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Can I get away with removing the torque rod and still drive good on road or should I build a different one?? I see a few pics of trucks without them but I dont know if they trailer them or not.
 

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your best bet would to put it on qick reles.
I took mine off and my toy runs away and isn't as Stable.. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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NO.
 

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Originally posted by 85TrailToy:
<STRONG>NO.</STRONG>
What he said !! I tried it, it makes truck hard to control at times.
 

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Like most of the guys implied, leave it on. I've played around with mine and I'm a believer. It only hurts you if your trying to show off by twisting your suspension. There are many advantages to leaving it on - better traction, controled breaking, and limiting the potentional to break the driver's side steering arm while the wheel is very drooped.

The arm is easy to lengthen or shorten. If you want, I can post a picture of mine - it's adjustable.
 

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I took mine off and got used to it. But if you want to keep it Rancho makes a good hyme joint style one that worked well on and off road..
 

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I replaced mine with an old RS5000 I had laying around. It doesn't do much to help axle wrap, but it does the job for braking and road manners, and it lets it flex....
 

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I had to take mine off to install the high
steer, weird, but the truck drives better.
Maybe the stiffness and brand of springs
help, who knows.... good luck <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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i have a quick release i built.

i have had it off for about a month. i put it back on yesterday and i can really tell a differece. it takes corners a lot better with it hooked up. it doesn't body roll as bad either. <IMG SRC="smilies/emb.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Rocman:
<STRONG>I had to take mine off to install the high
steer, weird, but the truck drives better.
Maybe the stiffness and brand of springs
help, who knows.... good luck <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Once you convert to crossover steering there is no need for the rod. The rod limites rotation. With push pull steering, axle rotation causes brake steer (to the right). With crossover steering axle rotation does not affect the drag link and so does not cause brake steer like the stock setup.
 

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Good to know...it all seems so simple now. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 
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