'90 Chevy 454 SS vs '94 Ford Lightning F150 MuscleTrux Wars Part 1 - Trucks! S10, E1

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  • Published: 12 October 2019
  • It's the start of our MuscleTrux series and to kick it off, it's the oldest matchup in the book, Ford versus Chevy. Ryan's taking a 1990 454 SS Chevy while Kevin's picking a '94 Ford Lightning. Today, we're gonna find out just how much these two trucks will put out in their stock form so each guy can formulate a secret plan to push both of these trucks towards the 400 horsepower mark. Then later in the season, we'll pit them head to head to see which one comes out on top.

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    PARTS USED IN THIS EPISODE:

    DynoSpeed Racing, Inc.: 32 point dyno check list.

    Flowmaster: Scavenger Y-pipe comes in various sizes.

    Matco Tools: HVLP and conventional spray guns.

    O'Reilly Auto Parts: Distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires, spark plugs, oil, air, and fuel filters.

    O'Reilly Auto Parts: Spark plugs, air, fuel and oil filters.
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  • PowerNation
    PowerNation   1 months back

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    • edgar de leon
      edgar de leon  15 hours back

      What the color code of that 94 lightning....???

    • John Sluder
      John Sluder  2 weeks back

      And I don't like wrecked vehicles. That shows stupidity or non caring. Men took care of their trucks years ago. Today it's spoiled brats

    • Robson Junior
      Robson Junior  3 weeks back

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    • Robson Junior
      Robson Junior  3 weeks back

      ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Jesse Cardenas
    Jesse Cardenas  4 days back

    Tell me the transmission of a 99 suburban

    • Jesse Cardenas
      Jesse Cardenas  4 days back

      I have a 1998

      • Ryan
        Ryan  5 days back

        Too bad they couldnโ€™t have bought a 1992 or 1993 Chevy 454 SS. They had the 4L60E 4 speed transmission with overdrive and 255 horsepower and 405 lbs ft of torque compared to the 1990-1992โ€™s 230 horsepower and 385 lbs ft of torque.

        • Sandman Riffey
          Sandman Riffey  1 weeks back

          Lightning beat up on that truck back in the day those SS 454 was turds I beat up on few of them myself

          • Dakota Valdes
            Dakota Valdes  1 weeks back

            I respected the speach about the lightning until he said beat a couple of syclones hahahahaha

            • Todd bob
              Todd bob  1 weeks back

              Ford is just a better looking Truck.

              • DaddytechEnt
                DaddytechEnt  1 weeks back

                *Shoulda put E3's in that 454 Not calling it an SS because like my 89 Sport truck, there were a LOT of fakes or cloned made, but the E3 plugs make a HUGE difference n power, Maybe not so much in the fuel economy department like they claim but they DEFFINITELY help in the power department* 1989 Silverado Sport (269,000 miles) well used and still going, only Mods, E3 plugs, K&N air filter, Flowmaster muffler, and High volume Oil pump. only ever ran Mobil 1 motor synthetic oil in the truck with Lucas Engine treatment had it since 90,000 miles and drove it Hard. It is now a 1 of 1 example of a 1989 silverado sport.Originally only 3,540 were made the first year

                • JMilli
                  JMilli  1 weeks back

                  I miss waking up on Saturday mornings in high school and tuning in to these shows. The feels man, the feels.

                  • Eduardo Lopez
                    Eduardo Lopez  1 weeks back

                    Well i have a 93 i4 1.5 manual toyota tercel turboed by me and im pretty sure none of trucks will ever catch me even with all that i have clock this baby at 130 mph im pretty sure it wil do more but the suspension its not helping its older design no sway bar power steering or anything really basic suspension plus its my daily driver havent give me up trouble except fuel pump

                    • Adam Mangabang
                      Adam Mangabang  2 weeks back

                      No

                      • Ale Bob
                        Ale Bob  2 weeks back

                        Comparing a worn STOCK 454 with a modded low mileage 351.... wow

                        • Allen Portz
                          Allen Portz  2 weeks back

                          Total scripted.. bad at most... I bet these guys did 1% of the total work... not including the blah blah blah they do!

                          • JohnnyRebKy
                            JohnnyRebKy  3 weeks back

                            454 was 230 Horsepower stock back in 90. A new Edelbrock RPM top end kit would really wake it up!!! Would wake that 351 Windsor up too

                            • Gordyn Kirschner
                              Gordyn Kirschner  3 weeks back

                              Was there any final episodes, cause I use to watch this every Sunday but never see anything finished

                              • Old adobe Vineyard
                                Old adobe Vineyard  3 weeks back

                                Wait a minute isn't the guy that paints car's?

                                • DebtLife Projects
                                  DebtLife Projects  3 weeks back

                                  I like both trucks, but the Lightning was always a better platform, and Itโ€™s an all around better truck. That even carried over into the Gen 2 wars, when they both came out with their Gen 2 trucks. The Lightning walked all over the 454 SS, Chevy gave up, and hasnโ€™t made a faster truck since.
                                  ( Maybe Iโ€™m a bit biased, cause I love my Lightning lol ๐Ÿ˜†, check it out on my channel โšก๏ธ)

                                  • Nick
                                    Nick  3 weeks back

                                    Man, 236 Hp out of a 454 big block. My 3.5L V6 Taurus makes 288 from factory. My, how far we've come lol.

                                    • Dustin  Wagner
                                      Dustin Wagner  3 weeks back

                                      We have a 90 350 sbc with 400,000 original miles, no cats and runs headers and passes just as clean as new 2020 silverados

                                      • Robson Junior
                                        Robson Junior  3 weeks back

                                        ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿคก๐Ÿคก๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

                                        • jany canales
                                          jany canales  3 weeks back

                                          Hubieran calado unas estรกndar

                                          • Paul Brandhorst
                                            Paul Brandhorst  3 weeks back

                                            454 ss 194 hp oof

                                            • vbands bando
                                              vbands bando  3 weeks back

                                              I donโ€™t no y they stoped all these good shows. The only thing that was good on tv I use to watch all of them

                                              • Inigo montoya
                                                Inigo montoya  3 weeks back

                                                I wonder if the lightning unleashed it's patented death wobble at high speeds

                                                • BimmerM5e39
                                                  BimmerM5e39  3 weeks back

                                                  1:22 The 1978 Dodge Lil Red Express Truck had a 360 V8 225hp 340tq and did 0-100mph in 19.9 top speed ~120mph.

                                                  • yess please
                                                    yess please  3 weeks back

                                                    That 454 stock was a turd

                                                    • analogaudio rules
                                                      analogaudio rules  3 weeks back

                                                      the 90s were pretty much the last decade cars and trucks were good, i really hate the ugly egg shape most cars have anymore. i miss cars without lane keep assist, back up cams, automatic breaking, and all the other modern crap that cars and trucks are made overly expensive with today... i miss when you would just turn a car on with a damn key and drive and not have it try to be everything it doesn't need to be lol. Or that you could fix on your own, finding simple old cars is getting harder to do every year. Instead of paying 25,000 to 50k for a decent new car, imagine how much cheaper it would be without all the stupid regulations and useless tech... Wish i could buy those trucks new today... hell id love a new 1990s ford ranger...

                                                      • Josh Brinson
                                                        Josh Brinson  3 weeks back

                                                        I'd take the Lighting any day of the week.

                                                        • Viking Power
                                                          Viking Power  3 weeks back

                                                          I like both trucks but the Ford looks better. If Chevy had worked the 454 it would have had more horsepower and Ford would have had to build a 460 again to keep up. Ford has this year released a brand new 460 beast with over 500 horses and an 8 speed, that's the truck to have now.

                                                          • Robe Rey
                                                            Robe Rey  3 weeks back

                                                            Naaa love my dodge diรฉsel cummins all the way

                                                            • Rob Saxon
                                                              Rob Saxon  3 weeks back

                                                              Wtf is wrong with these guys? Why are they talking like fucking morons? Both of those slow ass trucks are boat anchors.

                                                              • Tony Ramirez
                                                                Tony Ramirez  3 weeks back

                                                                Puro Chevy ala verga!

                                                                • Classic Reddit Stories
                                                                  Classic Reddit Stories  3 weeks back

                                                                  What kind of bullshit are they talking aboutat 17:25 This show was so full of bullshit

                                                                  • Julio Perez
                                                                    Julio Perez  3 weeks back

                                                                    Fokc you putos

                                                                    • Amante Apasionado
                                                                      Amante Apasionado  3 weeks back

                                                                      You could make that 454 do work if you threw a couple dollars in it

                                                                      • Amante Apasionado
                                                                        Amante Apasionado  3 weeks back

                                                                        Id lower the SS and throw some wide wheels and tires on it to make it handle like a nascar truck

                                                                        • 93Cobra
                                                                          93Cobra  3 weeks back

                                                                          Shocker when these trucks came out the Lightning outperformed the "454 SS" with 100 less cubes.

                                                                          • jon don
                                                                            jon don  3 weeks back

                                                                            two dorks sittin' in a tree..

                                                                            • Evan Lightner
                                                                              Evan Lightner  3 weeks back

                                                                              Those numbers are pathetic for what these trucks couldโ€™ve made

                                                                              • David Foster
                                                                                David Foster  3 weeks back

                                                                                Shelby Dakota came b4 both these trucks also shelby Dakota's were the reason the ss and lightning trucks were made these guys suck ass

                                                                                • Snowman3g
                                                                                  Snowman3g  3 weeks back

                                                                                  454 all day

                                                                                  • Henry Morgan
                                                                                    Henry Morgan  3 weeks back

                                                                                    No these need destroyed ev is the future Elon musk

                                                                                    • K R
                                                                                      K R  3 weeks back

                                                                                      are these guys serious?

                                                                                      • Michael B.
                                                                                        Michael B.  3 weeks back

                                                                                        A goal of 400 horsepower is oem now.

                                                                                        • Dave Westphal
                                                                                          Dave Westphal  3 weeks back

                                                                                          88 Jeep Comanche 4.0 L 5 speed was faster then the Chevy SS even after they went to 4.10 gears in the rear

                                                                                          • Chuck Schob
                                                                                            Chuck Schob  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Pull the cat off the Chevy see what the dyno numbers are definitely not fair

                                                                                            • caleb collins
                                                                                              caleb collins  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Chuck Schob with the shit exhaust on the lightning its the same thing quit crying

                                                                                          • Tony hemi
                                                                                            Tony hemi  4 weeks back

                                                                                            I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A LIGHTNING

                                                                                            • kenneth l
                                                                                              kenneth l  4 weeks back

                                                                                              I test drove a lightning back in 96. It was the slowest turd I have ever driven. I've driven minivans that would have smoked them. But this show is so cheesy that there is no way I am going to watch another episode.