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a friend of mine just bought a lightning 2001, the person he bought it from has no idea what was done too it or who did it nothing.... but it has a lot of power cuz it wins a stock lightning easy... the supercharger makes ALOT of noise so we messured the pullys and bottom is 9.5 and the upper is 3 1/4 wish we found is 18 boost! am i right??? ok the question is is that a lot of boost? is that nearly stock? can we put a nitrous system too it? or wount the motor hold that??
other stuff we sow the truck had was headers, traction bars ( wish im not sure if they some so stock) and the rear end has been opened, probably gears
please someone who knows about this let me know what u know!!!
could be a locker, and gears, just gears. That sucks not knowing. Sounds like a worst purchase to ever make.
However. Its too hard to make a call. The motor could be forged but you dont even know that. The only way to tell is track down the owner who did it or rip it apart. I wouldnt run nitrous personally. I would look in to a meth kit (assuming the motor is stock) so you dont hurt the motor. If you're set on nitrous why not? A stock motor would take it so run it till it blows if you want.
it seems like the motor has never been opened, miles are at 102000, we think they did just the pulleys, but anyways the reason im asking is cuz i dont know if a lot of boost and then still nitrous will hold? here are a couple of lightning with stock pulleys 100% stock motor and runnin a good amount of nitrous and they hold but i wouldnt know if it would hold cuz of the boost, cuz i understand the motor gets a lot of strees already with the pulleys.... but again i dont know a lot about superchargers...
well first off i bet its not fully forged because who spends the money on forged internals just for a pulley! if your going to run nos then i would def. run no more than a 75 shot and go get it fully dyno-tuned to do so! and even then your taking a chance on slingin a rod. personally i would just stick to bolt ons untill you know for sure if its forged!
If you are making 18# boost you are not doing it with a stock Eaton. With that boost, i hope you have forged internals. We need lots more info to give good advice. N2O is usable if you have right setup. What fuel pumps?...
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