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Old 11-05-2014, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Hello Ecomodder! '03 Ford Excursion 6.0

My brother introduced me to this forum and love it. I am more of a max horsepower forum reader but I like anything automotive.

My first mod I did was install a electric fan on the Sport Trac. More mpg, better warm up, a/c works 100% better. I did spats out of splash guard material but they have broken off. We took too much material off to make them fit.

The Excursion is our cross country SUV. Everyone says it is a 7K lb brick and can't get any mpg so don't get it. My first mod was install a free flowing muffler. I didn't want straight pipe or a 5" exhaust. The stock exhaust its fine for my needs. My brother convinced me to put a belly pan on the Excursion. We used aluminum frame work and HDPE sheets. The interior is quieter as a result. I will post pics of anyone is interested.

The Excursion is not programmed/tuned. Nothing fancy, grill block and belly pan. The grill block is helpful at keeping the coolant temp at ~200 and intake around 130. I run 75 on the interstate and have gotten a high of 23.7mpg. Just did two 6K mile trips in Sept and Oct and mileage went from 19 with a 22mph+ head wind in SD to 23.x average. The overhead mileage meter reads 25.x mpg for reference.

Thank you Ecomodder for the information you provided. Look forward to doing more reading.


2003 Ford Excursion 6.0l 2wd Mods: Dynomax BTM Muffler on stock exhaust, belly pan, grill block, 3.55, MPG 18 city 23.7 hwy

2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Mods: Lincoln Mk8 electric fan with Dakota Digital controller 17 city 23 hwy

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