Yesterday we were on a run and one of the Jeeps achieved a smiley face tie rod (aka: bent). I was pretty surprised just how creative trail mechanics can get. They levered the tie rod over some rocks and used body weight to bend it back to straight. Then since it was weakened obviously by the bending, they sleeved the tie rod. WITH THE HANDLE OF A HI-LIFT JACK! Seriously. Perfect length and width to fit right over the stock tie rod. He got off the trail and was able to drive home sporting his new Hi-Lift brand tie rod.