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I havn't heard any problems about lightnings to be honest. And if i had the money. I would drive it daily while i restored me 91.
Talyn (AKA: der Schafen Führer)
1994 F250 XLT 4x4 Standard Cab - T-444E Direct Injection Turbo Diesel, 5 SPD M/T Z/F S5-420, Rosewood 160cc Stage 1's, PHP Tuner, 6637, Short Throw Shift Kit, Valair Kevlar/Ceramic, 140V IDM, T-500, 285/75/16 Cooper Discoverer ATR. Steyr C9-A1. You can get more with a kind word and a 2x4 than you can with just a kind word.
if you get a 2000 make sure it had the intercooler recall done. they were leakers on the 99-00. otherwise i love mine drives great. can get 16mpg driving it normal. 9mpg driving like a fool. try to get one that hasent had to many mods like bigger pullys and computer chips. that can take some life out of the motor if it wasent done right. i chip and pulleyed mine and i am knocking on the door of a 12.99 right now threw the 1/4 mile. 2001 and up have lots of improvments like lower gears,bigger mass air meter,aluiminum drive shafts, better programing. they are no good in the snow or ice but thats not what i bought it for. good luck if you drive one you wont sleep until you but one.
I just bought a 2003 model last october, the only problems I've had with it is that the power steering pump was sticking, but a quick trip to the Ford dealer got it fixed... other that that I have no complaints. The 04 models are just carried over form the 03 models, with the exception of a new color... metallic silver i think. I plan to keep mine stock for a while, or atleast until I get back form this next deployment, then I'll do a few things to it to make it a tad bit faster.
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