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· 10 second street truck
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there's no shortage of brake controlers on the internet used or refurbed
and
I've never seen a listing specifically for a lightning
why would there be
it's just the standard abs controler for all half ton trucks
if it's more than 300 bucks..keep lookin
I've seen buck and a half to 250

1) the lightnings has a different part number. 2) it's calibrated different for the brakes and tires. 3) the abs unit even says lightning on it.
 

· 10 second street truck
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ok
but
if it actually mattered..you wouldn't be able to add even bigger brakes without changing it somehow would you

the part identification probably refers more to price class/group of the truck
buy the spendy truck..need spendy parts..part of the reason ford always wants the vin at the parts counter

know why part numbers get superceded?
because the price changes
they issue a new number so you give the right ..new..price from the right new price list
no other reason 95% of the time
Lots of vehicles have different braking and traction control calibrations for sport models of standard vehicles. It's got nothing to do with cost.

A lightning wasn't spendy.
A spec'd out lariat was more money.
 

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know why part numbers get superceded?
because the price changes
Mmm this is bullshit.

They get changed because vendors change
Parts are redesigned due to issues


I work in aviation and we deal with engineering changes to parts that revise the number all the time.

Just last night I was installing a new engine driven hydraulic pump shut off valve. The part number on my valve didn't match the drawing. They'd superceded the part number but hadn't updated the drawing.

Why did it change? Because the part was revised by the vendor.
 

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right AVIATION
much different from auto parts retailing
next time you go to the ford store Dustin...ASK THEM
I think youll get a nasty supprise
..so says 30 odd years in parts sales.
.thank you muchly

and yes lightning ,lariet , king ranch, all the fancy up scale models..DIFFERENT price range than a standard v6 every thing deleate tradesman's type truck

meaning you'll pay more for a caddilac lug nut compared to a chevy one even though they may come out of the same parts bucket
there will be a caddy price and a chevy one

Do you know how many parts Ive dealt with?

Redesigned auto parts while working as a mechanic?

Revised vendors while in the military necessitating a new part number.

Hell we just had to revise our manual on cleaning parts prior to electrical bonding because the vendor changed the name of the fucking wipes we use.

Trying to say a difference in part number simply to change cost is fucking idiotic.
 

· 10 second street truck
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go to your friendly ford store and ask
you're not going to like the answer Dustin

peeps PRESUME the auto part is somehow upgraded..or changed
but no
they don't sell oil caps now for the1997 price..
how do you think they keep things straight
by changing the number that APPEARS ONLY on the updated price sheet

did this for a living buddy ..I DO know what the ... I'm saying

FYI in Ontario we even have/had an "apprentice program" for auto parts retailing

I'm not saying a revised part number won't change the price

I'm saying variance in part number has tons of reason.

Clearly your reading comprehension is lacking.

I've dealt with parts in 4 different industries.
 

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nothing wrong with my comprehension "bud" were talking AUTO PARTS
try turning the stick in you ass
I think it might be stuck

yep I can be insulting ..too

Ok so you're still failing. Even in the auto industry part numbers change due to revisions without cost changes.

The 2013-2018 focus st slave assembly was a known failure. The focus RS was introduced with a revised slave. The st's part number was superceded. The new assy was $28 cheaper and included a new pedal.

My point is your conspiracy theory it's all about money line is fucking asanine.
 

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of course they do
revisions to the parts happen much less frequently than the price

thats why you can have the same part ..5 part numbers reviseed severial years after initial intrioduction

not due to any engineering change ,simply severial price lists have comewand gone
you really wanna sell the boss' stuff at the 97 price ?
you won't have that job long

I don't wanna sell anything. No parts guy is making what I make. Y'all can stand behind the counter slinging shit.

There's a reason our parts people are grade 3's and I'm a grade 9. Lol
 

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How about y’all just agree to disagree so this chat can get back on the initial line because hell if my ABS goes out I wanna know where I can get another one. Lol

The answer is in the first few posts ...

Used from someone who did a delete
Send yours for repairs
Buy a non lightning unit and see if it works

The lightning specific unit is nla and has been for fucking years.
 
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