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1999-2004 Ford F150 SVT Lightning-- Short Compilation

Just a short, rushed compilation of SVT Lightinings. If you see yours in the video, comment on it and let everyone know which truck it is! I do not claim ANY ...

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    1999 Ford F-150 Lightning with working retractable top!

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    1999 Ford F-150 Lightning with working retractable top!

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    1999 Ford F-150 Lightning with working retractable top!

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    1999 Ford F-150 Lightning with working retractable top!

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    1999 Ford F-150 Lightning with working retractable top!

    Top going down: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf2bDN51ZIc Top going up: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9_k0O774zU Description: www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6369

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    1999 Ford F-150 Lightning with working retractable top!

    Top going down: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf2bDN51ZIc Top going up: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9_k0O774zU Description: www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6369

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    1999 Ford F-150 Lightning with working retractable top!

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  • 1999-2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

    The SVT Lightning is a sports/performance version of the F-150, released by Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) division. Introduced for the 1993 model year, the SVT Lightning competed against the Chevrolet 454SS,...

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    1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

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  • Will Ford's furious F-150 Lightning truck make a comeback?

    05/05/15, via Digital Trends

    For the last five years Ford's F-150 Raptor truck has torn up the terrain with the ferocity of its namesake dinosaur, but it's not the first Ford performance truck to channel a force of nature. Before Ford decided to focus on off-road performance, its

  • Maybe Ford Doesnt Need a SVT Lightning F150

    02/09/15, via Torque News

    The SVT version of the Ford F150 was introduced as the Lightning back in 1993 and thanks to the 5.8L V8 that offered 240 horsepower and 340lb-ft of torque, the first SVT Lightning offered impressive performance for a full size truck. With 360

  • 2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning - Livin' On Race Street

    11/03/14, via Mustang 360

    Michael was a freshman in high school when the Gen II SVT Lightning hit the streets in 1999-2000. The moment he laid his eyes on the factory-boosted truck, he aspired to own one. Fast-forward a few years to 2005. His dream came true when he bought the 

  • 1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning - Show-N-Go

    07/14/14, via Mustangs and Fords Magazine

    Evidence is all around him, from the previously mentioned 640-rwhp Mustang GT drifter, to a killer performance-enhanced Ford GT that puts 843 hp to the ground, to his custom SVT Lightning monster shown here. Performance is without a doubt, in his blood.

  • The Lightweight 2015 Ford F150 Could Result in a Stunningly Fast SVT Lightning

    06/10/14, via Torque News

    The Lightning started off as a tuned up version of the F150 in 1992 but from 1999-2004, a supercharged V8 made those SVT Lightning pickup trucks the fastest in the world. Unfortunately, the Lightning program didn't continue past 2004 and with the

  • TOTD: Should Ford Consider a Proper F-150 SVT Lightning Successor?

    06/02/14, via MotorTrend Magazine

    After two generations of the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, the automaker discontinued the high-performance sport truck. After skipping nearly two generations, Ford has returned to the sport truck market with the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor, which we consider a 

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    Full-size pickup trucks like the Ford F-150—the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for decades—have long been in virtual lock step as part of a battle for capability. In towing and payload ratings, interior space, and bad dimensions, they inch ahead

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  • 1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Consumer Reviews - Edmunds

    Base 5.4L V8 Supercharger 4-speed Automatic - (16 reviews ) My fifth Lightning, Not Kidding!

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    By BadBolt

    on 11/07/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

    Vehicle

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

    Review

    New 2000 New 2001 Used 1999 Used 2001 Used 1999 It's a sickness. I guess I can't get this truck out of my blood. The Lightning is now a legend. Get yourself a low mile one while you can. They are going to be more difficult to find from here on out. I have never had any issues with the five I've owned. They tow like crazy. I think this will be my last, as I have the one I want for the long run. Only drive this one in the summer and it's never seen salt. The only thing about the 99's is the spark plug threads in the cylinders only has four and if you're not keeping up on maintenance, you can have a plug blow out. Just make sure you check them for gentle tightness and don't over-boost the motor

    Best Features

    Looks, power, blower whine, towability. The other thing that I really like is these trucks really respond to high performance tuning. It is not uncommon to get a Lightning in the 11's with not too much effort and investment. Just don't go over 450 hp without forged internals like rods, crank, piston

    Worst Features

    Start making them again, maybe a turbo. Yeah, a turbo!

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    By Santopete

    on 02/18/10 22:29 PM (PST)

    Vehicle

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

    Review

    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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    By Greg

    on 04/06/06 21:10 PM (PDT)

    Vehicle

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

    Review

    This truck is incredible. The horsepower & torque is neck snapping. Didn't realize there was a truck built that was so fast & that handles so well. Love the interior styling. This vehicle equals my Corvette in speed.

    Best Features

    The horsepower & overall styling.

    Worst Features

    Power rear window & power passengers seat.

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    By Bill

    on 11/07/05 17:09 PM (PST)

    Vehicle

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

    Review

    From new it turned heads, beat muscle cars and sports cars. The most surprising vehicle I ever owned. Still has fresh looks and will for years. Excellent reliability. No mechanicals but two recalls performed without issue. Traction can be an issue in damp conditions due to extreme horsepower. Where else can you haul hay, tools, boat or camper while beating all but supercars up to 1/4 mile. Takes only chip upgrade and air filter to equal 400hp. Bullet proof drive train up to 500hp.

    Best Features

    Looks, speed, handling and versatility.

    Worst Features

    None. A perfect truck for the road.

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    By si

    on 11/13/03 00:00 AM (PST)

    Vehicle

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

    Review

    Hold on tight. This is a fast truck that can hug the road.

    Best Features

    The whole truck

    Worst Features

    deeper exhaust note

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  • 1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning For Sale - CarGurus

    Body Style*

    SelectConvertibleSedanHatchbackCoupeWagonPickup TruckSUVCrossoverMinivanVan

    Years

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    Maximum Mileage

    10,00020,00030,00040,00050,00060,00070,00080,00090,000100,000110,000120,000130,000140,000150,000160,000170,000180,000190,000200,000210,000220,000230,000240,000250,000---miles

    Transmission

    Any Automatic Manual

  • Used Ford F-150 SVT Lightning For Sale - CarGurus

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    SelectConvertibleSedanHatchbackCoupeWagonPickup TruckSUVCrossoverMinivanVan

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    Maximum Mileage

    10,00020,00030,00040,00050,00060,00070,00080,00090,000100,000110,000120,000130,000140,000150,000160,000170,000180,000190,000200,000210,000220,000230,000240,000250,000---miles

    Transmission

    Any Automatic Manual

  • 1999 Ford SVT Lightning F-150

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    by Robert Ahl

    Does the idea of a “sports” pickup seem absurd to you? It might not if you understand the pickup’s role in the U.S. market.

    These aren’t just America’s workhorses anymore. They’re also purchased as personal and family transportation, or even as a styling statement. Pickups appeal to a broader cross-section of buyers in the U.S. than any other type of car or truck, and come in an astonishing variety of forms and sizes to meet the demands of those buyers.

    Last year, pickups accounted for 19 percent of the entire U.S. vehicle market of 15.5 million cars and light trucks. With such sales, there’s more than enough room for a high-performance pickup or two.

    The idea of a sports pickup isn’t new. In 1989, the Dodge Shelby Dakota, with a 175-horsepower 5.2-liter V-8, was the first. GM followed soon after with the GMC Syclone, a compact S-15 pickup with four-wheel-drive, low-profile tires, and a 280 horsepower turbocharged V-6. Full-sized hot-rod pickups, though, never got that wild. In the early-1990s, Chevy, with its 454SS, battled Ford, with its first F-150 Lightning, but both of these trucks were half-hearted attempts, with slightly warmed-over V-8s and special paint jobs. Neither truck sold very well.

    But Ford is about to introduce another SVT Lightning based on the full-sized F-150, and no one will label this one a half-hearted attempt at performance. Developed by the Special Vehicle Team (SVT), Ford’s in-house performance group, the SVT F-150 Lightning is the first production truck of any kind (pickup or otherwise) that can compete with a performance car on a racetrack.

    SVT’s work began under the hood. Ford’s 5.4-liter truck V-8 was fitted with an Eaton Roots-type supercharger making 8.0 psi of boost, blowing through an air-to-water intercooler. The compression ratio was lowered with new forged pistons, and a forged crankshaft and connecting rods were added. SVT decided against using the DOHC 32-valve heads of the Lincoln Navigator V-8 because the SOHC 16-valve heads fit under the hood better. Still, engineers fitted a large-capacity air cleaner to the engine, and a dual-bore 57mm throttle body similar to that in the Mustang Cobra. The result is an impressive 360 horsepower at 4750 rpm, and 440 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm.

    To handle such torque, SVT took the insides of Ford’s 4R100 high-torque diesel transmission, and squeezed them into the lighter-duty truck transmission case. Engineers also completely reprogrammed the transmission’s shift points and shifting smoothness.

    Making a full-size truck handle well is no easy task. The SVT group began by lowering the front end of the truck by 12 mm using special springs. Gas-charged shock absorbers were fitted to all four corners, and new stiffer anti-roll bars were added. Also in the rear, SVT designed new five-leaf springs (replacing the standard three-leaf units) to lower the rear end by 52mm. The four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS come from the much larger F-250 Super Duty truck. New 9.0 x 18 inch alloy wheels, and Goodyear F1-GS tires, size P295/45ZR-18, were developed for the Lightning. SVT found that the tires improved steering feel significantly, so they decided not to change the F-150’s recirculating-ball steering system.

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    What results is a truck that’s more fun to drive than any we can remember. The engine is simply delightful, answering every stab of the throttle with an audible supercharger howl and impressive surges in thrust. The transmission never gets in the way, either. Downshifts are crisp and quick, and the ratios are well-spaced. In fact, this is the best automatic transmission we’ve ever tested from Ford. This 4695-lb monster is capable of amazing acceleration - 0-60 mph takes less than 5.9 seconds. The Lightning can reach the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds, at 96 mph. Hold the pedal to the floor, and this pickup will reach 139 mph.

    There’s no way that anyone can make a truck so large, with a solid rear axle, handle like a sports car, of course. But Ford comes surprisingly close. The tires have about as much grip as a good sports sedan (0.81 g), and the Lightning corners with little body roll. The brakes feel strong, and have good pedal feel, allowing you to carry an amazing amount of speed into a corner. The SVT engineers (many of who are racers) found that they could produce lap times on Ford’s Dearborn handling course within one second of those of a Mustang Cobra’s. That’s on dry pavement, at least. The tires give up quickly on wet pavement, where the engine tends to overpower the rear end, making the Lightning feel dangerously “tail-happy” with oversteer.

    The interior is suitably dressed for performance duty. The Lightning has special seats with aggressive side bolsters, and power height and lumbar adjustments. They’re trimmed in gray leather, with matching leather door inserts. The center seatback folds down to form an armrest with storage. Facing the driver are new white-faced instruments that glow blue-green at night, with brilliant orange needles. About the only thing missing is a proper floor shifter for the automatic transmission.

    A floor shifter was left out because it would have cost too much. It’s one of many cost concessions SVT had to make to make the Lightning acceptable to Ford management. In fact, SVT raided Ford’s massive parts bin for many of the Lightning’s parts. Aside from the transmission and brakes mentioned earlier, the rear axle was taken from the Ford Expedition, the supercharger comes from Jaguar’s V-8 and a complicated engine pulley bracket was borrowed from Ford’s commercial refrigeration truck. Four-wheel-drive was considered, but the lack of suitably strong components killed that idea. The savings show on the sticker price: the SVT F-150 Lightning costs $29,995 U.S. - about $6000 more than a similarly equipped F-150 with a 5.4-liter V-8.

    Sport pickups of the past have always sacrificed load and hauling capabilities for performance, which is probably the reason why they never sold very well. This pickup breaks that rule - it can carry 800 lb in the bed. Ford plans to build just 4000 a year, which will be offered only through the 700 or so SVT-certified Ford dealers.

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  • F-150 SVT Lightning

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    Ford F150 Lightning

    The 2nd Gen SVT Lightning was launched for the 1999 model year. The redesigned lightning featured fresh new styling features and unmatched performance, promising potential buyers the opportunity to own the World's fastest production pickup for under $30,000. Available only as a regular cab, step side model, the Lightning was much more than a standard F150 with visual accents. An Eaton supercharged 5.4L V-8 provided 360 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque in 1999, and was later upgraded to 380 hp and 450 lb-ft. A 4R100 4 speed automatic transmission was borrowed from the Ford Super Duty line up to transmit power to a limited slip 9.75" rear axle, and traction was maximized by Goodyear rubber. The engine was designed by Roush and Ford's Special Vehicle Team, upgraded with such parts as forged rods, lower compression pistons, and crankshaft. While only 3 colors were offered in 1999, by 2004 buyers had 7 color choices. A special sport suspension with Bilstein shocks helped keep the truck planted through corners. Production of the Lightning haulted in 2004, and did not continue with the restyling of the Ford F-150 for 2005 though several prototype vehicles have been spotted since.

    SVT Lightning Specs

    Make/Model:

    2nd Generation Ford SVT F150 Lightning

    Body:

    2wd, regular cab, step side bed.

    Years Produced:

    1999 - 2004

    Production Location:

    Trucks built at Ford's Ontario Truck Plant in Oakville, Ontario Canada.

    Engine:

    Eaton Gen IV superchared 5.4L V-8 w/ water-to-air intercooler & forged internals.

    Horsepower:

    • 360 hp @ 4,750 rpm (1999 & 2000 model years).• 380 hp @ 4,750 rpm (2001 - 2004 model years).

    Torque:

    • 440 lb-ft @ 3,250 rpm (1999 & 2000 model years).• 450 lb-ft @ 3,250 rpm (2001 - 2004 model years).

    Performance:

    • 0 - 60 in 6.2 seconds, 140 mph top speed for 1999 & 2000 model years.• 0 - 60 in 5.2 seconds, 140 mph top speed for 2001 - 2004 model years.

    Transmission:

    4R100 4 speed automatic• 1st gear ratio 2.71 : 1• 2nd gear ratio 1.53 : 1• 3rd gear ratio 1.00 : 1• 4th gear ratio 0.71 : 1 (overdrive)• Reverse gear ratio 2.176 : 1

    Axle/Driveshaft:

    Ford 9.75" rear axle with traction-lock limited slip differential.• 3.55 : 1 axle ratio for 1999 & 2000 model years, 3.5" aluminum driveshaft.• 3.73 : 1 axle ratio for 2001 - 2004 model years, 4.5" aluminum driveshaft.

    Front Suspension:

    Upper & lower A-arms, SVT coil springs, Bilstein shocks and a 31mm stabilizer bar. Truck lowered 1.5" in front.

    Rear Suspension:

    Staggered Bilstein gas charged shocks, 5 leaf spring setup, and 23mm solid stabilizer bar. Truck lowered 2.0" in rear.

    Wheels/Tires:

    18" x 9.5" 5 spoke cast aluminum alloy wheels. Goodyear Eagle F1-GS unidirectional low profile tires, 295/45ZR18.

    Brakes:

    • Front 12.1" vented rotors with twin piston calipers.• Rear 13.1" vented rotors with single piston calipers.

    Interior:

    60/40 split cloth seats with leather inserts (fold up center console). SVT logo embroidered on backrest of seats. White face gauge cluster.

    Optional Equipment:

    Tonneau cover, 6 disc CD changer, and class III tow hitch package were the only 3 available options for the SVT lightning.

    Payload:

    • 800 lbs for 1999 - 2002 model years.• 1350 lbs for 2003 & 2004 model years.

    Max Towing:

    5,000 lbs.

    Supercharged 5.4L SVT V-8 Specs

    Engine Configuration:

    90 degree V-8

    Production Facility:

    Ford Modular Engine Plant (low volume production line) in Windsor, Ontario Canada.

    Displacement:

    5.4 liters, 330 cubic inches

    Bore x Stroke:

    3.4" x 4.1" (90mm x 105.6mm)

    Compression Ratio:

    8.4 : 1 (lowered for forced induction).

    Induction:

    Eaton Gen IV roots type supercharger, 8 psi forced induction. Dual-bore 57mm throttle body (single throttle body with dual 57mm ports). Water-to-air intercooler.

    Cylinder Heads:

    Aluminum, 2 valves per cylinder. 44.5mm diameter intake valve, 36mm exhaust valve.

    Pistons:

    Forged steel.

    Rods:

    Sinter forged allow connecting rods.

    Crankshaft:

    Forged steel.

    Exhaust:

    Tuned cast iron exhaust manifolds (listed as "header style" manifolds).

    Redline:

    5,250 rpm, with fuel shutting off at 5,400 rpm.

    Horsepower:

    • 360 hp @ 4,750 rpm (1999 & 2000 model years).• 380 hp @ 4,750 rpm (2001 - 2004 model years).

    Torque:

    • 440 lb-ft @ 3,250 rpm (1999 & 2000 model years).• 450 lb-ft @ 3,250 rpm (2001 - 2004 model years).

    SVT Lightning Model Year Changes

    2000 Model Year

    Silver metallic added to paint options.

    2001 Model Year

    • Engine air inlet size increased, lower intake manifold redesigned, performance increased to 380 hp and 450 lb-ft (from 360 hp and 440 lb-ft).• 3.73 axle ratio replaces 3.55 ratio.• Driveshaft size increased from 3.5" to 4.5".

    2002 Model Year

    • True Blue added to paint options.• Locking lut nuts become standard equipment on all F150 Lightnings.• Keyless entry becomes standard equipment on all F150 Lightnings.

    2003 Model Year

    • Revised cylinder heads to eliminate problems with insufficient spark plug threads (the problem was universal on all Ford Modular engines, not specific to the lightning).• Sonic Blue replaces True Blue as a paint option. Ford Dark Shadow Grey is introduced as a paint option.• Redesigned 5 spoke cast aluminum wheels.• Steering system is retuned.• Payload increased from 800 lbs to 1350 lbs.

    Lightning Productions Numbers

    1999

    4,000 Lightnings produced.• 1,601 Black• 1,533 Bright Red• 866 Oxford White

    2000

    4,966 Lightnings produced.• 1,596 Black• 1,405 Bright Red• 928 Oxford White• 1,037 Silver Metallic

    2001

    6,381 Lightnings produced.• 1,908 Black• 1,722 Bright Red• 1,170 Oxford White• 1,581 Silver Metallic

    2002

    4,726 Lightnings produced.• 1,198 Black• 1,086 Bright Red• 294 Oxford White• 1,018 Silver Metallic• 1,130 True Blue

    2003

    4,270 Lightnings produced.• 1,036 Black• 735 Bright Red• 606 Oxford White• 1,170 Dark Shadow Grey• 723 Sonic Blue

    2004

    3,781 Lightnings produced.• 843 Black• 648 Bright Red• 428 Oxford White• 648 Dark Shadow Grey• 596 Sonic Blue• 618 Silver Metallic

    F150 Lightning Facts

    • Staggering the shocks in the rear of the vehicle reduces axle wrap under heavy acceleration and it was necessary considering the engine puts out 440-450 lb-ft of torque.• The 4R100 automatic transmission used in the SVT Lightning was designed for use in Ford's Super Duty truck lineup (3/4 and 1 ton trucks). It was even used to manage the torque of the 7.3L Power Stroke diesel through 2003.• The water-to-air intercooler cools the intake charge, making it denser. An intercooler is used to optimize performance in forced induction applications since compressing air increases its heat.• Both the F150 SVT Lightning and 5.4L V-8 that powers it were built at Ford plants in Ontario, Canada.• During its production span (1999-2004), the 2nd Generation SVT Lightning was the World's fastest production pickup. It was not until 2003 that Guinness certified the title of "World's Fastest", when an F150 Lightning went 147 mph off the showroom floor.• The 1999 and 2000 model lightnings completed the 1/4 mile in 14.6 seconds, with a trap speed of 97 mph.• Ford unveiled a 3rd generation SVT Lightning using the 2005+ F150 as a platform, but the concept truck has yet to become a reality.• The SVT Lightning featured a unique dual side exhaust system that remains a popular style as an aftermarket system for F150 owners.

  • Ford gets chill with winter testing

    08/23/15, via The Star

    It’s -28 C inside the McKinley Climatic Laboratory on the Eglin Air Force Base, and Ford is showing me how it tests its cars ... which share the current F-150’s aluminum-body construction and haven’t been formally introduced, were heavily camouflaged.

  • Let Roush Infuse Your Ford F-150 With Coolness

    08/20/15, via Carscoops

    If you want to feel a “Roush” while driving Ford’s best seller – at least from a cosmetic point of view – then get a load of this F-150. The American tuner ... fender flares with clearance lightning (for some reason), square “R” hitch cover ...

  • 2015 Roush Ford F-150 Doesn’t Quite Bottle Lightning, But Is Roushier

    08/19/15, via CAR AND DRIVER

    Splashed on Ford tuner Roush’s website is a quote from founder Jack Roush that states: “Between a road car and a race car there is a Roush car.” Perhaps between a Roush car and a road car, there’s something like a more-or-less stock F-150 pickup ...

  • 1999 Ford F-150 XLT

    08/13/15, via KSL

    1999 ford f150 supercab. 5.4L 164000 miles. Owned since 2002 and have had no problems with the truck. Power everything. Leather seats. Tow package. Paint is fading on the hood. Some scratches. Tires are about a year old with plenty of life left.

  • Electrical fire destroys truck

    08/12/15, via Quincy Herald-Whig

    QUINCY --An electrical fire destroyed a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot ... Scott Andrews, store manager since 1999, said minor construction and other delays in recent months forced a change from the original Aug. 1 date.

  • 2015 Ford F-150 Performance Mode Announced

    08/06/15, via Geeky Gadgets

    Ford has announced a new mode that is available on the 2015 F-150 that has apparently been there all along but had not been announced. The new mode is a Sport Mode that is available with any engine option. Sport Mode is something borrowed from the Mustang ...

  • 2015 Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test results

    07/30/15, via Tampa Bay Times

    The institute said the repair costs were 26 percent higher for the aluminum-bodied truck. In a statement, Ford said the new truck is the "safest F-150 ever" and noted that it has the government's highest five-star safety rating. But the company said it ...

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