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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Today, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thinking of switching from Cummins

I have owned one ton Cummins since 2004. A 2004, 2009 and currently a srw 2017 aisin. Because of the price right now and the need/want for a dually am considering switching over to a 2019 drw high country. I really like the ride and acceleration that my current truck doesn’t have. I have analysis paralysis looking up threads of issues with this new motor. My question is: are there any known common issues or is it just like the Ram forum and 10 guys out of thousands make it seem like the sky is falling? Are most of you happy with you’re truck? Thanks for the replies.
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Happy with my 2018 2500 Duramax. I realize it isn't a 3500 DRW, but I have almost 17k on the L5P with no issues. There is a recall on the block heater cords that hasn't been remedied yet, but it is only an issue in cold climates.(like mine)
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I have owned one ton Cummins since 2004. A 2004, 2009 and currently a srw 2017 aisin. Because of the price right now and the need/want for a dually am considering switching over to a 2019 drw high country. I really like the ride and acceleration that my current truck doesn’t have. I have analysis paralysis looking up threads of issues with this new motor. My question is: are there any known common issues or is it just like the Ram forum and 10 guys out of thousands make it seem like the sky is falling? Are most of you happy with you’re truck? Thanks for the replies.
your experience on any product forum is almost certainly going to be skewed by the higher percentage of users coming there for problems, than the number of users posting about how well there product works. That's the same on the dodge forums and here

Personally, i would buy an LML only because the L5P is so new, and in a pinch, you can still delete an LML with ease. I suspect like every other duramax, theres going to be something that is a "common" issue, but like the other trucks it will get blown out of proportion on the forums. If you like the way the L5P drives and pulls, since from what i hear its significantly different than the older trucks, then go for it, your not rolling the dice with any more risk than buying any other early production platform.

That said, for various reasons, paint, fitment, build quality, emissions reliability, god awful hideous front ends ect, my next truck will likely be a cummins.

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Welcome to the site. This site, like I am sure any Dodge and Ford forum sites, sees a fair number of people who come from one brand for one reason or another, and those who go to another brand for one reason or another. The Big Three all make great Diesels. Some have advantages and disadvantages over the others, but I don't see any one clear winner that stands out more than another. You'll be just fine with a 2019 Duramax. No major issues that i've noticed.

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Funny the guy that now owns my 2010 went from a 2014 ram dually, loves my old truck. It's up to about 870,000 miles now.

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Thanks guys. I think I’m going to pull the trigger on the truck. Now got to figure a good marinade for crow for all the guys at work that I might have razzed over the years about duramax/Allison.
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Thanks guys. I think I’m going to pull the trigger on the truck. Now got to figure a good marinade for crow for all the guys at work that I might have razzed over the years about duramax/Allison.
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