True, it is another potential point of failure..
I sent an email to Mike Knell, the head honcho at JTR and asked him for his recommendation. Mike has a Colorado so I know he'll know which one to choose. If there's enough interest a group buy may be possible.
Have everything lined up on Amazon (Prime member) for an complete cooling system maintenance round, correct ACDelco rad/heater hoses, Stant cap/thermostat, etc..Well now I don't feel so stupid..
I had finding the hose (inside) diameter on my "truck to-do list".