Curious about thinking beyond the near term results and improvements to the point in time when selling or trading for a newer truck is desirable. Trucks do not last forever and we all like to have newer models with feature improvements. Will the modifications decrease resale value? Will the sale be difficult when needing to disclose condition?
In my experience mods done to a vehicle for "trade in" will always net you negative. I have only had one experience with an F150 where I used Roush parts (interior and blower), a quality lift and tires/wheels that it netted me any good.....however, this was a high volume dealer and I am sure they used the truck to bring people in. Almost everytime other than that one they request the truck be returned to stock.
Selling it outright on the other hand you just have to find the "guy/girl" to buy. My last big build was my 2013 F150 FX4, had over $12,000 invested in it. Dealer offered me $36,000 trade in (standards trade in value) and I sold it for $46,000 no questions asked to a guy. Had full exhaust (turbo back), intake, hot/cold side piping, 6" BDS Lift, 35" tires, 20" wheels, fender flares and other exterior mods.
You will NEVER financially justify any modifications to a newer vehicle, unless you have an in with a dealer that is selling new modified vehicles.
Back on topic, I think this topic is great! So close to pulling the trigger and will be nice to hear (in one place) everyone's experience.
2016 Colorado LT Diesel
Red Rock, Sports bar, Black 5" assist steps, EGT and Boost Gauge with custom bezel mount (on order)
AFE Magnum Intake and Bladerunner Hot/Cold side Kit
Duramaxtune DSP-4 Tuning (full delete on order)
AFE Rebel side exit turbo back w/ Black tips (on order)