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Old 06-05-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
 
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I'm a newb to this forum but as car crazy as they come. So, I figured I'd share my latest endeavor with the rest you blue oval fans.

Back in April, one of my good friends and I traded vehicles. He was sick of wrenching on his and I was bored with mine so, we made the swap. I gave him my 2005 E55 and in return, I acquired his 2003 Lightning.

My car has 71k miles and just about every available bolt-on imaginable. It made just over 500rwhp and is an absolute beast from a roll but not so much from a dig. . .

His Lightning just had a new 4 valve, 5.4 liter motor installed and only has 800 miles. The new set-up features an 80mm Turbo and a supporting mod list a mile long. It does need some finishing touches before it's ready to be driven balls out. I just had a built 4R100 transmission installed to handle all the new power. Hopefully, in the next month or so, I'll have this thing dialed in and ready to tear up the street/strip.









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An odd trade but that SVT sounds sick. Look forward to seeing more.
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two of my favorites.
I'm constantly missing my old lightning; i had a lot of fun with that truck. Did you ever drag race the E55? It seems like they are pretty capable with just a pulley/tune and a set of drag radials.
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Bad ass truck! Wish I kept my white lightning.
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What a badass truck! Nice trade
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Welcome! Would love to see more of the Lightning.
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wow. very interesting trade. love both rides.
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I like both the cars in this thread! The lightening seems like it has crazy promise when done.
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Hey RENN, are you affiliated with RENNTech?
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Thanks for all the kind words !!

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An odd trade but that SVT sounds sick. Look forward to seeing more.
Trust me, I've heard that before. The MBZ guys think I'm nuts and his Lightning friends think he's insane. So, it just depends on what camp you come from. We both felt it was an even trade so, no worries.

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I'm constantly missing my old lightning; i had a lot of fun with that truck. Did you ever drag race the E55? It seems like they are pretty capable with just a pulley/tune and a set of drag radials.
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Bad ass truck! Wish I kept my white lightning.
Is this Chris ? If so, I'm JJ, Leif DuPre's bro-in-law. I saw your ride on Saturday and heard you were haulin' some ass.
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4V in a Lightning???
Now thats nifty
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No, I have just always used this screen name. They were the first aftermarket company that I really followed as a teenager and have liked them ever since.
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4V in a Lightning???
Now thats nifty
I believe the motor came out of Navigator. It's a torque monster
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