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Old 08-25-2009, 06:28 AM
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newb to 6.0 05 excursion

Hello all, my first post. First just want to say that I have been reading this forum for quite awhile, and have found a ton of useful info. Great forum!

Just picked up a 2005 6.0 Excursion 4x4 limited w/ 60k last week. I had been searching for a good few months until I finally found what I wanted. Love the truck. I have never driven a 6.0 before, everyone always told me that they were alot faster then 7.3. I know the Excursion has to be quite abit heavier than a crewcab f250, but when I couldn't get my truck to spin the tires in the grass, I was scared I had got a lemon. I mean I got it in the grass and HELD the throttle, tried power breaking, nothing. Even pointed it up hill. It runs good when it gets to about 3k and then it shifts at 3.5k. I pulled my expedition and it seemed like didn't struggle at all so that made me feel better. The original owner did tell me that the turbo had been replaced under warantee. I guess what I'm trying to say is, is it normal for the 6.0 to be sluggish on the low end?
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:30 AM
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The 6.0 is famous for sticking turbo vanes and slow reaction which causes "dead" petal..off from a dead stop. Have it checked out as its under the 100k warrentee. Then get a SCT with Cales tunes..fixes it.

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Welcome! Got pics of your Excursion?

I have been hearing A LOT about SCT and Cales tunes. I have the SCT on it's way, then I will be getting ahold of him.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:29 PM
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Im looking to buy a ford excursion but everyone is telling me dont get a 6.0. Is it really that bad or should i wait till a 7.3 comes along.I want to do a 8-10 inch lift regear and put 37 or 38s on it.I plan on doing it right its just the 6.0 is scaring me any direction please i prefer a 2004 0r 5 but the price range looks like an 03.
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I love the 6.0. I need to post pics of mine, I might go out and take a pic of it in a min
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Ok here is a crappy pic I took with my iPhone. I still have alot more to do but so far I have 24s with 305/35/24 pirellis (soon to be terra grapplers) 4" TB MBRP, AFE filter, boost guage, (pyrometer and SCT soon) Alpine double din, JL audio XR components and 4channel amp, 13.5" JL W3, and memphis sup amp. Still alot to go before I get It fixed up the way I like it.



I will post better pics soon
Coming very soon is

Terra Grapplers
Blacked out chrome on the side
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JL W6 custom install in the side panel in place of the spare tire.
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Thats a good looking Ex. It is not normal for you to not be able to spin the tires on the grass. I would start off simple by changing the fuel filters. Then the turbo veins. I would also recommend getting a Sct with Innovatives tunes.
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Thats a good looking Ex. It is not normal for you to not be able to spin the tires on the grass. I would start off simple by changing the fuel filters. Then the turbo veins. I would also recommend getting a Sct with Innovatives tunes.
Thank you, I changed the fuel filters as soon as I got it. That might have helped a little. The exhaust helped a little. Im gonna order the SCT soon and think I will go with the innovative tunes.
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Thank you, I changed the fuel filters as soon as I got it. That might have helped a little. The exhaust helped a little. Im gonna order the SCT soon and think I will go with the innovative tunes.
Do you still have the warranty? If so I would take it in.

I have Innovatives tunes and Cales tunes. There is no comparison. Well worth the extra money for Innovatives.
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if you want to try gettin on the brakes hard then put the accelerator to the floor. then slowly start to come off the brakes it will spin. i thought the same thing but realized my rear brakes are just that bad asss lol. bone stock it will do a burnout. just have to MAKE it. with the sct uh well you dont even have to try
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