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So, here is my little story... I sold my 2005 F-250 Superduty w/ 8 inch lift and 38s at the begining of June. I didnt really want to seel it, but I played with the idea one or twice and someone approached me and payed the high price I wanted for it in cash. So, I sold it.
Well, in the back of my mind, I have always wanted an Excursion. So, my journey led me to search for one, when I finally found one. I flew in to go get it, checked it out, and drove it back. I bought a 2003 Excursion Eddie Bauer w/ the 6 Liter. I have owned 4 Superdutys before this, and decide to get an Excursion before they become extinct!
So here is the calender of events. I bought it on July 9th as a birthday present for myself. I had the truck for 3 days before I got real busy with Wedding stuff as I got married on July 17th. While I was on my honeymoon, I had my buddy, who owns RPM Offroad, work on the truck. They are outstanding and have done a wonderful job.
Here is where the S*** hit the fan. I knew buying this truck I would have some stuff to repair on it. I knew since it was 8 years old, and since I didnt know the previous care of it, that I was sure there was stuff to be fixed on it. I got a really good deal on it, but not now! Since it has been there, I have replaced the whole entire steering, hubs, ball joints, shocks, u name it. By the time i was done with just fixing safety stuff (of course I upgraded on some to) my tab was over 3000! Well, there was still one thing on the list to be fixed. A coolant leak. I was praying that Head gaskets were not the issue. I knew at some point, like I did on my past 6 Liters that I would have to replace them, well, The Excursion S*** the bed, and it needs head gaskets. My bill for the Excursion is now over $6500!!! and I have driven it for 3 days in the 2 months I have owned it. So, now its getting new gaskets, new ARP Studs, EGR Delete, the whole works!
No disrespect to RPM Offroad as they have done a great job (they are long time good friends) but they guy who sold it to me is a complete A**H***!!! Oh well I guess.... So anyway, just wanted to rant a little. I pick it up next Friday 9/3. Here are some pics that I have been sent of it. I'll keep you all posted.