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Question Excursion Performance?

Hey guys,

Strongly considering a 2000 to 2003 Excursion, 7.3 Powerstroke, preferably 4x2, preferably 3.73s. This will be my first big truck. I'm currently driving a Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon and it's lightly modded to run low 15s (hoping to see hi 14s in 2008!) in the quarter mile. I consider this about as slow a vehicle as I'd like to drive.

With basic mods (chip or programmer, intake, maybe exhaust with emissions controls intact), what kinds of quarter mile times are reasonable?

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if you want to get in lower 14s yur gonna be spending some mula,

a 6.0 can get in the low 14s fairly easy

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oh and welcome to the org, glad to have ya

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Don't think mine will run in the 14's but I love the power the DP Tuner adds!! Welcome to the org btw.
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Quick replies! Thanks guys.

OK, how about a 15 flat? Possible with chip and basics?

I like the and I'm selling my '04 Accord V6 to move to the Excursion. Of course, I'm gaining the ability to drag a track car to the races, instead of having to run a daily driver
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X only come with 3.73 from the factory havent had my 02 4x4 to the track yet but enjoy it only have suprchip programmer k&n intake and 4"down pipe to straight exhaust
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Good to know, thanks. As much fun as 4.10s or 4.30s might be, I need to keep the diesel bill reasonable!

This is a first for me -- I'm actually considering a Ford. I've been a GM guy since I was a young teenager. I don't know much about Fords in general, and the diesel thing is all new, too.

I was ready to go for a Suburban but then had several GM guys say "Excursion -- Diesel", so here I am, doing the research.
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What's the point of 1/4mi times in a vehicle like this?

The truck is more "utility" than it is "sport".
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True, true. If that were all people really cared about though, then why would there be such a large after-market for power enhancements? It can't just be that everyone's towing at the edge of their capacities. It's just fun to go fast
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