Anytime you upgrade a part, it shifts your weak-link to something else. But you're still stronger overall than you started. The bigger tie rod/drag link isn't going to put any undue strain on your steerig gear that would'nt be there under extreme abuse anyway. If you're thrashing your truck....something's going to fail eventually anyway.I wonder if going with the Budbuilt will make other components weaker.
I don't wheel it a lot. I plan to wheel more but I can't seem to get it out of the shop. One thing after another. It is a stock set up and I have a lot of play in the steering. Not sure if that is due to bent tie rod and drag link and needing new ends.Is your steering set-up stock? Was the steering tight? Do you do much wheeling with it? If it's just a Sunday driver, I suppose you'd be just as well off with a stock tie rod/ drag link.