1999 Ford F-150 Lightning - Short Stroke
A Different Way to Save Weight
Aside from the chopped top, Bob also lowered the truck by removing the factory springs and adding a set of airbags both front and rear. This allowed him to raise and lower the truck at will, giving it an extremely low stance. The factory SVT aluminum wheels were also upgraded to a set of Colorado Custom 18x9½ billet wheels that are mounted with a set of Goodyear Eagle 295/45R18 tires.
To improve upon the appearance even further, Bob also added purple lightning graphics that also set the truck apart from the rest of its brethren. A set of Street Scene sport mirrors replaced the large factory side mirrors, and a set of Trenz billet grille inserts was installed on both the grille and bumper openings. A set of V-Tech headlight covers is the final touch to making this Lightning look extremely unique.
The rear of the truck remains relatively stock with the exception of a color-matched tonneau cover from Gaylords. The factory supercharged 5.4L V-8 was left alone since it provides plenty of horsepower to motivate the truck to low, 13-second quarter-mile times. Fanatic Lightning fans may be wondering why someone would chop a perfectly good truck, but in Bobs defense, well say the lure of having a custom truck may often be more overwhelming than living by horsepower alone. If you think about it, not only does Bob own one of the fastest production trucks ever made, he also owns a unique one.