I priced out some new tie rod ends today the long one they are proud of 75.99 the short one is only 20 bucks and the coupler is 6.99 has anyone done or thought about cutting the end off of the long one and threading the long part so youcan use the shorter cheaper tie rod end. I was thinking about trying it. plus it would make life easier for wheeling you wouldn't have the bulk of carring an extra tie rod end that long.
actually, I think MOOG has a lifetime warranty on theirs. You may be able to rig something up so it'll be cheaper. Some 3/4 tons had a long tube, threaded on both ends for the small tie rod ends. Try and find one of those.