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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smile Now driving the Lightning year round

My commute is further then what the Delta could handle comfortably(no cruise/AC/or decent tunes). So I pulled the tin and insurance and got the Lightning winterized this week.

Keystone rims with Firestone WinterForce 255/70/16 all around and a few hundred pounds in the bed. Had her out today in a heavy snowfall and had better traction then majority of the traffic.






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Nice Tim but it's a dam shame you have to drive the " hillbilly " hotrod in the winter

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Nice looking Lightning.... you should be OK with the winter wheels and tires on....smart investment.

Not familiar with your ride - is this the first winter you've driven it?

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i drive the harley year round with 430 hp put a set of winter tires on there and stay outta the boost and its the same as every other truck on the road in the winter.



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Well tim.. ridin in style in the winter. nice..


staying outta the boost..
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that sucks Tim. I put some extra weight in the back of mine this winter. Replaced the Styleside box with a Flareside box



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That's too bad,but you got to do what you got to do!Still looking good!

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Nice looking Lightning.... you should be OK with the winter wheels and tires on....smart investment.

Not familiar with your ride - is this the first winter you've driven it?
Never really "store" just used to bring it out on dry winter days, but now it is day to day driver.




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i drive the harley year round with 430 hp put a set of winter tires on there and stay outta the boost and its the same as every other truck on the road in the winter.
Agree, seemed like a waste paying for something that didn't get use.






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if its your new DD, i would suggest spending the 250$ for some sound deadening material. amkes it nice driving around with very little road noise. plus it makes your stereo sound better.

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i did the whole interior of mine and its awesome, i can have my sub on 10 and cant hear anything on the outside, i still have the roof of mine to finish this summer.



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Beautiful truck and with proper winter tires like you've installed it'll be no problems in winter.

Blair I'm planning to go with B-quite this summer when it's warmer for the install
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