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X-code front springs/track bar?

I just ordered X-code(2630lb) front leaf springs to level the truck out a bit better and was wondering if the factory track bar will work. Right now I have the looking 1800lb springs.

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Subscribed. An adj track bar should come stock. Its important to be able to get everything centered, including the steering wheel.

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If x codes are the ones that come with the plow package then yes. I'm running them with the OE bar, but my front axle is a little shifted to the side. An adjustable track bar would be awesome to correct this, but I believe the front axle wasn't exactly centered before I did the spring swap.
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Subscribed. An adj track bar should come stock. Its important to be able to get everything centered, including the steering wheel.

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MIne aligned fine and the wheel is centered but I think the truck dog tracks going down the road. I'm not sure if it hurts anything besides putting a little tension on the front springs.
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Interesting. Of all the OEM website parts stores, none offered adjustable OEM track bars. Some did list adjustable, but they were aftermarket brands. FYI, I like the MOOG problem solver parts. They are significantly heavier duty.
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I think he meant should- as in they should but they didn't.
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I think he meant should- as in they should but they didn't.
perfect flaw of the internet. Now there's an oxymoron.
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I'd definitely run an adjustable trac bar after the spring change. Binding suspension = not cool. Especially if a person plans on hanging a plow on the front.

I have a Zone adjustable trac bar that strongly get's my recommendation. Beefy unit, and only about $100. I did put poly bushings in as well as it comes with rubber.

Also may want to just double check that your shocks are long enough to run after. It'll only be a few inches higher, but just a thought. May save a headache mid-install, lol.

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Well, I already ordered the MOOG bar already. I suppose if I need to modify it I will cut it and put it in the lathe, thread it and make it adjustable. Or modify one of the brackets. As for the shocks, they are the same shock due to the spring still being an OEM part. Plus its only going to be 1.5-2" difference in height if my current springs were new. Of course I do plan on replacing them a bit later anyway.
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perfect flaw of the internet. Now there's an oxymoron.
Yea, it kinda makes me wonder how much of the arguing and sniping is related to little misunderstandings like that.
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