I purchased this truck in December 2012 with 54K miles on it. The truck had already been modified with an oversized blower drive pulley, tuner, cold air package & Bassani exhaust. I had the truck dyno tested and it pulled 383 HP at the rear wheels. Needless to say, this truck is WICKED fast. Random people come up to me and compliment me on how cool it is. I love the sound of the blower coming on and the fact that I can light the tires any time I feel like it. Starts and runs just like a regular truck, great exhaust tone & instant throttle response. Only bad thing is the 10 MPG around town, but what the heck, I've got motorcycles & junky cars to drive to work.
An amazing performance value. Don't buy this truck for fuel economy or any practical concerns. If you want an extended cab then don't get a Lightning, they made no compromises in performance for practicality. the lightest bed, shortest wheelbase etc. Don't complain about tire wear, they last long for being used in such a heavy and powerful vehicle.
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU WANT POWER AND STILL FEEL LIKE DRIVING A SPORTS CAR THIS IS THE THE TRUCK FOR YOU. THIS IS A CAR THAT RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX CAN COMPETE WITH THE BEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE SPORTS CARS. IF YOU JUST WANT TO HAUL STUFF THEN GET A TURBO DIESEL IF YOU WANNA FLY THEN THIS IS THE TRUCK FOR YOU.