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Default What track bar on an 00 4x4

Thuren track bar broke and needs to be replaced before the truck is safe to drive. I have the 3rd gen bracket to accommodate a 3rd gen track bar. Which one should I buy?

Truck is an 00, stock height, 4x4, 2500.

FWIW, the Thuren has a heim joint on the adjustable passenger end and the tubing broke. The heim joint itself is fine. Nothing is rusty.
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The most expensive is not always the best. Adjustable ones are nice in some respects, but have weaknesses in others. I opted for the best quality Moog I could find on the shelf here locally.
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Did you just get Moog 3rd gen?
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No, stuck with the 2nd one. I figure if the original lasted 200,000 mile this one should too.
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01 2500 Q cab 4X4, stage II auto, fresh VP-44, HX35, B T E and F gauges, FASS 95 adjustable.
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Mine is a stock replacement Moog.
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Thuren gave me what I thought was more than fair. My bar was ~10 yrs old and he didn't have a record of the transaction because it's so old. The weld had broken which would be friggin dangerous except this happened in a parking lot.

Anyway, he's shipping me the current design for what I expect is about cost. He's using thicker steel and no welds. FWIW, he said that they only see that kind of damage where there's rust (not in TN) or when the bar gets in a bind. I guess binding is a possibility because I had it out to confirm that the bar was in good shape after my 1st death wobble.

The bar was loose on the passenger side which I expect allowed the DW. That said, I'm getting tired of wrenching and may sell this thing.

Anyway, Don personally handled it and took care of things quickly. I'd certainly recommend him based on how he does business. I expect and have seen other threads where the parts are quality.
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Good to hear they are standing behind it. I got my stock one installed and what a difference.
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