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Old 11-13-2006, 04:40 PM
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Question Looking to get a lightning

Anyone preferences on what is the best year lightning, I want to get one between 2000 and 2003. What should I look for in buying a used lightning?
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:16 PM
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few or no mods less mods the better. if you want to get more rwhp do the mods yourself and have the truck dyno-tuned after the mods are compleated.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:18 PM
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oops i have owned five broncos all full sized all execpt one w/351 i sold it to get my lightning it was hard to give up the bronc but i love my lighting 2002 or 2003 are good years to look at
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What's wrong with the '04's?????
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Anyone preferences on what is the best year lightning, I want to get one between 2000 and 2003. What should I look for in buying a used lightning?

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I sujest a conferance with your insurance agent FIRST. If your driving record isnt squeeky clean and your not paying 100% cash,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hang on to your wallet
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nothing wrong with 2004 lighting execpt price
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I sujest a conferance with your insurance agent FIRST. If your driving record isnt squeeky clean and your not paying 100% cash,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hang on to your wallet

Really? when i bought mine in 01 my insurance guy said they considered the lightning the same as any other F-150 with a 5.4 motor. i was prepared to bend over but my rates barely went up from the 96 F-350 i traded in.
I have American Family for Ins. and this was a few years ago so things could change i guess.
when i traded the L for a 03 cobra ....now that hurt.
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I pay less for my lightning than i did for my bronco. Bassdude is correct the Ins co's consider a lightning as a f-150.
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The 2000-2001, maybe the 2002's also, had problems with the spark plugs blowing out of the heads. Not enough threads in head. Henry remedied this in 02' or 03'.
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they charge me on insurance less than my 97 civic 2 door,,,,,well make sure it has no recalls,,,crusie control etc...,,tires need to be good because there 1400 for all 4,,,make sure it's a 2001 or newer,,,,and make sure it drives smooth no ticking no blue smoke from tailpipes,,,make sure it did not blow the stock engine 3 times like mine,,be preparred to get 10 mpg...
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besides all that there great,,i tow- dollied a dually and my bed filled with crap all the way to florida from maryland with the boost this thing makes it towed smoother than my 1996 sierra dually....
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Yeah most ins. companies just play it off as a 5.4 F150. But most def go for an '03.
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