Originally Posted by Karls03
Having had my front end apart a few times, the track bar does not need to come off to remove the leaf spring pack. I used a very large table vise and a friend to reassemble my front spring packs. The front bumper MUST come off to get the front leaf spring bolts. It's not hard.
If you don't have a lift you will need 4 jack stands, 2 for the frame, 2 on the axle. Do one side at a time or the axle will rotate towards the pinion making re-assembly a pain.
Having had my front end apart several times, the leaf packs do not need to be removed from the truck to add the new mini-pack. If the springs aren't removed, the bumper won't have to be, either.
The track bar may not absolutely have to be removed for front end work, but it will be easier to mate the springs back to the axle if it is....especially if an adjustable length bar is not being added to replace the original (which will now be too short).