First Potential Duramax (Is the L5P worth it?)
With the new EPA crackdown on diesel tuning I am coming to terms with running all emissions equipment intact on my work/family truck. Currently I drive a 2016 6.7 cummins, but with all the weight it lost, my desire for a new and flashy truck, and the current lack of "tuning" options....I am at an fork in the proverbial road. I drive a lot more than I tow for work, since its a personal vehicle....the depreciation of a gasser has put me in diesels for a number of years, over a course of 4 months I have put 20k on this truck (far from the highest, but way ahead of low use) and will stick with the diesel truck world. Weekly trips around the state range from 200 miles, to 1200 miles and idle times vary (at one point my last truck didn't turn off for 13 hours). Couple that will frequent drives to TN and GA to visit family, I can really rack up miles.
I have always liked the way the GMs looked, and the new 2020 (as well as the 2019) just seems to be right up my ally....but it leads to a huge question, how is everyone fairing with the emissions? Everyone on the inter webs spits out hatred for the emissions, how the trucks will be (or are) unreliable, and that losing some weight is the only real option....BUT, accepting that the EPA has cracked down on the sales and distribution, in all honesty, I don't feel like messing with emissions bypassing.
Is everyone happy with the L5P? How are the regens? Anyone up to or over 100k that can chime in on the longevity of the emissions system? By design, will proper maintenance (or in this case driving) lead to a long happy emissions life?
I don't worry so much about the power-train lasting, but emissions longevity really give me pause prior to dumping the 64k on the 2019 (old style) Denali my wife and I just drove (or the 72k for the 2020 AT4).
Gonna continue to read as I wait for responses, thanks for all the intel anyone can provide, its a big decision, and first hand knowledge is appreciated.