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Old 02-24-2010, 09:37 AM
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what is a realistic fuel economy on a stock 6.0 excursion?

I am in the market for an excursion but before I pull the trigger I would like to know a realistic fuel economy of these 6.0 excursions when they are bone stock, no lift, stock tires, no chips

I know it depends on how you drive them so please let me know when you drive them without flooring them what is the best you have experienced?

I really appreciate you guys feedback. thank you in advance
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Just bought ours this fall and drove from Montana to Washington prior to doing any modifications. Averaged just over 18mpg (hand calc) driving 70mph in the Mountains with a slight head wind. Commuting I seemed to get 17-18mpg. I drive fairly aggressive though. The trip computer seems to always be within a .5mpg. I think it would get right around 20mpg at 65mph if you are easy on the throttle. My trip computer will say 21-22 to 55-60mph but I never drive very far at those speeds to get an accurate tankful mpg. I just did a lot of mods and haven't driven enough yet to figure out what the mpg is now. Hope that helps and good luck. We love ours now.
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Plain 6.0l truck

16mpg in the city, stop and go 30 mph traffic in small town

highway 65 mph - 21mpg
highway 75 - 85 - 18mpg
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I have a 05 F-250 (3.73 gears) with a topper on it that weighed in at 8180 lbs when it was at stock height. I consistently averaged 14-15 mpg in mostly highway driving and IMO this is probably what you'll see with the X.
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16-17 in my 03. running 36x15.5's on a 6" lift.
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Just bought ours this fall and drove from Montana to Washington prior to doing any modifications. Averaged just over 18mpg (hand calc) driving 70mph in the Mountains with a slight head wind. Commuting I seemed to get 17-18mpg. I drive fairly aggressive though. The trip computer seems to always be within a .5mpg. I think it would get right around 20mpg at 65mph if you are easy on the throttle. My trip computer will say 21-22 to 55-60mph but I never drive very far at those speeds to get an accurate tankful mpg. I just did a lot of mods and haven't driven enough yet to figure out what the mpg is now. Hope that helps and good luck. We love ours now.
Red....would your 325 tires fit without the lift kit (i.e. would they rub on the sides if the truck wasn't lited?)
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The 325-65/18s would not fit without a lift. They hit on the front when you barely turn the wheel. I have the V codes in front with the Icon 4.5" hangers which gives about 6" of lift. I have about 1" of clearance without trimming anything. I am running 4.5" backspace and get a slight rub on the leaf spring at full turn.

Mileage dropped about 1-2mpg as far as I can tell with the lift. Have not done a road trip to confirm. Other than the mpg loss - we love all the mods we have done.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:20 PM
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my 03 ex get's low 18's in town and on interstate if i take it easy.if i hammer down as normal i get low 17's
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