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RANGE UPDATE 6/15:
This has to kill range. Why do this? I love leveled and lifted trucks. I currently drive a 2021 Ram with a 3.5 lift. But a lightning is about efficiency. It's more than just the unsprung added weight. You change the aero/drag with a lift. The knobbier tires are more drag. I'm going to bed 20% decrease in range.

I will caveat this and say it looks amazing!


You are almost exactly right about the reduction in range. Range dropped from 226 to 196 miles.
Some people's expectations for the truck are different and don't require the additional range. It's all about preference. Let's see if we recoup any range with the bedcover. I am expecting maybe 2-3 miles.

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We just leveled one with 34" Nitto Ridge Grapplers on Black Rhino wheels using Readylift 2"standard kit with no preload spacers. I don't believe you can go any larger than stock without the level. With the level and no cutting or removing intrusion bars we were close but had no scrubbing when using our standard QC process. Driving feel and ride did not change.

An interesting note is the tire/wheel combo weights. Factory assy was 73 lbs. Our custom assy was a whopping 98 lbs. We basically added 100 lbs of non sprung weight.

Shock assy from the Lightning appeared exact same length as a stock assy when we compared them. As expected the coils did appear beefier but had the same number of twists.

We also accomplished speedometer calibration using a Hypertech in line calibrator. Installation was no different than any other previous ICE build and was verified accurate. We really like this calibrator because it causes absolutely zero issues with normal PCM programming. That is a big plus if you ever have to bring truck in for programming of any module. Stand alone programmers almost always cause problems with the IDS and FDRS software that Ford Technicians use.

Range test before build has already been posted to Town and Country TV on You Tube. Mitchell will be posting the complete build and range test post build as soon as video production is complete. We will also be installing a bed cover and performing a range test then as well.


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It will be interesting what that does for mileage.
We will know soon enough. You guys will hear it here first. It takes a couple days to produce the videos for youtube but I am sure I'll have the numbers to share tomorrow.
 


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Thanks for sharing. The truck looks great. I will be very interested for the range updates.
 

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We just leveled one with 34" Nitto Ridge Grapplers on Black Rhino wheels using Readylift 2"standard kit with no preload spacers. I don't believe you can go any larger than stock without the level. With the level and no cutting or removing intrusion bars we were close but had no scrubbing when using our standard QC process. Driving feel and ride did not change.
An interesting note is the tire/wheel combo weights. Factory assy was 73 lbs. Our custom assy was a whopping 98 lbs. We basically added 100 lbs of non sprung weight.
Shock assy from the Lightning appeared exact same length as a stock assy when we compared them. As expected the coils did appear beefier but had the same number of twists.
We also accomplished speedometer calibration using a Hypertech in line calibrator. Installation was no different than any other previous ICE build and was verified accurate. We really like this calibrator because it causes absolutely zero issues with normal PCM programming. That is a big plus if you ever have to bring truck in for programming of any module. Stand alone programmers almost always cause problems with the IDS and FDRS software that Ford Technicians use.
Range test before build has already been posted to Town and Country TV on You Tube. Mitchell will be posting the complete build and range test post build as soon as video production is complete. We will also be installing a bed cover and performing a range test then as well.
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What’s the offset on those wheels? Looks great! I’m swapping my wheels out, installing a retrax power xr cover and bed rug on Friday.
 

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Well surprise, surprise, I didn’t think it would work. Looks awesome! The stock wheel and tire combo weight is also surprising. Awesome job!

 

 
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