If we hadn't cared about bump travel or if we had a taller ride height, the track bar could have stayed straight. The offset bends create just enough clearance to do the job. The rod ends were swapped out for a pair of Currie Johnny Joints. Johnny Joints are quieter than rod ends (AKA Heim joints) thanks to their greaseable urethane inserts. They also last longer, and are ideal for a daily-driven rig like this 4Runner.