Join Date: May 2018
Location: we live in a high mountain valley in the hi country of northern arizona
TUES 21 Jan 2020:
May I add my "second" to the excellent advice you have seen in here. I couldn't be happier with my LML - bought it around 80,000 miles.
Yes, ANY modern truck will be a "do-it-yourself" kit till you get it the way you want it. As you have seen elsewhere, even "bone stock" these things give outstanding, reliable service forever.
With the qualifications you have been warned about elsewhere in this 'thread'...its a gamble…....you will most likely win that gamble if you do NOTHING to the truck..just drive it and change the oil regularly.
I personally elected not to gamble - as much reliability as I can get...I go for...…
So I blew four grand getting rid of the gamble on the CP-4. Eight to ten grand or even more, depending on how much damage a failed CP-4 can do, where you are when and if it fails...etc, if you lose that gamble.
And another four grand on...well....let's just say I hate those cute little fuzzy-chinned bunny-wabbets…..and I cant wait to see the end of the world in ten years...…
I should exlain my use of my truck may be different than yours, and I may live further out in the wilderness than you do.......my primary use of my truck is long trips on the Interstate, pulling about 11,000 lbs. of trailer..... where going up grade pulling that load.... and having the thing go, without warning, into "limp mode" may be o.k. if you are short on excitement....but...well.....
2013 3500 long bed crew cab. Purchased at approx. 80,000; at this writing have 93,000+, bone-stock except for a few things to increase reliability - convert to CP3. CAT oil filter with nipple installed. Removed one leaf for smoother ride when "empty" - air-shocks to re-gain correct rear elevation when heavy "bumper-pull" towing. Sold to me with round wheels and round tires. I am happy with round wheels & round tires. Went into "limp mode" at the wrong time. Had the DPF cleaned by a professional DPF cleaning service so pollution system is bone stock and fully operable....well..it was until...Ö..