So after replacing tie rod ends every year because of my lift and me going off road more than I should on a daily I finally decided to replace the factory outer tie rods with a set of 3/4" heim joints. Bought some left hand thread tie rods and a pipe with an inner diameter of 1/2" and outer diameter of 1 1/8". Drilled out one side for the factory right hand thread 16mm inner tie rod and tapped it 2" into the pipe. Then drilled out the other end for the 3/4" heim and tapped it for left hand thread 2" into the pipe. I used 5/8" misalignment bushings and a 4" 5/8" - 18 bolt. I did have to drill out the hole for the bolt since factory tie rods are tapered. If I thought about it before I think I would have gotten a full thread 5/8 bolt and taped the hole all the way through just for extra strength. Originally the pipe was 4" long but I ended up having to cut off a 1/4" off each end for it to fit with the rough country lift kit. These pictures are before I found some castle nuts, but I did get a pair and drill a hole for the cotter pin. I may get some shorter misalignment bushings soon and also thinking about welding on a L bracket sothe bolt can go through on the top. Next project is making some inner tie rods out of heim joints.