1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Consumer Review: Lightning Bolt

1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning - Consumer Review

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Base Regular Cab Pickup (5.4L V8 Supercharger 4-speed Automatic)

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Lightning Bolt
By Santopete on


1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


Bought this truck used in Jan 2010 with only 39K miles on it. One of the prior owners added a pulley, a Diablosports tuner and quite possibly a demon in the engine. The reason I mention that is because I was already traveling at about 60 mph when for the first time, I really hit the gas and literally got pinned back in the seat. The whistle of the Supercharger only added to the thrill while the truck accelerated to blatantly illegal speeds almost instantly. At no time during that experience did I feel that the truck was topping out, it just kept pulling. There is no hesitation at any speed and the power can best be described as instant and indefinite.

Best Features

The power of the engine is INCREDIBLE. and the aggressive look of the truck body coupled with the wide tires makes it pretty obvious that it is no normal F150. I may never sell this truck.

Worst Features

The only improvement I could suggest is longer back roads and less highway traffic so that you can see what this truck can really do. Unfortunately, it accelerates so dam fast, the back roads are too short and the highways are too crowded....hit the gas and you are right up somebody's bumper.
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