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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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I agree with spindrift, I have a 2004 limited 4x4 and at best get around 20 hwy, around 70 mph. I would like to know how to get 25 mpg out of my rig, and I am sure that many others would like to know also. All kidding aside, gauges are the best place to start. You need to monitor your temps before they start writing checks for you. The 6.0 have some problems, mostly egr and oil cooler related, that can lead to very costly repairs if not watched. Like previously posted the EOT and ECT differential is key to monitor. While the gauge pod will not increase performance or milage it will increase peace of mind.
You can see what I run in my signature below. My truck is basically stock, with a couple of stability modifications. I have no desire to increase performance, though more mpg would be nice but is not necessary. I want a truck that is solid. I have seen more problems when people try to push more power. That is not to say that you will be exempt from the 6.0 problems just by running stock either. I have had very good results with what I have done and the truck runs great.
2004 Excursion Limited, 185,000 miles,
Edge CTS (Gauges only), ZooDad, Turbo Timer, DieselSite Coolant Filter,
RCD EGR delete, CCV reroute, Amsoil By-pass Filter, FireStone RideRite Air Springs,
FICM from Ed with Atlas 40 tune, No Kitty, FPR Blue Spring, DC XP270 Alternator