Rare Parts, Inc. is manufacturing newly redesigned heavy-duty tie rod assemblies for 1999 and up CHEVY / GMC Trucks and SUV’s including the HUMMER H2. The outer tie rod end has been redesigned to eliminate the weak (buckling) point that the original design is known for. An oversized 1 1/2" solid forging has replaced the original undersized 1/2" rod where the buckling occurs. The outer end also has a larger diameter full ball stud and socket allowing for a larger greaseable wear surface, and increasing reliability. This larger socket and ball also offers more stud swing for greater articulation. The Inner Tie Rod end incorporates the same oversize design with a ¾” threaded rod replacing the original ½” rod. The inner ball and socket has also been increased from 25mm to 32mm. Pre-greased with (AMSOIL) synthetic lubricant. Made in the USA. This makes an excellent choice for any stock or modified application with a lift and or large tire and wheel combinations.