That CSF radiator stopped being sold by OG due to some failures of the welds, just a head's up.
I am about to the same point. Because my mind keeps thinking "head gaskets are leaking now!" I do not want that thought entering my head every time I get out.I installed them a couple f years ago and almost immediately had the coolant smell after most trips, long or short. Sold them. I bought new OEM hoses per a thread on here and haven’t had any problems. YMMV.
I agree the kits that have all the hoses are attractive rather than having to have to source each individual one.I had no idea that silicone hoses would 'permeate'.
I wouldn't care for them on the truck, other than the ease of buying a full 'kit' rather than piecing each hose. BUT, i did kind of want them on a motorcycle... definitely not if its gonna smell or leak even the SLIGHTEST.