i know i have to have the holy grail of ford engines, body kit, exhaust, interior seats, wheels/tires. Is there anything i am forgetting? How much would it cost for each of these upgrades?

I am a highschooler, so price is definetly a factor, sorry i cant just drop $25,000 on a truck. i was looking to spend around $4000 engine, $1000 bodykit, $300 exhaust, $2000 interior, $1500 wheel/tire. does this seem about right?
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2000 on interior??? for what???
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thats a big price range, i am droppin a 4.6 or 5.0 in my ranger in looking to spend no more than 1500 for the motor, 2000 on body work and have spent bout' 500$ on the interior.
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Don't turn it into a Lightning! You can't do that, it isn't a Lightning.

If you are going to all the effort to build the truck, why not put your own design into it? Take some of the cues from the Lightning, it is a proven truck, but don't just copy it.

Have fun!
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i figured since my truck is an XL then i should get XLT doors, all new seats and a new guage face maybe some new carpet so that is why $2000 for interior sounded reasonable to me
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The seats themselves are probably about a grand. That'll be used. Throw in the fact that L's have unique door panels and a different guage cluster and you are talking near $2000. The L also has a beefed up 4R100 with a 9.75" 3.55/3.73 LS rearend. Also big discs on all four corners. Different springs at all four corners as well as Bilstein shocks all the way around. Also a 5" aluminum driveshaft. I don't think any of those things except the LS rearend (and those are an option) are on regular F150's. I'll see if I can think of any other differences.

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HIGH SCHOOL! 9 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BLOW ON USELESS MODIFICATIONS TO A PERFECTLY GOOD TRUCK! ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME!
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BTW, I think the holy grail of Ford engines is the 427 SOHC.

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