Lightning question

Discussion in 'SVT Tech Forum' started by DieselJim, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. I recently picked up my 04 Lightning, and am wondering if this truck will benefit in the same way my old 7.3L Diesels did, by installing a shift kit in the 4R100 tranny. Lots of wasted torque, as I can feel. '

    One other question. I have an 03 Cobra, too. I like that 6sp tremec, and am wondering if there is any chance I can mate a tremec to the Lightning's 5.4.

    Thanks in advance. Looking for suggestions, not smart a$$ replies, as is often the case on this forum. :rlaugh:
  2. i think a shift kit is worth more for the maintenance of the transmission that the performance added. i know for one that adding a transgo to my truck has extended the life of it. and of course it will allow you to make use of that power a little better. but like i said, i look at a shift kit as more of an insurance policy... :nice:

    i have seen talk of a manual conversion on a is the thread if you want to read it over........;threadid=2134;start=0;boardseen=1
  3. You should install a Factory Tech Vavle Body in the is probably one of the best "Bang for the Buck" mods you can do to a Gen 2 Lightning :nice:

    Go here to get the best pricew and service FTVB LIGHTNING
  4. I have the FTVB. It's good stuff!