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Hey folks.

I'm kinda a newbie here, but not new to the Ford community; I am a part of LISVTOA- "Long Island's own SVT club." I own a 94 Cobra which is for sale and I recently bought a mint 99 Lightning with 5500 miles on it. :D

Which leads me to my question...

What are the best bang for the buck mods for the GEN II Lightning?

Thanks.

Mike Gnolfo
Editor, www.lisvtoa.com
 

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Chip, Lower Pulley, Filter, plugs... approx $500 total, pick up about 35-40rwhp, 60 rw ft lbs. Being a 99, you might as well pick up a 01+ intake boot and MAF (and get your filter kit accordingly for an 01+)

Thats the starting point.
 

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Mr50h great to have you on the site I see some of the guy's answered your questions have fun with your lightning we do.
 

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They call it the "Factory Tech Valve Body." It really is the Accumulator body inside the transission which is modified for quicker and firmer shifts. I believe LFP and REM both sell their own versions as well(I know that LFP does). -Mat-
 

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rem sells one, they say its for people who dont want it as hard as the factory tech version. all they are really is just a shift kit.
 

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If I had it to do over again, the FTVB would be first. It adds so much to the fun of driving the truck. Gains zero HP, but definately ups the fun factor. Then, as the guys said, chippenfilter, 3-4 # lower pulley, traction bars... I went with the long "lifter" style bars. But that will tap against your exhaust on the right side if you lower your truck...

Welcome to the brotherhood, and enjoy the L!
 

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You can comb the classified on most of the Lightning boards and pickup these parts for dirt cheap. People are dumping these trucks daily and selling their mods for next to nothing.

My first mod was the catback as they used my truck to R&D off of. Then i got a chip.

After that, i went with the FTVB. I noticed mine shifts much harder then some of the other guys in my club who have one. its a 2C model.

I would do the Valve Body, 4# lower, a CAI kit like the PSP and decide which chip you want or go with a reflashed pcm if you dont want to rape your J3 port and get the warranty nazi's on you.
 

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Thanks for the advice...what Lightning boards or classifieds are we talking about?

Thanks once more :cool: :blob
 

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SVT F150 is right, but don't forget the local boards. (no shipping).

I've bought all my mods except the CAI and the FTVB used and it's saved me a ton of cash...

good luck...
 
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