Just got a brand new Lighning!

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  1. Aibal

    Aibal New Member

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    Just got a brand new Lightning!

    WOW!! This is a really nice truck!! Its almost as fast as my Mustang when Im spraying it. Im done with the stang now...its going for sale...From now on its SVT for ME!!
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    Congrats...they are nice trucks.
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    Congratulations, can we see some pics? :nice:

    CANTONRACER, What mods do you have on your Z28 to get high 11’s?
    I wonder because I raced a 97ish Z28 once and to my surprise he was holding his own and I’ve always wondered what kind of mods he could have had. :shrug:
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    To many just to run those times...seriously though..at the time it was a 388", horrible flowing heads, small cam, 3.73 gear, 3500 stall, long tubes and most boltons...that was my 02 combo.

    Now if I have had my new parts...a different story...easy 10's.

    Less weight,
    Lightweight rims/tires(skinnies up front)
    real exhaust,
    more compression,
    solid roller setup,
    And big ole' honking AFR 220 LT4 cylinder heads.

    Just need to get it together now.

    For a LT1 to keep up with a car trapping 120+, could be a big ole' n2o kit or a small n2o kit with a heads/cam setup or something like mine. Even then, 120+ is still alot of MPH to be hanging with for most.
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    Congrats, Aibal. The Lightnings are definately some awesome trucks. You will be surprised how easy it is to get into the 12's.

    I just traded 2001 in a few days ago on a '04 Cobra, but I enjoyed every minute I was in the Lightning.
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    They are awesome. A group of us dyno'ed with a Local Corvette Club in November. They had a trophy for the most RWHP, which was won by a Local Lightning-458 RWHP, his 415 cid Stroker C5 FRC pulls 450rwhp and a little more on the tq side.

    Great Purchase, you will be happy, let the Modding begin.
    :nice:

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