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THIS ’01 FORD F-150 SVT LIGHT­NING BE­LONGS TO CJ KREITZMAN OUT OF NEW YORK AND HAS AL­READY SEEN ITS SHARE OF IM­PROVE­MENTS. At the heart of the Light­ning beats a 5.4L V-8 en­gine, com­plete with an Ea­ton su­per­charger to keep the V-8 breath­ing right. Ac­cu­fab Rac­ing sin­gle-blade throt­tle body, MAF in­take, Mag­naflow ex­haust and Flu­i­dyne heat ex­changer fill out the list of this F-150’s per­for­mance en­hance­ments. The sus­pen­sion has been up­graded cour­tesy of Ground Force’s low­er­ing kit and new Metco rac­ing trac­tion bars, match­ing the Light­ning’s style with clean han­dling.

On the ex­te­rior, the Ford show­cases a func­tional Ram Air hood scoop with a killer air­brushed paint job fea­tur­ing true green flames on a triple black flake stripe, with black ac­cent graph­ics along the side to com­plete the cus­tom work. Up­graded head­lights, 2003 and 2004 rims and Cervini tail­gate wing fur­ther set the trend for the F-150’s style. On the in­te­rior, Cor­beau rac­ing seats and four-point har­nesses keep the Ford’s pas­sen­gers strapped in tight, while Prosport dig­i­tal gauges light the dash and give CJ mod­ern per­for­mance. The au­dio sys­tem for this Ford is noth­ing to scoff at ei­ther, with the Pioneer touch-screen head unit, two 10-inch sub­woofers and two 6 ½-inch speak­ers housed in the doors.

When CJ isn’t at work sav­ing money for more parts or out on the lo­cal track with his bud­dies, he’s proudly dis­play­ing his ’01 F-150 next to his fa­ther’s one-of-a-kind ’02 Ford F-150 SVT Light­ning at lo­cal car shows. The duo proves that light­ning can strike the same place twice.

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