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Thought I would share my latest combo. I have had 3 different superchargers and now a PT76GTSH turbo. The turbo is by far the most refined power adder I've seen. I'm shooting for very low 11's this year.



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post #2 of 17 Old 03-24-2006, 08:33 AM
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3 SC's and now a turbo, is this on the stock/original block?
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Did you make that? Looks real good.
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you have to get that on tape going down the track,
very clean set-up. feel free to post more pictures.
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talking about in the in pants feeling! lol i bet that things a monster on the highway from about a 40 kick!!!!
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Thanks,
The bottom end is built with forged pistons and h-beam rods, girdle. I run the stock HO cam and a set of worked GT40X heads and steeda roller shaft rockers. There is a powerstroke intercooler off a 97 superduty and the turbo pipe kit was made by Dave Pickrel, a fellow Lightning enthusiast and turbo fanatic, the headers are actually BBK's for a mustang, . I run a single 3.5" exhaust from the turbine all the way out, it is real quiet. I'm getting ichy to get it to the track. THanks for the comments. It has been a real fun project that I've been married to for the last 8 years.
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Wow that's a kick-ass ride!
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What a great project! Exactly what I would want in a first gen lightning!

Hats off to you sir
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Did you run that lightning at NMRA in Columbus last year?


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Did you run that lightning at NMRA in Columbus last year?
That was Rob Lasota in Columbus. He's had a couple different turbo's on his Gen 1. He has a website, Lasotaracing or something like that.
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Nice looking truck!! We had the opportunity to work with Dave P. last year and tuned a Lightning with his kit on it and a MP T70 on it. I think it may have been a prototype of Dave's. Made great power and driveability was almost stock. Dave makes a great turbo system for Lightnings. We also tuned Dave's SC Explorer.

I have just gotten a Gen 1 Lightning myself that is super clean and dead stock. I don't think I'll modify it, but the 'turbo' thought has crossed my head... But I LOVE it the way it is now - may be a 15 second truck, but that's OK.

Rob's Lightning was at NMRA last year running Wild Street - he dropped out before the third run because he blew an IC pipe off. He started out with a PT64E, then he got my old turbo a PT76 and that's what he's running now. He ran the PT64E at NMRA. He also added a custom cam, the bigger turbo and a TFS box upper since then. Plus new fuel lines, rails and 60# injectors. It was fast then, but now it's just plain scary. Should go 10's very easy.

He may not have it for much longer though - he's graduating from college this spring and I probably will give him my turbo Mustang as a graduation gift - so he won't need two outrageus vehicles. The Mustang in it's current configuration should be making around 700 RWHP or so... it's driven on the street all the time - drives almost like stock...

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Thanks guys for the great feedback.
Don, I like what RL did on his truck, it was his suggestion to go with the BoxR manifold, it really works well with the combo. The turbo is such a refined power adder, quiet and very powerful. I'm running Dave's third kit and it was a complete bolt on without any issues, pretty well engineered. Don you will really like the Lightning, I enjoyed mine stock too. Plus you know the guys over at the nloc are a good bunch and are always there for any "L" owner.
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Very Nice Truck. Dave is a great guy. I drive a stock 95L and drove RL's truck when it had the little turbo on it. The hell with stock that truck felt about 2000 pound lighter than a stock one. Lots And Lots a fun. Right Don it will stay stock.

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what size is that tubing going to the throttle body, looks kinda small, or maybe i am just use to seeing the anderson powerpipe on supercharged applications.
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The piping is 3" diameter. The TB is 75mm

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I have a friend that has a lightning that he ran in Joilet last year(i think). He had 388 with a ysi. He ran 10.50's on a safe tune. This year he is getting crazy and already got a 400 small block from Bennett with a 106mm turbo. Dynoed 2066 hp. on a safe tune. Can't wait till he gets it ready. Just thought I would let you guys know.
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