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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#396 of 569 wuts up can some one help out
Jun 12, 2007 (10:27 pm)
hey people well i have a question if anybody knows..i own a 1999 Ford F150 witha Triton V8 and it has 202 horsepower....and i wanted to know if there was any way i could make it gett its full 360 horspower...because i want to transform it into a Ford SVT Lightning but i have to know if i can get the full 1999 Lightning Horsepower witch is 360...can somebody help me out...
#397 of 569 Re: New owner [lawman1967]
Jun 16, 2007 (7:14 am)
I have a 2002 with the 4.2 V6 and am satisfied. The new model of the F150 (starting in 04) is about 800 lbs. heavier. My truck has 94,000 miles on it. Very reliable.
Good luck with your new truck
#398 of 569 1999 Lightning HP.
Jun 17, 2007 (7:48 am)
the Lightning uses a super charger and DOHCs to get to 360 hp. So you'll probably have to spend more than your truck is worth.
#399 of 569 2006 F150 Payload & AirBags
Jul 01, 2007 (1:16 pm)
My 150 is rated at 7050Lbs and the door jam states not to exceed 1713 for max payload. I am pulling an ULTA Lite 5th wheel without problems with the 5.4L and 3.73 rear end. My question is the weight. Weighted , the rear axle is 83Lbs below the GAWR and the total weight of both is only 23Lb below the GVWR. Can I safly put airbags to on this truck to provide a better safty margin? And, with GAWR's of 3600 for the front and 3850 on the rear, why is the GVWR 7050 when these total to 7450?? I am looking a a 250, but the door jam only show I would gain about 150 lbs from the 1713 I already have. Not much for the additional truck size.
#400 of 569 Re: headliner [vinny2424]
Jul 03, 2007 (4:21 am)
vinny, I have the same truck and I get the same problem with my head liner, it drives me crazy. I wish I had a solution for you but I don't. If someone does please let us know...
#401 of 569 Re: Just bought an F-150 [biscayne]
Jul 06, 2007 (6:59 am)
The lexol should save your leather. I had the same concern with my 2001 F-150. The seats are doing just fine.
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#402 of 569 Re: Nice... [gasguzzler007]
Jul 11, 2007 (5:52 am)
I have a 2002 F150 Lariet Supercrew with 66,250 miles.
While on vacation a couple of weeks ago it blew a spark plug out of the head. This occured, not while driving, but when the truck was started. It could have been a very serious situation if it had happened at speed in traffic. Not to mention the potential for fire.
Both the servicing dealer (not my home dealer) and Ford Customer Care mislead me to beleive that the problem was an isolated incident and was caused by my home dealer not properly instaling replacement spark plugs.
As it turns out the spark plugs were never replaced in my truck (they were the factory installed plugs) and that certain Ford motors with aluminum heads have a problem with spitting out spark plugs. Ford has ignored the problem.
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I have been a Ford fan for 40+ years; however may never even consider another Ford because of this experience and Ford's attitude about this problem.
#403 of 569 99' F-150 Brakes
Jul 12, 2007 (11:43 am)
I have to replace the brakes AGAIN on my truck. Does anyone have a better rotor/pad combo that they had better luck with than the OEMs?
Jul 19, 2007 (11:20 am)
I have not owned a pickup in about 15 years, and that one was 10 years old when I let go of it.
I am considering purchasing a 2007 pickup, half ton. I need the larger double cab, full double cab. I will need to use the back seat often for kids and dogs. I want the truck to be able to tow 7,500 pounds, perhaps a little more. I would prefer as good gas mileage as possible. I want the truck to last for years and across the 100,000 mile mark without major repairs.
Should I wait for 2008 to see if problems with the new 2007s have been corrected?
If I purchase this year, what would someone suggest?
#405 of 569 Re: New truck [treehuggerjake]
Jul 19, 2007 (2:14 pm)
The F150 wasn't new for 2007. It came out in 2004, so the bugs are already long gone and you should have no trouble crossing 100,000 miles in one.
Gas mileage, as on ANY 1/2 ton pickup, is underwhelming, however. I get 20 MPG on the highway with my V6 long bed 2007, which is probably about as good as you can hope for in any 1/2 ton, give or take an MPG here or there.