torque rod elimenates spring wrap on the front , VERY improtant .. you dont want to eliminate this on a "daily driver"

at slow speeds , offroad, rock crawler it's not necessary , due to articulation restrictions .. but on any insured driver , it is absolutly imperative you keep it .

removing it will affect braking , steering .. and a raft of other necessary functions .

fix it , and keep it .

If and only if you have the stock steering.
Mine (and most) is/are fine without it. Yes, DD duty. 80mph on the highway too, no issues.

'87 4Runner w/ '96 5VZ-FE, 'Red Chili II'
'97 Taco XtraCab 3RZ-FE, 'BlackBean'
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