So I bought a Lightning.... again

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  1. D3VST8R96GT

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    The freaking bug is trying to get me .....im withholding any modifications until both cars are running good. (best sides tires)

    Anywho It came with some guages Xtune Carbon Fiber.

    https://sites.google.com/site/autom...-air-fuel-ratio-gauge-52mm-carbon-performance

    I had never heard of them and this is one of the first site that pulled up. I think they used google translate lol. English isnt my first language so i cut a lot of slack to people and am far from a grammar nazi.

    Anywho enjoy that little bit of the internet peace.
     
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    NO PICS? fail!
     
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    So ummm...lets see the lightening?
     
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    internet peace? I have not heard of the gauge either but there is no way I would give any CC or financial info to a site that looked like that. Looks like it was made in one of the finest Nigerian sweatshops.
     
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    lolz. I've never heard of them either.
     
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    Pics or ban hammer.
     
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    So i just bid on a Kenne Bell ... FML but its such a damn good price.... pics tonight.
     
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    Damn out bid.... I need to be strong no mods!!!
     
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    YOU CAN DO IIITTTTT!
     
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    1100 for 2.3KB is a steal .... but i want to finish my cars. Too many builds too much money
     
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    There will always be another KB :)
     
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    Exactly

    The old L. Had a KB was fun.... dont miss it though it was a nightmare..... gremlins from the previous owner bought good parts but just never acted right. it was a 2003, paid too much for it.
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    New one.... didnt pay much for it has 107k on it... no radio needs tires, and paint is crappy. its a 2000

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    My suggestion is make it nicer first. On my Mustang, I bought a POS with the intention of working it over and making it a track car. Because of this, I focused almost exclusively on "handle better" stuff - suspension, brakes, steering, etc. I spent almost no time on making it look nice, inside or out. I regretted that decision. I sometimes drive the car on the street - while it's fun-ish to drive on the street, I find myself annoyed at the crappiness of the exterior and interior. I am now working on fixing that. If I had to do it over again, I would have spent more time on the appearance.

    So I say get it looking nicer. That will make it more enjoyable to work on to make it faster, as well as drive.
     
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    Ok only mod i have planned before christmas is head lights and taillights.... maybe remove the stripes and plasti dip the hood black.

    Tuner should be here today, i need to find my MAFia.
    and i need to order tires next week. Going with M/T street comps. 360 for a set shipped to my door. another 60 to mount and balance them.

    As for the looks. I dont think this truck will ever be a good looker.... After the cars are done its gonna go lower and a cheap maaco paint job lol.

    Mustangs first! The point behind this truck was to have a vehicle that can move parts (not my wifes edge or the DD). People want crazy money for rangers here and i didnt want a Big Diesel Truck Payment, though i really wanted a diesel again.
     
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    I want a red 03.

    Hopefully the 2000 is healthy and doesn't get the spark plug cough.
     
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    I have a set of 8 thread heads if it does.... knock on wood
     
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    what tail lights are you doing?
     
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    If the tires aren't in terrible shape I may be interested in them. I need a set to put on my Lightning wheels for my 93 truck so I can roll it around the shop.
     
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    I'm doing 01-04 tail lights black instead of chrome (alteeza looking ones) I can't find the tinted led tails for a good price

    The rears are low.... not showing chord but well past safe. The fronts have a good amount of tread left they are 255/55r18 falkens I the the 453s if I recall correctly.
     
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    Huh huh....you're gonna throw a rod...lol.

    if it were me with the truck and the engine is stock....I would do nothing for improving power. First step would be replacing the rods.