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Today I was coming home and this dude in new Lightning got on my ass. We got on a straight and he jumped outr to pass, before he ever even got out there i had it nailed and I must say those trucks arent to shaby. I was pulling from him pretty good but it held it on for a heavy truck. We were running probably 60 and I let out about 130 since I had about 6 or 7 cars on him.
 

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Good kill, I also beat one from a roll. At the light he asked how it does off the line. Being no dummy, I said, "Nothing against that torque monster" But he was cool.
 

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I've got an 03 lightning with minimal mods, gone 12.7 but only at 107.5mph. The lightning is quick to a distance but not a speed necesserily. I love my truck and love putting beat-downs on oter cars, but I know that I'm not gonna beat most fast stuff out there. Still, its fun to run.
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I beat a Lightning in my bone stock 94 TT Auto from 70 to 120 mph and I had a passenger. They are no match for a BPU Supra, even from a stop.
 

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I own a stock lightning 2000 model (slower than the 03 I beleive) The newer lightnings have altezza type lights in teh back. anyhow hate to break it to you folks but Lightnings are not fast. Maybe from a dig, but from a roll they aren't anything special. Sure they are faster than the average truck but, again you own a car thats 1500 pounds lighter, with 75 more HP and better gearing from a roll. Zippity do dah..
 

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At higher speeds a Lightning is DOOMED due to truck aerodynamics, with 380 HP they top out at 140 mph. But off the line give them MUCHO respect or you may be embarrassed. :eek:

That Lightning guy was pretty bold to attempt to just come around you like that with no warning. Glad you smacked him down. :)
 

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Believe it or not, I have probably raced more lightnings than almost any other car. I have much respect, but I never came close to loosing to one. The closest race was with one that had about every bolt on possible, including a small shot. We were door handle to door handle til about 60.
 

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HAHA yesterday I was coming thru the same area in my truck and seen a car identical to mine, then like 3 cars behind it was the same lightning. I guess he was going after revenge.
 

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Lotta Lightnings in Texas. I've raced one at the track. They jumped the light, and were faster thru the 1/8, but the ticket showed me faster thru the second half with a lower time and a trap of 97. This was in my 89 Supra T. I'd put the times, but no telling where theyre at... So, basically...what everyone else said. :rolleyes:
 

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haha same thing happened to me but he got a 1 car length jump on me when passing before I got on it. Slowly realed him in until I hit full boost so from 45mph to the top of third I had him by a little more than a car. He waved and cut me off, lol. We were in a 45 zone so my focus was mainly on the V1.
 
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fencekey said:
I beat a Lightning in my bone stock 94 TT Auto from 70 to 120 mph and I had a passenger. They are no match for a BPU Supra, even from a stop.
are you kidding me? Most supra owners cant even get a BPU supra to go low 12's...you damn sure dont wanna line up next to a lightly modded L thats always consistent.
 
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fencekey said:
I beat a Lightning in my bone stock 94 TT Auto from 70 to 120 mph and I had a passenger. They are no match for a BPU Supra, even from a stop.
I'll be in Dallas in roughly 6 months. I'll give you a chance to back that up then.
 
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Florida is the lightning capitol of the world... mainly because its so flat.
Actually Texas has the largest concentration of them. The local club in Houston has over 50 trucks.
 
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