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post #1 of 12 Old 12-09-2002, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Questions about the lightnings...

I'm thinking of possibly buying a 93-95. What power did they have stock? Seems like it was 240. They had the aode, but was it built in any way? Like a shift kit or something to that effect? What did they run stock, how reliable are they, and what would a good one cost now?

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Ok here goes. 240 [email protected] 4200 rpms, 360 ft-lbs @ (I think) 3800 rpms. They did not come with an AOD-E, instead ford put the humongous E40D tranny in there. Ford put a mild shift kit and a 2000 rpm stall speed converter in them, so they are a blast to drive with the 4.10 gears stock. The crappy part is that they are very expensive. I held out for my black 93 for a long time, and picked it up from an old man for a great deal! Check out the nloc.net 250k mile club. Ford went out of its way to beef these monsters up, so they will last a LOOOOONNNNG time! I put a motorsports supercharger on mine 2 weeks ago, and was amazed at the increase in performance. Best 2k I ever spent! Hold out for a good one, and you will be rewarded!
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1993 here with 195K miles. The '93-94 transmissions are kinda weak, mine went out at 130K. The '95 has beefier internals, and is much stronger. Many '93-94 owners are rebuilding theirs to '95 specs. They run low 15s stock, aruond 88-89MPH. I think they are very reliable, and the only problems that exist are common F150 ones, with easy repairs.
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-14-2002, 12:44 PM
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What about the motors are they just an out of the box 5.8 351 or did Ford work them over as well. Different pistons, c/r, intake or anything like that? I wanted a Gen1 L, but couldnt find one. Thanks rns

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Cam, heads and intake are changed. (Heads and intake are GT-40). I know it uses hypereutectic pistons and has a 8.8:1 CR

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I have a stock 1993 Red Lightning for sale. The truck is in the Metro Detroit area. The truck is CLEAN. Has 132,xxx miles on it, with only normal wear and tear for a 9 year old truck. I have the original SVT certificate, plus a replacement one that I ordered to go with it. I had the trans rebuilt with a trans go shift kit at about 130,000. Just put brand new toyo proxes S/T tires on it about 5k ago. Everything else on the truck is stock except for a pioneer cd player and a K&N filter. Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you are interested. I am asking $6,000 obo. I am MORE than willing to accept ANY reasonable offer!

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8.8 c/r thats pretty low, whyd they leave the c/r so low? Only benefit I can think of is to make it run on 87 oct better and sure would make running a s/c with 12# of boost easy.

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Probably because they didn't need to go higher. It was made to compete with the 454SS. It beats the 454SS on 8.8CR, using 87 octane, no need to mess with it But, like you mentioned, superchargers are the way to go. 10# of boost will put you instantly into the 13s
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Id sure rather have 8.8 cr than 9.1 cr in my ram, makes going to a high boost s/c a real pain in the a$$, plus with these engines they only have 4 head bolts around each cyl., instead of 5 like on the chevys and Fords. They eat head gaskets like they were candy, guess thats why Im going n/a. Ok enough about my truck sorry about that.
BTW ---Thanks for the reply Brian Baskin

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I have a black !993 Lightning for sale for $7,000 near Tulsa. It has new paint, tires, & trans with shiftkit. E-mail me at [email protected] if interested..

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I have one in the florida area, Black very clean with 77000 miles $8000, Brand new base coat clear coat, [email protected]
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I have one in the florida area, Black very clean with 77000 miles $8000, Brand new base coat clear coat, [email protected]
Would you be interested in a trade for my '93 mustang? I am VERY interested in finding a lightning, please send me some pics and more info if you still have it. You can email me at [email protected]. That goes for ANYONE who may have a generation 1 lightning for sale. Thanks.

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