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dixiedude06 Offline
Well after my car started on fire over the summer, my insurance gave me $1500 for my 87 TC. Then I sold it to this salesman at the Ford dealership where i worked at for $1100. Doesn't suck the way we get screwed by the insurance companys? And the insurance company calculated my car as being in completely mint shape. By the way, the guy who bought it from me is going to put alot of money into my car this winter, so next spring it will really be in mint shape. and it will have a stroked 351 in it, so it will be a little different. But I took my money and bought a 93 f-150 lightning, its sort of been my dream to have one and now i got. I was wondering what you guys think of those.

87 turbocoupe, 5-speed, Completely loaded, superchip, bleeder valve set to 17 psi, Kn cone, kirban afpr, 255 lph fuel pump
87 turbocoupe, 5-speed, Completely loaded, some mods
93 F-150 Lightning #4593 of 5276
13.9 @ 99 mph

GaryS#2 Offline
Posting Freak
>>93 f-150 lightning, its sort of been my dream to have one and now i got. I was wondering what you guys think of those.<<

I want to make a baby turbo lightning.
People hate being behind a Ranger. [Image: smile.gif]
Grocery Getter/Rice Cooker.

T-type05 Offline
Junior Member
The guy i bought my tc from has a ranger that he put the tc motor in. It is a pretty quick little truck.

segfaultxr7 Offline
Posting Freak
I know you won't want to hear this, but in case anything like this ever happens again, be sure to haggle with the insurance company!

My 88TC sustained $1800 worth of damage when I got rear ended, they're paying for that plus about $500 for a rental while it's getting fixed. I didn't even have to haggle with them, which surprised me. The insurance adjuster told me that he is working on a case with an 88TC that looks like it will be totalled. The owner is insisting on fixing it, so the adjuster is doing some research online to see if he can justify paying more to have it fixed. They'll work with you if you put up a fight!

About the Lightning..I don't follow pickup trucks, but I've heard those things are pretty damn quick. Which engine does it have?
88 TC 5-speed

turbogirl Offline
Junior Member
my boss has a new lighting and that thing will has a stage 2 kit in it and has well over 500 hp
friends dont let friends drive imports
87 turbocoupe
the tbird version of christine!!

TurboE Offline
Posting Freak
I believe the 93 lightning has a 351W in it.
-88 TC Black
5spd, Precision SC50 T3/T4, QH/SD Tune, Gillis, AFPR, 255FP, WB O2, K&N, Ported E6, 3" DP, ATR 2.5" Duals, 3:73 Rear, Konis, Eibachs, 18" Voxx Wheels, X Drilled Rotors.
-06 G35 Coupe Diamond Graphite
-97 Pathfinder

BCA Offline
Senior Member
I bought a new '93 Red Lightning in Sept of that year and owned it for almost 5 years, selling it in the fall of '98. Didn't want to but I was buying a house and it really helped in making the down payment.

I have nothing but good things to say about them, I used to take mine to club events at Gingerman Raceway, Grattan Raceway, and Road America.
A friend of mine races a Mustang in SCCA A-Sedan and he would give me some of his used tires to run on the truck. With the race tires, I was able to lap Grattan Raceway faster than a Showroom Stock class Mustang.
I surpised more than a share of people who thought I was nuts for showing up in a truck.

Have fun, I'm sure that you will enjoy it too.


1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed: Child & Albert 5.7" Super Sports Rods, Custom Wiseco Pistons bored .030" Over, Childs & Albert ZGS Rings, ARP head studs, main studs & rod bolts, Ported Big Valve Head w/Ranger Roller Cam, Port Matched Intake w/ ’88 Lower, Motorsport Front Mount Intercooler, Ported E6, Esslinger Main Strap Kit, Original T3, Gillis Boost Valve, 3" DP w/No Cat & ’88 TC OEM Dual Exhaust, K&N, ’88 TC Front A-arms & Spindles w/ 73mm Calipers, ’88 TC Rear w/Disc Brakes, 3:73 Gears, Eibach Pro Kit, Koni's, Energy Suspension sway bar bushings, Hella headlight conversion, 140 Speedo.
1986 asc/McLaren EuroCoupe - 1 of 47 made
1971 Ranchero
Hi-Jumper Sandrail w/2.3L Turbo Power
1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power

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