I'm thinking about making some minor changes to the Ex to see if I can squeeze out some extra MPG.
Bearing in mind that my excursion is a 2wd truck that is primarily used for hauling the family around and occasionally towing a travel trailer I'm thinking of a few things that could significantly help MPGs..
First thing I'm going to try is getting some sheet metal and making a nice and complete undercarriage tray that goes back over the trans a little, then a second one that picks up at an angle and lets out under the rear bumper cover.. I figure this should reduce drag a pretty fair amount.
The next thing is perhaps dropping the truck 2" or so.. This will still give me a decent amount of wheel well gap, but reduce overall ride height enough to show some increased fuel efficiency.
Other things I'm considering is covering up any holes in the bumper that serve no purpose and maybe putting in a 3rd battery to power the stereo and a few other electronic devices in the car so to not take power way from critical parts of the engine.
The only other thing I can think of is to find a way to make the mirrors a little less restrictive, but that would come at too great of a cost I'm afraid..
anyone have any other suggestions?
I'm starting down this road because I've been poking around at that ecomodder site and came across one dude who claimed 32MPG out of his 7.3L Ex..
If I can squeeze out 26MPG I'd be more than happy to pump my gas each month..