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When the head is removed for the head gasket replacement be sure it is completely flat before it is reinstalled, my head needed to be machined .006". The dealership replaced the HG twice under warranty and I believe they didn't check it and it failed both times. I had it done on my dime and the private shop sent the head to a reputable machine shop to be checked for cracks and warp and it is right after this go around.
It isn't completely necessary, but for a little extra protection I would advise installing head studs to replace the factory head bolts while it is apart.
2011 Laramie 2500 Crew 4x4 w/ 8' box, 68RFE transmission with trans tune, EZlynk w/5" exhaust, sinister egr delete, arp head studs, S&B cold air intake, B&W rollover goose neck hitch, roll'n'lock bed cover