I *think* my tie rod is bent. If i peek under there it looks slightly bent. I have a new Slee HD rod sitting in a box waiting to be installed. The ends are new OEM (in the last 5k miles). The symptoms I experienced which caused me to look under there were: steering wheel way off center a "dead spot" when driving straight. seems to be more noticeable at higher speeds (my caster is with in factory spec) As a result of these things the truck feels very dangerous on curvy roads, especially at speed. I am going to inspect the sector shaft or what ever its called when the new one goes in and get an alignment. Is there anything else I should be looking for?