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What model of ranger is it.

Hey guys hows it going? So today i was sitting in the drive threw in the timmes. When this black ranger looking truck pulls up behind me. I pay no attention at firs. Then as i turn to pull up to the speaker box i see a different type of sticker on the side. Instead of it saying ranger... it says thunderbolt. what they hell kind of truck is that. I have never seen one like that before nor heard of one. it looked like a normal black ranger but instead of saying ranger it says thunderbolt. can someone fill me in.


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its like the S-10 Extremes



basically just dealer installed exterior mods, not much performance wise
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ok but whats so special about them.
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Cool thunderbolt decals!
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is that it. Just the decals
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I don't imagine that thunderbolt hood would fit on an 08 fx4 would it?
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I don't imagine that thunderbolt hood would fit on an 08 fx4 would it?
I think its just the scoop that is added on.
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GAY!!! Thunderbolt's look so cheap IMO
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2/3 lowering kit.

magnaflow dual exhaust

roll pan

fully inclosed cone filter

special badging

stickers

two styles of spoilers

front facia w/ fogs

side skirts


There was a stage 1, stage 2, stage 3
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wow so in other words. There was gay gayer and gayest.
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wow so in other words. There was gay gayer and gayest.
EXACTLY!
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it would have been good if stage 3 was a S/C 4.0L SOHC
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it would have been good if stage 3 was a S/C 4.0L SOHC
Or S/C 5.4????? Ha that would be a dream truck.
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Or S/C 5.4????? Ha that would be a dream truck.
roush, i think, shoved the lightning engine into it.
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The FordSVT edition was named Lightning Bolt or something... Only one of them was made, still belongs to SVT though. Has the lightning motor and rear end. They chopped the axel down to fit in the Ranger wheel wells... Was a good looking build....
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The FordSVT edition was named Lightning Bolt or something... Only one of them was made, still belongs to SVT though. Has the lightning motor and rear end. They chopped the axel down to fit in the Ranger wheel wells... Was a good looking build....
Yep...SVT Lightning Bolt. Was a purple or sonic blue stepside. Had the '03 Lighting 385hp engine in it and the rear end as well. I wanna say they even put all the Lightning brakes on it too..but idk.















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Yeah they had all the lightning brakes... Basically took a Lightning frame and motor and tossed a ranger body on it... Everytime I see it I melt and want to try a conversion like that....
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those SVT lightning wheels look pretty good on a ranger. I never new they tried to make a Ranger into a lightning. they could easily do something similar. use the 4.0L engine and add a S/C. That would be killer
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Shane i saw that truck everyday when i worked at Roush. yes it had all of the Lightning power train had to move the firewall back. they graphted the front suspension of a lightning on it, then also put a custom rear end set up with a lightning rear end in it.

god i loved that truck it just sits in a building or outside in the vehicle lot not even under a cover i was the only one that ever covered it when i worked there... interior parts are falling off paint its getting chipped from people running into it... so sad wish i could buy uit
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You would be in line behind me to buy it...lol I wanted that truck since i saw it in Motor Trend or some magazine....
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wow so in other words. There was gay gayer and gayest.
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I think it didn't make production cause it was faster than the lightning and the Mustang... Ford would not have a lil Ford Ranger being a best seller...
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It was an SVT play toy 'look what we can do' sorta deal....prototype not intended for any sort of production. Think it was build for SEMA '03?
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would have made for a hell of a truck... if I did all that for a play toy and I was a CEO, I'd make that into production... $$$
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Somebody steal that thing! Shame to hear that it doesnt get taken care of at all.
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