Factory tie rod assemblies bend and break. They are simply too small and weak to get the job done, especially in high-stress situations. While they are generally strong enough for stock performance, street driven pick-ups, with the added stress that comes from larger tires, racing, and off-road use, they won’t hold up for long.
The simple fix for adding strength to your factory tie rods. Simply install over the outer tie rod end by threading on these sleeves. It can be installed in minutes in your driveway.
Note: 2001-2010 GM full-size truck, SUV and H1 Hummer