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Old 01-18-2007, 06:39 PM
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Exclamation Is Ford Gonna Bring The Lightning Back ??

IS FORD GONNA BRING THE LIGHTNING BACK ??
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last i remember reading on it is that they were going to bring it back in 2008




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Old 01-20-2007, 06:39 AM
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lets keep our fingers crossed...i want the next one!!!
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as cool as they are, there only a toy... u cant drive them in the winter... very well anyways... i hope they do bring em back tho, its my dream truck... cant wait to get one
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When they do bring it back I'm in the financial position I can afford one now!



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It would be sweet to have the Lightnings back in production in '08! I just hope its gunna have over 500HP!
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is the lightening just a SC'ed version of the F150?
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as cool as they are, there only a toy...
Negatory good buddy! I do wholeheartedly disagree. Because my L is my daily driven work truck. It gets loaded up with sheetrock, lumber, construction materials, cabinets, etc. And the utility trailer I use for work has been loaded down with two tons of concrete, sand, rock, dirt, etc.

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is the lightening just a SC'ed version of the F150?
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If you consider the Cobra as "just" a supercharged version of the Mustang GT, then yeah, the Lightning is "just" a supercharged version of a regular cab F150.

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Ford dropped the huricane in favor of a diesel in the f-150, however, truck trend says that the 6.2 huricane will be in performance edition mustangs and the next lighting. That sounds more interesting than just another SC 5.4.
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Negatory good buddy! I do wholeheartedly disagree. Because my L is my daily driven work truck. It gets loaded up with sheetrock, lumber, construction materials, cabinets, etc. And the utility trailer I use for work has been loaded down with two tons of concrete, sand, rock, dirt, etc.

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There still mainly a toy. There not build for that, there ment to be a performance truck. That must cost u a fortune, gutta use premium fuel (well your suppse to at least, cause its a high compression engine). i wasnt a lightning baddly but i cand have a car loan yet
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is the lightening just a SC'ed version of the F150?
5.4?
Sorry for the double post.

To answer this question, yes and no. Its a Super Charged F150 Engine, but the suspension is slightly different, its lower and, the front sits a lot lower than the front. The exaust is more open i believe as well. The engine is also high compression as well so its pushing alot more power (as stated above)
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Sorry for the double post.

To answer this question, yes and no. Its a Super Charged F150 Engine, but the suspension is slightly different, its lower and, the front sits a lot lower than the front. The exaust is more open i believe as well. The engine is also high compression as well so its pushing alot more power (as stated above)
Don't forget the bigger intake and ofcourse the forged internals!
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There still mainly a toy. There not build for that, there ment to be a performance truck.
I still disagree.

The Lightning may have been built to be a performance truck, but it is still first and foremost a truck in every sense of the word, hauling, towing, towing and hauling....WORK.

And yeah, it takes a bit more cash to keep her fueled up, but I drive so much that being in a vehicle that makes me smile, relaxes me. As much as I liked my previous work truck ('94 F150 XLT extended cab) driving it gave me zero pleasure.

Yes, Lightning owners MUST use 91 octane or better gas. Anything less and you run the risk of catastrophic engine failure because the burn rate is too high in the lower octane gas, and it will allow detonation to occur.

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The engine is also high compression as well so its pushing alot more power
The stock compression for the Gen 2 Lightning is 8.4:1. To me, that's not high at all. Because of the supercharger, you can't really push the compression envelope too much.

You can run a higher compression in these engines, but only built engines made to handle the extra stress can pull it off. Even then, you have to be very careful with the tune.

Some of my buds have had the compression on their built engine upped to 8.7:1 (common) while some havd pushed it to 9.1:1. It's all in the build and the tune!

The main reason the engine is pushing a lot more power is because of the supercharger, not the natural compression produced by the engine, as your post intimates.

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"It's a lowered, supercharged, hot rod of a pickup truck, so there is no question that it really hauls. But as an unexpected bonus, the Ford F-150 Lightning also hauls - lumber, mulch, boat trailers, whatever. Souped-up pickups and SUVs from General Motors typically have had limited or no towing and payload capacity, so it is nice to see."- Same with the Ram SRT-10 it's not even rated to pull anything .


"The Lightning's 5000-lb towing capacity and 800-lb payload capacity will not displace many one-ton dually pickups from the heavy lifting chores. But the Lightning is equipped to provide the basic benefit of owning a truck; the ability to haul heavy objects. So Lightning owners can use their truck to haul a boat to the lake or to take a car to a show or race track."


..I agree Stewart

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