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Old 11-18-2009, 03:32 PM
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Talking CrAzY fuel mileage!!! =)

I just bought my 2000 Excursion (w/ a 7.3 of course) and drove it home from VA to NC where I'm stationed. I drove back at about 65 MPH keeping the RPM's right at 1750. It was then that I realized what I had stumbled on, accidentally, while buying this beautiful truck. I was keeping tabs on the information computer up top and was reading my fuel mileage...get ready...37.4 MPG!! (All hwy of course) I was SHOCKED to say the least. I was expecting, and woulda been happy with, 22-24. Some people say the computer is messed up, but it's not. I have a 42 gallon tank, too. I can go forever in this beast. I get low 20's in the city and on base...LOTS of stop in go. I don't know what the previous owner did to it, other than the K&N in the STOCK box...and I ain't messin' with a thing!

It's currently got stock 265's (E load) under it with no external crap to catch wind. I'm planning on "upgrading" with 285's, Dick Cepek FC II All Terrains, and a 2.5 susp lift (could only find it by Tuff Country for $385) just to clear the tires 100% and a little tougher stance. Small light bar up front and 4 KCs on that pretty much round out the external stuff for now. I don't want to kill that wonderful MPG.

Anybody else out there get that kinda mileage? I'm just wondering if mines just a freak or if others have done this too.
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=O in my superduty m lucky to break 20 on the highway. woww. congradulations
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mine gets like 22 highway but is that all hand calculated by filling it up driving then filling back up and doin the math or jus the lie ometer the computer has?
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I'm surprised. To make sure fill it up to the neck trhe next couple of times keeping a close record of your miles. Do the math amd let us know.

Bigger tires and lift will ....well.....say goodbye to what you got now! I get 14 mpg. Maybe 15.5 on the open road.

You might want to keep it just like it is!
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:47 PM
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Did you hand calculate? How many miles do you get on a tank? That number seems impossible unless you were going down hill with a tailwind the whole way. My 4X4 2000 excursion stock other than 4" lift and 33" BFG AT's only gets about 14-18 mpg. I have heard of some people getting around 22 mpg.
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no way. do it by hand and see what your really getting
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why would excursions do better than superdutys???? differant gearing?
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Did you hand calculate? How many miles do you get on a tank? That number seems impossible unless you were going down hill with a tailwind the whole way. My 4X4 2000 excursion stock other than 4" lift and 33" BFG AT's only gets about 14-18 mpg. I have heard of some people getting around 22 mpg.
^^^Ditto, there is no way an 8000lbs truck is getting 37 mpg.
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my bigger tires and lift helped on the highway and the city wasn much dif either
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Ok I dont like to call people out but I'm calling bull**** on the 37.4mpg unless your running another fuel with it. If you are trully getting 37.4 on a 42 gal tank than you would be able to drive 1570miles on one tank so in two tanks of fuel you would be ready for an oil change?
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