One member, JohnnyLightning, is making a kit that picks of air from under the truck and brings it into the engine compartment. Some dealers are attempting to add a surcharge to the list price, but the availability of the Lightning is not so limited as to warrant this surcharge. We expect the Lightning evokes a similar reaction from you, and for 2001, the Lightning either gets dumber or better -- it's got more horsepower, a shorter final-drive ratio, and subtle trim changes, including a new grille and front bumper, and clear lens covers for the taillights. The transmission never gets in the way, either. There was only one interior color, so hopefully you like medium graphite cloth with leather accents.
They are necessary for drag racing for maintain an even temperature. More details on the page. The Ford F-Series pick ups have been the best selling trucks for about 40 years, and over the past few years, pick up trucks have outsold every other type of vehicle in the U. Unfortunately, a week of snowstorms that coincided with the Lightning's arrival prevented us from obtaining a skidpad number. Throttle response is, well, lightning fast, and only when you try to really hustle it through hard turns does the truck's suspension reveal its primitive pickup origins. Lots of small changes for 1999 So on to those smaller changes I mentioned. Some have questioned the ability of the Tonneau to stay connected to the truck at 140 mph, and have suggested that as the reason for the cover's unavailability.
Eaton is a trademark of the Eaton Corporation. « « « 1999 » » » 1999 Ford F-150 Specs Details In 1999 the big thing on many people's minds was Y2K, or the changeover to year 2000. Saying which chip is best is like saying which is better Ford, Chevrolet or Dodge. Here are a few of the top Lightning Aftermarket vendors. Top speed also crept up 3 mph to 142. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without written authorization from Ford Motor Company.
The jury is still out on the ram-air kits, which have not been impartially tested yet. Saleen is a registered trademark of Saleen Incorporated. Many of us think the sheer thrill of the Lightning's thrust makes a strong case for this high-performance pickup. The compression ratio was lowered with new forged pistons, and a forged crankshaft and connecting rods were added. We expect the new truck, which other than a switch from Monroe to Bilstein shocks continues to share the suspension and tires with the old one, to hit the same 0.
Single bore throttle bodies allow more air into the blower than the factory's double bore unit. The SecuriLock passive anti-theft system is not compatible with aftermarket remote start systems. Last year, pickups accounted for 19 percent of the entire U. The use of gasolines with lower octane ratings may degrade performance. Ram air is a good idea but because of the crazy curves of the Lightning intake it is not easy to make. Just park it when it snows. If the SecuriLock key identification code does not match the code stored in the system or if a SecuriLock key is not detected vehicle theft situation , the vehicle's engine will not operate.
This is unproved so far. The tires have about as much grip as a good sports sedan 0. These objects and devices cannot damage the SecuriLock key, but can cause a momentary problem if they are too close to the key when starting the engine. Only the correct key will be able to start your vehicle. It featured a supercharged 5. Engine red line was 5,250 with fuel cut-off at 5,400 rpm.
Braking, 100-0 mph 238 ft. It's that black unit attached to the rubber hose right in front not the round one on the back side. Gas-charged shock absorbers were fitted to all four corners, and new stiffer anti-roll bars were added. The Lightning has special seats with aggressive side bolsters, and power height and lumbar adjustments. A floor shifter was left out because it would have cost too much. Damage to the blower can occur.
Speaking of snow, although the Lightning's smooth throttle tip-in and excellent-shifting tranny -- the best in Ford's stable -- do their best to dole out the power smoothly, the high-performance tires and forward weight distribution make it a sheer horror in the white stuff. Your vehicle's engine can only be started with the two special SecuriLock electronically coded keys provided with Controls and features your vehicle. One concern is the difficulty of installing and removing blower pulley without damaging the supercharger. That means the F-150 body was now only available as an F-150. Facing the driver are new white-faced instruments that glow blue-green at night, with brilliant orange needles. Performance was good for a pickup -- 0 to 60 in 7.
If the theft indicator stays on for an extended period of time or flashes rapidly, have the system serviced by your dealership or a qualified technician. Some dealers are attempting to add a surcharge to the list price, but the availability of the Lightning is not so limited as to warrant this surcharge. A full exhaust system may be helpful for more radically modified vehicles, but the treshold point is not clear. An upgraded 4R70W automatic transmission replaced the 4R100 trans for 5. Yes, there are warranty issues with a chip. The Downs filter works once you modify it to fit together.
About the only thing missing is a proper floor shifter for the automatic transmission. Making a full-size truck handle well is no easy task. You can find a Lightning on the lot, but most have been ordered by the buyer. Can you tell me a little more? Check this section for performance stats and hop-up tips. Refer to Programming spare SecuriLock keys for more information. The center seatback folds down to form an armrest with storage. Quality of workmanship is poor.