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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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This my first diesel truck, I purchased a 2018 2500HD LTZ Z71 with 12K miles. What are y’all thoughts on relocating the DEF tank or has anyone tackled this project, is it a good idea or not?
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If yours is doing what it is supposed to, then my thought is to leave well enough alone. As to its unsightliness, I have running boards and don't notice it hanging there. I thought it would bother me, but it doesn't.

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I've found out thru my course of nearly 40 years of driving awesome trucks, is it's best to leave them as designed. Put on bigger tires goes without saying of course.

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I've found out thru my course of nearly 40 years of driving awesome trucks, is it's best to leave them as designed. Put on bigger tires goes without saying of course.

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This my first diesel truck, I purchased a 2018 2500HD LTZ Z71 with 12K miles. What are y’all thoughts on relocating the DEF tank or has anyone tackled this project, is it a good idea or not?
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There is only one company that makes one currently and it was just released about a month ago. Look up L5P DEF Relocation on google and that should help you find what you're looking for.

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I'm not sure which year they added the extra protection ie skid plate but, if you are super worried about it I would install a aftermarket skid plate for it. I am the only one that I have ever seen that would admit to putting a hole in a def tank, did it on my 11 truck!!! I found a plate made by Ore-Fab (no longer in business) for $139.00 put it on and did not worry about it again. My 19 truck seems to be much better protected than the 11 was. Just my $0.02 your experience may vary.



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I'm not sure which year they added the extra protection ie skid plate but, if you are super worried about it I would install a aftermarket skid plate for it. I am the only one that I have ever seen that would admit to putting a hole in a def tank, did it on my 11 truck!!! I found a plate made by Ore-Fab (no longer in business) for $139.00 put it on and did not worry about it again. My 19 truck seems to be much better protected than the 11 was. Just my $0.02 your experience may vary.
I have not done it but have seen 2 done on our ranch in NM. Going to catch a lot of flak for this but it is the truth. Love my 2020 but where I go the 2019 and older not a chance. I used to send feedback to GM on surveys that I love the trucks and the Duramax but the DEF tank I was too smart for that. Do not want to get stranded 27 miles from a gas station and 12 from a paved road.

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