ww SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 12:23 a.m.

Psych! No, it's not a Z, but it pulls one on my trailer!

33x12.5x17" wheels & tires

Banks Power Turbo, IC, Intake, Exhaust, SpeedBrake kit & Programmer - good for 457 hp & 791 ft/lbs of torque!

44 gallon fuel tank!

Holy E36 M3 Batman! 21.1mpg in a 9175 pound truck!

mtn SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 12:29 a.m.

Not fixing all of them, but here is one fixed picture.

ww SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 12:37 a.m.

HAHAHA!! GRM didn't like the length of the URL's. I had to Tiny them up so they wouldn't get munged by the forum software...

HiTempguy SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 1:29 a.m.

You bought, literally, one of the best diesels ever. And they are so rare, definitely a toss up between one of these and a Cherokee diesel (the Extinction wins in the go big or go home category, plus that glorious 7.3L!)

unevolved Dork
Nov. 16, 2011 1:39 a.m.

That was our tow vehicle to the Challenge. We had our entire shop in the car (sans hoist), 5 guys, and pulling a car on a trailer. We averaged 17mpg there and back.

novaderrik Dork
Nov. 16, 2011 3:28 a.m.

obligatory ZAV reference..

i just like that it has a proper solid axle in the front that has the proper manual lockout hubs, with the body sitting on proper leaf springs..

dlmater New Reader
Nov. 16, 2011 3:52 a.m.

Very, very nice!

Tom Suddard SonDork
Nov. 16, 2011 5:25 a.m.

do want...

Grtechguy SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 6:07 a.m.
HiTempguy wrote: You bought, literally, one of the best diesels ever plus that glorious 7.3L!).

Why did I just read that in Jeremy Clarksons voice?

RossD SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 6:37 a.m.

I am jealous. I know someone that says with the 7.3 programed for fuel economy he gets into the low 30s mpg. 8 minutes of reprograming and he's back to the power side. So if you have the Banks programmer it might be worth checking settings.

Just curious: can you lay down flat a 4'x8' sheet of whatever with the seats out/folded flat? (I was having a discussion comparing my dad's new to him '90 'Burb to this exact vehicle...)

Osterkraut SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 7:52 a.m.

I want to go there.

Vigo Dork
Nov. 16, 2011 11:03 a.m.

From what i hear, thats pretty much the best tow vehicle there is.

Nov. 16, 2011 11:08 a.m.

I want one.

docwyte Reader
Nov. 16, 2011 11:09 a.m.

Does it really weigh 9000 lbs? Wow.

ReverendDexter SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 11:10 a.m.

Awesome. I'd love me a diesel Excursion.

belteshazzar SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 4:03 p.m.

what does a guy have to give for a rig like that?

pete240z SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 4:17 p.m.
belteshazzar wrote: what does a guy have to give for a rig like that?

how many of us shot over to evilbay after seeing this truck?

gamby SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 4:20 p.m.
ww wrote: Holy E36 M3 Batman! 21.1mpg in a 9175 pound truck!

That's pretty nuts. That's like twice what the gasoline version will do.

mndsm SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 4:23 p.m.

I am seriously jealous. I covet the diesel Excursion something fierce.

BoxheadTim SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 4:28 p.m.
pete240z wrote:
belteshazzar wrote: what does a guy have to give for a rig like that?

how many of us shot over to evilbay after seeing this truck?

Not me.

I went to SearchTempest .

Nov. 16, 2011 4:34 p.m.

Can it do a massive burnout?

92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 4:43 p.m.
HiTempguy wrote: You bought, literally, one of the best diesels ever. And they are so rare, definitely a toss up between one of these and a Cherokee diesel (the Extinction wins in the go big or go home category, plus that glorious 7.3L!)

... Cherokee diesel? Tell me more!

92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 4:43 p.m.
pete240z wrote:
belteshazzar wrote: what does a guy have to give for a rig like that?

how many of us shot over to evilbay after seeing this truck?

I did.

WAYYYYY out of budget.

MCODave New Reader
Nov. 16, 2011 5:03 p.m.

Supercool - I love Diesel 4x4 Excursions. However, I'm pretty sure that this is a 6.0 not a 7.3.

HiTempguy wrote: You bought, literally, one of the best diesels ever. And they are so rare, definitely a toss up between one of these and a Cherokee diesel (the Extinction wins in the go big or go home category, plus that glorious 7.3L!)
Type Q Dork
Nov. 16, 2011 5:32 p.m.
Grtechguy wrote:
HiTempguy wrote: You bought, literally, one of the best diesels...in the world.

Why did I just read that in Jeremy Clarksons voice?

FTFY

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