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View Poll Results: What should I buy?
2016 LML 5 38.46%
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Help me decide! Lol

I have the itch to get a newer truck even though I have loved my LMM from the start. I am on the fence on either getting a 2016 or a 2017 and starting a build from scratch again. I know I am going to get a biased answer on this but I am also even considering getting a 2017 Cummins. I know I know. I have to stay within my budget so those are really the only three options I can afford right now since I just got my wife a Terrain Denali. lol

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I had all intentions on doing so but the salted roads being stationed in Ohio got the best of it and starting to get rust spots above the rear wheels in between the sheet metal so It is nearly impossible to sand down.

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What part of Ohio?
I was stationed at Wright-Patt for about 5 years and now back in FL now.

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I had all intentions on doing so but the salted roads being stationed in Ohio got the best of it and starting to get rust spots above the rear wheels in between the sheet metal so It is nearly impossible to sand down.
personally, if it were my truck, and it was already build how i wanted it, id just do the body work and call it a day. That said, based on the poll options you have, i went with the cummins as im really not thrilled with the direction GM is heading. Go and get your pitch forks... ill just wait over here in the corner. Seriously though, ive done a lot of electrical work on many different trucks and the new rams have REALLY stepped there game up compared to older years. Ive also heard good things about there new transmission design and i dont think even the most die hard duramax lovers would argue that the cummins is not an excellent engine. Also, i think ascetically the new rams are much better looking, but thats just me. Had i not gotten the deal i did on this truck, i was already looking at rams and would likely have switched.
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I had all intentions on doing so but the salted roads being stationed in Ohio got the best of it and starting to get rust spots above the rear wheels in between the sheet metal so It is nearly impossible to sand down.
personally, if it were my truck, and it was already build how i wanted it, id just do the body work and call it a day. That said, based on the poll options you have, i went with the cummins as im really not thrilled with the direction GM is heading. Go and get your pitch forks... ill just wait over here in the corner. Seriously though, ive done a lot of electrical work on many different trucks and the new rams have REALLY stepped there game up compared to older years. Ive also heard good things about there new transmission design and i dont think even the most die hard duramax lovers would argue that the cummins is not an excellent engine. Also, i think ascetically the new rams are much better looking, but thats just me. Had i not gotten the deal i did on this truck, i was already looking at rams and would likely have switched.
I already did some of the body work on one side myself but now the other side is starting to show a little. If it wasn’t for rust being in between the panels I could do the complete restore myself. The dealer has some 2018s Cummins on the lot for around $47K so that is what is very tempting. The only downside is that I can’t find any with the Aisen tranny.

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ehhh, ive not heard great things about the older transmissions... If that is the case, id go LML, because at least if the emissions system goes to crap you can delete it without paying 10 grand to do it.

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One big factor is ride quality and I don’t know if I will be satisfied with the ride quality in the Cummins like I do with GM.

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