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Old 02-12-2005, 11:44 AM
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I just got my 93 Lightning about a month ago and I'm looking to see what are good mods to give it more power. I want to stay with the 2003 Lightnings. What should I do to get it to run with them? Any suggestions on mod types and brands would be helpful.
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That would be tricky, a stock 03 has 380hp /450tq whereas a 93 has 240hp and 340tq
even if you just added a supercharger, if you figure a 40% boost in hp you would still only be at 336hp. And thats just for a strait line. Here is the SVT site and the comparison between the 93 and 03 hope it helps. SVT Lightning
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even so, I would still like to know what could take me there, for instance what cams are good to add on, whether or not i should convert to mass air, what kind of heads are the best, what supercharger will give me the most hp, what fuel upgrades will give me the best control and what computer chips or electronic devices will add extra power
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even so, I would still like to know what could take me there, for instance what cams are good to add on, whether or not i should convert to mass air, what kind of heads are the best, what supercharger will give me the most hp, what fuel upgrades will give me the best control and what computer chips or electronic devices will add extra power
Hard for me to say what would be best for a first gen L, I haven't really looked. As far as supercharging the trick is to not use more boost than your motor can take. More boost =more power, but the motor must be upgraded to handle higher boost. The 351w is a great motor and can be built up, thought it can get expensive quick. I have seen some upgrades in the fordracing catalog for the 351w (gt40 heads, SC), they should still have the catalog in a pdf of it on their website. (you may even want to look into turbocharging). Hopefully you can get some answers from some 1st gen owners on here, they would know for sure what is best. Good luck, and take it easy on those Hemi's , some of them get emotional when you beat them.
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Thanks for your help jb1983. If there are any 1st gen owners reading this please give me some ideas on what you've done to bump up power. Thanks everybody!
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A blower, headers, and traction bars and you're in GEN 2 territory.

My old blower setup (non-intercooled) netted me an 8.6 in the 1/8th, this was with Hooker headers, tranction bars, 30lb injecotors, and tuning software. On that run, I raced an 04 GEN 2 it it ran 9.0, it's best all day was an 8.98.
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what kind of blower did you use blurry? also what did you run in the 1/4 mile against the gen 2?

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I'm running a Vortech SQ, and I haven't had my truck at a 1/4 mile track yet.

I added a intercooler from a Powerstroke Diesel (it was cheap too) and 42lb injectors since then. The very first tune I made for this combo get me 8.2 @ 88.6, which should be good for high 12's in the quater.

I have pics in my gallery of both setups.
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hey blurry, i know im going to have to change to mass air to run more than 6 psi, whats the best kit to use and/or best way to do it?...thanks
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hey blurry, i know im going to have to change to mass air to run more than 6 psi, whats the best kit to use and/or best way to do it?...thanks
You do NOT have to do a mass air swap to run big boost. There are several that have/had their trucks deep in the 11's with speed density and boost...a few of these guys were running stock longblocks and N20 with their blowers, and they drove their trucks to and from the track. If you're looking to go fast, then I would recommend a Vortech SQ. They're rock solid blowers for these trucks and have surpassed the Kenne Bell and Powerdyne units on the dyno and at the track. I would also recommend some type of cooling, that will allow you do run more boost and make more power, with a proper tune of course.
The other thing I would recommend is getting a Tweecer and wideband O2 if you want to do your own tuning, unless you can find someone in your area that will dyno tune a speed density system and boost.
With the added power, these trucks need some tractions bars to keep the rear from braking, and a valve body and better trans pan will help the E4OD live longer.
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y did you switch to mass air, blurry?
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