The 5.8L engine in the 1st Gen SVT Lightning deserves a high performance cooling system. Upgrade your radiator, coolant tank, electric fan kits & more at LMR!
The factory’s SVT F-150 Lightning radiator, throughout the years, was good enough for factory applications and daily driving. If your Lightning has any upgraded engine mods, the stock radiator can easily become incapable of adequately cooling your truck. Thin row design, plastic end tanks, and inadequate cooling fins often cause overheating issues. Overheating is especially common with highly modified Lightning for all 1993- 1995 applications running an OEM radiator.
Many enthusiasts choose to upgrade the factory Lightning radiator to a much more efficient aftermarket aluminum design. Adding larger aftermarket aluminum radiators into your Lightning cooling system will offer you additional assurance for your engine. These radiators will also feature an integral transmission cooler that will help extend the life of your E40D transmission. It can help keep you from being stranded on the side of the road or experiencing costly repairs that could have been easily avoided.
There are other reasons why you would need to replace or upgrade your radiator in your SVT F-150 Lightning. Damage due to an accident, past overheating issues, and physical blockage or build-up inside the radiator can all be causes for you to upgrade to an aluminum radiator.
This is also a great time to check over other areas of your cooling system. Items like your Lightning radiator hoses, water pump, thermostats, and heater core also play a critical role in the efficiency of your Ford Lightning cooling system. If any of these are missing, damaged, or defective, this can add to the premature failure of your radiator. LMR has you covered on all of your SVT F-150 Lightning cooling system needs!