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Old 03-14-2016, 08:16 PM   #41
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Are those 6.5L diesels turbo?
They came in N/A and Turbo. All 92+ 3/4 and 1 tons were turbo 6.5s. 1/2 tons had the option of n/a 6.2 until 1993, then they had the option of n/a or turbo 6.5 until 1996 and then they were all turbo 6.5s.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:34 PM   #42
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Another Duramax here...
2007.5 With a few mods...,
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:39 AM   #43
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Here's mine. She's not pretty, but she gets the job done. 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 quad cab with the 5.9 Magnum V8.



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Old 03-15-2016, 11:55 AM   #44
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Heres my 73 K10 and 94 F350. The F350 is a daily driver, 5.8 Auto. It now has military 37's on it. The K10 has a 2000 5.3 with a TH350/NP205 setup. The only rust repair I need to finish is on the bedsides, then I can paint it.






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No truck but my other baby* 21 yrs old now.
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Man you are braver than I taking that F150 lightning off road. Seems like you could take that front bumper off on a high curb.
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Man you are braver than I taking that F150 lightning off road. Seems like you could take that front bumper off on a high curb.
Right lol.. If anyone of you guys tow with a single cab truck, how is it? Do you guys get a lot of sway?
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Man you are braver than I taking that F150 lightning off road. Seems like you could take that front bumper off on a high curb.
Yeah the Raptor and other L guys get a kick out of it. People don't realize that a L is still very much just an F150 though. It will put in work just fine and where you would drive a car slow on a dirt road because it feels like it's getting beaten to death a Lightning will haul butt down one the same way any other 1/2 ton with it's cab and drivetrain configuration will.

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Right lol.. If anyone of you guys tow with a single cab truck, how is it? Do you guys get a lot of sway?
My L tows my Foxbody, Fbody, several boats, and things of that nature just fine. The 5000 tow rating seems way lower then it needs to be. In fact I tow way too fast with it. Like 80/85 on the interstate. Never given me an issue with it getting out of hand even going up and down mountains towing cars with a YZ250 in the bed. L's are beefed up compared to other trucks of their era though so IDK if that helps or not. The came with the old 7 lug 1/2 ton F250/F150 7700 GVW package enhancements other than the 7 lug wheels. Bigger brakes, a beefed up chassis, etc. They also have a rear swaybar unlike other F150's of their time.

If you stay within a trucks tow rating then they should be fine, or about to handle the load anyway.
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Yeah the Raptor and other L guys get a kick out of it. People don't realize that a L is still very much just an F150 though. It will put in work just fine and where you would drive a car slow on a dirt road because it feels like it's getting beaten to death a Lightning will haul butt down one the same way any other 1/2 ton with it's cab and drivetrain configuration will.

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My L tows my Foxbody, Fbody, several boats, and things of that nature just fine. The 5000 tow rating seems way lower then it needs to be. In fact I tow way too fast with it. Like 80/85 on the interstate. Never given me an issue with it getting out of hand even going up and down mountains towing cars with a YZ250 in the bed. L's are beefed up compared to other trucks of their era though so IDK if that helps or not. The came with the old 7 lug 1/2 ton F250/F150 7700 GVW package enhancements other than the 7 lug wheels. Bigger brakes, a beefed up chassis, etc. They also have a rear swaybar unlike other F150's of their time.

If you stay within a trucks tow rating then they should be fine, or about to handle the load anyway.
I have always loved Lightnings for this reason. I had a GMC Syclone and I absolutely loved it. It hauled *** and looked cool, but it was next to useless for any utilitarian purposes. It couldn't tow and it had a bed rating of 500 lbs. I loaded my sportbike in the bed once and it was under the 500 lb rating, but it was still pretty much sitting on the bumpstops. If I ever get into a sport truck again, it will definitely be a Lightning.
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This is my truck I sold my Silverado 07 ltz with 24" wheels red on black biggest mistake I ever made then bought a new tundra which just added to the mistake it pulls great but overall is not the same truck as my Chevy and it 100% does not pull the same *** my Chevy did
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My L tows my Foxbody, Fbody, several boats, and things of that nature just fine. The 5000 tow rating seems way lower then it needs to be. In fact I tow way too fast with it. Like 80/85 on the interstate. Never given me an issue with it getting out of hand even going up and down mountains towing cars with a YZ250 in the bed. L's are beefed up compared to other trucks of their era though so IDK if that helps or not. The came with the old 7 lug 1/2 ton F250/F150 7700 GVW package enhancements other than the 7 lug wheels. Bigger brakes, a beefed up chassis, etc. They also have a rear swaybar unlike other F150's of their time.

If you stay within a trucks tow rating then they should be fine, or about to handle the load anyway.
The tow ratings from that era are jacked. My 94 K2500 diesel has a tow rating of 7Klbs, the 4.3L from that same year has a tow rating of 5500lbs and the 5.7L goes for 9500.

That F250 I was towing tipped the scales and 8500lbs, and my trailer is 1500-2000lbs. It pulled with ease.

On the flip side, my dad's F250 6.0L diesel has a tow rating of 21Klbs...
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I have always loved Lightnings for this reason. I had a GMC Syclone and I absolutely loved it. It hauled *** and looked cool, but it was next to useless for any utilitarian purposes. It couldn't tow and it had a bed rating of 500 lbs. I loaded my sportbike in the bed once and it was under the 500 lb rating, but it was still pretty much sitting on the bumpstops. If I ever get into a sport truck again, it will definitely be a Lightning.
That is exactly what I love about my truck. It still feels like driving a truck, but one that handles extremely well and has strong power. It does works as well as any 2wd/regular cab F150 from its era, and in fact the 03/04 L's got an extra leaf spring and are rated to haul like 1300-1400 lbs in the bed which might be more than other F150's from it's era. What I hate about L's is that the rods are as crappy as any N/A Modulars rods built before the Coyotes which means that 450+ whp puts you on borrowed time with a stock motor. Another think I like about my truck is that it doesn't give me any ****, it just keeps doing it's thing without causing me problems. The Big 3 definitely know how to build quality trucks.

I know the Syclones aren't the best work trucks but if you want a truck as a starting point to mod speed and performance out of I think they are likely the best ever. They weigh about like a Gen4, have a stout, and large (for it's cylinder count) TT v6 in a AWD platform. Those are some nasty little SOB's when done up right. I always think of them kind of like a GN Sonoma. lol

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That is exactly what I love about my truck. It still feels like driving a truck, but one that handles extremely well and has strong power. It does works as well as any 2wd/regular cab F150 from its era, and in fact the 03/04 L's got an extra leaf spring and are rated to haul like 1300-1400 lbs in the bed which might be more than other F150's from it's era. What I hate about L's is that the rods are as crappy as any N/A Modulars rods built before the Coyotes which means that 450+ whp puts you on borrowed time with a stock motor. Another think I like about my truck is that it doesn't give me any ****, it just keeps doing it's thing without causing me problems. The Big 3 definitely know how to build quality trucks.

I know the Syclones aren't the best work trucks but if you want a truck as a starting point to mod speed and performance out of I think they are likely the best ever. They weigh about like a Gen4, have a stout, and large (for it's cylinder count) TT v6 in a AWD platform. Those are some nasty little SOB's when done up right. I always think of them kind of like a GN Sonoma. lol
Yep. Can't go wrong with the Big 3 when it comes to trucks.

As far as the Syclone goes, it went 13.5 at 99 mph bone stock. I did a few things to it after that but never had it to the track after that. Still stock turbo 4.3 though. I always knew that I was buying a sports car with a bed because the interior is tiny and it has a bed cover stock, so they weren't claiming it was anything other than a hot rod. Probably one of the top 5 quickest vehicles on the road in its day though. I miss it.
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This is my truck I sold my Silverado 07 ltz with 24" wheels red on black biggest mistake I ever made then bought a new tundra which just added to the mistake it pulls great but overall is not the same truck as my Chevy and it 100% does not pull the same *** my Chevy did
No pics of the Silverado?
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2012 5.3L with intake, headers, 4.11 gears, tune, 5" lift and 33" tires.








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Did the 4.11 gears with the 33" tires make the acceleration feel back to normal? I have 33" tires with the stock 3.42 gear and I can feel a slight decrease in acceleration upon take off
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Did the 4.11 gears with the 33" tires make the acceleration feel back to normal? I have 33" tires with the stock 3.42 gear and I can feel a slight decrease in acceleration upon take off
Yes. Made the acceleration feel better than stock.
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