In 1999, after a five-year hiatus, the Ford SVT (Special Vehicle Team) unveiled the 2nd generation of Ford Lightning. Powered by a modular SOHC (single over head cam) 16-valve 5.4L Triton V8, the new engine was capable of producing 360 horsepower and 440ft-lbs of torque. This was primarily due to the inclusion of an Eaton supercharger that was installed by the factory. Behind the engine sat the 4R100 automatic transmission which connected to a rear end housing 3.55:1 rear gears. The 1999 Lightning featured specialized 18" wheels mounted with Goodyear Eagle F1 295/45ZR-18 tires. The Lightning's suspension system, which lowered the truck one inch in front and two inches in the rear, was also modified from the standard F-150. It retained the front short-and long-arm system with coil springs and a 31mm solid stabilizer bar along with the rear solid axle with five-leaf springs and a 23 mm solid stabilizer bar. The second generation Lightning was initially offered in just Bright Red, Black, and White paint colors. The 2000 Model Year brought the addition of the Silver color to the lineup. In 2002, True Blue, a very dark blue, was offered, but replaced with a lighter Sonic Blue in 2003. The 2003 Model Year also saw the introduction of the Dark Shadow Grey color.
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