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Lucifer 01-08-2002 02:32 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
500hp, 500ft-lbs, in production Viper truck:


weldman 01-08-2002 03:55 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
That thing is butt ugly, especially with 24 inch wheels. YUK! Keep it limited to 20 for godsakes!

Non-supercharged 8.3L V10....not a daily driver by any stretch of the imagination.:-X17

Matts_2000SVT 01-09-2002 04:19 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
Interesting how they said it would be be competitively priced vs the Lightning. Yet a Viper costs 72K...hmmm So if they are going to produce this truck using a viper engine I dont see how they will have a price anywhere near 32K.....I guess they want to piss off the people who bought Vipers. But I guess thats Dodge for ya!!!!!!!!!!!
I for one will keep my 2000 L.

reddevilf150 01-09-2002 11:37 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
Don't get me wrong, I love Fords, but I also like dodge, and I will be saving up for one of those. How could you not like it? It's a beast!!!!!!

CRJ900 01-11-2002 08:07 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
Man thats messed up. They copied the lighting design so much. The wheels are too much, there ugly as %$#@! :-X09 :-X09 :-X09 :-X09 :-X09 :-X09

svt_thomas 01-11-2002 10:34 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer

OK, Then why will the 340hp 5.8 dodge sst not keep up with my 240hp 1995 lightning? I don't see it in the real world, but in does look good.

draby 01-12-2002 07:47 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
SILVERADO SS THREATEN THE L 3? YEARS AGO. I HAVE BEEN DRIVING L's since '93 I'm not scared. I drive a 01.

Guapo 01-20-2002 11:08 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
I doubt it. I've been looking at concept pictueres of the Silverado SS for 2 years now. It hasn't been announced. And Dodge? Anyone who believes a truck with the Viper's engine, transmission, and brakes is going to be "competitive" with a $30,000 Lightning is nuts, or he knows something about the Lightning's future price that we don't.
When the Viper came out, no one said "Uh Oh, here's competetion for the Mustang". I don't see this as any different.

kota on 20s 02-01-2002 12:29 AM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
svt_thomas, when did dodge ever make a 340 hp 5.8?! its a 245 hp 5.9.


cpldee 03-03-2002 07:45 AM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
[updated:LAST EDITED ON 03-Mar-02 AT 08:50 AM (EST)]couldn't chase me FAST enough to GIVE ME ONE!!!!!!!!!I'll stick to my First On Race Day

Ford_Racing4life 03-04-2002 12:52 AM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
I'm and 'all american' person. I'm down with Ford, Dodge, and Chevy. Though Ford is my favorite I still like both the others. I do agree that there is no way in hell that Dodge can run with the Lightning at that price. But, if it could, I would take that over the Lightning anyday. But you have to remember one thing...Ford has the ceiling for the production of the Lightning which gives it's owners a special feeling inside ;). Now on the side of Dodge, they claimed they won't have a ceiling for it which means owning one wouldn't be all the eye turning. "oh look, its another one of those Dodges."

TexasGuy001 03-04-2002 01:41 AM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
The only cool part of that truck is the engine. The new body style dodge trucks are just plain ugly as hell. Those wheels make it look like a Hotwheel or something. I don't see how they can sell it at a competetive price with the Lightning. Also 17 or 18 inch wheels are enough 20's and so on are flat out crap. It looks like customizing gone bad. There is no need whatsoever to have wheels like that. It is not going to handle any better than 17 wheels w/ good tires or something comperable to that. Just my thoughts.

rdl1320 03-05-2002 06:49 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
The Dodge SST won't even beat a 2000 F250 supercab V10.I beat one at Cecil co. Md:-X24

kota on 20s 03-05-2002 10:43 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
where did you get info on a SST? if you are refering to the SRT/10, you dont think it will catch a ford v10?!:-X11 dude, it has a 500HP viper V10 in it and does the 1/4 in 12.9. what does a ford V10 do it in?

and whoever said you can get the same performance in a 17" rim/tire as a 20" rim/tire, has obviously never driven a car or truck on 20's. my 20's have increased the handling ten fold over my 17's. Both wearing Z-ratted rubber.

blcklightnin 03-09-2002 10:16 PM

Dodge's Lightning Killer
1/4 mile in 12.9 sec? I just spent $575.00 in mods for my 2001 lightning and thats what im running..........BRING IT ON!;)

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