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Old October 21st, 2008, 08:44 PM   #21
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My buddies 08 F350 6.0L is avg 10-12. My other buddies 05 F250 6.0L was getting single digits when towing one jeep.

Sounds like they need to get their rigs checked out. I still get double digits towing my 24' trailer with my RZR and 3 quads on it, and I'm wayyy undergeared for towing.

P.S. the 08 F-350's have the 6.4 TT diesel, and with the factory setup they do get bad mileage, but remove the DPF and get a tuner and it will improve a ton.
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back to the original question....both are good trucks.

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Now as far as the excursions go...the 05 was the best model. It has the coil spring front end instead of the leafs, and it will have a muuccchhhh better turning radius. Plus it has the updated grill/bumper/lights, so it looks a lot better. But there is really nothing wrong with the older models.

If you decide to go diesel (which I would highly recommend if you really plan on towing with it) I would shy away from an 03 or 04 6.0, because they had a lot of problems. The later build 04's and 05's were pretty solid, and have very few problems if any....but they wont come cheap unless they have a ton of miles on them. The older models with the 7.3 are tried and true, and will run for a long time. You can get a tuner, exhaust, and intake and pull 20+mpg with it...which you will never get with a 5.4 or 6.8.
Some inaccurate information here... unlike the Superduty, which got coils in front in '05 as well as the 3V gas motors, the Excursion never received any of those updates. Ex's had leafs in front the entire run, only 2V gas motors, and teh 4spd trans, at least with the gas motors. I believe they may have gotten the 5 spd but only behind the 6.0 diesel.

(and I just realized this thread is older than the hills, but maybe somebody will find it useful :) )
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