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Old 09-30-2013, 04:29 PM
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need some vids!
Dyno video coming soon. We're thinking it should pull 375rwhp, 400rwtq.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:42 PM
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Dyno video coming soon. We're thinking it should pull 375rwhp, 400rwtq.
Yeah................that would work.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:46 AM
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How about a video of the dyno pulls?
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:54 AM
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To all that are interested (I know some think I am nuts) - I've had the truck back for ~10 days and I couldn't be happier. The shop that did the work was unbelieveably detailed. This thing runs better than it ever did when it was new - 14 years ago. I can't explain how satisfied I am and it's just FAST. It has pick up like by buddies 300 SRT8 that has had work done to it.

For 5,500 lbs., it really moves and the gas mileage isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'm getting 11.4 mpg and that's while being heavy with my right foot.

All in all, definately worth the wait and $$$$.
Cool build, sorry for some of that bashing you got earlier!

Saw the bigger fuel pump, but did not see any injector upgrades to help with the additional boost?

Just curious
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:00 PM
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The stock Lightning truck requires dual 255 fuel pumps. The crate Lightning motor I bought has the larger Lightning injectors to go with the dual fuel pumps.

I know some people don't get why I did it and I really don't care. I've had this truck since it was brand new in 1999 and I would venture to guess that there are only a handfull of these trucks out there like this. It is my baby and I'll never buy another new car. My next project is a 1969 RS/SS Camaro convertible, 396 ci, 6-speed - that's a few years away.

Thanks for the encouraging words.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:15 PM
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The stock Lightning truck requires dual 255 fuel pumps. The crate Lightning motor I bought has the larger Lightning injectors to go with the dual fuel pumps.

I know some people don't get why I did it and I really don't care. I've had this truck since it was brand new in 1999 and I would venture to guess that there are only a handfull of these trucks out there like this. It is my baby and I'll never buy another new car. My next project is a 1969 RS/SS Camaro convertible, 396 ci, 6-speed - that's a few years away.

Thanks for the encouraging words.
I completely get why you did this. It's your money to spend or save, and in spending some on this truck you are saving yourself the waste of payments (and depreciation) on a new one. I drive an 03 Bonneville that has 252,xxx miles on it, and I lucked up and found a parts car that was wrecked in the back end but still has a good engine and transmission, so when one of the two bite the dust, I can throw in the replacement and keep going. I take care of the car as best I can, but I don't have to freak out if a shopping cart or another car door puts a ding in it. It's a car. It gets me from point A to point B, and I don't have to stress about how I am going to make a $500/month payment. Instead, I can put some back for when I finally do have to replace it.

I am glad you got your ride going and are enjoying that your old dog has some new tricks.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:52 PM
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FWIW, I think what you did is awesome!! I'm all for making your vehicle unique to whatever extent you want. I'm planning to do something similar to my Silverado- it's got decent power, but I want more. Funds permitting, I'm going to add a supercharger in the not-to-distant future. Sure, it's a chunk of change, but it beats payments on a new vehicle. Mine's paid off and has 16K miles on a new engine. Why buy new when I can wake it up in a big way for a fraction of the cost?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:42 AM
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Very cool project.

+1 for no payment, among a forum with $100k+ boats, there aren't too many of us who disfavor payments
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:15 AM
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Very cool project.

+1 for no payment, among a forum with $100k+ boats, there aren't too many of us who disfavor payments
Agree on the payment comments - Paid cash for the Expedition in 1999 and cash for the X-30 in 2004. I am not a fan of payment. Would rather pay for gas.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:22 AM
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Looks great. Those long tube headers are sick. I might of missed it, but what did you do for the rest of the exhaust?
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